Vashti Smith

1798–March 1858 (Age 60)
Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Vashti

When Vashti Smith was born in 1798, in Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Moses Smith, was 26 and her mother, Lucretia Smith, was 20. She married William Caldecot on 16 March 1818, in Tadmarton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in March 1858, in Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60, and was buried in Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Bloxham
Vashti Smith
Marriage: 26 October 1829
Humphrey Smith Bloxham
Vashti Bloxham
Joseph Bloxham

Spouse and Children

26 October 1829
Avon Dassett, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 3

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

Age 10

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.

Age 17

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

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)

  • Vashli Bloxham in household of John Bloxham, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Vashti in entry for Joseph Bloxham, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"
  • Vashti Bloxham in entry for Humphrey Bloxham, chr 1830 "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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