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Thomas Smith (1805-1859), Carpenter of Hill, Compton Greenfield and Bristol

SMITH FAMILY OF SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND BRISTOL


William Smith (1769c-1845) and Ann (1770-1849)

Farmer of Hill, Butcher and Dealer (Higler) of Rockhampton

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Thomas Smith I (1805-1859) and Ann Wilson (born 1808-1842)

Carpenter of Hill and Compton Greenfield, Wheelwright of Bristol

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Thomas Smith II (1831c-1884) and Sarah Woodward (1833-1880)

Agricultural Labourer of Hill, Earthcott, Dealer of Cromhall and Labourer of Tytherington

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 Ellen Smith (1862-1930) and Henry Terrett (1850-1908)


 

THOMAS SMITH I Great III Grandfather

 

Son of William Smith and Ann

Common Law Husband of Ann Wilson

Father of Thomas Smith I

Also Father of  Infant Laura, (? Augustus), Celia Andrews, Ellen Keel and Emma

Also Husband of Lucy Hodges Pople White

 

According to the 1851 census Thomas Smith was born in about 1805 at Hill and from his second marriage certificate that he was the son of William Smith, a farmer.

There is a baptism at Hill of a Thomas Smith, son of William and Ann Smith, who was born on 25th July 1805 and baptised on 18th August 1805.

Clues from his son Thomas Smith II:

At the time of the 1851 census Thomas Smith II was probably at Hill where we find a nineteen-year-old Farm Servant employed by and living with George Wetmore a farmer of 340 acres and with three labourers. On this occasion the boy gives his place of birth as Earthcott in Alveston Parish. We also find at the same farm his future wife, Sarah Woodward, who is described as a general Servant, aged twenty-years, and born in Hill. Another general servant was an Ann Smith who was also born in Hill. Was she perhaps a sister or cousin of Thomas Smith?

At the time of his marriage in December 1851, Thomas Smith II gave the following details about his father as being Thomas Smith, a Carpenter. One of the witnesses at the wedding was a Thomas Smith and another Lucy Smith – presumably his father and step-mother. The bridegroom gave his own age as twenty-two-years. Thomas Smith II also said in various different census returns that he was born in Thornbury sometime between 1829 and 1831.

Ann Wilson was probably co-habiting with Thomas Smith at Crossways by the time of the birth of their first child, Laura. On 16th November 1828 Laura, daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Hill, was baptised at Thornbury by Mr Darville, the Curate. At the same time Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Anne Wilson, Farmer of Crossways, was also christened. The Vicar, Mr Stephens, added a note in the margin – ‘Not married – the mother’s name is Anne Longden.’ Joseph Wilson was a brother of Ann Wilson.

The burial register at Thornbury reveals that baby Laura died nine months later and was buried on July 12th 1829. This time Mr Stephens, the Vicar, signed the register and the entry refers to ‘Laura Wilson’ of Crossways. Thomas and Ann were clearly not married and the Vicar and Curate seem to be dealing with their situation in conflicting ways!

On 19th June 1831 there is an intriguing entry in the Thornbury baptismal register. Augustus was christened by Mr Darville, the Curate, and his mother is listed as Anne Smith of Crossways and then this surname has been struck out and replaced with the surname Longden. The Bishop’s Transcript just has Augustus the son of Anne Longden of Crossways. I am sure that this baby is the Augustus Smith who is listed with the Smith Family in the 1841 census and who drowned in 1845. His mother, Anne Longden, died in 1831 and I suspect that Thomas and Ann may have ‘adopted’ her nephew.

On 13th October 1833 Mr. Darville, the Curate, conducted a further baptism at Thornbury, this time for baby Thomas and, once again, he is entered him in the register as the son of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith’, Carpenter of Crossways. On the following day the Curate also baptised Thomas’s cousin, Philip, son of a labourer and his wife, Ephraim and Hannah Wilson, of Duckhole,

On 4th February 1838 Mr Darville baptised Celia at Thornbury and, yet again, he refers to her as being the daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Crossways. According to the Parish Register he also christened John the son of Ann’s brother, Ephraim Wilson, Labourer of Crossways, and his wife, Hannah but the Bishop’s Transcript shows Celia’s baptism as taking place two days later on the 6th.

Ellen Smith was born on 18th January 1839 at Compton Greenfield. Her parents were described on her birth certificate as Thomas Smith, carpenter, and Ann Smith, formerly Wilson. Her mother registered her on 12th February 1839 and she made her mark. Ellen Smith was baptised on 3rd February 1839 at the Church of All Saints in Compton Greenfield.

Emma, daughter of Thomas and Anne Smith, was baptised at All Saints, Compton Greenfield on 2nd January 1842.

