Alice Lucy Ashdown

1866–1929 (Age 63)
Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice Lucy

When Alice Lucy Ashdown was born in 1866, in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 46 and her mother, Mary Ann Howell, was 44. She married Harry Smythe in 1896. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Falmer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1929, in Sussex, England, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Alice Lucy Ashdown
Harry Smythe
Marriage: 1896
Harry Thomas Smythe
Nellie May Smythe

Spouse & Children

Lewes, Sussex, England


Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 14

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 38

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alice Lucy Ashdown in household of Thomas Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alice L Ashdown in household of Thomas Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • A Lice L Hornwood in household of Charles Hornwood, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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