Smythson Family History


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51 1841 census: age 7 born Kent with widowed father Thomas & siblings at Bull Inn, Barming.
1851 census: age 16 bricklayer born Barming with widowed father Thomas & siblings at Bull Inn, Barming. 
Hards, William (I783)
52 1841 census: age 9 born Middlesex with parents in Bowling Green Row, Chelsea.
1851 census: age 18 born Soho with parents & siter in 9 Beaufort St, Chelsea. 
Harrison, Charles (I302)
53 1841 census: not at home with parents
1851 census: age 30 b Hoxton with husband Frederick, a Sarah Jones 62 b Hockliffe Beds (her mother?) and 4 children at Heath Cottage, Croydon Common.
1861 census: age 40 born Shoreditch with husband & 6 children in Woodlands Villa, Woodlands Road, Isleworth.
1871 census: age 50 born Pentonville with husband & 6 children, son in law & granddaughter at Dashwood Cottage, Gravesend.

Original Parish Register St Leonard, Shoreditch:
Sarah Ann Janes bapt 30 Jun1820, born 7 Jun 1820 daughter of James Janes, tailor & Sarah his wife of Hoxton New Town.

Marriage certificate:
20 Oct 1841 at St Leonard, Shoreditch
Frederick William Spooner of full age bachelor accountant of Cumming Street to
Sarah Ann Jones of full age spinster of Provost Street,
fathers' names; William Spooner, warehouseman & James Jones, tailor,
witnesses; James Jones & Eliza Martha Jones.

Original Parish Register, St Leonards, Shoreditch.
Marriage entry, original signatures. Frederick signs with a flourish, Sarah Ann can barely write.
BUT although the vicar writes their names as JOnes, they all sign their names JAnes.
Copy in file.

Probate Callender of Admons & Wills:
Sarah Ann Spooner late of 2 St Georges Square Upton Essex died 27 Aug 1875, administration Principal Registry to William James Spooner of 19 Bridge Avenue Hammersmith Middlesex accountant son and one of next of kin.
(William James Spooner of Hammersmith was also informant on his father's death cert)

Death cert ref:
Sarah Ann Spooner (55) Sep qtr 1875 West Ham, Essex 4a 34

Death certificate:
Sarah Ann Spooner, widow of Frederick William Spooner accountant age 55 yrs died 27 Aug 1875 at 25 Georges Square, Upton, West Ham, Essex, cause of death Disease of the liver (cirrhosis) 2 years, Jaundice, Heart (valvular dis.), Dropsy 1 month- certified, informant H Spooner son of 26 Rue de Lisbourne, Paris, present at death. 
Janes, Sarah Ann (I591)
54 1841 There is a 23 year old ag lab in Ulcomb, Kent, which is about 20 miles from Dartford
On marriage in 1844 his occupation was Omnibus conductor, living in Limehouse as a Bachelor.
In 1845 when his daughter Elizabeth was born his occupation was coachman living in 3 Queens st. Milton
In 1848 when his son Richard was born his occupation was coachman living in Ironmonger Lane, St Nicholas in Rochester, Kent.
In 1849 when his second son Joseph was born, he was a coachman living in Garden Row, St Nicholas, Rochester.
In 1851 census aged 30 coachman born Dartford, Kent at home with family 10 Caroline sq, Chatham. nb Thomas is only 3 months old and yet he was born in Rochester, so maybe they had recently moved to Chatham.
In 1852 when his son William was born his occupation was coachman living in Eastgate, St Nicholas in Rochester, Kent.
In 1861 census he and his family of nine children were living in 8 Ironmongers lane, Rochester.
1870 on daughter Elizabeths marr. cert. is a coach proprietor.
1880 when wife Elizabeth died he was an Inn Keeper.
1881 census is a coachman of Ross Court, Rochester St Margaret, Kent, aged 62 and widowed, living with daughter Katherine L.
On daughter Elizabeth's second marriage he still shows himself as a coach proprietor.
1891 census he is still at Ross Court, with occupation Flydriver, with daughter Catherine at home.
1901 age 82, he is an inmate at Watts Almshouse in Rochester. Died that winter

Kent Archaelogical Society Churchyard inscriptions:
St Margaret Cemetery, Rochester.
10th OF FEBRUARY 1880
"Thy will be done" 
Springett, John Richard (I553)
55 1842 Green grocer at time of marriage living at Swan Yard
1851 age 31, Leather cutter, living 15 Garden Row, Gravesend
1861 Age 42 Leather cutter living 19 Bath Street 
Waters, Richard (I2651)
56 1851 Carpenter Journeyman Finnie, John (I1831)
57 1851 Carpenter Journeyman Finnie, George (I1832)
58 1851 census age 3 months born Warrington, Lancs. with parents in Cheshire.
1861 census age 10 scholar born Warrington, Lancashire, with actor parents in lodgings in Leamington Prior, Warwickshire.
1871 census age 20 at home with parents 16 Cornet st, St Peter Port Pawnbrokers assistant.
can't find in 1881

Birth cert ref:
Walter Sidney Smith Mar Qtr 1951 Warrington 20 1039

Baptism (Parish record on Ancestry):
Walter Sydney Smith bapt 12 Jan 1851 at St Paul, Warrington, Lancs., son of George John Horatio Smith and Maria Indiana Smith.

Report in the Guernsy Star, 18 Nov 1876:
Mentions a performance at the Theatre, for the benefit of Miss Rosa Beaufort (Mrs Walter Smythson), starring herself and ably assisted by Mrs G H Smythson and other talented performers. Copy on file.

But this does suggest that Walter was married to Miss Rosa Beaufort (stage name?).

Report in Guersey Star 25 June 1874:
The Militia Challenge Cup...won by Private Walter Smythson 1st Regiment, RGM and a member of teh Slade Rifle Club.

