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Geoffrey William Smith

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Katherine Report 22 Jan 2013 19:40

Hi there. I'm looking for my grandfather, Geoffrey William Smith.
I know very little about him and am desperate to get in touch with him.

I know that he was born in Curbridge, Oxfordshire in 1931 to Geoffrey Lloyd and Winifred Mary Smith and has a brother Michael.

He married Georgina Mary Hall in Witney and together they had three children, Martin, Andrew and Michael. He later divorced Gina and remarried (unkown spouse name).

As far as I know, he worked at British Leyland and never moved out of Oxford.

Please, if anybody has any information, please let me know, time is ticking away slowly... :-(

Thank you


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 22 Jan 2013 20:07

Try Search at the top. A Candidiasia has him in her tree.



Reggie Report 22 Jan 2013 22:33

Have you looked in the Oxford phone book?


Reggie Report 22 Jan 2013 22:37

The names of his parents don't seem right!


Now they make sense...........

Marriages Mar 1930 (>99%)

Smith Geoffrey L Smith Witney 3a 1769
Smith Winifred M Smith Witney 3a 1769


Reggie Report 22 Jan 2013 22:45

Who registered this?

One of his sons, perhaps?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Geoffrey Lloyd Smith
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1905
Date of Registration: May 1986
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Banbury
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 20
Page: 2211

His wife?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Winifred Mary Smith
Birth Date: 15 May 1921
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1983
Age at Death: 61
Registration district: Banbury
Inferred County: Oxfordshire
Volume: 20
Page: 2534


Reggie Report 22 Jan 2013 22:46

1911 England Census
Name: Geoffrey Lloyd Smith
Age in 1911: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906
Relation to Head: Grandson
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Curbridge, Oxfordshire, England
Civil parish: Curbridge
County/Island: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: Curbridge Bampton Oxon
Registration district: Witney
Registration District Number: 156
Sub-registration district: Witney
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 109
Piece: 8221
Household Members:
Name Age
Emma Aylen 66
Elizabeth Smith 70
Emily Smith 32
Charles Smith 36
Geoffrey Lloyd Smith 5


patchem Report 23 Jan 2013 07:09

Are you in touch with all 3 of his sons, and do they have any further information?


Penny Report 23 Jan 2013 07:33

This is a duplicate thread, although I cannot find the first now.
I posted all the potential marriages for a Geoffrey W smith in Oxford area, trying to work on establishing 2nd wife

also a death

I think I assumed that Mum kept the boys when Geoffrey re-married/they parted and that poster was daughter of one of those sons


Lynski Report 23 Jan 2013 08:43


Katherine Report 23 Jan 2013 11:13

Hi there.

Yes, Smith is very common...

Penny, thank you for the marriage indexes. The marriage in 1955 to Miss Hall was the marriage to my Grandmother. I know that they were married for 22 (ish) years, so I'm guessing it could be any of those after the 1973 index.

These are a great help thank you. I know that he was still alive in 1965 as my Uncle (his son) recalls that he left the house when he and Miss Hall divorced in the mid-late 1970's...

He married Miss Hall in 1955. Shortly after in 1956 Martin Geoffrey (my father) was born.
In 1958 Andrew Leslie Smith was born and in 1964 Michael David Smith was born.

As far as I can gather, he and Miss Hall divorced between 1975-1979.

After the divorce, the three boys stayed with Miss Hall and they never saw/heard from their father again.

On the grapevine, Michael heard that his father had re-married and that he remained in Oxford(shire).

My father died in 2006 and didn't really speak about his dad. I've never met Andrew and have been told that he was in an accident and suffered brain damage, so it's unlikely he will be able to relay any information if I was ever to meet him and Michael has told me evetything I and he knows - which isn't a lot.

Michael is the only contact I have with my father's family now and this is why I'm desperate to meet my Grandfather before it's too late, if it isn't already.



Katherine Report 23 Jan 2013 11:15

Thank you for the information regarding Geoffrey Lloyd and Winifred. I've managed to do quite a lot of research on both of those, but keep coming to a halt at my grandfather, Geoffrey William Smith.


patchem Report 23 Jan 2013 18:47

Have you got Geoffrey's birth certificate for exact date of birth.
Have you attempted to find his brother Michael?
Have you tried to contact Candidiasia, that Rose mentioned?