Jane Curtis Smith

Female1837–

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Henry Whincup Chapman
1836–1882
Jane Curtis Smith
1837–
Marriage: 27 October 1866
William Chapman
1868–
Charlotte Penelope Chapman
1869–
John Thomas Chapman
1870–
George Stephen Chapman
1874–1882
Elizabeth Chapman
1876–
Jane Chapman
1879–

Sources (20)

  • Jane Curtiss Chapman in household of Henry Whimarp Chapman, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Jane Curtis Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Curtis Smith in the Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1866Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843

    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 and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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