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Samuel Smith, Senior

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Founder of S. Smith and Son

c1826 Born at Ilford

Trained as a craftsman, Samuel Smith opened his first shop in 149/151 Newington Causeway in London in 1851. His business expanded rapidly, as he gained a reputation for offering a fast and friendly service, enabling to open a second shop in 1871.

1850 Birth of son Samuel Smith, Junior

1851 Living at 2 Richmond Street, Southwark (age 25 born Ilford), Silversmith. With wife Amelia (age 21 born Southwark) and son Samuel (age 6 months born Southwark). One servant. [1]

1861 Living at Brixton Hill, Streatham (age 35 born Ilford), Jeweller. With wife Amelia (age 31 born Southwark) and children Samuel (age 10 born Southwark), Amelia J. (age 9 born Newington), Joseph J. (age 4 born Newington), Alice (age 3 born Streatham) and Edith A. (age 1 born Streatham). One servant. [2]

1871 Living at Wilton House, 7 Brixton Rise, Brixton (age 45 born Ilford), Jeweller. With wife Amelia (age 41 born Southwark) and their children Samuel (age 20 born Southwark), Jeweller; Amelia Jane (age 19 born Newington); Alice (age 13 born Streatham); Edith Annie (age 11 born Streatham); Amy (age 9 born Lambeth); Kate (age 7 born Lambeth); Emily (age 6 born Lambeth); Jessie (age 4 born Lambeth) and Ada Florence (age 2 born Lambeth). Three servants. [3]

1875 Died

1881 'WILLIAM E. YEWEN. I manage the silver department of the late Samuel Smith, 151, Newington Causeway, for his executors'

1881 William Roberts Yewen living at 151/153 Newington Causeway (age 26 born Croydon), Jewellers Assistant. With wife Harriett (afe 23). Also Robert Smith (age 41 born Crowland, Lincoln), Porter and Eliza Smith (age 31), nis wife. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1881 Census