The Family of James Smith

This page was set up on May 29, 2013 by Robert Sewell
using information shared by Roy Smith.
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Generation One
William Smith

Born:  circa 1635
Married:  September 4, 1661 to Elizabeth Hartley. Click here for Elizabeth's ancestry.
Died:  June 2, 1632

William Smith owned a barn in Newport Pagnell High Street called "The Great Meeting House."  In 1660 he allowed it to be used by local people who were Dissenters, including Puritans. The site of the barn is still in use as a place of worship.
William served in the Army of the Commonwealth.  He moved from Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire to Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire.  Both William and Elizabeth were buried in one grave in the Isle on the south side of the Font in the Parish Church at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.  William was buried on June 20, 1682 and Elizabeth on March 5, 1711/12.

William Smith and Elizabeth Hartley had the following children:

Generation Two
James Smith

Born:  October 3, 1665
Died:  August 7, 1720 in Passenham, Northamptonshire.
James married Susannah Pargiter. Unfortunately the old Parish Register is lost so exact dates for their marriage and the birth of their children are unknown. Susannah inherited Sherrington Manor from her father in 1710.
James Smith and Susannah Pargiter had the following children:
  • Thomas Smith
  • James Smith
  • Mary Smith
  • Dryden Smith
  • Joseph Smith
  • Susannah Smith
  • Samuel  Smith
Some genealogies also show the following additional children for whom we cannot find documentation.
Please send any information to Roy Smith and Robert Sewell:
  • Ann Smith
  • Ragister or Ragiston Smith

Generation Three
Dryden Smith
Born:  circa 1701
Married:  September 3, 1730 to Mary Huggins
Died:  March 9, 1770 and buried at Passenham
Dryden was a very successful shipwright at Wapping in East London.
Dryden Smith and Mary Huggins had the following children:
  • Joanne Smith
  • Abigail Smith
  • Elizabeth Smith
  • Mary Smith
  • Thomas Smith
  • Dryden  Smith
  • James Smith

Generation Four
Dryden Smith
Born:  baptised on July 19, 1741 at St.George in the East, Wapping (an independent Church.)
Married:  March 2, 1781 to Ann Cooper in Sherrington, Buckinghamshire.
Died:  April 19, 1810 in
Sherrington, Buckinghamshire.
Dryden Smith and Ann Cooper had the following children:
  • Dryden Smith
  • James Smith
  • Mary Smith (again)
  • Thomas Smith
  • Samuel Smith
  • Ann Smith
  • Joseph Smith
  • Mary Smith

Generation Five
Samuel Smith
Born:  January 8, 1792; baptised at the Great Meeting House, Newport Pagnell.
Married:  December 7, 1814 to Emma Jane Wake at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Died:  1872 at Cardiff, Wales.

Samuel Smith and Emma Jane Wake had the following children:
  • Dryden Thomas Smith
  • George Griggs Smith
  • James Smith
  • Sarah Ann Smith
  • Mary Ann Smith
  • Rosanna Cooper Smith
  • Emma Jane Smith
  • Samuel Wake Smith
  • Elizabeth Elstob Smith

Generation Six
George Griggs Smith
Born:  November 9, 1820; baptised at St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire.
Married:  April 16, 1846 to Sylvia Cooksey at Holborn, London.
Died:  1900 at Windsor, Berkshire.
George Griggs Smith and Sylvia Cooksey had the following children:
  • George Walter Smith
  • Samuel Smith
  • Robert Smith
  • Sarah Ann Smith
  • George Cooksey Smith
  • Albert Smith
  • Jesse Smith
  • Sylvia Priscilla Smith

Generation Seven
George Walter Smith
Born:  May 14, 1848 in Kensington, London.
Married:  October 19, 1869 to Hannah Hance.
Died:  May 27, 1909 at Windsor, Berkshire.
George Walter Smith and Hannah Hance had the following children:
  • George Walter Smith
  • Jessie Camilla Smith
  • Albert Edward Smith
  • Herbert

Generation Eight
Albert Edward Smith
Born:  March 22, 1875 in Kensington, London
Married:  August 29, 1898 to Harriet Hawthorne at Windsor, Berkshire.
Died:  May 5, 1918 at Acton, Middlesex.
Albert Edward Smith and Harriet Hawthorne had the following children:

Generation Nine
Albert Henry Smith
Born:  October 19, 1900 at Acton, Middlesex.
Married:  July 14, 1928 to Elsie Nunn at Acton, Middlesex.
Died:  May 18, 1941 at Hillingdon, Middlesex.
Albert Henry Smith and Elsie Nunn had the following children:

Generation Ten
Roy Arthur Smith
Born:  November 29, 1929
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