In 1841 Thomas and Ann were living at Compton Greenfield. Thomas was described as a thirty-two-year-old carpenter and his wife Ann was aged twenty-six years. The whole of the family were born in Gloucestershire. The children were listed as Agustus (sic) aged ten; Thos (sic) aged eight; Celea (sic) aged five and Elen (sic) aged two years. With then was Joseph Smith, aged twenty-five-years, an agricultural labourer, aged twenty-five-years, who only stayed one night.

Ann Smith died on 24th September 1842 at Compton in the Clifton Union Registration District, Westbury and Henbury sub district. She was described as thirty (could be read as thirty-eight), wife of Thomas Smith, Labourer and the cause of death was given as ‘Decline’. The witness was Augustus Smith of Compton who made his mark. and an Ann Smith was buried at Compton Greenfield on September 29th 1842 aged twenty-nine-years.

Looking at the 1851 census return there is a Thomas Smith, aged forty-five-years, who was living at 39 Milk Street in St Paul’s Bristol. His occupation was given as a Wheelwright and he said that he was born at Hill. Significantly his wife is given as fifty-year-old Lucy who had been born in Cattistock, Dorset. Living with them was his stepson Edwin C. White, who was twelve-years-old and also born at Cattistock.

This couple is probably the Thomas and Lucy Smith who witnessed the wedding of Thomas and Sarah in Bedminster in the December of that year.

On 1st June 1857 Thomas Smith married Lucy Hodges Pople White at the Church of St Jude in Bristol. The couple were living in Wade Street at the time. Thomas was described as a fifty-one-year-old wheelwright and a widow (sic), son of William Smith, farmer. His bride was described as a fifty-seven-year-old widower (sic) daughter of Jonathan Pople, a farmer. The witnesses were Alfred Wm Baker and Ellen Brittan and all four of them signed their names.

On 2nd March 1859 a Thomas Smith died at the Royal Infirmary, Bristol, of Emphysema of the Lungs PM Certified. He was described on his death certificate as a fifty-two-year-old Journeyman Carpenter. The witness was Charlotte Osmond of the Royal Infirmary who was present at the death. The death was registered on 4th March 1859 by H.O. Stephens, Registrar.

Thomas Smith was possibly buried on 6th March 1859 at St Mary’s Fishponds, aged fifty-four-years.

From the above information we might conclude that Thomas Smith I was born in Hill in about 1805. There is a baptism, which fits because a Thomas Smith, son of William and Ann Smith was born on 25th July 1805 and baptised on 18th August 1805. He then married Ann and had a son, Thomas, who was born in about 1830. His wife died and he then married a widow, Lucy.

LUCY SMITH, second wife of Thomas Smith I

 

Looking at the 1851 census return there is a Thomas Smith, aged forty-five-years, who was living at 39 Milk Street in St Paul’s Bristol. His occupation was given as a Wheelwright and he said that he was born at Hill. Significantly his wife is given as fifty-year-old Lucy who had been born in Cattistock, Dorset. Living with them was his stepson Edwin C. White, who was twelve-years-old and also born at Cattistock.

This couple is probably the Thomas and Lucy Smith who witnessed the wedding of Thomas Smith II and Sarah in Bedminster in the December of that year.

On 1st June 1857 Thomas Smith married Lucy Hodges Pople White at the Church of St Jude in Bristol. The couple were living in Wade Street at the time. Thomas was described as a fifty-one-year-old wheelwright and a widow (sic), son of William Smith, farmer. His bride was described as a fifty-seven-year-old widower (sic) daughter of Jonathan Pople, a farmer. The witnesses were Alfred Wm Baker and Ellen Brittan and all four of them signed their names.

On 2nd March 1859 a Thomas Smith died at the Royal Infirmary, Bristol, of Emphysema of the Lungs PM Certified. He was described on his death certificate as a fifty-two-year-old Journeyman Carpenter. The witness was Charlotte Osmond of the Royal Infirmary who was present at the death. The death was registered on 4th March 1859 by H.O. Stephens, Registrar.

Lucy Smith died on the twenty fourth of December 1867 at Little James Street, Bristol. She was described as sixty-eight-years-old and the widow of Thomas Smith, wheelwright, journeyman. She died of Asthma and chronic bronchitis which was certified. The witness was Ellen Hunt of Little James Street who was present at the death. She made her mark. The death was registered on 28th December 1867 by George Parsons, Registrar.

Ellen was probably Lucy’s daughter. She married Isaac Hunt at Bristol on 9th October 1843. His father was Stephen Hunt and her father was Charles White.

In 1841 there is an Ellen White listed as a female servant at the Half Moon in Sherborne, Dorset. She was aged twenty and born in the county.

