Matthew Sebastian Smith

Male1796–after 1871

Brief Life History of Matthew Sebastian

When Matthew Sebastian Smith was born in 1796, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Mr Smith, was 31 and his mother, Mrs Smith, was 30. He married Ann Larder on 15 November 1813, in Horsington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Howard, Renfrew, Horton, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died after 1871, in Howard, Kent, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 8203.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Sebastian Smith
1796–1871
Ann Larder
1793–1865
Marriage: 15 November 1813
David Rexton Smith
1814–1889
Thomas Smith
1816–1869
Mary Smith
1819–1822
James Smith
1821–
Frances Smith
1825–
George Edmund Smith
1827–1894
Rebecca Faith Smith
1829–
Isabelle Aimee Smith
1830–

Sources (21)

  • Matthew Smith in entry for David Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matthew Smith, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Matthew Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1813Horsington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 5

    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.

    1815

    Age 19

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

    1823

    Age 27

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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