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Willing to look up Smith families in SW Berkshire

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Marcus

Marcus Report 28 Nov 2012 20:56

Smith Families in SW Berkshire.

I have been collecting 'Smiths' Bapts, Marriages & Burials from the Anglican Parish Registers in SW Berkshire, in & around Newbury along to Hungerford and upto Lambourne, plus a few of the neighbouring parishes (in Berkshire).

Am willing to share/look up any Smith familes for anyone who would like it.

Dates are c1700 - c1900, (but mostly c1700 - 1812/13 or 1837).

Please note - this is not complete, but I am working on it when I can!!

Anyone interested?

I'll help where I can. Remember - Anglican parishes ONLY!!

Please note - Parishes are:- Newbury (St Nicholas & St. John), Speen, Shaw-cum-Donnington, Stockcross, Speenhamland, Thatcham, Enborne, Hampstead Marshall, West Woodhay, Inkpen, Kintbury, Hungerford, Avington, Boxford, Welford & Lambourn.

Now have Bucklebury parish as well (Bapts & Marriages).

Others will follow when I get a moment to do so.

jansmith

jansmith Report 28 Nov 2012 21:23

Marcus do you have info of "Smiths" in Bucklebury?

Marcus

Marcus Report 28 Nov 2012 21:26

Not as yet, unfortunately, only parishes mentioned above so far! But if there are any that might be mentioned in Thatcham parish, I can look for you.

:-)

jansmith

jansmith Report 28 Nov 2012 21:40

Thanks saw the other info after i had posted! My Smiths(my husbands side) are in Newbury by 1891. I don't know much about the district. Had to get grandfathers army records to find out where he came from.
1901
Name: George Edwin Smith
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Smith (nee Stroud)
Gender: Male
Where born: Bucklebury, Berkshire, England
Civil parish: Newbury
Ecclesiastical parish: St Nicholas
Town: Newbury

Name: Louisa Smith
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: George Edwin Smith

Where born: Steventon, Oxfordshire,

Name: John E Smith ------grandfather do not know anything about siblings
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Son

Where born: Newbury, Berkshire, England

Name: Edith M Smith
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relation: Daughter

Where born: Newbury, Berkshire, England
Civil parish: Newbury

Name: Walter Geo Smith
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relation: Son

Where born: Newbury, Berkshire, England
Civil parish: Newbury
Ecclesiastical parish: St Nicholas

jansmith

jansmith Report 28 Nov 2012 21:42

Another child Ernest William born about 1903

Marcus

Marcus Report 28 Nov 2012 22:01

I have found baptisms for the children!

Found in St. Mary, Speenhamland, now united with St. Nicholas, Newbury.

The following baptisms:-

1, Edwin John, bapt 23rd Febr, 1890, Living at Kennet Place, father a labourer,
2, Edith Maria, bapt 5th July 1891, Living at Hannall's Buildings, father a Brewer's Draughtsman,
3, Walter George, bapt 22nd Sept, 1895, Living at 13, Kennet Place, father a Brewer,
4, Harry, bapt 23rd July 1899, Living at Kennet Place, father a Brewer,
5, Florence, bapt 7th July 1901, Living at 4, Park Street, Father a Brewer (B. 6th April, 1901)
6, Ernest William, Bapt 15th Nov, 1903, Living at 4, Park Street, father a Brewer (B. 3rd Sept, 1903)

Hope this helps you!!

Regards,

jansmith

jansmith Report 28 Nov 2012 22:09

Thank you so much 1911 census says 6 children 2 died and i had no idea of their names so must be Harry and Florence

Marcus

Marcus Report 28 Nov 2012 22:15

Yes, indeed, Have just found their burials.

They were both buried at Speen, the neighbouring parish:-

Harry Smith, buried 15th Febr, 1900, aged 9 Months, from Speenhamland,

&

Florence Smith, buried 15th March, 1902, aged 11 Months, from Speenhamland.

Regards,

jansmith

jansmith Report 28 Nov 2012 22:21

Once again Thank You . Smith is not an easy name to search and you have "filled in" some gaps tonight. Will have to see if i can find marriage info for siblings now you have set me on the Smith path again!!

Marcus

Marcus Report 28 Nov 2012 22:24

Absolutely no problem whatsoever!! I am more than happy to help with 'Smith' stuff anytime.

Hope you now find the marriages etc........ Good luck!!

Regards,

Marcus

Marcus Report 29 Nov 2012 09:51

Nudge - anyone interested??

jansmith

jansmith Report 29 Nov 2012 13:20

Marcus me again! could you tell me where parish details from
?Herinetage(perhaps Hermitage) and Woolhampton might be found please.

Marcus

Marcus Report 29 Nov 2012 15:20

Hi Jan!!

The parish records are most likely held at BRO - Berkshire Record Office in Reading, but are sometimes held by the church themselves.

Try the Record office first on - www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk - or you can call them on 0118 937 5132.

I haven't yet got around to taking copies from these parishes, and probably won't for a while, so do contact the above.

Regards,

Marcus

jansmith

jansmith Report 29 Nov 2012 15:52

Thank you

Marcus

Marcus Report 29 Nov 2012 15:59

No problem! Just let me know how you get on.

Marcus

Marcus

Marcus Report 30 Nov 2012 00:17

Nudge

Marcus

Marcus Report 30 Nov 2012 20:31

Nudge!

Dea

Dea Report 1 Dec 2012 09:16

Needs to be nudged so people can see it - a very useful offer Marcus - Anyone following Smith families needs all the help they can get ! (Thankfully I don't have any :-D )

Dea x

Marcus

Marcus Report 1 Dec 2012 11:08

Thanks Dea for your kind words - us Smiths do need all the help we can get!!

I have nudged a couple of times already, but will keep on doing so.

Thanks again,

Marcus

Dea

Dea Report 1 Dec 2012 11:20

Any time Marcus :-)

It's a shame we don't have anywhere specific to put these sorts of threads where they will be noticed - I have suggested it more than once but it never happens :-(

Just kep it nudged and 'keep up the good work' !

You might not be noticed by many people but those who you do get to help will be eternally grateful !

Dea x