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James Smith. c1795-1849.


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Even though with a surname such as Smith it will be very tricky finding his birthplace but there may be a small chance.

My ancestor James Smith wed Sarah Inkpen at All Saints, Oxford in August 1819. Witness names dont seem familiar but may in time. He was a glazier and tin plate worker. He lived in the St Aldate's and St Peter Le Bailey area of Oxford and had several children. I descend from his daughter Elizabeth born 1822 at St Aldate's.

In the 1841 census he said he was not born in the county. He was living at Broadwaters Court, Queen Street, Oxford and was still a tin plate worker. He died in 1849.

I wonder where he originated. You never know something might turn up such as records of his job, and possible siblings etc. I could try naming patterns. It wont be easy with such a surname but you never know.

Got his death cert. Died 14 February 1849 aged 59 so born about 1790. Tin plate worker and died of phthisis, 3 years, certified. Even with a name like Smith his age narrows it down and his occupation may help in finding any records which may list where he came from originally.
Smiths Ben. Oxford is awefully close to where my Smiths originate.:eek::eek::D:D:2fun:

Bledlow cum Saunderton, Bucks is about 8 miles away. I have a James Smith being baptised there, to father James in 1797.

He's my 4x Grandfather.;)

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