In 1851 Isaac and Ellen were living at 7 Little James Street, Bristol. Isaac was a thirty-two-year-old cordwainer born in Clifton. Ellen was aged twenty-six-years and born in Sherborne, Dorset. Their son, illegible name, aged three was born in Bristol.

In 1861 they were at the same address. Isaac was described as a forty-three-year-old cordwainer born in Clifton. Ellen was a thirty-six-year-old charwoman born at Sherborne. Their child was Eliza aged two months and born in St James’s.

Isaac Hunt late of 7 Little James Street died on 3rd November 1863. He was a shoemaker and died at Bristol General Hospital. Administration was granted to his widow Ellen Hunt on 28th March 1864 and his effects were valued under fifty pounds.

In 1871 Ellen Hunt was at 7 Little James Street, a forty-seven-year-old charwoman born at Sherborne. With her was her daughter, Eliza, aged ten years and born in St James, Bristol.

In 1881 Ellen was still at the same address, a fifty-seven-year-old charwoman born in Frome, Somerset. Her daughter Eliza was a twenty-year-old boot machinist born in Bristol.

Edwin Charles White, the son of Charles and Lucy White was baptised at Sherborne, Dorset, on 26th September 1838. His father Charles White, a blacksmith of Sherborne, was buried on 19th September 1838 at Sherborne aged thirty-seven years.

Charles White and Lucy Hodges were together before 1824 but it is not clear whether they were actually married as in 1833 the parents of Edwin John White are given as Charles White and Lucy Hodges.

Lucy Hodges Pople was baptised on 6th August 1800 at Cattistock, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary Pople.

Charles and Lucy White had at least seven children but four of them died in infancy. The eldest Wyndham James White was born in the Sherborne area during 1823. Another researcher seems to have found a baptism on 31st January 1823 at South Brewham, Somerset. Walter William was baptised at Sherborne on 23rd February 1827; the first Worthington White was baptised at Sherborne on 26th December 1828 and buried there on 4th December 1829 aged eleven months; the second Worthington White was baptised at Sherborne on 10th August 1831 and buried there on 22nd May 1833 aged two years; Edwin John was baptised at Sherborne on 8th April 1833 at Sherborne and buried on 23rd December 1835 aged two years; the third Worthington White was baptised on 23rd January 1835 at Sherborne and buried there on 23rd December 1835 aged one year and then finally Edwin Charles White.

In 1841 Lucy Hodghes (sic) and Edwin White were staying with Mary Kilminster, a farmeress in Shirehampton tything. Lucy was aged forty and Edwin aged two and neither were listed as born in the county. Another person in residence was Kitty Pople, a servant, who was not born in the county either.

Of the three White brothers who survived we have gleaned the following:

The eldest brother of Edwin Charles White was Wyndham James White (1823-1879). At the age of thirteen he was placed before the Dorset County Sessions for Larceny on 3rd January 1837, imprisoned until the end of the session and then whipped.

In 1851 Wyndam White was living at Williams buildings, St Augustine’s, Bristol. He was living with his wife Caroline and her mother Jane Wilkins, aged seventy-nine-years, a pauper and former charwoman, born in Taunton. Wyndam was aged twenty-nine-years, a labourer, born in Sherborne. His wife was aged thirty-two-years and born in Bristol. Their children were James aged two years six months and Charles aged one month. Both were born in Bristol.

In 1871 Wyndham was living with his family at 11 Pump Court, St Augustine’s. He was described as a forty-nine-year-old timber haulier born at Sherborne. His wife Caroline was aged fifty and their children at home included eighteen-year-old Wyndham, a grocer’s porter, and Walter a fifteen-year-old sadler’s errand boy. All three were born in Bristol and they had two lodgers residing with them.

Whyndham James White died in Bristol Registration District during the first quarter of 1879 aged fifty-six-years. Another researcher has the date as 28th March 1879.

Walter William White was in 1861 living at the Infantry Barracks in Colchester, aged thirty-two-years, and born at Sherborne.

In 1871 he was described as a pensioner and was living with his family at 7 Baker Row, Magdalen Street, Colchester. He was described as forty-three-years-old and born at Sherborne. His wife Elizabeth was aged thirty and born at Colchester and their children included Charles, aged nine; Elizabeth aged four and Walter aged one. All were born in Colchester.

In 1881 they were living at the same address but by this time Walter was a forty-nine-year-old bricklayer’s labourer and the children were Charles, an eighteen-year-old machine fitter; Walter aged eleven; Whyndham aged nine and Ellen aged six.

The youngest Edwin Charles White becomes more associated with the Smith Family.

Looking at the 1851 census return there is a Thomas Smith, aged forty-five-years, who was living at 39 Milk Street in St Paul’s Bristol. His occupation was given as a Wheelwright and he said that he was born at Hill. Significantly his wife is given as fifty-year-old Lucy who had been born in Cattistock, Dorset. Living with them was his stepson Edwin C. White, who was twelve-years-old and also born at Cattistock.

