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Elizabeth Smeed [sm.1.5]

Elizabeth Smeed was the fifth child of William Smeed & Elizabeth Wood born  1845 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened November 16th, 1845 at Lambeth St Mary, London.

Elizabeth & her parents were living at Isabella St. in 1851 & Elizabeth had 2 brother & a sister.

Elizabeth’s mother died in 1859 & in 1861 she was living with her widowed father at Isabella St & described as a domestic servant.

Elizabeth could not be found in the 1871 census & her father died in February of that year.

Elizabeth married Alfred Benjamin Langston on July 27th, 1873 at St Mary’s Lambeth.  Alfred was born October 1st, 1844 in Rotherhythe, Surrey, & christened April 8th, 1855 at Christ church, Stepney, the son of Elizabeth & Benjamin Langston, an ivory turner.  At the time of the wedding they were both living at Isabella St & a witness at the wedding was Elizabth’s brother, John Smeed.

In 1881 Elizabeth & Alfred were living at 6 Union Terrace, Trinity Newington, Lambeth & Alfred was a brass finisher.  They had a son Alfred aged 1.

Alfred & Elizabeth were living at Meadow Row, Trinity Newington in 1891 & Alfred was now a foreman at the lamp works.  Son Alfred was still at home.

By 1901 they were living at 84 Ash St, St Mary Newington & Alfred was still foreman at the lamp works.  Son Alfred was now a commercial clerk.

Son Alfred married Agnes Cullum on September 1st, 1906 at Newington.

Alfred & Elizabeth were living at 93 Sayer St, St Mary Newington in 1911 & Alfred was described as a warehouseman, lamp & gas fittings.  It was noted on the census that they had only one child who was still living.

Alfred died in April-June 1922, his death being registered in Greenwich.

There is a death for Elizabeth Langston in Oct-December 1931 in Epsom, Surrey.

The children of Elizabeth Smeed & Alfred Benjamin Langston were:

sm.1.5.1  Alfred Langston born at 6 Union Terrace in 1880 & christened August 22nd, 1888 at St Matthew, Newington





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