John Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. 10 December 1826, d. 23 September 1890
John Smith
MotherMargaret Smith9,10 b. c 1803, d. 3 May 1871
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsJohn Smith Descendancy Chart
     John Smith was baptized on 11 February 1827 at Penwortham, Lancashire, England. By James T. Wareing.2,1
     John Smith appears as John, age 12, in the census of 1841 at Leyland, Penwortham, Lancashire, England,in the household of Elizabeth Smith, his maternal aunt.3
     John Smith resided in 1841 at Backlane, Penwortham, Lancashire, England, with sisters Elizabeth, Ann, Ellen, and daughter of Ann, Mary Smith. Neighbors (both farmers) were the families of Henry Bamford (who was his brother-in-law) and Robert Smith (who may have been his uncle.)3
     John Smith, age 25, appears in the census of 1851 in 43 Old Hale, Broughton, Lancashire, England, with the family of James and Alice Walmsley.4 He was a gardener for the Walmsley family in 1851 at Broughton, England.4 He was a servant in 1856 at Lancashire, England.5,11
     John Smith resided in 1856 at Eccleston, Lancashire, England.5
     John Smith married Margaret Bromley, daughter of Seth Bromley and Elizabeth Blackburn, on 22 July 1856 at Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Parish of Eccelston, Eccleston, Lancashire, England. They were married by J. Sparling. Witnesses were Ellen Smith (sister of groom) and Thomas ?5,7,8,12,13,14,15 John Smith was a coachman for the Reverend John Sharling at the Eccleston Rectory in 1856 at Eccleston Near Chorley, Lancashire, England.11,16 He was attached to Divison 403 as a police officer. This covers the area of Dalton-In-Furness on 1 November 1856 at Lonsdale North Division, Lancashire, England.17 He was promoted to 2nd Class Constable on 1 June 1857 at Lancashire, England.17 He was promoted to 1st Class Constable on 16 October 1857 at Lancashire, England.17
     John Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in November 1857 at Gill Banks, Ulverston, Lancashire, England.18 John Smith was promoted to 2nd Rate Constable on 16 October 1860 at Lancashire, England.17
     John Smith, age 33, appears as head of household in the census of 1861 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with Ellen Smith, John Henry Smith and Seth Smith. (an unknown value.)19
     John Smith resided in 1861 at 16 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with his sister, Ellen, and his sons, Seth and John Henry.19 He was a police constable in 1861 at Ulverston, England.19 He was promoted to 1st Rate Constable on 16 October 1864 at Lancashire, England.17 He was promoted to rank of Sargeant on 1 July 1867 at Lancashire, England.17 He was promoted to rank of Sargeant 2nd Rate on 1 July 1870 at Lancashire, England.17
     John Smith, age 44, appears as head of household in the census of 1871 in Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Margaret Bromley and John Henry Smith. Alexander Beatie, age 26, was enumerated as a lodger with this family. He was a police constable and was born in Scotland.7
     John Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in 1871 at Dalton, Lancashire, England, with their son, John Henry.7 John Smith was a police sergeant in 1871 at Dalton-In-Furness, England.7 He was promoted to rank of Sargeant 1st Rate on 1 July 1872 at Lancashire, England.17 He was promoted to rank of ?(illegible writing) on 1 July 1876 at Lancashire, England.17 He was a sergeant of police in July 1878 at Dalton, England.20 He was promoted to rank of Inspector on 8 October 1880 at Lancashire, England.21
     John Smith, age 54, appears as head of household in the census of 1881 in Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Margaret Bromley.8
     John Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in 1881 at 54 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, England.8 John Smith was police inspector in 1881 at Dalton-In-Furness, England.8 He was a policeman in February 1882 at England.22 He was promoted to 2nd rate Inspector on 8 October 1882 at Lancashire, England.21 He was commended energetic behavior in bringing sheep stealers to justice (on file Ref No. 4324) on 11 August 1883 at Lancashire, England.21
     In the will of Henry Bamford on 3 February 1885 at Lancashire, England, John Smith was listed as an heir; Executors to the will were his son Robert Bamford and his nephew John Smith.23 He was promoted to 1st rate Inspector on 8 October 1885 at Lancashire, England.21
     John Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in October 1887 at 54 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, England.24 John Smith was a police inspector in October 1887 at Dalton, England.24 He was an informant to the death of Margaret Bromley, his wife, on 2 October 1887 at 54 Chapel Street, Dalton, Lancashire, England; from chronic myelitis and exhaustion.24
     John Smith was the executor of Margaret Bromley's estate on 20 December 1887 at Lancaster, England. The estate was valued at 101 pounds.25 John Smith was retired on 1 March 1888 at Lancashire, England, from the police force. He was pensioned on April 2 per diem.26,27,28
     John Smith was the executor of Henry Bamford's estate on 27 November 1889 at Lancaster, England; The value of the estate was 432 pounds. It was proved by Robert Bamford and John Smith, nephew.29
JOHN SMITH

