Re: Thomas Smith of northhamptonshire, England
Working further on this family it would appear the marriage that we both found for 1842 of Thomas Smith and Eliza/Elizabeth Read....in Pottersbury, Northamptonshire, England
is NOT the correct marriage.
again too many folks with the same names....grrr!!!
going by the 1841 Census....which seems to be the correct family when I compare all the census info and the births and places they were living
and the fact that they had a daughter Eliza Smith born about 1835 in Northamptonshire, England
I would ASSUME that they were married BEFORE her birth....
yes I know I am JUMPING to conclusions but saying this is so...I looked for a marriage to match
the only thing I could find was on familysearch.org
Thomas Smith married Elizabeth Read
22 June 1826 at All Saints, Southampton, Hampshire, England
PRETTY SURE THIS ISN'T THEM....
he would have been 15 [FIFTEEN] at the time of his marriage if this is correct and it is THEM.
once again another pair with the same names....!!!
so I would appreciate any help you can give in this area
Also looked for the birth of Eliza Smith about 1835 in Northamptonshire, but so far I have found no matches.
Also going by the fact that the 1841 census info is indeed the correct family....then ELI SMITH...was born Smith not Read.
I believe I still need to confirm his birth also....
So NOW I have census for
I am missing 1871--
can't find anything to match once again... can you help me out please and thank you...
possibility of another family.
just going through what I have printed up and discarded as the possible family of Thomas Smith and Eliza Read
the marriage we both found for Thomas Smith and Eliza Read took place in Potterspury, Northamptonshire.
in 1841 I have Eliza Read living with her parents and siblings at Wicken/Potterspury, Northamptonshire, age 22
in 1851 I have Eliza SMITH living with her husband and 4 children at Lillingstone Dayrell, Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire.
born in Potterspury - age 30
in 1861 Eliza SMITH living with her husband 7 children and 2 other folks at Buckingham,
still born in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, age 40
in 1871 Eliza SMITH living with her husband & 2 sons at Buckingham
born in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, age 50
in 1881 Eliza Smith living with her husband & grandson
still born in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, - age 60
So again what are the odds to find two men with the same names marrying two women with the same names in the same area????
once again it explains why it is hard to track these folks down....
thanks for reading my ramblings and hopefully you can make sense of all this
and are able to help in whatever way you can