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Family of George Pickford SMITH and Sophia CROFT

Husband: George Pickford SMITH (1803-1879)
Wife: Sophia CROFT (aft1813-1881)
Children: Emma SMITH (aft1841- )
Frances SMITH (aft1842-1900)
Sophia SMITH (aft1844-1936)
Margaret SMITH (aft1848- )
Eliza SMITH (1850- )
William SMITH (aft1854-bef1918)
Marriage 1 Jan 1842 Woolwich, Kent, England 1
Census (family) 2 Apr 1871 Islington, London, England 2

Additional Information

Census (family) 23 Cloudesley Road

Husband: George Pickford SMITH

Name: George Pickford SMITH 3
Sex: Male
Father: William SMITH ( - )
Mother: Elizabeth PICKFORD ( - )
Birth btw 13 Feb 1803 Altrincham 22,4
Baptism: 20 Mar 1803Bowden Parish Church, Cheshire 22
Occupation (1) 1842 (age 35-37) grocer 3,5
Occupation (2) frm 1861 to 1879 (age 54-74) commercial traveller (grocery) 2,6,7
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 55) Islington, Middlesex, England 7
Death 15 Nov 1879 (age 76 (!)) Islington, London, England 8
Burial Nov 1879 (age 73-74) East Finchley cemetery 9

Additional Information

Census 7 Brunswick Parade?
Sophia was not at home on census night. George was living with his three older daughters, son William and grandson Henry George Smith, aged 1 m
Death Cause: paralysis
Address: Islington Infirmary
Burial Grave no 9726 Section J

Wife: Sophia CROFT

Name: Sophia CROFT 5
Sex: Female
Father: John CROFT (1761?-1839)
Mother: Mary LATE SPRINGATE (aft1770-1852)
Birth btw 3 Apr 1813 and 14 Jan 1814 Faversham, Kent, England 2,5,10
Baptism 14 Jan 1814 (age 0) Luddenham, Kent 10
Census (1) 6 Jun 1841 (age 25 (!)) Faversham, Kent, England 11
Census (2) 30 Mar 1851 (age 37) Islington, Middlesex, England 12
Census (3) 7 Apr 1861 (age 41 (!)) Moldash, Kent 13
Census (4) 3 Apr 1881 (age 67) Islington, London, England 14
Occupation 1881 (age 66-68) annuitant 14
Death 2 Apr 1881 (age 67) Islington, Middlesex, England 15,16,17
Burial 1881 (age 66-68) East Finchley cemetery 9

Additional Information

Census (1) She was living with her mother Mary.
Census (2) 14 Sidney Grove
Sophia was listed as married, head of the household. George was not at home on census night.
Census (3) Dryland Farm Church Street
She was a visitor in the household of her sister and brother (in law) Fanny and George Chaney.
Census (4) 23 Cloudesley Road
Sophia was listed as head of the household, though she had died the previous day. Perhaps the census form had already been filled in and noone thought to change the details before it was collected.
Death Cause: bronchitis
Address: 23 Cloudesley Road
Burial Grave no 10297 Section Z

Child 1: Emma SMITH

Name: Emma SMITH 2
Sex: Female
Spouse: James BAKER (aft1832- )
Birth btw 3 Apr 1841 and 2 Apr 1842 Faversham, Kent, England 2
Baptism 1841 (age -2-0 (!)) Faversham St Mary of Charity church, Kent 16
Occupation milliner 7

Child 2: Frances SMITH

Name: Frances SMITH 18
Sex: Female
Spouse: William ELDRIDGE (1839-1924)
Birth btw 8 Apr 1842 and 30 Mar 1843 Clerkenwell, London, England 7
Death 3 May 1900 (age 57) London City,, England 19
Occupation milliner 7
Burial May 1900 (age 57-58) East Finchley cemetery 9

Additional Information

Death Cause: Ulcerative Endocarditis
Address: St Bartholomew's Hospital
Burial Grave no 18139 Section P

Child 3: Sophia SMITH

Name: Sophia SMITH 2
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Thomas BILLINGSLEY (aft1846-1910)
Birth btw 3 Apr 1844 and 2 Apr 1845 Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England 2,7
Occupation milliner 7
Death 1936 (age 91) Islington, London, England 16

Additional Information

Birth There is a possible registration Q2 1845 Clerkenwell 3 120
Death The death was registered by her daughter, Ellen Turner of Islington. This suggests that Ellen had married a second time.

