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William Smith (of Newcastle)

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1787 Born in Newcastle[1], presumably younger son of Thomas Smith (of Newcastle)

1810 Went into business with his father and brother Thomas, junior, in a ship building business at St.Peter's, taking over the shipyard of William Rowe. see T. and W. Smith

1819 William Smith may have married Elizabeth Ann Brown; they had one son, Frederick (b 1817)[2]

1826 William Smith married Margaret Werge in Newcastle[3]

1831 Birth of son Thomas Eustace Smith

1841 William Smith, merchant, 50 and his wife Margaret, 30, lived at Benton House, Newcastle[4] (presumably this is the grandfather of Eustace Smith who lived at Benton House).

1851 Merchant, shipowner, shipbuilder, farmer of 31 acres, age 40, living in Longbenton, Newcastle with Margaret Smith 45; visited by his brother's wife Margaret C Smith 40[5]

1860 Died at his home, Gosforth House, Northumberland; executors were Margaret Smith, his wife, and Thomas Eustace Smith, his son [6]


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Sources of Information

  1. Ancestry [1]
  2. Ancestry [2]
  3. Marriage records
  4. 1841 census
  5. 1851 census
  6. National Probate Calendar