Report in same 11 July 1874:
The winner of the Militia Challenge Cup at our last meeting was Private W Smythson 1st Regiment Royal Guernsey Militia.

Report in same 27 March 1875:
Review of the Musketry Prizes awarded for 1874 to each Company of RGM.
W Smythson 1st Prize for E Company. saved under Richard images, lists all members awarded prizes that year.

The RGM was an unpaid Militia in which all Guernsey men had to do duty time, up to age 45.
The 1st Regiment was the Town or East Regiment who wore a red uniform with buff facings to their jackets (the other Regiments had blue, green & black facings and were known as the 'blues', 'greens' etc).

They went to New Zealand.

Residents Lists:
Masterton, wellington, NZ
1890 settler
1896 "
1897 "
1905-06 Walter Sydney Smythson settler Villa Street with wife Rosanna Richardson Smythson.

NZ Burial Records (Ancestry):
Masterton Cemetery (Wairarapa), Block P.
Has the whole family.
Walter Sydney Smythson died 28 Aug 1906 aged 55. Across the bar. (!?)
Rosanna Richardson Beaufort Smythson wife of Walter Smythson died 31 Jan 1933. Loved...and lost awhile.
Plus 2 daughters & son.

NZ Death Index:
Walter Sydney Smythson Sep Qtr 1906 Masterton, Nelson, Folio 1663 
Smythson, Walter Sydney (I1790)
59 1851 census age 52 comedian born Devon with husband, son Jackson Shalders & grandson Harry Smythson in Sackville Street, Portsea. Jane (I1812)
60 1851 census aged 1 born Rochester at home with parents in Chatham.
1871 census Joseph was at home in King St, Rochester, employed as a labourer.
1881 census he is living with his family in 3 Best Street, Chatham, occupied as a Dockyard labourer.
1901 census he is living in 18 Charter St occp. Labourer Rivetter, Dockyard, with (new) wife Susannah, Kate, Teddy and Percy. 
Springett, Joseph (I852)
61 1851 census aged 10 born Gravesend
1861 census aged 20 blacksmiths apprentice born Gravesend with mother.

FreeBMD Marriage James R Foster Sep 1866 Gravesend 2a 584 ( same day as sister Eliza!) 
Foster, James R (I2529)
62 1851 census aged 23 White smith- journeyman born Lynsted with wife and motherin laws family in Gravesend. Kingsnorth, William (I2532)
63 1851 census aged 26 master baker born Stratford, Essex newly married to Ann, Nb. monthly nurse lodging with them , so Ann is probably due to have her first child very soon. Allen, Robert (I2533)
64 1851 census aged 28 born London with husband & children in Chatham.
Daughter Elizabeth Parnell in attendance. Age on death given as 55, but this was proably ignorance on behalf of daughter Lizzie. 
Foster, Elizabeth Ann Ames (I554)
65 1851 census aged 28 born Middlesex, London, married with husband William Kingsnorth living with her mother Lucy in Gravesend. William is a Whitesmith too. Foster, Mary Ann (I2520)
66 1851 census aged 3 born Rochester with parents at home in Chatham.
1861 age 13 scholar
1871 age 23 Harness maker living Pembroke St, living with wife Mary and no children
1881 age 32 Sadler living Rochester Kent
1901 census living 353 High Street, Chatham. Employer at home Master Saddler. With big family.

Inscriptions of Rochester St Margarets Cemetery (Kent Archealogical Society):
WHO DIED 31st DEC. 1931
WHO DIED 18th MAY 1893
"How can I do without thee,
my Saviour, and my friend,
thy love which leads me onward,
will cheer me to the end:
Oh, show me the brightness of thy face
And let me know thy pardoning grace" 
Springett, John Richard (I746)
67 1851 census aged 3 months born Rochester with parents at home in Chatham
1901 census: living in Providence St, Rochester age 49 , occup labourer in shipyard. At home are wife Ellen, son Edward,, Ernest and Bert 
Springett, Thomas (I853)
68 1851 census aged 7 born Gravesend

FreeBMD: Joseph Hablet Foster Birth Dec1843 Gravesend 5 185
1866 Occupation on marriage: Mariner

Denise (internet tells us)

I managed to find a marriage for Joseph Hablett Foster to a Mary Ann Inglis on the 20th June 1866 at the Parish Church of St Peter, Rochester.

Joseph 23 Bachelor King Street Mariner (Father) Thomas Foster Smith
Mary Ann 18 Spinster King Street (Father) ???? Inglis Lighterman

Witnesses were John & Mary Ann Springett

I have some of their children baptised at St. George's, Gravesend:
Mary Ann Foster born circa 1867 Gravesend Bapt. June 2nd 1867
Joseph Hablett Foster born circa 1870 Gravesend Bapt. May 5th 1872
Thomas John Foster born circa 1872 Gravesend Bapt. May 5th 1872

On the 1871 census at 19 Kempthorne Street, Gravesend.
Joseph 29 Mariner
Mary Ann 25
Mary A 4
Joseph 1

On the 1881 census at 1 Moscow Road, Gravesend Kent
Mary Ann 30
Mary Ann 13
Joseph 11
Thomas 9
enumerated as Rogina 7 possibly Regina ?
Elizabeth 4
Eliza 2
Albert 6 weeks

On the 1881 census Vessels 'Mark Lane'
enumerated as Joseph Hufflet Foster 44 Coal Porter

1891 census at 1 Enfield Terrace, Kempthorne Street Gravesend
Joseph 48 General Labourer
Mary Ann 43
Thomas John 20 Fishmongers assistant
Elizabeth C 16
Eliza 13
Albert 10
Beatrice 7
Lucy 4
Charles J 9 months
RG12 PIECE 646 FOLIO 125 PAGE 22

On the 1901 census 28 Wakefield Street, Gravesend
Mary (widow) 52
Elizabeth 23
Albert 20 Slater
Beatrice 17
Lucy 13
RG11 PIECE 874 FOLIO 16 PAGE 26 
Foster, Joseph Hablet (I2531)
69 1851 census aged 8 born Gravesend
1861 census aged 19 sewing machine worker born Gravesend with mother.