In 1861 Edwin Charles Smith (sic) was lodging with a widow, Mary Hicks, at Earthcott a few doors away from his stepbrother Thomas Smith and his family. Edwin was described as an unmarried twenty-two-year-old blacksmith born at Sherborne, Dorset.

In 1871 Edwin C. White was a thirty-six-year-old Blacksmith of Hop Yard Cottage, Tytherington. His place of birth was given as Sherborne, Somerset (sic). His wife, Mary A. White, was aged thirty-three-years and she was born in Tytherington. Their children included Lucy aged nine and born at Lattridge; Elizabeth aged four and born at Tytherington; Rosanah aged three and born in Tytherington and Charles aged one month and born in Tytherington.

In 1881 Edwin White and his family were at Grove Place, Fishponds and he was working as a blacksmith at the colliery. He was described as forty-three-years-old and born at Sherborne, Dorset. His children included Lucy, a nineteen-year-old general servant born in Lattridge; Mary aged fifteen and born at Itchington; Rose aged thirteen and born at Itchington; Charles aged ten and born at Itchington; James aged eight and born at Stapleton; Florence aged five and born in Stapleton and Bessy aged four months and born at Fishponds.

In 1891 Edwin White was a blacksmith of Mangotsfield. He was described as fifty-two-years-old and born at Sherborne. Mary-Ann, his wife, was aged fifty-two and born at Tytherington. Their children were Rosena, a twenty-three-year-old laundress born at Tytherington; Charles a twenty-one-year-old blacksmith born at Itchington; James an eighteen-year-old blacksmith, born in Stapleton and Florence a fourteen- year-old scholar born in Stapleton.

Edwin Charles White died during the first quarter of 1897 in Barton Regis Registration District.

 

ANN SMITH, Great III Grandmother

 Daughter of Joseph and Sarah, nee Gazard

Common Law Wife of Thomas Smith I

Mother of Thomas Smith II

 Also Mother of Infant Laura, (? Augustus), Celia Andrews, Ellen Keel and Emma

Ann Wilson was born on 12th January 1808 and baptised at Thornbury on 21st February in the same year. She was probably the youngest daughter of Joseph and Sarah Smith of Filner. However, there is a slim possibility that she was, Mary Ann, the ‘base born’ daughter of Ann’s eldest sister, Hannah, and if so Hannah was ‘delivered nearly at the same hour with her mother.’ Both babies were baptised at the same ceremony.

Joseph Wilson was a husbandman and he made a full will in 1820 providing for his widow and their children. In this will he lists them all by name and makes special provision for the youngest child, Ann, whom he refers to as ‘Nancy’.

Hannah, the eldest daughter, was nearly forgotten in her father’s will and her name is added in over the line. On 27th January 1814, Hannah Wilson married William Walker at Thornbury. He was probably the illegitimate son of Mary Walker, born on 3rd September 1787 and baptised on 24th October.

In trying to unravel Ann (Nancy) from Mary Ann her niece is not easy. However, on 22nd April 1832 an Ann Wilson married Giles Hurn at Thornbury. Significantly, the witnesses to their marriage were William and Hannah Walker and all four parties could only make their mark. This may indicate that the Walkers were witnesses because the bride was Hannah’s daughter, however, it could be argued that she was witness because the bride was her youngest sister.

Assuming that Ann was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah, we can see that she would have been only twelve-years-old when her father died. Presumably, her mother was the Sarah Wilson who was buried from Grovesend, aged sixty-six, on 25th July 1832.

Ann Wilson was probably co-habiting with Thomas Smith at Crossways by the time of the birth of their first child, Laura. On 16th November 1828 Laura, daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Hill, was baptised at Thornbury by Mr Darville, the Curate. At the same time Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Anne Wilson, Farmer of Crossways, was also christened. The Vicar, Mr Stephens, added a note in the margin – ‘Not married – the mother’s name is Anne Longden.’ Joseph Wilson was a brother of Ann Wilson.

The burial register at Thornbury reveals that baby Laura died nine months later and was buried on July 12th 1829. This time Mr Stephens, the Vicar, signed the register and the entry refers to ‘Laura Wilson’ of Crossways. Thomas and Ann were clearly not married and the Vicar and Curate seem to be dealing with their situation in conflicting ways!

On 19th June 1831 there is an intriguing entry in the Thornbury baptismal register. Augustus was christened by Mr Darville, the Curate, and his mother is listed as Anne Smith of Crossways and then this surname has been struck out and replaced with the surname Longden. The Bishop’s Transcript just has Augustus the son of Anne Longden of Crossways. I am sure that this baby is the Augustus Smith who is listed with the Smith Family in the 1841 census and who drowned in 1845. His mother, Anne Longden, died in 1831 and I suspect that Thomas and Ann may have ‘adopted’ her nephew.

