Mary Smith

4 March 1749–6 October 1798
Scarisbrick, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 4 March 1749, in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Smith, was 34 and her mother, Ann, was 23. She married Richard Peet on 27 August 1771, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She was buried in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Peet
1750–1833
Mary Smith
1749–1798
Marriage: 27 August 1771
Ellen Peet
1772–1844
Elizabeth Peet
1774–
James Peet
1777–
Mary Peet
1777–
Ann Peet
1779–
Joseph Peet
1783–
Jane Peet
1786–
Thomas Peet
1788–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 August 1771
Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1715–Male

    Ann

    Female1726–Female

siblings

(8)

    Richard Smith

    Male1741–Male

    Ellen Smith

    Female1744–Female

    Mary Smith

    Female1747–Female

    Female1749–1798Female

    Catherine Smith

    Female1750–Female

+3 More Children

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)

  • Mary Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Joseph Peet, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Betty Peet, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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