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William Smith Durham 1816 - 1887

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Lchu1981

Lchu1981 Report 24 Dec 2012 15:21

Hi,
I have hit a bit of a brick wall finding my great great great grandfathers ancestors. i have looked on Genes and Ancestry and cannot seem to locate his parents through the records or looking at others trees.

My great great great grandfather was William Smith born in Durham in 1816, he married Catherine Howell in 1833. I have been able to trace Catherine's line back and their children but i have drawn a blank at finding his ancestors.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Many thanks.

Lisa

Flip

Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 15:28

Have you tried the Family Search website - their marriage was at St Thomas, Stockton on Tees, but neither parents named on the transcript

Flip

Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 15:38

Can you post up some census details for them? It's not easy getting to the right family without knowing some of the children's names.

Lchu1981

Lchu1981 Report 24 Dec 2012 15:43

Thanks Flip

CHILDREN

WILLIAM - 1833
ELIZABETH 1838
JOSEPH- 1843 - SHIPYARD LABOURER
CATHERINE - 1845-1925
MARY - 1847
ISABEL 1849
JOHN 1851
ROBERT-1856

FAMILY HOME

1841 UNION STREET, STOCKTON
1851- UNION STREET, STOCKTON
1861- KNOWLES STREET, HARTLEPOOL ( CATHERINE’S WIDOWED FATHER WILLIAM LIVING WITH FAMILY)
1871- KNOWLES STREET, HARTLEPOOL (NEPHEW WILLIAM HOWELL BORN 1850 LIVING WITH FAMILY)
1891- 2 THOMAS PLACE, HARTLEPOOL (WIDOWED CATHERINE LIVING WITH DAUGHTER CATHERINE AND HER HUSBAND FREDRICK KRETZOV A GENERAL LABOURER BORN IN GERMANY IN 1844)

Flip

Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 17:56

According to 1861/71 census he was born a bit earlier than you originally posted, in 1810/11, and according to one of the census in Chester le Street, but this changed on the various census returns. There are just too many William Smiths in the area to be sure of a birth - at best I think it could only be a guess.

My mother's family were also Smiths, as you will have found out it's not an easy name to research :-S

Sorry can't find anything to help.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:17

William Smith
England, Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 08 Apr 1833 St. Thomas' Church,? Stockton-?On-?Tees,? Durham,? England
spouse: Catherine Howell


groom's name: William Smith
bride's name: Catherine Howell
marriage date: 08 Apr 1833
marriage place: St. Thomas' Church, Stockton-On-Tees, Durham, England
groom's marital status: Single
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number: M00825-5
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1894163

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:19

Isabel Smith
England and Wales Census, 1871
birth: 1849 Stockton,? Durham
residence: 1871 Stranton,? Durham,? England
parents: William Smith,? Catherine Smith


name: Isabel Smith
event: Census
event date: 1871
gender: Female
age: 22
relationship to head of household: Daughter
birthplace: Stockton, Durham
record type: Household
registration district: Hartlepool
sub-district: Hartlepool
event parish: Stranton
county: Durham

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:19

Mary Ann Smith
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 11 Jun 1848 St. Thomas',? Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
residence: Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
parents: William Smith,? Catherine Smith


name: Mary Ann Smith
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 11 Jun 1848
baptism/christening place: St. Thomas', Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
name note: 4fth daughter
father's name: William Smith
mother's name: Catherine Smith
indexing project (batch) number: C02866-8
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1894160

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:20

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John Smith
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 02 May 1852 Stranton,? Durham,? England
residence: Durham,? England
parents: William,? Catherine


name: John Smith
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 02 May 1852
baptism/christening place: Stranton, Durham, England
father's name: William
mother's name: Catherine
indexing project (batch) number: I02213-7
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1519297

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:21

William Smith
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 20 Aug 1833 St. Thomas',? Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
residence: Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
parents: William Smith,? Catherine Smith


name: William Smith
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 20 Aug 1833
baptism/christening place: St. Thomas', Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
father's name: William Smith
mother's name: Catherine Smith
indexing project (batch) number: C02866-6
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1894160

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:21

Catherine Smith
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 20 Apr 1845 St. Thomas',? Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
residence: Stockton-?on-?Tees,? Durham,? England
parents: William Smith,? Catherine Smith


name: Catherine Smith
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 20 Apr 1845
baptism/christening place: St. Thomas', Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
name note: 3rd daughter
father's name: William Smith
mother's name: Catherine Smith
indexing project (batch) number: C02866-7
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1894160

Flip

Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 18:30

I think Lisa is looking for William's ancestry, as she pointed out in the opening post she already has Catherine's ancestry and their children.

I can't find his birth with any certaintry (conflicting places on the census),and none of his relatives were with them on any census to give any clues.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Dec 2012 18:42

I realise that but as I came across the info I posted it in case it was useful