On 13th October 1833 Mr. Darville, the Curate, conducted a further baptism at Thornbury, this time for baby Thomas and, once again, he is entered him in the register as the son of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith’, Carpenter of Crossways. On the following day the Curate also baptised Thomas’s cousin, Philip, son of a labourer and his wife, Ephraim and Hannah Wilson, of Duckhole,

On 4th February 1838 Mr Darville baptised Celia at Thornbury and, yet again, he refers to her as being the daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Crossways. According to the Parish Register he also christened John the son of Ann’s brother, Ephraim Wilson, Labourer of Crossways, and his wife, Hannah but the Bishop’s Transcript shows Celia’s baptism as taking place two days later on the 6th.

Ellen Smith was born on 18th January 1839 at Compton Greenfield. Her parents were described on her birth certificate as Thomas Smith, carpenter, and Ann Smith, formerly Wilson. Her mother registered her on 12th February 1839 and she made her mark. Ellen Smith was baptised on 3rd February 1839 at the Church of All Saints in Compton Greenfield.

Emma, daughter of Thomas and Anne Smith, was baptised at All Saints, Compton Greenfield on 2nd January 1842.

In 1841 Thomas and Ann were living at Compton Greenfield. Thomas was described as a thirty-two-year-old carpenter and his wife Ann was aged twenty-six years. The whole of the family were born in Gloucestershire. The children were listed as Agustus (sic) aged ten; Thos (sic) aged eight; Celea (sic) aged five and Elen (sic) aged two years. With then was Joseph Smith, aged twenty-five-years, an agricultural labourer, aged twenty-five-years, who only stayed one night.

Ann Smith died on 24th September 1842 at Compton in the Clifton Union Registration District, Westbury and Henbury sub district. She was described as thirty (could be read as thirty-eight), wife of Thomas Smith, Labourer and the cause of death was given as ‘Decline’. The witness was Augustus Smith of Compton who made his mark. and an Ann Smith was buried at Compton Greenfield on September 29th 1842 aged twenty-nine-years.

 

Their children were Great III Uncles and Aunts:

LAURA SMITH alias WILSON, Infant Great III Aunt

Ann Wilson was probably co-habiting with Thomas Smith at Crossways by the time of the birth of their first child, Laura. On 16th November 1828 Laura, daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Hill, was baptised at Thornbury by Mr Darville, the Curate. At the same time Ellen, daughter of Joseph and Anne Wilson, Farmer of Crossways, was also christened. The Vicar, Mr Stephens, added a note in the margin – ‘Not married – the mother’s name is Anne Longden.’ Joseph Wilson was a brother of Ann Wilson.

The burial register at Thornbury reveals that baby Laura died nine months later and was buried on July 12th 1829. This time Mr Stephens, the Vicar, signed the register and the entry refers to ‘Laura Wilson’ of Crossways.

(?) AUGUSTUS SMITH, Great III Uncle but more likely Nephew of Ann Wilson

On 19th June 1831 there is an intriguing entry in the Thornbury baptismal register. Augustus was christened by Mr Darville, the Curate, and his mother is listed as Anne Smith of Crossways and then this surname has been struck out and replaced with the surname Longden. The Bishop’s Transcript just has Augustus the son of Anne Longden of Crossways. I am sure that this baby is the Augustus Smith who is listed with the Smith Family in the 1841 census and who drowned in 1845.

His mother, Anne Longden, died in 1831 and I suspect that Thomas and Ann may have ‘adopted’ her nephew.

Augustus Smith was aged ten years and living at home at the time of the 1841 census.

In 1841 Thomas’s parents were living at Compton Greenfield. Thomas was described as a thirty-two-year-old carpenter and his wife Ann was aged twenty-six years. The whole of the family were born in Gloucestershire. The children were listed as Agustus (sic) aged ten; Thos (sic) aged eight; Celea (sic) aged five and Elen (sic) aged two years. With them was Joseph Smith, aged twenty-five-years, an agricultural labourer, aged twenty-five-years, who only stayed one night.

Augustus Smith probably died on 9th February 1845 at Redwick in Thornbury Union Registration District. He was described as a fifteen-year-old male, a servant in husbandry. He accidentally drowned in a pool of water. The informant was Mr Tysium Ellis, the Coroner at Berkeley. The death was registered on twenty-seventh of March 1845 by C. Powell, Register.

