Maria Ann (Sherwood) Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838

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Maria Ann Smith (Sherwood)

Also Known As: "Granny Smith"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Peasmarsh, Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 09, 1870 (70-71)
Eastwood, Ryde, NSW, Australia
Place of Burial: Ryde, NSW
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Sherwood and Hannah Sherwood
Wife of Thomas Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838
Mother of Sidney Smith, infant; Thomas Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838; Stephen Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838; Elizabeth Smith, infant; Charles Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838 and 4 others

Occupation: Orchardist
Immigration to Australia: Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838
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About Maria Ann (Sherwood) Smith, Free Settler "Lady Nugent" 1838

Arrived as a free settler in 1838 on the "Lady Nugent " with husband Thomas and young family she is historically credited with discovering and first growing a mutant version of a Tasmanian Crab Apple which became the ; Granny Smith Apple. She did this from her own back yard garden. Her daughters and Son expanded the Apple growing and commercial enterprise ensued. A research station in Bathurst NSW did extensive work to promote the Apple into a viable export product


"Granny" Smith and husband Thomas arrived in Australia as free settlers in 1838 aboard the Lady Nugent.