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William Smeed [sm.1]

William Smeed was the first child of William Smeed & Caroline Turner born January 10th, 1815 at Withyham, Sussex & christened February 5th, 1815 at Cowden, Kent.

On October 8th, 1837 William married Elizabeth Wood at St George Southwark, Surrey.  William was a warehouseman & gave his address as Townsend St, as did Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was born c1810, the daughter of John Wood, a coachmaker. Witnesses at the wedding were John Wood and Sarah Worley.

In 1841 William and Elizabeth were living in Isabella Street, Lambeth, Surrey, where William was a warehouseman. They had 2 children by this time – William (3) and John (11 months). 

William and Elizabeth were still living in Isabella Street (no. 28) in 1851 and William was now a porter ironmonger. Elizabeth was a general shopkeeper. Children at home were William, John, Elizabeth (5) and Ann (2). They had 2 lodgers, Mary Wheetly and her son William.

Elizabeth died in October-December 1859 at Lambeth.

In 1861 widowed William was working as a blacksmith and still living in Isabella Street (no.29). With him was son John, a warehouseman, and daughters Elizabeth, a domestic servant, and Ann. Also with them was an aunt Ann Kingston (58) a laundress and a lodger William Anstey, a baker.

William died on February 15th, 1871 at Lambeth, aged 56.

The children of William Smeed & Elizabeth Wood were:

sm.1.1 William Smeed born August 7th, 1838 at King St & christened September 16th, 1838 at St Anne Soho, Westminster, London; died April 6th, 1892 at 102 Wyke Rd, Bow, Middlesex

sm.1.2  John Smeed born 1840 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened August 2nd, 1840 at Lambeth St Mary, London; died August 26th, 1887 at 5 Runham St, Walworth, Surrey

sm.1.3  Mary Ann Smeed born Oct-December 1841 at Isabella St, Lambeth; died Oct-December 1841 at Lambeth
sm.1.4  Mary Ann Smeed born at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened June 9th, 1842 at St Mary’s, Lambeth; died April-June 1843 at Lambeth

sm.1.5  Elizabeth Smeed born 1845 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened November 16th, 1845 at Lambeth St Mary, London; died Oct-December 1931 in Epsom, Surrey

sm.1.6  Ann Smeed born 1849 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened October 14th 1849 at Lambeth St Thomas, London; died Jan-March 1878 at Lambeth


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