Caroline  Winifred Dewez 1850

Caroline Winifred Dewez 1850

Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

HER FATHER: William George Smith HER MOTHER: Elizabeth Elliott
Birth Date: 1819 Birth Date: Unknown
Place: Ireland Place: Unknown
Marriage Date: abt 1849 Place: Carrickmacross, Ireland
Death: Unknown Age: Death: Unknown Age:
Residence: Carrickmacross, Ireland Residence: Carrickmacross, Ireland
Occupation: Estate agent Occupation: Home duties

Children When
Born Where
Born Married to Where
Married When
Died Where Died

Caroline Winifred Smith
born c.1850 Carrickmacross, Ireland
married Toussaint Victor Dewez at Albury, NSW Australia
died 1892 North Brighton, Victoria, Australia


Charlotte Emily Maria Smith
born c.1851 Carrickmacross, Ireland
did not marry
died 1925 ‘Bouhaye’, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Not much is known about the Smith family other than the information obtained from Caroline’s and Charlotte’s death certificate and from the following information from Caroline’s granddaughter, Charlotte Middleton.
“When asked about Caroline Smith - this is the information she received from her mother.She said that they came to Australia from Ireland ( Cork) but very little known about them. Possibly came because of consumption. She felt that Papa father also knew very little about their background - strange! She died young and the children were brought up by Caroline’s sister Charlotte (don’t think she ever married). I did find out they Caroline and Toussaint were married in Albury.”

Caroline arrived in Victoria c. 1872 in her early twenties and married Toussaint Victor Dewez in Albury, NSW in 1878. She had four children, Toussaint, Adèle, Eugenie and Gustave.
Eugenie died at the age of eight in 1891 from Typhoid fever . Whether it is simply a coincidence, Caroline died a year later after suffering from cardiac disease for twelve months. One wonders if she died of a ‘broken heart’.
Caroline’s sister Charlotte stepped in to care for the Caroline’s three children, aged 13, 11 and 6 years.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1850 (circa)  
Date of Death 11th Sep 1892  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) William George Smith  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Elizabeth Elliott  
Townland born Carrickmacross  
Names of Siblings One sister Charlotte Emily Maria Smith  
Place & Date of Marriage Albury, New South Wales, Australia 1878  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Toussaint Victor Dewez  
Names of Children Four First child Toussaint Dewez Adele , Eugenie, Gustave  
Occupation Home Duties  
Place of Death Melbourne Australia  
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