FreeBMD: Catherine Foster Birth Jun1842 Gravesend 5 177 
Foster, Catherine (I2530)
70 1851 census living with parents
1871 census: living with widowed mother in Marylebone, Student of Medicine
1878 witness to brother Charles death.
1901 census living with his family at 86 London Road, Lewisham

London Daily News (Ancestry):
Staurday 22 December 1849
Parnell - Dec 18, at Norfolk Street, Park Lane, Mrs C O Parnell, of a son.

London Gazette, 9 January 1917:
Notice to end of his partnership with Arthur Grayling as General Medical Practitioners at Forest Hill dissolved 31st December 1916, dated 5th January 1917.

London Gazette, 20 May 1921:
Notice of his will, confirming death on 28 Oct 1920.

List of Old Charterhouse Pupils, Carthusians 1800-1879:
Parnell, Gerald Crecy, 1862. Brother of above (Charles Jocelyn, Frank & Walter George, sons of Charles Octavius Parnell) b. 1849. Surgeon. Address in Forest Hill.

University of London Examinees:
Gerald Crecy Parnell age 17, 24 Sussex Place, Regents Park. Up in June 1866 & January 1867. Pupil of Charterhouse School. 2 June 1867.

House Surgeon at Worcester Royal Infirmary, he also played the harmonium in the Chapel, at some time after 1873. (Google search) 
Parnell, Gerald Cresy (I624)
71 1851 census not with family in Chatham .
1851 census aged 4 born Gravesend with grandmother Lucy Foster in Gravesend
1861 census aged 14 born Gravesend. 
Springett, Mary Ann Lucy (I1722)
72 1851 census:
Think he at Romney Terrace, Greenwich
Henry Parnell 45 Surveyor born Kingston, Surrey
Anne Parnell 43 Surveyors wife born Pembroke, South Wales
Mary Metcalf 72 wid lodger Proprietor of Houses born East Smithfield, Middlx
Lydia Metcalf 30 lodger Prop Houses born E Smithfield.
Servant 18 Jane Ashton.

No this isn't him, I don't know how he fits in as very few Parnells born Kingston, but there is a Draper of Kingston around the same time, so he may be connected, I suspect they are all related to our Parnells.
Think this may actually be Horatio Parnell with 'wife' Ann Stiles.

Registers of Non Conformist Birth, Marriage & Deaths RG4 Piece 3996 Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Road 1822-1825 (Ancestry):
Burial 9th Sep 1822 Heny Erasmus Row Parnell age 22 yrs brought from Kingston. 
Parnell, Henry Erasmus Rowe (I589)
73 1851 census: age 16 fruit salesman born Covent Garden.

He only appears in the 1851 census with Gabriel & Matilda.
His date of birth from this census would be 1835, which means he is from his father's first marriage.

Baptism (Pallots & IGI & Ancestry):
Gabriel Hards bapt at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, 12 April 1835, parents are given as Gabriel Hards, fruit salesman and Rebecca Hards.

Not with his father in 1841 census, who is a fruit salesman in Lambeth (with a 13yr old Rebecca Hards-sister?).

There is a Gabriel Hards in 1841 census age 7, not born in Kent, with J C Dyke (independant means) and his large family in Rochester, Kent.

There is a Gabriel Hards marrying an Emmeline Purton in St Pancras in 1853 (there is another Gabriel Hards born 1824 in Yalding which could be muddling). In fact I think this is that other Gabriel Hards.

Merchant Seaman Records (Findmypast):
Gabriel Hards age 19 born London (b 1834)
1st sailing 18.3.53 Out, 1855 Home.
Straithmore (I think the name of the ship)
Lpool (Liverpool)
J Mbourne (Melbourne)
D Ldon (London)

Possible Death cert ref:
Gabriel Hards Dec qtr 1859 Chelsea 1a 96

By the 1861 census Gabriel senior has moved to Chelsea, it could be the son dies at his father's home in Chelsea. 
Hards, Gabriel (I286)
74 1851 census: age 2 born Poplar with 3 siblings under 10 yrs, nurse & staff but no old siblings or parents at Union Dock House, Poplar.
1861 census: age 12 scholar home from boarding school born Poplar with parents & 8 siblings at Kilburn House, Willesden.
1871 census: age 22 clerk Bank of England born Poplar with parents John J & Mary A, & 6 siblings at The Birches, Croydon.
nb. his brother is Lt Royal Artillery and his father is a Magistrate and Shipbuilding company owner.
1881 census: Walter J Fletcher age 31 clerk Bank of England born Stepney visitor in Kensington.
1891 census: age 42 clerk Bank of England born Poplar boarder in 31 Richmond Terrace, Lambeth.
1901 census: Walter J aged 52 Cashier Bank of England, born Limehouse, living in 20 Denbigh Place, with wife Heather, and servant.
1911 census: aged 62 cashier Bank of England born Poplar, London with wife Ethel Heather Caroline 37 & daughter Heather Maud Marion 4 & servant at 12 Bessborough Gardens SW.
May have served in the Royal Navy.

Per Avril: "Jack Fletcher, I'm pretty sure was a Navy man and they lived somewhere like Southsea. Allee used to go on Banana Boats to the W Indies during the winter, which was comfortable living and plenty of Bridge."

