Hester Smallman


Brief Life History of Hester

When Hester Smallman was born in 1767, in Kempley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Smallman, was 33 and her mother, Ann Hide, was 30. She married Francis Elton on 28 July 1794, in Kempley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Francis Elton
Hester Smallman
Marriage: 28 July 1794
Thomas Elton
Robert Elton
Richard Elton
Peter Elton
Mary Elton
James Elton

Sources (18)

  • Esther Elton in household of Thomas Elton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hester Smallman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hester Smallman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1794Kempley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 34

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


    Age 48

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 63

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning


    nickname for a small or skinny person, from Middle English smal ‘small, narrow’ + -man.

    status name from Middle English smal(e)man, apparently a feudal term denoting an order of medieval peasantry. The term is evidenced in the phrase de Tainis et Dreinis et Smalemannis (‘of thanes and drengs and smallmen’) which occurs in 1130 in relation to Durham.

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

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