Mary Smith

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 4 November 1750, in Fitzhead, Somerset, England, her father, John Smith, was 38 and her mother, Hester, was 33. She married John Manning about 1778, in Brockley, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She was buried in Brockley, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Manning
1744–1807
Mary Smith
1750–1823
Marriage: about 1778
Ann Manning
1777–
Hester Manning
1788–1843
Ann Manning
1779–1862
John Manning
1782–1838
Sarah Manning
1785–
Harriet Manning
1794–

Sources (7)

  • Mary Smith in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531
  • Mary in entry for Sarah Manning, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Mary in entry for Sarah Manning, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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Mary Smith`s family 1750

Mary Smith in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812 Name: Mary Smith [Maria Smith] Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 11 Nov 1750 Baptism Place: Fitzhea …

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