Child 4: Margaret SMITH

Name: Margaret SMITH 12
Sex: Unknown
Birth btw 31 Mar 1848 and 30 Mar 1849 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 12

Child 5: Eliza SMITH

Name: Eliza SMITH 2
Sex: Female
Birth btw 31 Oct 1850 and 30 Nov 1850 Clerkenwell, London, England 2,12
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 27 (!)) Islington, London, England 14
Occupation 1881 (age 30-31) milliner 14

Additional Information

Census 23 Cloudesley Road
She was still unmarried, and living with her widowed mother.

Child 6: William SMITH

Name: William SMITH 2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ada DUNN (aft1856- )
Birth btw 8 Apr 1854 and 7 Apr 1855 Clerkenwell, London, England 7
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 24 (!)) Islington, London, England 20
Occupation (1) 1881 (age 25-27) leather worker 20
Occupation (2) 1891 (age 35-37) pocket book maker (out of work) 21
Occupation (3) aft 1891 (age 35-37) jewel case maker
Death bef Aug 1918 (age 63-64)

Additional Information

Census 23 Cloudesley Road
He was living with his widowed mother.
Occupation (3) This occupation was given on his daughter's marriage certificate in 1918.
Death He was described as deceased on his daughter Ellen's marriage certificate.

Sources

1Jas. C Connelly Curate Woolwich Parish Church, "George Pickford Smith Marriage Certificate registered entry no. 462 Ist Quarter 1842". Cit. Date: 1 January 1842. Assessment: Primary evidence.
21871 Census RG10/254 folio 47 page 2
3W W Mills Curate St John the Baptist District Parish church Hoxton, "William Eldridge Marriage Certificate registered entry no 95 June quarter 1865".
4Jas. C Connelly Curate Woolwich Parish Church, "George Pickford Smith Marriage Certificate registered entry no. 462 Ist Quarter 1842". Assessment: Primary evidence.
5Ibid.
6WH Butterfield, registrar, Islington East sub district, Islington registration district, "George Pickford Smith Death certificte, registered entry no. 455 4th quarter 1879".
7"1861 census". RG9/132 folio 34 page 3. Cit. Date: 7 April 1861. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
8WH Butterfield, registrar, Islington East sub district, Islington registration district, "George Pickford Smith Death certificte, registered entry no. 455 4th quarter 1879". Cit. Date: 17 November 1879. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The informant was C Smith, present at the death, of Islington Infirmary.
9Michael Dillon, "Islington Cemeteries correspondence".
10Paula Smith, "Paula Smith@home-smith.co.uk". extracted entries from Luddenham parish register.
11"1841 census". HO107/272/35 folio 13 p 6. Cit. Date: 6 June 1841. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
12"1851 census". HO107/1501 folio 25 page 22. Cit. Date: 30 March 1851. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
13"1861 census". RG9/516 folio 92 page 8. Cit. Date: 7 April 1861. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
14"1881 Census". RG11/228 folio 26 page 1. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
15"GRO Death Index". 1881 Jun Islington 1b 136.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
16Paula Smith, "Paula Smith@home-smith.co.uk".
17W L Hesser registrar Islington west sub district, Islington registration district, "Sophia Smith certificate of death registered entry number 6 quarter 2 1881". Cit. Date: 5 April 1881. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Informant was Eliza Smith, present at the death, of 23 Cloudesley Road.
18W A Mercer Registrar Islington Registration District Islington West sub district, "Louise Eldridge Birth Certificate registered entry no 243".
19Registrar London City registration district St Sepilchre sub district, "Frances Eldridge (Smith) Death Certificate registered no 401 June quarter 1900". informant D Watkins steward St Bartholomew's hospital
20"1881 Census". RG11/228 folio 26 page 2. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
21"1891 Census". RG12/169 folio 97 page 24. Cit. Date: 5 April 1891. Assessment: Primary evidence.
The Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street, London.
22 Register of baptisms, Bowden Parish Church