THOMAS SMITH II, Great II Grandfather

Son of Thomas Smith I and Ann Wilson

Husband of Sarah Woodward

Father of Ellen Jones

Also Father of Enoch, Charles, Alfred, Sarah Ann Harris, Augustus, Thyrza Newman, Edward, George, Joshua and Harry

On 13th October 1833 Mr. Darville, the Curate, conducted the baptism at Thornbury, of Thomas and he entered him in the register as the son of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith’, Carpenter of Crossways. On the following day the Curate also baptised Thomas’s cousin, Philip, son of a labourer and his wife, Ephraim and Hannah Wilson, of Duckhole. However, it would seem that Thomas’s parents were not actually married.

 

CELIA ANDREWS, Great III Aunt

On 4th February 1838 Mr Darville baptised Celia at Thornbury and he refers to her as being the daughter of ‘Thomas and Anne Smith,’ Carpenter of Crossways. According to the Parish Register he also christened John the son of Ann’s brother, Ephraim Wilson, Labourer of Crossways, and his wife, Hannah, but the Bishop’s Transcript shows Celia’s baptism as taking place two days later on the 6th.

In 1841 Thomas’s parents were living at Compton Greenfield. Thomas was described as a thirty-two-year-old carpenter and his wife Ann was aged twenty-six years. The whole of the family were born in Gloucestershire. The children were listed as Agustus (sic) aged ten; Thos (sic) aged eight; Celea (sic) aged five and Elen (sic) aged two years. With then was Joseph Smith, aged twenty-five-years, an agricultural labourer, who only stayed one night.

In 1851 a Celia Smith was living at 4 Tamworth Place where she was working for a retired timber merchant. She was aged sixteen years and born at Thornbury.

In 1861 a Celia Smith, aged twenty-five-year-old, was a housemaid living at 18 King Square, St James, Bristol, She was shown as born at Thornbury and he employer was George Cole, a ship owner on the African line.

On 12th February 1864 Laura Smith married Thomas Samuel Andrews at Seale Parish Church in Surrey. Thomas was a twenty-five-year-old soldier, of Seale, the son of John Andrews a painter. Celia Smith was a twenty-seven-year-old spinster, daughter of Thomas Smith, carpenter and was residing in the parish of Holy Trinity, Brompton. Both signed their names and the witnesses were Charles Beacham and Clara Caesar.

Edward George Andrews, son of Thomas Samuel Andrews and Celia Smith was born on 18th November 1868 at Newbridge, Kildare in Ireland and baptised at Newbridge.

Celia Ann Andrews was born on 5th October 1874 and baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich on 16th October 1874. She was the daughter of Thomas Samuel and Celia Andrews. He was described as a Corporal in the ASC (Army Service Corps).

In 1881 Thomas Samuel and Celia Andrews were living at Corporation Stables, Park Road, Portsea. Thomas Samuel Andrews was described as a forty-two-year-old Foreman of Carters at the Corporation Stables. He was born at Bristol. His wife Celia was described as aged forty-three and born at Crossways, Gloucestershire. His son John T. Andrews was a fifteen-year-old printer’s apprentice born at Portsea. Edward G. Andrews was aged twelve, a scholar, born at Carragh in Ireland. Celia A. Andrews, a scholar, was aged six years and born at Woolwich in Kent. Hedley H. Andrews was aged two years and born at Portsea in Hampshire.

Ten years later in 1891 the Andrews were still living at Corporation Stables. Now Thomas was a fifty-two-year-old stable foreman (groom) born in Bristol. Celia was aged fifty-three and born at Crossways. Edward was a twenty-two-year-old wheelwright born in Kildare, Ireland. Celia A. Andrews was a sixteen-year-old dressmaker born at Woolwich in Kent. Hedley H. Andrews was a twelve-year-old scholar born at Portsea.

Celia died in 1895 in Hampshire and Thomas Samuel Andrews married Ellen Davis at Portsea in 1896.

In 1901 Thomas S. Andrews was still living at Corporation Stables and working as a stable foreman, aged sixty-two-years and born at Fishponds in Gloucestershire. His new wife, Ellen, was aged fifty-five-years and born at Devizes in Wiltshire. With them was fifteen-year-old William J. Purdue, stepson, a painter, born at Wandsworth in London.

In 1911 Thomas S. Andrews was living in nine rooms at 145 St Pancras, Chichester, Sussex. He was described as seventy-three-year-old publican and retailer of wines and spirits on his own account. He was born at Fishponds in Bristol. His wife Ellen was aged sixty-four and they had been married for fourteen years and was born in Devizes. With them were members of the Purdue Family, her family, together with four employees.

According to probate records Thomas Samuel Andrews died on 18th April 1917 at 31 Inglis Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. He was described as an army pensioner. John Thomas Andrews, telephone operator, was granted administration at Winchester on 18th May 1917 and effects were valued at £163.16s.7d.