of 25 Marsh Street Barrow-In-Furness in the County of Lancaster Retired Inspector of Police hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will. I bequeath my gold watch and chain to my son Seth Bromley otherwise Seth Smith for his own use absolutely. I devise and bequeath unto my trustees and executors hereinafter named all my real and personal estate to which I shall be beneficially entitled at my decease and including a legacy of twenty pounds bequeathed to me by the Will of the late Henry Bamford upon trust to sell and convert into money as soon as conveniently may be after my decease all my real and personal estate or such parts thereof as shall be of a saleable or convertible nature and to get in the other parts thereof and I direct my said trustees and executors to hold the moneys to arise from such sale conversion and getting in trust thereout in the first place to pay the expenses incidental to the execution of the preceding trust and any funeral and testamentary expenses and in the next place to divide the surplus equally between and amongst my sons Seth Bromley otherwise Seth Smith and John Henry Smith the respective shares of such children to be absolutely vested on my death and if either of my sons shall die in my lifetime leaving issue any of whom shall be living at my death such issue living at my death shall take equally amongst them if more than one the share which their respective parents would have taken if living at my death And I Appoint William Barlow of 74 Ramsden Street Barrow In Furness and my son Seth Bromley or Smith and John Henry Smith as trustees and executors of this my will. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of February One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety.

     Signed by the said John Smith as his last Will and testament
     in the presence of us at the same time who at his request
     and in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other
     have subscribed our names as subscribing witnesses
     John Walters 91 Duke Street House Furnisher
     George Bigg Solicitor Barrow in Furness
Proved at Lancaster the fourteenth day of October by the Oath of
William Barlow one of the Executors named in the Will to whom
Administration was granted Power reserved of making the like
Grant to Seth Smith otherwise Bromley and John Henry Smith
son of the deceased the other executors named in the said Will

     The testator John Smith was late of Barrow In Furness in the County of Lancaster
     and died on the twenty third day of September 1890 at Barrow In Furness aforesaid

     Gross Value 517. 6. 4 pounds

     Net Value 496. 11. 4 pounds.30
     John Smith wrote a will on 2 February 1890 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England. Seth Smith and John Henry Smith were listed as heirs. His son Seth was the executor of his will.30
       The information below was taken from the Lancashire Constabulary Pension Book. The Pension Book entry normally comprises one page, and provides biographical details at the time of leaving the constabulary, summary pension details, and date of death.

NAME: John Smith
Late Inspector of Lonsdale North Division
_______________________________
Description at Time of Discharge
Age------ -----------------------Fifty-eight
Height---------------------------5 ft 8 in
Complexion---------------------Fair
Eyes-----------------------------Grey
Hair------------------------------Grey
BORN:
In the Township of----------Penwortham
In or Near the Town of-----Preston
In the County of------------Lancaster
Trade or Calling on appointment:
Coachman
Single or Married------------Widowed
If married, No. of Children----Two
Date of Appointment :
14th October 1856
Date of Discharge-------1st March 1888
Length of Service:
31 years and 170 days
Pay at Time of Discharge---6/4 per diem
Amount of Pension----------4/2 per diem
Period For Which Granted-------Life
NATURE OF DISABILITIES:
Meniers Disease and Heart Failure
Died 23rd Sep 1890.27  
     John Smith resided in September 1890 at 25 Marsh Street, Barrow-In-Furness, England.31
     John Smith died on 23 September 1890 at 25 Marsh Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, at age 63 from Menier's Disease and heart failure, according to his pension file. His death certificate states that he was suffering from heart and kidney disease.27,32,33 He was buried at Dalton-In-Furness, Cumbria, England. His estate was probated on 14 October 1890 at Lancaster, England. The estate was valued at 517 pounds and was administered to William Barlow, one of the executors, retired Inspector of Police.34

