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c.1843 Born in Nottingham, son of Sydney Smith
1864 Sydney Smith retired from Smith Brothers and Co, handing it onto four of his sons and his son-in-law.
Early 1880s: A disagreement on policy led to 3 of the brothers eventually severing their connections with the business
1901 William Smith 58, brass founder, employer, lived in Basford with Isabella Smith 63 and Herbert Wm Smith 29, mechanical engineer
1908 Died in Nottingham