Contributions from: Alan Robert Smith

(Adam Fail 1792, of Clinch, Northumberland)


Here in the gallery are illustrations, photographs and document scans of the Fail family (subject to copyright).

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Mrs House (grandmother of Alan Robert Smith) & Alan Robert Smith born 1931   Alan Robert Smith aboard the vessel The Arundel Castle   Robert Albert Smith (1904-1983) with son Alan Robert Smith (born 1931)
Left to Right: Margaret Angel (nee House), Wendy (daughter of Margaret Angel), Robert Albert Smith (1904-1983), Alan Robert Smith (born 1931), Audrey Smith (nee Hasley) second wife of Robert Albert Smith.   Robert Fail Smith (1880-unknown) with wife Ada Florence Penny (1882-1951), grandparents of Alan Robert Smith (born 1931)   Kathleen Elizabeth Smith (nee House) 1904-1937. Before marriage she was a nurse in a lunatic asylum.
Ivy Smith (daughter), Ada Florence Smith - nee Penney (mother), Audrey Smith (second wife of Robert Albert Smith), Joy Halsey (Audrey's sister), Alan Robert Smith (born 1931) & Robert Fail Smith (1880-unknown).   Robert Fail Smith (1880-unknown)   Marriage of Robert Albert Smith (1904-1983), Kathleen Elizabeth House (1904-1937), Woodmansterne, Surrey, 1928.
Robert Albert Smith (1904-1983) & Son Alan Robert Smith (born 1931) in Johannesburg, SA   Hilary Smith (born 1939), wife of Alan Robert Smith (born 1931)   Glenn Robert Smith
Hilary Evelyn Smith   Alan (Rob) & Hilary Smith   Katrina Marie Smith, Glenn's wife
Ashleigh Marie Smith (Glenn & Katrina's daughter)   Clancie McCarthy (Katrina's daughter from a previous marriage)   Alan Robert Smith
Back Row: Katrina, Glenn, Hilary, Rob. Front Row: Clancie & Ashleigh.   Glenn, Katrina, Ashleigh & Clancie   Robyn Todd (nee Smith) & Peter Todd