Betty Smith

about 1739–
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Betty

Betty Smith was born about 1739, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Samuel Smith. She married Tempest Cordingley on 3 February 1761, in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died in England, United Kingdom.

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Tempest Cordingley
Betty Smith
Marriage: 3 February 1761
Ann Cordingley
Mary Cordingley
Hannah Cordingley
William Cordingley
John Cordingley
Joseph Cordingley
Samuel Cordingley
Sarah Cordingley
Martha Cordingley
Thomas Cordingley
Mary Cordingley

Spouse and Children

3 February 1761
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Smith




World Events (4)


Age 76

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 82

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.

Age 91

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betty Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Betty Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betty in entry for Sally Cordingley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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