Harriet Shoesmith

January 1778–15 December 1811
East Hoathly, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Shoesmith was christened in January 1778, in Laughton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Shoosmith, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Vine, was 39. She married Richard Balcomb on 11 April 1796, in Laughton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She was buried in Laughton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Balcomb
1774–
Harriet Shoesmith
1778–1811
Marriage: 11 April 1796
Richard Balcomb
1799–
Mary Balcomb
1800–
Harriet Balcomb
1806–
Edward Balcombe
1810–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 April 1796
Laughton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a blacksmith who specialized in shoeing horses, from Middle English schosmith ‘farrier’ (composed of words meaning ‘shoe’ and ‘smith’).

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

Sources (2)

  • Harriett Shoosmith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Harriet Shoosmith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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