Smith ~ Second Generation

    Issue of James Smith and Elizabeth James  
1.   Elizabeth SMITH
Born 1836 at Bristol, daughter of James Smith, Shoemaker, and Elizabeth James (ref her Death Certificate).
Bap of Elizabeth Smith 18 Sep 1836 at St James, Bristol, dau of James & Elizabeth Smith; residence St James; Cordwainer (ref Ancestry Bristol CofE Baptisms image (Bishop Transcripts). (Also ref FamilySearch C01965-5).

Ref 1841 census. Gloucestershire, England. Civil Parish of St James. Registration district of Bristol. Address: Eugene Street, St James, Bristol.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Elizabeth Smith. Age 4. Born in Gloucestershire.

Between 1847 and 1849 the family moved to Chatham, Kent.
Her father James died in 1849.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Chatham.
Elizabeth Smith. Servant. Age 14. General Servant. Born St James, Somersetshire.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1853 at Medway dist, Kent to Thomas James BURTON (ref FreeBMD). He was bap 1828 at Chatham, Kent.
Marr 25 Sep 1853 at Rochester near Chatham, England (the birth certificate of the youngest child gives the exact date).

See BURTON tree for further details.

See
Photo Page for the grave of Elizabeth and Thomas at Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia, together with their daughter Annie Elizabeth (Grierson).





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BURTON TREE



2.   Mary Ann SMITH
Birth reg of Mary Ann Smith Sep qtr 1838 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire, mother's name James (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Mary Ann Smith 1 Apr 1838 at St James, Bristol, Gloucester, dau of James & Elizabeth Smith; residence St James; Cordwainer (ref Ancestry Bristol CofE Baptisms image, also in ref FamilySearch C01965-6 and Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Ref 1841 census. Gloucestershire, England. Civil Parish of St James. Registration district of Bristol. Address: Eugene Street, St James, Bristol.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Mary Ann Smith. Age 3. Born in Gloucestershire.

Between 1847 and 1849 the family moved to Chatham, Kent.
Her father James died in 1849.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Globe Lane, Chatham.
Together with her mother and 2 siblings:
Mary Ann Smith. Dau. Age 13. Scholar. Born Bristol St James'.

No further information found, and a very common name. Her mother Elizabeth died in 1861.





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3.   Emma Jane SMITH
Birth reg of Emma Jane Smith Mar qtr 1840 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire, mother's name James (ref GRO Index).
Baptism not found.

Ref 1841 census. Gloucestershire, England. Civil Parish of St James. Registration district of Bristol. Address: Eugene Street, St James, Bristol.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Emma Smith. Age 1. Born in Gloucestershire.

Death reg of Emma Jane Smith Dec qtr 1845 at Bristol dist age 5 (ref GRO Index).
This seems the most likely identification for Emma, as she did not appear in the 1851 census with her family at Chatham, Kent, where they moved between 1847 and 1849.




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4.   William Henry SMITH
Birth reg of William Henry Smith Sep qtr 1842 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire, mother's name James (ref GRO Index).
There is a previous registration of a William Henry Smith in Jun qtr 1841, mother also James, but it is not known if this is just a common occurrence or whether there was a previous child of this name born to them.
No baptism found.

Between 1847 and 1849 the family moved to Chatham, Kent.

Death reg of William Henry Smith Sep qtr 1849 at Medway dist, Kent (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of William Henry Smith 12 Aug 1849 at Chatham, Kent, aged 7 (ref Ancestry Burial records).
William is buried at St Mary's, Chatham with his parents; see gravestone on photo page which does not state his year of birth.





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5.   Clara Jane SMITH
Birth reg of Clara Smith Mar qtr 1845 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire, mother's name James (ref GRO Index).
Birth certificate to be checked, possibly 14 Dec 1844 at Eugene Street, Bristol (ref Thomas Burton 2012).
The middle name Jane does not appear in the records until 1891.
No baptism found.

Between 1847 and 1849 the family moved to Chatham, Kent.
Her father James died in 1849.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Globe Lane, Chatham.
Together with her mother and 2 siblings:
Clara Smith. Dau. Age 6. Scholar. Born Bristol St James'.

In January 1861, Clara aged 16 had a baby registered under the name of George Edward Smith, whose father was probably Matthew Lynch.
Her mother Elizabeth died in March 1861. In the Apr 1861 census, George E Smith was a Nursechild, aged 3m, born Chatham Kent, in the home of Rosalie Woolett (35), a widow.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Registration dist of Medway. Address: High Street, St Margaret, Rochester.
Together with her brother, a boarder and a visitor:
Clara Smith. Head. Unm. Age 16. General Dealer. Born Bristol.
Matthew Lynch was living with 2 sisters and a brother at Dover Castle, Globe Lane, Chatham in this census.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1862 at Medway dist to Matthew LYNCH (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 7 Feb 1862 at the Parish Church in the parish of St Margaret Next Rochester, Kent; both were listed of full age (she was 17); they were bachelor and spinster of St Margarets Bank; he was a General Dealer, son of Patrick Lynch, Dealer; she was dau of James Smith, Shoe Maker; the witnesses were Edward & Mary Ann Barrell (ref the marriage certificate). He was born c1835 at Chatham, Kent, son of Patrick (from Barnstable, Devon) and Sarah (from West Indies), see 1851 census for them.

