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Enoch Smart
The Randolph

Original information:
William (45) and Sarah (39) Smart, with 12 children, were the largest family on the Randolph. Two more children were born in New Zealand.

Enoch was aged six on board. William died in January 1853, the result of a sawmilling accident in Papanui. Sarah remained in Riccarton for a while but later moved to Templeton with at least two of her sons, Amos and Enoch. She died there in 1873.

Enoch (1844-1907) was a farm labourer, working and living in Templeton, Prebbleton and Kirwee. He married Margaret Goodwin in the Anglican Church, but 11 of their 12 children were baptised Catholic. He died on March 10, 1907, when his youngest child was nine.

Readers' response:
Enoch Smart was born in Rugby, Northamptonshire. He built sod fences in the Templeton district.1

 

Footnotes:
1: Peter Hosking, unpublished family history

 

POSTED BY: Sarndra Lees : October 17, 2006
Enoch is mentioned in the Police Gazette of 1 March 1869 in the 'Descriptions of People released from Gaol' Section at http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Heritage/Digitised/PoliceGazette/VolumeVII-No03-March1-1869.pdf he was jailed for 6 weeks for Larceny
POSTED BY: Chris Mahoney : December 06, 2006
More information on Enoch SMART, his wife Margart GOODWIN, and their ten children can be found at http://cmahoney.orcon.net.nz/Smart/Enoch.htm

Details on Enoch's parents, as well as his brothers and sisters can be also be found here