Tag Archives: William Smith

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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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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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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Agnes McSymon Anderson

In writing this blog about the family history of my Smith ancestors I do not want to neglect the various “Mrs. Smiths” that married into the family.  Of course, the farther back in time that I look, the less I … Continue reading

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