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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Family Time Line

Tempest Cordingley
1740–1852
Betty Smith
1739–
Marriage: 3 February 1761
Ann Cordingley
1761–1806
Mary Cordingley
1762–1816
Hannah Cordingley
1764–
William Cordingley
1766–
John Cordingley
1770–
Joseph Cordingley
1772–
Samuel Cordingley
1776–
Sarah Cordingley
1779–
Martha Cordingley
1781–
Thomas Cordingley
1774–1845
Mary Cordingley
1788–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 February 1761
Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Smith

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (4)

1815

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.
1830

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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