Smythson Family History

Richard Marcus Smythson

Male 1843 - 1905  (62 years)


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  • Name Richard Marcus Smythson 
    Born 17 Sep 1843  4 King St, Holborn, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 12 Nov 1843  St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1905  13 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 15 Nov 1905  West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood Road, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I172  Smythson Tree
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2016 

    Father Marcus Alfred Smythson,   b. 1818, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1896, 1 Harpur St Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Jane Harriet Sallway,   b. 5 Mar 1814, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1894, 1 Harpur St, Holborn, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1841  St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Spooner,   b. 24 Aug 1845, Park Cottage, The Marsh, Battersea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1923, Victoria Hospital, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1867  Gravesend, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Witnesses FW Spooneer and Ellen Spooner
    Children 
     1. Maud Harriet Smythson,   b. 19 Jul 1868, 23 East St off Lambs Conduit St Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun qtr 1952  (Age 83 years)
     2. Sydney Marcus Smythson,   b. 19 Oct 1869, 23 East Street, Queens Sq, Holborn, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1939, St Mary's Nursing Home, 46 Sunny Gardens Road, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Gertrude Helen Smythson,   b. 3 Aug 1876, 35 Wharton Street, Finsbury, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar qtr 1956, Croydon, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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. <http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Object/37595> , 1877, London, by Charles Decimus Barraud, R Smythson, C F Kell, Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington.
    • (Medical):SMS present at death 13 Burbage Road, Herne Hill

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Birth Certificate, Smith (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S11] 1851 census, age 7 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4] 1861 Census, age 17 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8] 1871 Census, age 27 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7] 1881 Census, age 37 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3] 1891 census, (5 Apr 1891), age 47 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2] 1901 census, age 55 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S15] Death Certificate, Age 62, occupation Artist engraver (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S14] IGI, Smith (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S6] Marriage certificate.