Mary Sarah Smith

about 1733–
Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Sarah

Mary Sarah Smith was born about 1733, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She married John Starley about 1754, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Starley
1730–1803
Mary Sarah Smith
1733–
Marriage: about 1754
Sarah Starley
1755–1836
Elizabeth Starley
1757–
Mary Starley
1763–1833
John Starley
1768–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1754Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 68
    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 82
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1830
    Age 97
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (5)

    • Sarah Starley in entry for Sarah Starley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Sarah Starley in entry for Sarah Starley, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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