Their children were cousins of Ellen Terrett, Great Grandmother:

 

JOHN THOMAS ANDREWS

 

EDWARD GEORGE ANDREWS

 

Edward George Andrews, son of Thomas Samuel Andrews and Celia Smith was born on 18th November 1868 at Newbridge, Kildare in Ireland and baptised at Newbridge.

 

CELIA ANN ANDREWS

 

Celia Ann Andrews was born on 5th October 1874 and baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich on 16th October 1874. She was the daughter of Thomas Samuel and Celia Andrews. He was described as a Corporal in the Army Service Corps.

 

HEDLEY HORACE ANDREWS

 1879-1963

 

ELLEN KEEL, Great III Aunt

 

Ellen Smith was born on 18th January 1839 at Compton Greenfield. Her parents were Thomas Smith, carpenter, and his mother was described as Ann Smith, formerly Wilson. Her mother registered her on 12th February 1839 and she made her mark.

Ellen Smith was baptised on 3rd February 1839 at the Church of All Saints in Compton Greenfield. She was at home for the 1841 census at Compton Greenfield aged two years. In 1841 Thomas’s parents were still living at Compton Greenfield. Thomas was described as a thirty-two-year-old carpenter and his wife Ann was aged twenty-six years. The whole of the family were born in Gloucestershire. The children were listed as Agustus (sic) aged ten; Thos (sic) aged eight; Celea (sic) aged five and Elen (sic) aged two years. With then was Joseph Smith, aged twenty-five-years, an agricultural labourer, aged twenty-five-years, who only stayed one night.

In 1861 Ellen Smith was working as a servant at 35 Kingsdown Parade, Bristol, aged twenty-two-years and born at Compton.

During 1870 she married Charles Keel in Bedminster Registration District. At St Peter’s Bishopworth on 14th May Charles Keel, aged twenty-seven-years, dairyman of Bishopsworth, Somerset, married Ellen Smith, a twenty-nine-year-old spinster of Bishopsworth. He was described as the son of Joel Keel, Farmer, and she was the daughter of Thomas Smith, Carpenter. Both bride and groom signed their names. The witnesses were Richard Thomas Arnold and Hannah Keel who also signed.

In 1871 Charles Keel were living at Bright Bow ‘Barley Mow’, Bedminster. Charles was married, aged twenty-nine-years, a milkman, born at Chew Magna. His brother James was unmarried, eighteen, born in Chew Magna and working as a milkman too.

In the same year 1871 Ellen was staying with her father-in-law, Joel Keel, at Stanton Drew. Joel was a widower, aged sixty, a labourer, born in Clutton. Ellen was aged thirty and born in Gloucestershire and their son Edward Charles Keel was aged one month and born at Bedminster. With the Keel were Joel’s grandsons William James Smith and Charles Smith, both born in Gloucester.

In 1881 Charles and Ellen were at 2 North Street, Bedminster. Charles was described as thirty-six-years, a greengrocer, born in Chew Magna. Ellen was aged thirty-nine, and born at Thornbury. Charles was aged eleven and born at Bedminster and Emily was aged nine months and born at Bedminster also. There was also a boarder and a servant.

In 1891 Charles and Ellen Keel were at 16 North Street, Bedminster. Charles was aged forty-nine-years, a fruiterer (green) born at Chew Magna, Ellen was aged fifty and born at Compton, Glos. Their children included Edward C. Keel, twenty, a box maker, born in Bristol. William H. Keel, was aged sixteen, a box maker, born at Bristol.With them was a servant and two boarders.

In 1901 Charles and Ellen Keel were at Bishopsworth Common. Charles was described as a fity-six-year-old greengrocer born at Chew Magna. Ellen was aged fifty-nine and born at Morton, Gloucestershire. Kate Wallace was an adopted daughter aged twenty and born in Bedminster. Bert Keel, grandson, was aged six and Alfred Keel, grandson, aged four. Both were born in Bedminster.

In 1911 Charles and Ellen Keel were still at Bishopsworth Common. Charles was aged sixty-nine-years, married thirty-eight-years, with five children, three of whom had died. He was described as a market gardener, employer, born at Chew Magna. Ellen Smith was aged seventy-one-years and born at Compton Greenfield. Albert Charles Keel was aged sixteen, an assistant gardener in a market garden, born in Bristol and Alfred John Keel was aged fourteen, a printer – layer-on working at a printers and born in Bristol. They were living in four rooms and Charles made his mark.

Charles Keel was buried at St Peter’s Bishopswood on 19th September 1911 aged sixty-eight-years. Ellen Smith died in 1928 in Long Ashton Registration District.

Their children were cousins of Ellen Terrett:

 

EDWARD CHARLES SMITH KEEL

 

Edward Charles Smith Keel was baptised on 28th May 1871 at St Peter’s Bishopsworth. He was aged one month at the time of the 1871 census and with his mother and grandfather at Stanton Drew. In 1881 he was at home aged eleven and born at Bedminster. In 1891 he was at home, aged twenty, a box maker, born at Bristol.