Ref 1871 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of St Nicholas. Registration dist of Medway. Address: 13 High Street, St Nicholas, Rochester, England.
Together with children George (10), Elizabeth (8), Edward (7), Louise (1 mth) and a servant:
Matthew Lynch. Head. Mar. Age 38. Clothier & Dealer. Born Chatham Kent.
Clara Lynch. Wife. Mar. Age 25. Born Bristol Gloster. [indexed as Clara Sarah]
This record is from Ancestry and is missing in findmypast.

Ref 1881 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Rochester St Nicholas. Registration district of Medway. Address: 13 High Street, Rochester St Nicholas.
Together with children Elizabeth (18), Edward (17), Emealine D (14), Louise M M (10), Ada C (8), Gerald P (3), Ethel M (2 mths) and a domestic servant:
Matthew Lynch. Head. Mar. Age 46. General Dealer. Born Chatham Kent.
Clara Lynch. Wife. Mar. Age 36. Born Bristol Gloucestershire.

Ref 1891 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Registration dist of Medway. Address: 3 Union Street, St Margaret, Rochester.
Together with children Elizabeth Sarah (27), Emerline Deborah (24), Louise Maud Mary (20), Ada Catherine (18), Gerald Patrick (13), Ethel May (10), Ernest Cyril (8), Elsie Constance (6):
Matthew Lynch. Head. Mar. Age 54. Iron Metal Coal Merchant. Born Chatham Kent.
Clara Jane Lynch. Wife. Mar. Age 46. Born Bristol Gloucestershire.

Ref 1901 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Rochester St Nicholas. Registration dist of Medway. Address: 9 Boley Hill, Rochester St Nicholas.
Together with children Elizabeth (30), Louise (28), Ada (26), Ethel (20), Ernest (18), Elsie (16):
Matthew Lynch. Head. Mar. Age 59. Iron & Metal Merchant. Born Chatham Kent.
Clara Lynch. Wife. Mar. Age 53. Born Chatham Kent. [Not so]

Death reg of Matthew Lynch Dec qtr 1901 at Medway dist, Kent aged 65 (ref FreeBMD).
"LYNCH Matthew of 9 Boley-hill Rochester died 11 November 1901 Administration London 6 December to Clara Jane Lynch widow Effects 6822 13s. 10d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
Death reg of Clara Jane Lynch Jun qtr 1907 at Medway dist, Kent aged 61 (ref FreeBMD).
"LYNCH Clara Jane of 9 Boley-hill Rochester widow died 26 May 1907 Probate London 3 July to Elizabeth Sarah Lynch and Louise Maud Mary Lynch spinsters Effects 5153 8s. 1d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)









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    Children:  
  1. George Edward LYNCH born 1861 at Chatham, Kent  
  2. Elizabeth Sarah LYNCH born 1862 at Chatham, Kent  
  3. Edward Albert LYNCH born 1863 at Chatham, Kent  
  4. Clara Jane LYNCH born 1865 at Rochester, Kent  
  5. Emeline Deborah LYNCH born 1866 at Chatham, Kent  
  6. Matthew Ambrose LYNCH born 1869 at Rochester, Kent.  
  7. Louise Maud Mary LYNCH born 1871 at Rochester, Kent.  
  8. Ada Catherine LYNCH born 1873 at Rochester, Kent  
  9. Mabel Georgina LYNCH born 1874 at Rochester, Kent  
  10. Gerald Patrick LYNCH born 1877 at Rochester, Kent  
  11. Florence Beatrice LYNCH born 1879 at Rochester, Kent  
  12. Ethel May LYNCH born 1881 at Rochester, Kent  
  13. Ernest Cyril LYNCH born 1883 at Rochester, Kent  
  14. Elsie Constance LYNCH born 1884 at Rochester, Kent
 
6.   Albert SMITH
Birth reg of Albert Smith Mar qtr 1847 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire, mother's name James (ref GRO Index).
Born 28 Dec 1846 at Frog Lane, Bristol (ref Thomas Burton 2012 from Birth Cert).

Between 1847 and 1849 the family moved to Chatham, Kent.
His father James died in 1849.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Globe Lane, Chatham.
Together with his mother and 2 siblings:
Albert Smith. Son. Age 4. Scholar. Born Bristol St James'.

His mother Elizabeth died in 1861.
Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Registration dist of Medway. Address: High Street, St Margaret, Rochester.
Together with his sister, a boarder and a visitor:
Albert Smith. Brother. Unm. Age 14. Carpenter Apprentice. Born Bristol.

No further information found.







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Updated 8 Jun 2020