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Thomas Brindley and the Smiths

This blog is, of course, about the Smiths who moved to Ireland in the early 1850s from Cumberland.  But – of course – there are numerous other families that link into the Smiths in Ireland and England. One of the … Continue reading

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Living in the Cumberland Fells

As far as I know, our Smith ancestors were farmers in Cumberland from at least the early 18th century although early parish records in England do not state the occupations of the parishioners.  They were yeomen, meaning they owned their … Continue reading

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Information Sources

When I started on this project of putting together a family history of my Smith ancestors, I was lucky to be able to draw upon research already done. I am indebted first of all to my Uncle Lancelot (the Rev. … Continue reading

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