Esther Allin Smith

21 March 1842–
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Esther Allin

When Esther Allin Smith was born on 21 March 1842, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Smith, was 33 and her mother, Betty Allin, was 35. She married Henry Lees on 4 May 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lees
Esther Allin Smith
Marriage: 4 May 1870
Clara Mary Lees
George Joseph Lees
Sarah Alice Lees

Spouse and Children

4 May 1870


    Clara Mary Lees


    George Joseph Lees


    Sarah Alice Lees


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 8

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 36

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther A Lees, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Esther A Lees, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Esther Allin Lees in household of Henry Lees, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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