Joseph Smith Clowes

#20799, b. September 1854, d. 11 October 1942

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegSeptember 1854Joseph Smith Clowes1
Death of Father23 June 1861William (Church) Clowes2,3
Christening17 April 1878Joseph Smith Clowes4
Marriage9 November 1886Joseph Smith Clowes
EmigratAU1887Joseph Smith Clowes
Marriage of Son17 March 1917Ainslie Stalham Clowes
Death11 October 1942Joseph Smith Clowes5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Joseph was a Dr. He commenced practice in Albion 6th July 1887, and the Government Gazette has a date of 7th April 1887 in Ipswich. He was an Assistant Surgeon in 1882 in Stalham, when he was elected as the Voce Governor of the Loyal Samuel Cubitt Lodge.6
  • EmigratAU: He and Ida Marion Bond emigrated to Australia in 1887 from England.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Joseph's brother John had died in Ipswich Queensland in 1885. This may have had some bearing on his decision to migrate.

Children of Joseph Smith Clowes and Ida Marion Bond


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, 4b/45.
  2. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Stalham
    Church     St Mary
    RegisterNumber     469
    BurialDate     27 Jun 1861
    Forename     William
    Surname     CLOWES
    Age     55
    Abode     Stalham
    FileNumber     5326.
  3. Website ( "
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about William Clowes
    Name:      William Clowes
    Probate Date:      19 Sep 1861
    Death Date:      23 Jun 1861
    Death Place:      Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  4. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Sutton
    Church     St Michael
    RegisterNumber     599
    BaptismDate     17 Apr 1878
    Forename     Joseph Smith
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     William
    MotherForename     Rebecca
    FatherSurname     CLOWES
    Abode     Stalham
    FatherOccupation     Surgeon
    Notes     Adult
    FileNumber     5331.
  5. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1942     B58520     Joseph Smith     Clowes     -      - ** born Norfolk, England aged 88 years.
  6. Find my past web sites, online or, Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal. 14 January 1882.
  7. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1887     C8894     Anislie Stalham     Clowes     Joseph Smith     Ida Marion Bond.
  8. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1889     C9649     Ida Marian     Clowes     Joseph Smith     Ida Marion Bond.