Jane Smart

June 1754–
Bisley, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Jane

When Jane Smart was born in June 1754, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, her father, William Smart, was 31 and her mother, Martha Lewis, was 26. She married Thomas Mason on 3 November 1777, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters.

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Thomas Mason
Jane Smart
Marriage: 3 November 1777
Mary Mason
Aaron Mason
Sarah Mason
Betty Mason
Charles Mason
Edward Mason
Phoebe Mason
Sophia Jemima Mason
Enoch Mason
Abraham Mason
George Mason
Elizabeth Mason

Spouse and Children

3 November 1777
Bisley, Gloucestershire, England


+7 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 16

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 21

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 33

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smart ‘quick’, ‘prompt’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is common and widespread throughout England, Wales, and Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Mason in entry for Sarah Mason, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Jane Smart, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Jane Smart, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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