Name: Edward Charles Keel
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1871
Marriage Date: 13 May 1894
Marriage Place: St. Paul, Bedminster, Somerset, England
Father: Charles Keel 
Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Harris 
FHL Film Number: 1596641
Reference ID: it7 p48 n96

He married Elizabeth Ann Harris at St Paul’s Bedminster on 13th May 1894 and had at least two sons. Albert Charles Keel was baptised at Bedminster on 10th January 1895 and Alfred John Keel who was born in 1896 in Bedminster Registration District.

Name: Edward Charles Keel
Birth Date: abt 1871
Age: 41
Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Arrival Date: 23 May 1912
Port of Arrival: Bristol, England
Ports of Voyage: Quebec
Ship Name: Royal Edward
Search Ship Database: View the ‘Royal Edward’ in the ‘Passenger Ships and Images’ database
Shipping Line: Canadian Northern Line
Official Number: 125656

He died in Bristol Registration District during 1952.

Their children were second cousins of William Edward Terrett:

Albert Charles Keel was baptised at Bedminster on 10th January 1895. In 1901 he was with his grandparents at Bishopswood Common aged six years. In 1911 he was an assistant gardener working on his grandfather’s market garden at Bishopswood Common.

Alfred John Keel was born in 1896 at Bedminster Registration District. In 1901 he was with his grandparents at Bishopswood Common aged four years. In 1911 he was a printer – layer on at a printers and living with his grandparents at Bishopswood Common. He may have served in the First World War for the Canadian Forces (?)

 

WILLIAM HENRY KEEL

 

William Henry Keel was baptised on 3rd September 1876. In 1881 William was at home aged six and born in Bedminster. In 1891 he was still at home, aged sixteen, a box maker, born in Bristol. He married Amy Lily Chivers in 1897 in Bedminster Registration District and had at least two sons. Clifford Ernest Keel was baptised at St Peter’s Bishopworth on 7th August 1898 and William Charles James Keel on 3rd December 1899.

In 1901 Wm Henry Keel was living at 13 Gwillam Street, Bedminster with his wife and family. He was described as a twenty-six-year-old wooden box maker born in Bristol. Amy Lily was aged twenty-four and born in Bristol. Clifford Ernest was aged two years and William Charles James aged one year. Both children were born in Bristol.

In 1911 William Henry Keel was living at 18 St John’s Lane, Bedminster. He was described as a thirty-six-year-old greengrocer working on his own account and born at Bedminster. His wife Amy Lily Keel had been married to him for 13 years and they had two children. She was aged thirty-four and born in Bedminster. Their children included Clifford Ernest Keel aged twelve born in Bedminster, a scholar and William Charles James Keel aged eleven, a scholar, born at Bedminster. With them was Sarah Ann Chivers, aged seventy-one, the widowed mother-in-law of William Henery, born in Coleford.

He died in 1951 in Bristol Registration District.

Their children were second cousins of William Edward Terrett:

 

Clifford Ernest Keel was baptised at St Peter’s Bishopsworth on 7th August 1898. In 1901 he was at home aged two years and in 1911 he was at home aged twelve.

Charles James Keel was baptised at St Peter’s Bishopsworth on 3rd December 1899. In 1901 he was at home aged one year and in 1911 he was at home aged eleven.

 

ERNEST WALTER SMITH KEEL

 

Ernest Walter Smith Keel was baptised on 4th March 1877 at St Peter’s Bishopworth and was buried there on 10th June 1877.

 

EMILY ELIZABETH KEEL

 

Emily Elizabeth Keel was baptised at St Peter’s Bishopsworth on 7th July 1878 and was buried there on 13th April 1879.

 

EMILY ELIZABETH KEEL

Emily Elizabeth Keel was baptised at St Peter’s Bishopsworth on 5th September 1880. Emily was at home aged nine months and born at Bedminster at the time of the 1881 census. She died during the first quarter of 1882 in Bedminster Registration District.

 

EMMA SMITH, Great III Aunt

 

Emma was born at Compton on 13th November 1841 and was described on her birth certificate as the daughter of Thomas Smith and Ann Smith, formerly Wilson. Her mother registered the birth on 11th January 1842. She made her mark.

Emma, daughter of Thomas and Anne Smith, was baptised at All Saints, Compton Greenfield on 2nd January 1842.

In 1851 she was living in St James’s Parish in Bristol and working as a servant in the home of George Lewis, a bootmaker of 4 Montagu Street. She was described as eleven years and born in Compton.

In 1861 she was a twenty-year-old cook living at 42 Somerset Street, the home of auctioneer, Frederick Fargus. She was described as born at Compton.


 

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