Henry Bowyer Smith

9 August 1800–3 January 1868 (Age 67)
Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry Bowyer

When Henry Bowyer Smith was born on 9 August 1800, in Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Douglas Smith, was 39 and his mother, Frances Carpenter Woodcock, was 34. He married Charlotte Le Baron Hazen on 1 October 1823. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 3 January 1868, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bowyer Smith
Charlotte Le Baron Hazen
Marriage: 1 October 1823
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Frances Charlotte Smith
George Sidney Smith
Ann Caroline Smith
Charles Douglass Smith
Henry Bowyer Smith
Lucy Helen Smith
Charles Douglass Smith
Frances Mary Smith

Spouse and Children

1 October 1823


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Parents and Siblings

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Douglas Smith


    Frances Carpenter Woodcock




    Frances Smith


    Charles Thurlow Smith


    John Spencer Smith


    Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina Smith


    George Sidney Smith


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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 1

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.

Age 15

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

Age 23

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • Henry Bowyer Carpenter, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Henry Bowyer Carpenter, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Henry Boyer Smith in entry for Frances Mary Smith, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"

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