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Smiths in Chippenham
« on: Monday 05 February 18 10:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I am looking up the Smith family who lived in Chippenham. I have got stuck in a few places. This is what I have so far -

Kate Elizabeth Smith (1889 - 1976),
Father - Thomas Smith (1858 - 1926), Mother - Caroline Smith (1855 - 1928)

Firstly, were there that many Smiths in Chippenham! :)

Caroline Smiths parents - Robert Smith (1812 - 1892) and Elizabeth Tanner (about 1816), they got married in Bath in 1843. I can't seem to find much on Elizabeth, other than the 1851 Census. Any ideas how I can find out more on her parents?

Kate Smith's dad - Thomas Smith, according to the Census records he lived with his father and grandparents, so what is the best way of finding his mother?

Any ideas or help appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Smiths in Chippenham
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 11:21 GMT (UK) »
To find Elizabeth's father you need to purchase the marriage cert.
With regard to the Smith's can you give the census ref. no. so we know we have the right family.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Smiths in Chippenham
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
ok thanks
This is the ref for 1871 Census - "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFNB-BMR : 8 December 2017), Thomas Smith in entry for William Smith, 1871.
Affiliate Image Identifier   GBC/1871/1900/0074

Thomas Smith born 1858, living in Stanton St Quintin with Grandparents as the head of house.

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Re: Smiths in Chippenham
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Marriage:
1st June 1843 Batheaston St John the Baptist
Robert Smith, full age, Widower, Occ: Sawyer
Elizabeth Tanner, full age, spinster occ; Servant
fathers: Robert Smith, occ; sawyer and Joseph Tanner occ: Plasterer and Tiler
witnesses: Marian Lee and Richard Robinson


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Re: Smiths in Chippenham
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Is this the family in 1861:

Address: Griddleton Road Stanton St Quinton Wiltshire

Robert Smith    Head    M    58    Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire occ: Ag Lab
Elizabeth Smith    Wife    F    42    Corsham, Wiltshire
Edwin Smith    Son    M    17    Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire
Francis Smith    Son    M    15    Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire
Caroline Smith    Daughter    F    5    Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire

if so Elizabeth's birth place is recorded as Corsham Wiltshire

possible baptism:

Name: Elizabeth Tanner
Residence Place: Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Christening Date: 19 Oct 1817
Christening Place: Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Father's Name :   Joseph Tanner
Mother's Name:    Betty Tanner


possible sister:


Name:   Caroline Tanner
Residence Place:   Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Christening Date:30 Apr 1820
Christening Place:Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Father's Name:   Joseph Tanner
Mother's Name:   Betty Tanner

Edit: In the 1851 census Elizabeth's birth place is recorded as Marshfield Gloucestershire

Possible marriage for her parents:

Place: Grittleton Wiltshire
Church name: St Mary the Virgin
Marriage date    20 Feb 1809
Groom name: Joseph Tanner
Grooms parish: Marshfield
Bride name: Elizth Jones

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Re: Smiths in Chippenham
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. Yes, that's the family. I will look into it some more.