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George Saumarez Smith on Instagram: "People sometimes ask about the origin of my surname, and it starts like this: It was 1835 in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. A 20-year old girl called Anne Robin had two suitors who were also close friends. One was Richard Smith, and the other was James Saumarez. A contest was declared to swim across a bay in Guernsey with the promise that Anne would marry the winner. Richard Smith won, they married and the following year their first son was born. He was called William, James was made his godfather and he was given Saumarez as his middle name in recognition of the friendship that remained between the two boyhood friends. Much later in his life, William Saumarez Smith was appointed the first Archbishop of Sydney and moved there in 1890. His childre
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