1921 Mother in law Elizabeth Smythson died while living with him at 8 Queens Terrace in Southsea.

Birth cert ref:
Walter John Fletcher Dec qtr 1848 Poplar 2 351

Death cer ref:
Walter J Fletcher (87) dec qtr 1935 portsmouth 2b 730 
Fletcher, Walter John (I199)
75 1851 census: age 3 born Islington, Mddx with parents at 13 Bedford Row, Islington.
1861 census: age 13 scholar, born Bourne Lincolnshire with mother at 7 Highbury Hill, Middx
1871 census: age 23 Accountant, born Holloway, Mddx with mother at 14 Gt Coram Street, Bloomsbury.

Birth cert ref:
John Noble Course Dec qtr 1847 Islington 3 285

Death Duty Register Index (findmypast):
John Noble Course died 27 Dec 1880, Montreal, probate to S??w Richardson at PR (principle registry)

Probate (Ancestry):
John Noble Course
Admin. of estate of John Noble Course the younger late of the Grand Trunk Railway Company Audit Office Montreal in Canada Bachelor who died 27 Dec 1880 at Montreal Probate granted to George William Richardson of 39 Aubert Park Highbury Middlesex of no occupation the Creditors Assignee in the Bankruptcy of the Estate of John Noble Course the Father & Next of Kin.
Estate £572 17s 2d (exactly the the same amount as his brother Arthur - from an in heritance?) 
Course, John Noble (I272)
76 1851 census: age 3 born London Middx at home with parents & 4 brothers at 1 Harpur St, Finsbury (St George the Martyr).
1861 census: age 13 scholar born St George the Martyr at home with parents 4 brothers & 1 sister at 1 Harpur St, Finsbury (St George the Martyr).
1871 census missing pages
1881 census: age 33 clerk stationer born London with parents and unmarried 2 brothers & sister at 1 Harpur St, Finsbury.
1891 census: age 43 stationer born Holborn unmarried and living with family at 1 Harpur St.
1901 census: age 53 stationer employer born Bloomsbury now head of house with unmarried sister Helen at the family home at 1 Harpur Street (his mother died 1894 & father died 1896)
1911 census: aged 63 stationer (dealer) employer born London at 30 Torrington Sq with sister Helen Jane.

Birth certificate:
Frank John Smith born 28 Jun 1847 at 4 King Street, Bloomsbury, father Marcus Alfred Smith, teacher of music, mother Jane Harriet Smith formerly Sallway, informant Marcus Alfred Smith father of 4 King Street, Holborn, Bloomsbury.(Parish of St George Bloomsbury)

Can't find bapt on IGI or Ancestry, (but some records incl St Martin in Field 1847 are not on Ancestry yet)

He never married and after his parents died, he lived with his spinster sister Helen.
Apprenticed to Aspreys of Bond St. - per Heather Smythson, great neice.
1894: He was present at the death of his mother, Jane, at 1 Harpur St.- informant on death cert.

London Electoral Roll:
1904 - 1908 Frank John Smythson qualifying address - 1 Harpur Street, owner occupier.
1914 - 1915 Frank John Smythson qualifying address - 30 Torrington Square, lodger (7 rooms over 3 floors unfurnished, rented from Miss Sayers of same address).
1918 Frank J Smythson & Helen J Smythson, Caroline Sayers & Kate Sayers - 30 Torrington Square.
1921 Frank Smythson - 39 (lower flat) Brunswick Square.

Passenger Lists:
March 1902 Southampton to Las Palmas, Spain onboard 'Arundel Castle' with fellow single males L E Course (Leonard Course his cousin) & E A Course. There is also a G R Ackerley but not sure if he is connected.
Return trip Mar 1902 from Madeira to Southampton with L E & E A Course, onboard 'Kildonan Castle'.

On his death in 1926 his will was proved on 27 July 1926, and the Public trustee was appointed as executor. Reed and Reed were appointed as solicitors. (source London Gazette 13 Aug 1926).

Listed in the national probate calendar (index of wills and admins)1861-1941:
SMYTHSON Frank John of 39 Brunswick Square Middlesex died 18 May 1926 Probate London 27 July to the public trustee.Effects £49,282 2s 11d. Resworn £57, 247 4s 11d.

«/b»Written 19 Feb 1926, proved 27 Jul 1926.
He must have left money to just about everyone he knew!

