William Paskett Smith

Male2 August 1835–

Brief Life History of William Paskett

When William Paskett Smith was born on 2 August 1835, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Smith, was 34 and his mother, Francis Paskett, was 26. He married Isabella Scott on 3 November 1866, in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Islington, London, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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William Paskett Smith
Isabella Scott
Marriage: 3 November 1866
William Scott Smith
Margaret Isabella Smith
Albert George Smith
George Paskett Smith

Sources (17)

  • William Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Taskett Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Paskett Smith in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1866Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 7

    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.


    Age 8

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

    Age 33

    On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

    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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