Robert Smalley

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Smalley was born on 29 March 1796, in Sutton Bassett, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Smalley, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Woodcock, was 40. He married Sarah Hart on 20 October 1819, in Weston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Robert Smalley
Sarah Hart
Marriage: 20 October 1819
Mary Ann Smalley
Thomas Smalley
Harriet Smalley
Jane Smalley

Sources (19)

  • Robert Smalley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Smalley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Robert Smalley in entry for Mary Smalley, "England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894"

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1801 · The Act of Union

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name chiefly from Smalley in Balderston near Blackburn (Lancashire), but occasionally from Smalley (Derbyshire) and perhaps also from Smalley in Stanley (Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English smæl ‘narrow, thin’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In Scots pronunciation the surname developed to Smellie , Smillie , and Smiley .

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

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