Mary Louise Smythson, my dear sister in law - £3000
Marcus William Smythson, nephew - £1250
Queenie Smythson, his wife - £300
Alfred Frank Smythson, nephew - £1250
Sydney Smythson, nephew - £600
Bertie Charles Smythson, nephew son of my brother Charles - £500
Maud Soward, neice - £1000
(no name) her daughter - £200
Frank her son - £100
Donald her son - £100
Gertrude Bott, neice - £1000
Leslie her son - £250
Daisy Briggs, wife of Dr William Briggs - £250
Maud Smythson, wife of said Sydney Smythson - £250
Heather Fletcher, wife of John Fletcher step daughter of my late brother Alfred - £400
Leonard Course, my cousin - £200
Nance, his wife - £300
Ernest, his son - £200
The following dear old friends,
Mrs Rosalie Maria Emslie - £1500
Rosalie, her daughter - £500
Jane Martin Watson, her sister - £1000
Miss Florence Asher, friend of Mrs Rosalie Maria Emslie - £100
Mrs Clara Savage - £500
Annie Titmas - £250
Fred Titmas, her brother - £250
Cecile Batson & - £300
Gladys Batson, daughters of the late Mrs Kate Batson - £300
Beatrice Brown, their sister - £1000
Dora Lizzie Harrison - £400
Hebe Holt, friend of my sister in law Mary Louise Smythson - £300
Miss Mary Augusta Page - £400
Frank Soward senior in recollection of his kindness to my brother Richard - £100
Elizabeth (Bessie) Ellis - £150
Netta, her daughter - £100
Antoinette Fredericka Ellis, sister to said Elizabeth Ellis - £100
Charlotte Catherine Kanaar - £350
Mary Ann Hyde - £400
Alice Maud Jackson - £200
Claire Amez-Droz - £200
Mrs Mabel Clive Waller - £150
Miss Blanche Bloxsidge - £500
Miss Ellen Bloxsidge, if still in my service at the date of my death in recognition of her kind and constant attention - £1000 and in addition £100 for each complete year she remained in my service after the date hereof.
Miss Evelyn Hillier - £200
Bertram Hill - £200
(no name) his wife - £200
Philip, & - £100
Alan, his sons - £100
Mrs Gertrude Hardy, wife of Dr Hardy of Abingdon - £250
Marjorie, & - £150
Joan, her daughters - £150
John L Hendley, manager at Sir John Bennetts High Street Kensington - £250
Kate Sayers - £50
Catherine Sayers - £50
Miss Alsept, late manageress of Slaters Restaurant 34 & 35 Holborn opposite Chancery Lane - £100
Miss Tilly Violet Copley, formerly of 89 Yeldham Road Hammersmith, formerly waitress at Slaters Restaurant in Oxford Street - £50
Miss Clara Tasker Graves, formerly of 19 Shepherds Bush Green Hammersmith, waitress of same - £50
Auguste J F Alexander, at Messers Klundbye Brothers of 26 Storgarten Oslo Norway - £250
Frederick Tebay senior - £100
Marion Hill, friend of Mrs Mary Louise Smythson - £100
Miss Isabel McCracken of Stamford University California - £100
Marcus J Smythson - £100
Herbert Edward Ayres, of Guildhall Chambers Basinghall Street EC2 - £100
Mr Harris, formerly with Messers Stokes & Ireland - £100
Mr Thomas Barratt for the New Chesterton Girls Club or for any other purpose he thinks proper - £100
Sisters of Nazareth - £50
Metropolitan Nursing Association, Bloomsbury Square - £50
George William Pearce, faithful friend & assistant - £500
William Victor Tuckey, faithful friend & assistant -£500
Herbert F Staff - £200
Mr Farrant - £100
Mr Owen Read, gardener of Brunswick Square - £50

Ralph Marcus Smythson, nephew - 800 6d A preference shares & 600 B shares in Frank Smythson Ltd
Nellie, his wife - 350 A pref shares
Marcus William Smythson, nephew - 400 A pref shares & 200 B shares
Alfred Frank Smythson, nephew - 400 A pref shares & 200 B shares
Claire Amez-Droz - 100 A pref shares
Mary Ann Hyde - 100 A pref shares
George William Pearce - 300 A pref shares
William Victor Tuckey - 300 A pref shares
Herbert J Staff - 100 A pref shares

Rest of Estate to be divided equally between;
London Hospital Whitechapel
University College Hospital
Gower Street Hospital for Sick Children
Great Ormond Street
Dr Barnados Homes
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
St Dunstans Hospital for Blinded Soldiers & Sailors

'I wish to buried in Brompton Cemetery in the samr grave as my father and mother and family. It is my particular wish that this grave and the Dollman family grave also in the Brompton Cemetery the grave of Mrs Hannah Maria Bridges at Bathwick Cemetery Bath and of Mr James Bridges in the church yard of Chiswick Old church shall be kept in proper repair and maintenance and I therefore trust that my said nephew Ralph Marcus Smythson will arrange for such maintenance & repair during his life and for the same to be continued as far as possible after his decease but this expression of my confidence shall not be construed so as to create any legal trust.'

«b»Business References:
29 Sept 1887: set up as a stationer producing diaries which had thin blue paper rather than the conventional thick white paper. He claimed that his early diaries were inspired by the Nile Blue colour that had entranced him on a visit to Egypt.

PO Commercial Directory 1891 & 1902:
-Frank Smythson- Fancy stationer 113 Bond St.

Business Directory 1921:
Frank Smythson Ltd stationers 60 New Bond St.

London Phone Books:
1905 - 1913 Frank Smythson Stationery, Fancy Leather Goods, 133 New Bond Street, Mayfair 2354.
1914 - 1921 Frank Smythson Ltd Stationery, Fancy Leather Goods, 60 New Bond Street, Mayfair 2354.
1922 - 1931 Frank Smythson Ltd Stationery, Leather Goods, 62 New Bond Street, Mayfair 2354.
1932 - 1947 Frank Smythson Ltd " " " , 54 New Bond Street, whlsl & overseas 7 Brook Street, Mayfair 2354.
1950 - Frank Smythson Ltd Diaries, Stnry, Leath Goods, 54 New Bond Street, whlsl & overseas 53 New Bond Street, Mayfair 2354.

5 Nov 1912 Gazette records an Extraordinary General Meeting of Frank Smythson Limited convened on 4 Oct 1912 to pass special resolutions to put the company into voluntary liquidation. His address was given as 30 Torrington Square, W.C.
Frank as chairman was appointed liquidator.
On 14 October 1914 there was a follow up meeting to present the accounts and the manner of disposal of the company's property as part of the winding up process.

