Category Archives: Smith

The Hardys of Park Head

I have been collecting information about the Hardys of Park Head for some time now. My interest was because they were linked through marriage to the Smiths of Melmerby in the mid-19th century and, later, through the transfer of land … Continue reading

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The Misses Smith of Penrith

In an earlier post, I wrote about John Smith of Melmerby (1815-1884) and his family. He and his wife Mary (nee Hardy) had three daughters who lived to adulthood and none of them ever married.  They were: Mary Ann  1854-1923 … Continue reading

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John Smith of Melmerby (1815-1884) and his family

There are a lot of John Smiths in the family – I know of seven and there may be more – so it is sometimes hard to keep them straight. This particular John Smith was born in 1815 in Hesket, … Continue reading

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The Islington Families

This is the fourth in a series of four posts about the children of William Smith of Melmerby (1781-1857) and his wife Mary Longrigg. The three Smiths I am writing about in this post are William, Elizabeth and Lancelot – … Continue reading

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The Two Milliners

This is the third in a series of four posts about the family of William Smith of Melmerby (1781-1857) and his wife Mary Longrigg. The two milliners are two of William Smith’s four daughters: Mary Sutton and Agnes Scott.  Mary … Continue reading

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The Elusive Dobsons

This is the second of four posts about William Smith of Melmerby (1781-1857) and his family. In a previous post I said that William and his wife Mary Longrigg had seven surviving adult children: John Smith (1815-1884) Ann Dobson (1819-    … Continue reading

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William Smith of Melmerby (1781-1857) and his family

This is the first of four posts I am writing about William Smith and his family even though they are not direct ancestors of mine (William was my great-great-grandfather’s older brother). I am doing this because I have found some … Continue reading

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More Branches and Twigs on the Family Tree

In my original quest for information about my Smith ancestors – starting from my grandfather William Smith of Blackhall – I was most interested in tracing back the male line to the origins of the Smith family in the small … Continue reading

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Mystery Photographs from Penrith

I have several old photographs that are a bit of a mystery. They were taken in Penrith, Cumberland, in formal studio settings.  The photographs have come to me via a cousin, who was given a photograph album belonging to a … Continue reading

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William Bayly Upton’s will

(Updated November 17, 2017) Finding a will – even if it is a transcription – is a wonderful thing in Irish genealogy research. So many original wills and similar documents were lost in the fire at the Four Courts in … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith, Civil Engineer

Thomas Smith was one of the younger brothers of my grandfather William Smith.  Thomas, known as Tom, was born in 1870 in County Tipperary and moved with his family when he was only an infant to live on a farm at … Continue reading

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The Melmerby Smiths after 1821

This is a brief summary of the Smiths who lived and farmed in Melmerby, in the Eden Valley of Cumberland, after 1821.  They stayed in Melmerby after my great-great-grandfather Lancelot Smith and most of his children went to farm in … Continue reading

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Hannah Huddart of Gamblesby

Hannah Huddart was one of my great-great-great-grandmothers.  She was born in Gamblesby, in the County of Cumberland, in late 1753 or early 1754 and was baptised at Addingham Parish Church in Glassonby on 3 February 1754.  The Huddart family lived … Continue reading

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The Mounseys of Clashnevin

I have mentioned the Mounsey family several times when writing pages about Lancelot Smith of Corballis and his children in the Family Stories section of this blog. As I described in those pages, Lancelot Smith lived near Cashel in County Tipperary … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Westgarth

This post is about Elizabeth Westgarth and the family to which she belonged in Gamblesby in Cumberland (now Cumbria) in north-west England.  Elizabeth was my grandfather William Smith’s paternal grandmother.  So she was my great-great-grandmother. Elizabeth Westgarth was born in … Continue reading

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