Jane Smart

FemaleJune 1754–

Brief Life History 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 27. 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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Family Time Line

Thomas Mason
1756–1791
Jane Smart
1754–
Marriage: 3 November 1777
Mary Mason
1775–1782
Aaron Mason
1777–1785
Sarah Mason
1779–1867
Betty Mason
1781–1782
Charles Mason
1781–
Edward Mason
1785–1875
Phoebe Mason
1788–
Sophia Jemima Mason
1791–1856
Enoch Mason
1794–
Abraham Mason
1795–
George Mason
1798–
Elizabeth Mason
1809–

Sources (5)

  • Jane Smart, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Smart, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Jane Mason in entry for Sarah Mason, "England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1777Bisley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 smert, smart ‘quick, prompt, brisk, vigorous’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is widespread throughout England (especially Gloucestershire), Wales, and Scotland (mainly Angus).

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

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