His brother William Benjamin Smythson was also a stationer in census.
William's son Ralph Smythson worked for his uncle at Frank Smythson Ltd and carried on after Frank died in 1926.
The property at 133 New Bond Street was owned by....... 
Smythson, Frank John (I173)
77 1851 census: age 5 born London, Middlesex with family at 1 Harpur Street.(St George Martyr)
1861 census: age 16 occupation Lithographer born St George the Martyr with family at 1 Harpur Street.
1871 census: age 25 he is a Lithographic writer or maker(?) lodger born St George at 37 Hunter Street, Bloomsbury.
(same parish St George, Bloomsbury as the family home at Harpur Street, why not there? disagreement?)
1875: wedding age is 29, bachelor, living at 1 Harpur St occupation Lithographer
1876: Son Bertie's birth cert shows him as Charles Montague, living in 35 Frederick Street, Pancras, occupation Lithographer
1881 census: age 35 Lithographic Transfer Writer born London with wife Ellen 25 born London and son Bertie 5 born London at 46, Tomlinson Street., Hulme, Lancs.
1891 census: age 44 living off own means born London with wife Ellen 34 born London & son Bertie 15 born London at 28 Hamilton Street, Hulme, Lancs.
1901 census: Charles Smithson age 65 boarder living off own means born London with wife Ellen 51 Dressmaker born London at 10 Browning Street, Salford, Lancs.

1903 Per Free BMD he died in the March quarter in Salford ref 8d 84 age 58

Birth cert ref:
Charles Montague Smith Dec qtr 1845 St Giles 1 43

Birth certificate:
26 Sep 1845 at 4 King Street Charles Montague Smith son of Marcus Alfred Smith, professor of music and Jane Smith formerly Sallway, informant Marcus Alfred Smith father of 4 King Street.(St George, Bloomsbury).

Can't find bapt on IGI or Ancestry, (but some records incl St Martin in Field & St George the Martyr 1845 are not on Ancestry yet)

Marriage cert ref:
Charles Montague Smythson Mar qtr 1875 Holborn 1b 822

Marriage certificate:
25 Mar 1875 at St George the Martyr, Middlesex, by Banns.
Charles Montague Smythson 29 bachelor lithographer of 1 Harpur Street to
Ellen Bowden 19 spinster of 47 Lambs Conduit Street
fathers' names; Marcus Alfred Smythson, professor of music & William Bowden, coachmaker.
witnesses; Helen Jane Smythson & Alfred George Smythson (his sister & brother)

Copy of original parish marriage register on file.

Death cert ref:
Charles Montague Smythson (58) Mar qtr 1903 Salford 8d 84

Listed in national probate calendar (index of wills and probates) 1861-1941:
SMYTHSON Charles Montague of 9 Lupton Street Salford died 18 March 1903 Administration Manchester 22 April to Ellen Smythson widow. Effects £70 13s.

No Will but copy of Administration to Ellen Smythson, widow of 9 Lupton Street, Salford.

Death Duty Register (Findmypast):
Charles Montague Smythson of Salford died 18 mar 1903 admin/exec E Smythson. 
Smythson, Charles Montague (I557)
78 1851 census: age 9 with parents in 1 Harpur Street, London.
1861 census not at home.
1881 Boarder with Lizzie in Camberwell, occupation watch maker.
1885: When he married Elizabeth he was a 43 year old bachelor watch manufacturer living in Harpur St.
1891 the Post office commercial directory lists an Alfred George Smythson as being a watch manfr, 13 Featherstone buildings.
1891 census: 25 Clapham Road, Vauxhall aged 48, Music Pianist. One general servant
1901 census: aged 59 living at 33 Denbigh St, St George Hannover Sq, a prof of Music born in Bow St, Strand. Living with wife Elizabeth, grand-daughter Gladys Baumgarten and a dom servant.
1911 census: aged 69 Concert Agent (Pianist) born London, Bow St. Strand living with wife of 26 yrs Elizabeth at 33 Denbigh St, SW, an apartement of 5 rooms.
1912 Death cert shows age 70, occupation Musician (Pianist).

IGI Baptism (1842 St Martins in the Field baptisms not yet on Ancestry):
Alfred George Follit Smith baptised 16 Jan 1842 (born Dec 1841) son of Alfred Marcus Smith & Jane Harriet.

No obvious birth registration under Smith or Smythson.

Marriage certificate:
22 April 1885 at St George the Martyr by license;
Alfred George Follit Smythson age 43 bachelor watch manufacturer of 1 Harpur Street to
Elizabeth Ellen Parnell age 37 widow of 25 Clapham Road
fathers' names; Marcus Alfred Smythson, professor of music & John Richard Springett, coach proprietor,
witneses; Marcus Alfred Smythson & Frank John Smythson.

Copy of original parish register, with their signatures on file.

Freedom of the City of London:
"26 Oct 1903 Alfred Smythson (son of Marcus Alfred Smythson late of 1 Harpur Street Bloomsbury Middx. Professor of music decd) occupying premises 33 Denbigh Street Pimlico SW, London and a concert agent do hereby apply to be admitted to the freedom of the city of London etc...etc"

The Times (online archive):
Friday Nov 22 1912-Deaths
"SMYTHSON,- On 20th November at 33 Denbigh Street, Warwick Square, ALFRED, beloved husband of ELIZABETH SMYTHSON, and the eldest son of the late Marcus Alfred Smythson. No flowers, by request. Internment at Brompton Cemetery, Saturday, at 2.30.

Death certificate:
Alfred George Smythson age 70 a musician (pianist), died 20 Nov 1912 at 33 Denbigh Street, Belgrave, cause of death capillary bronchitis 10 days, syncope-certified, informant Heather Fletcher step daughter of 12 Bessborough Gardens, Westminster, present at death.

Listed in national probate calendar (index of wills and admins) 1861-1941:
SMYTHSON Alfred George of 33 Denbigh Street Westminster Middlesex died 20 Nov 1912 Administration London 24 Dec to Elizabeth Ellen Smythson widow. Effects £714 3s 9d.

