Mary Smith

Female1738–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Smith was born in 1738, in Yokefleet, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 39 and her mother, Ann Harrison, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1700–1743
Ann Harrison
1710–
Thomas Smith
1729–
William Smith
1735–1801
Mary Smith
1738–
Coates Smith
1740–1812
Alice Smith
1743–
Elizabeth Smith
1744–

Sources (8)

  • Mary Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Mary in entry for Anthony Hepworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (4)

1815

Age 77

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

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 83

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

1830

Age 92

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.

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