Jane Curtis Smith

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane Curtis

When Jane Curtis Smith was born in 1837, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 36 and her mother, Francis Paskett, was 28. She married Henry Whincup Chapman on 27 October 1866, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Henry Whincup Chapman
Jane Curtis Smith
Marriage: 27 October 1866
William Chapman
Charlotte Penelope Chapman
John Thomas Chapman
George Stephen Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman
Jane Chapman

Spouse and Children

    Henry Whincup Chapman



27 October 1866
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    William Chapman


    Charlotte Penelope Chapman


    John Thomas Chapman


    George Stephen Chapman


    Elizabeth Chapman


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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)

  • Jane Curtiss Chapman in household of Henry Whimarp Chapman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Jane C Chapman in household of Henry W Chapman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Jane Smith in household of Thomas Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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