Alfred George Smythson of 33 Denbigh street in the city of Westminster died on 20th November 1912 at 33 Denbigh Street aforesaid intestate, administration to Elizabeth Ellen Smythson of 33 Denbigh Street aforesaid the lawful widow & relict, dated 24 Dec 1912. Gross estate £714 3s 9d, net £635 10s 9d. 
Smythson, Alfred George Follit (I170)
79 1851 census: aged 2 with parents in Cheshire born St Peter Port Guernsey. Refered to as William R M Smythson.
1871 census: age cabinet maker at home with parents in Guernsey
1881 census: age 32 Upholsterer wife Jane at Evelyn cottage, Mount Durrant Peter Port
1891 census: age 42 Pawnbroker born St Peter Port with wife Janie E 32 born St Peter Port and Children Indiana F 13 & Waverley C 10 both born St Peter Port, living at 16 Cornet St (i.e. his fathers biz)
1901 census: age 52 married, but wife not at home, pawnbroker born St Peter Port with son Campbell 20 watchmaker & visitor Lily M Ames 18, dressmaker born St Peter Port, at 16 Cornet St.

IGI - 'Channel Islands Birth & Baptisms':
Wm. Reginald- Montague Smith,
Birth: 8 Aug 1848 at Guernsey, Channel Islands
Father: Geo.Jean Horatio Smith
Mother: Maria-Judiana Farrier

Refered to as R M Smythson, the William bit seems to get dropped.

He took over the pawn brokers business and there are numerous references in The Star, of him (and his father before him) handing stolen goods to the police, and giving evidence to help them secure a conviction.

The Star, Guernsey, 6 April 1889:
Mentions a performance which included Mrs R M Smythson acting & singing.

Was she an actress too?

Loads of Mentions in The Star of R M Smythson in Masonic News. His father had also been a Mason and had a big Masonic Funeral. 
Smythson, William Reginald Montague (I1785)
80 1851 census: aged 7 b London, Middlesex with parents & siblings at 1 Harpur Street, Finsbury (St George the Martyr).
1861 census: aged 17 lithographer born St George The Martyr, living with parents & siblings at 1 Harpur Street Finsbury (St George the Martyr).
1871 census: aged 27 occupation Lithographic artist b Bloomsbury with Eliza 24 b Battersea, Maud 2 and Sydney 1 both b St George the Martyr, Finsbury all living at 23 East St, Finsbury ( St George the Martyr).
1881 census: aged 37 occupation Lithographer b Bloomsbury living at 35 Wharton St, Clerkenwell with Eliza, Maud, Sydney, Gertrude and a servant
1891 census: Richard M Smythson aged 47 lithographer b Bloomsbury, with wife Eliza 43 & children Maud H 22, Sydney M 21 & Gertrude H 14 at 35 Wharton Street, Clerkenwell.
1901 census: Richard Smythson aged 55 occupation Lithographer b Bloomsburywith wife Eliza 52 b Battersea
living at 5 Turney road, Tulse Hill.

Birth certificate:
Richard Marcus Smith born 17 Sep 1843 at 4 King Street, Holborn, father Alfred Marcus Smith, teacher of music, mother Jane Harriet Smith formerly Sallway, informant Alfred Marcus Smith father of 4 King Street Holborn.

IGI Baptism:
Richard Marcus Smith born 17 Sep 1843, bapt 12 Nov 1843 at St Martins in the Field, father Alfred Marcus Smythson mother Jane Smythson.

Copy of Lithograph of Nixon's school Oxford by Richard Smythson, dated Wyman & Sons printers, Gt Queen Street, London 1880, on file.

London Electoral register:
1876-1890 qualifying property 35 Whaton Street, Finsbury, owner occupied.
1894-1904 qualifying property 5 Turney Road, West Dulwich, owner occupied.

Marriage certificate:
10th October 1867 at Gravesend Parish Church, Kent,
Richard Marcus Smith of full age bachelor, gentleman of St George The Martyr, Queen Square, Middlesex to
Eliza Spooner of full age spinster of Gravesend,
fathers' names: Marcus Alfred Smith, gentleman & Frederick William Spooner, gentleman,
witnesses: F W Spooner & Ellen Spooner (her father and sister).

Death certificate:
Richard Marcus Smythson, artist engraver aged 62 yrs died 11 Nov 1905 at 13 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, cause of death, 'chronic rheumatism 6 years, exhaustion and syncope', informant S M Smythson, son of 13 Burbage Road Herne Hill present at death.

Syncope-used to describe mode of death, usually 'exhaustion'=lingering death and 'syncope'= dropped down dead. He managed to do both!

London Burial Records on Ancestry:
Richard Marcus Smythson of 13 Burbage Road, Herne Hill buried 15 Nov 1905 at South Metropolitan Cemetery (West Norwood Cemetery), Norwood Road, Lambeth.

Can not find a Will.

Lithographic work downloaded:
New Zealand Graphic and Descriptive. Mount Alford. , 1877, London, by Charles Decimus Barraud, R Smythson, C F Kell, Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington. 
Smythson, Richard Marcus (I172)
81 1851 census: Sarah Janes age 62 born Hockliffe, Beds visiting daughter Sarah Ann & son in law Frederick William Spooner in Croydon. Bagley, Sarah (I614)
82 1851 Dressmaker apprentice Finnie, Mary (I1833)
83 1851 Place of birth is wrong for parents Smythson, Emma (I1810)
84 1861 Aged 15 Errand boy Waters, Thomas (I2653)
85 1861 at home, no occupation

Tree on Ancestry with photo. anniegill1972

Sons Herbert Parnell Gilstrap Branston and Basil Gilstrap Branston. 
Parnell, Blanche Marguerite (I625)
86 1861 census age 37 born Crawley, Sussex, Attorney, solicitor, with wife and children Charles Anderson Smith 2, Frances Sarah Smith 1, also have wife's cousins staying - Gertrude Jane Carter 21 and Ida Sarah Carter 17 (daughters of William Carter, Coroner for Surrey who lives in Kingston) and a nephew Roland Anderson 4. All in Reigate, Surrey. Smith, Charles Joseph (I2705)
87 1861 census aged 13 with family
1871 census aged 23 comdien born Grantham with husband Peter R James also a comedian, daughter Mande A aged 2 and son Henry M aged 12 weeks, in Carlisle.

