Smith

Name origin: The most common of all surnames as it was applied to artificers in wood as well as metal, in fact to all mechanical workers, hence its great frequency. Among the Highlands of Scotland the smith ranked third in dignity to the chief from his skill in fabricating military weapons and his dexterity in teaching the use of them. In Wales there were three sciences which a tenant could not teach his son without the consent of his lord, Scholarship, Bardism, and Smithcraft. The latter was one of the liberal sciences and the term was more comprehensive; different branches of knowledge were united in the profession which are now practiced separately, such as raising the ore, converting it into metal, etc.

______ Smith

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Smith b.1510 of Shalford, Essex, England m.abt.1535 William Algar

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John Smith

b.ca.1550 Caister On Sea, Norfolk, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Smith b.March 22, 1579 Caister-by-the-Sea, Norfolk, England d.Apr. 27, 1636 Ormesby, England m.(1)May 15, 1595 Robert Moulton who d.1623 m.(2)William Estow b.1600 d.1655

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(Thomas?) ______ Smith

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah Smith b.1621 d.Mar. 11, 1696/7 Salisbury, MA m.1639 Roger Eastman

Ref: That Man Eastman by Charles John Eastman, 1952

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Thomas Smith

m.Jonna ________ (Mayo?)

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Smith m.July 13, 1672 at Ipswich, MA Thomas Kimball

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From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: THOMAS, resident Ipswich, Mass., 1641.

Jonathan Smith

b.parents ukn
m.(1)Oct. 20, 1720 at Eastham, MA Thankful Paine
m.(2)Sept. 15, 1722 Pricilla Higgins

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thankful Smith b.March 5, 1732 Eastham, MA d.bef.Nov. 27, 1760 m.March 5, 1740/41 Isaac Hopkins

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______ Smith

CHILDREN included:

  1. Samuel Smith d.bef.1815 Boston, MA
  2. Elizabeth Smith b.abt.1753 in Nova Scotia d.1842 in Deer Isle, ME m.Benjamin Knowlton

Research NOTES: (1) An Elizabeth Smith was christened 21 Oct 1756 in Halifax, N.S. d/o John and Martha Smith
(2) An Elizabeth Smith b.April 25, 1756 Lunenburg N.S. d/o Edward and Elizabeth Smith

Will of Elizabeth Knowlton of Deer Isle: [from a very faint photocopy-HAW] widow in good health & sound mind. When my brother Samuel Smith, late of Boston, deceased, willed me +++ use of interest of $5,00.00 with the right and power to dipose of s/d sum by will do declare === after my decease to dispose of sum as follows++++ to my sons Robert and Joseph $750.00 each. My other chdr. Elizabeth Hamilton, Jane (Curtis?), Sally Smith, Benjamin Knowlton, and Nancy Merrithew $700.00 each. lc everything else to sons Robt. & Joseph equally. Robt. executor. Done at Castine Aug. 2, 1815 her Elizabeth Knowlton -(s) mark. Wit. David Howe, Tho. E. Hale and Peter Robinson. Oct. 16, 1817 Codicil: Wants all debts and funeral chgs pd first before division of the brother Samuel Smith's property. That division made made of amounts to chdn in proportion as made in will. Oct. 16, 1817 her Elizabeth Knowlton mark. p.159 Probated 1st Wednesday March 1843, she late of D. Isle, by Robt. Knowlton.

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______ Smith

mother: Catherine _______ (Smith?)

CHILD:

  1. Olive Smith of Vinalhaven b.1802 Deer Isle m.(1)pub.Apr. 8, 1821 m.April 27, 1821 Vinalhaven, Thomas Trundy of Deer Isle, ME m.(2)(pub)May 23, 1847 John Stinson of Deer Isle, ME

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