Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Thomas Lisson

Notes (Page 13)


270. Rowland George Smithers

SMITHERS v. SMITHERS.
Laura Catherine Smithers (formerly Munro) petitioned for a divorce from Rowland George Smithers on the ground of desertion. The marriage took place in Sydney according to the rites of the Independent Presbyterian Church in July, 1899. Mr. King (of King and Schrader) appeared for the petitioner. The respondent was not represented.  A decree nisi was granted, returnable in six months, respondent to pay petitioner's costs and 15s per week towards her support.
Source: The SMH 3 Sep 1903

BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS PROTECTORATE NOTICE.
RE ROWLAND GEORGE SMITHERS, DECEASED.
SALE OF-TITI. ISLAND OF WARATAH.
OFFERS will he received by the under- signed up to noon of the 15th December next for the purchase of the freehold island known as "Waratah," belonging to the Estate of Rowland George Smithers, late of the Marovo Lagoon, in the British Solomon Islands, trader, deceased.  This property is a trading station situate in the Marovo Lagoon aforesaid, and contains approximately 10 acres, planted nu willi bcarins coconut palms. The highest or any offer will not necessarily be accepted. Offers by telegram will be considered. Possession will be given as from the 1st January, 1920,
Source: The Brisbane Courier 24 Sep 1919


Laura Catherine Munro

Laura married Thomas Canvin in 1905