She is mentioned in J P Wearings theatrical biography list.
'Smythson, Miss Montague ( Amelia Jane James; Mrs P R James [d 1891]) actress, Era Almanack & annual 1892'- my guess is this would be a obituary.

The Era, advertisements 1868 & 1873 for themselves as P R James (First Heavies or First old Men) and Miss Amy Smythson or Miss Montague Smythson (second chambermaids).

The Era MagazineSat 23 May 1891 (findmypast):
'Died on Monday, April 6th 1891, Amelia Jane James (nee Montague Smythson), the dearly beloved wife of P R James. Interred in St Nicholas Cemetery, Durham. American papers please copy.' 
Smythson, Amelia Jane (I1795)
88 1861 census: age 30 born Yalding with husband & children in Yalding.
1871 census: age 41 born Yalding with husband & children in Yalding.
1881 census: age 51 born Yalding with husband & children in Yalding.
1891 census: age 61 born Yalding with husband & children in Yalding.
1901 census: age 71 born Yalding with husband & children in Yalding.

Death cert ref:
Emmeline Eliza Hards (77) Mar q 1907 Maidstone 2a 620

Signed as witness on daughter Emmeline's marriage cert, as E Eliza Hards, so assume she was known as Eliza. 
Purton, Emmerline Eliza (I788)
89 1861 census: age 4 with parents & siblings at Harpur Street.
1881 census: age 25 artist painter born London, with parents & family at 1 Harpur St.
1891 census: aged 35 Artist and Lithographer born London, with wife Marie L Smythson 26 born London, children Marcus W C Smythson 4 born London & Frank Smythson 2 born London living with in-laws Charles W Corss & Julia E Corss at Southbrook, 1 Princes Road, Croydon.
Can not find him in 1901 census.
1911 census: age 52 married 24 yrs, 2 children both surviving (crossed through) artist painter on own account from home, born St Pancras, lodger with William, a compositor, & Maud West at 120 Kings Road, Camden Town.

He doesn't seem to be with the family from 1901 onwards, not in the censuses with them or in the electoral roll for 1918.

School Records for St Clements the Dane Grammer school ( Ancestry):
Marcus Smythson of 1 Harpur Street, Red Lion Square, father Alfred, professor of music, age 13 admitted May 1869 to class 3, withdrawn Dec 1869 from class 3, reason; left.

Various works- painting/prints etc have appeared on the internet under the artist name Marcus Smythson, could this be him.
Could the painting Gran has signed' M Smythson 76' be by him?
A number of works by M smythson done in 1880 and 1881 are in the online catalogue of the Mander and Michenson Theatre Collection at Greenwich.

Marriage cert ref:
Marcus Henry Smythson to Mary Louisa Corss Mar qtr 1886 Croydon 2a 294

Death registration:
Marcus H Smythson Jun 1920 (64) Pancras 1b 20

Can not find a Will. 
Smythson, Marcus Henry (I171)
90 1861 census: age 7 scholar born Holborn with mother at 7 Highbury Hill.
1871 census: age 17 Clerk to Surveyor, born Islington, with mother at 14 Gt Coram St, Bloomsbury.
1881 census: age 27 Stockbrokers Clerk born Islington with mother at 21 Myddleton Square, Clerkenwell.

Probate (ancestry)
Admin. of estate of Arthur Course late of Hornsey Middlesex Bachelor who died 18 Aug 1885 at West Heath House Abbey Wood Kent Probate granted to George William Richardson of 39 Aubert Park Highbury Middlesex of no occupation the Creditors Assignee in the Bankruptcy of the Estate of John Noble Course the Father & Next of Kin.
Estate £572 17s 2d (exactly the the same amount as his brother John - from an in heritance?) 
Course, Arthur (I276)
91 1861 census: age 9 scholar born Bourne Lincolnshire, with mother at 7 Highbury Hill, Mddx.
1871 census: age 19 Decorators Clerk born Islington with mother at 14 Gt Coram St, Bloomsbury.
1881 census: age 29 Decorative Artist born Islington with mother at 21 Myddleton Square, Clerkenwell.
1891 census: age 39 lodger fancy goods agent born Islington, Mddx. 
Course, Edward (I275)
92 1861 James William
1871 census: Living at home, occupation accountant 
Spooner, William James (I770)
93 1867 Pilot per Daughter Elizabeths wedding cert. Pilot of boats at Jersey perhaps? Finnie, John (I1820)
94 1868: Merchant per sos marriage cert Branston, Joseph William (I384)
95 1868: Of full age on marriage. Occupation gentleman of Newark, in the county of Nottingham Branston, Joseph Gilstrap (I380)
96 1869 daughter Elizabeth's wedding cert shows him as deceased. Washington, George (I1815)
97 1871 age 20 - i.e. just married at 17
1881 age 27
Appears she may have lied about her age in the 1871 census.
Ian Smith thinks she was born 1852 
Boyman, Mary Ann (I858)
98 1871 Age 20 Living with Mum at 27 Stone Street, as an Engineer fitter Waters, John (I2655)
99 1871 aged 12 living with sister Mary Ann Lucy and brother in law Thomas Smith at Skinner yard, Chatham as a 'boarder' Springett, Lucy C (I856)
100 1871 aged 18 Shopman
1901 age 48 Retired leather seller, living 158 Lakedale road, East Plumstead 
Waters, Alfred (I2657)

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