Family

Margaret Bromley b. 25 May 1830, d. 2 Oct 1887
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1841Leyland, Penwortham, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith appears as John, age 12, in the census of 1841 at Leyland, Penwortham, Lancashire, England,in the household of Elizabeth Smith, his maternal aunt.3
185143 Old Hale, Broughton, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith, age 25, appears in the census of 1851 in 43 Old Hale, Broughton, Lancashire, England, with the family of James and Alice Walmsley.4
1861Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith, age 33, appears as head of household in the census of 1861 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with Ellen Smith, John Henry Smith and Seth Smith. (an unknown value.)19
1871Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith, age 44, appears as head of household in the census of 1871 in Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Margaret Bromley and John Henry Smith. Alexander Beatie, age 26, was enumerated as a lodger with this family. He was a police constable and was born in Scotland.7
1881Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith, age 54, appears as head of household in the census of 1881 in Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with Margaret Bromley.8

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
1841Backlane, Penwortham, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith resided in 1841 at Backlane, Penwortham, Lancashire, England, with sisters Elizabeth, Ann, Ellen, and daughter of Ann, Mary Smith. Neighbors (both farmers) were the families of Henry Bamford (who was his brother-in-law) and Robert Smith (who may have been his uncle.)3
1856Eccleston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith resided in 1856 at Eccleston, Lancashire, England.5
November 1857Gill Banks, Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in November 1857 at Gill Banks, Ulverston, Lancashire, England.18
186116 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith resided in 1861 at 16 Neville Street, Ulverston, Lancashire, England, with his sister, Ellen, and his sons, Seth and John Henry.19
1871Dalton, Lancashire, EnglandJohn Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in 1871 at Dalton, Lancashire, England, with their son, John Henry.7
188154 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, EnglandJohn Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in 1881 at 54 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, England.8
October 188754 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, EnglandJohn Smith and Margaret Bromley resided in October 1887 at 54 Chapel Street, Dalton-In-Furness, England.24
September 189025 Marsh Street, Barrow-In-Furness, England      John Smith resided in September 1890 at 25 Marsh Street, Barrow-In-Furness, England.31

Citations

  1. [S983] England Births and Christenings: John Smith, 11 February 1827, Penwortham, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1150] John Smith Baptism Record: Research done by Peter Bamford, Lytham, Lancashire, England at the Lancashire Record Office and sent to Taryn L. Phelan on 17 May 2010, 11 February 1827, Lancashire County Record Office.
  3. [S489] 1841 England Census, Lancashire, Penwortham, England, GSU Roll 20, 306913.
  4. [S485] 1851 England Census, Lancashire County, Broughton, England, GSU Roll 87293-87294.
  5. [S507] Certificate, John Smith and Margaret Bromley marriage of 22 Jul 1856.
  6. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, John Smith.
  7. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078.
  8. [S477] 1881 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 1342023.
  9. [S1150] John Smith Baptism Record: shows mother as Margaret Smith, singlewoman, 11 February 1827, Lancashire County Record Office.
  10. [S983] England Births and Christenings: John Smith, shows mother as Margaret Smith, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S623] Lancashire Parish Clerk Project, Marriages at St. Michael and All Angels, Register:Marriages 1837-1873, Page 144, Entry 288: John Smith and Margaret Bromley, 22 July 1856.
  12. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) John Smith and Margaret Bromley,Parish of Eccleston (Near Chorley); Parish Registers of Ecdleston (near CHolrey), 1603-1938.
  13. [S623] Lancashire Parish Clerk Project, Marriages at St. Michael and All Angels, Register: Marriages 1837-1873, Page 144, Entry 288: John Smith and Margaret Bromley, 22 July 1856.
  14. [S624] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Police History, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 11/10, Page 49: PLA 11/10, Page 49; shows married with one child.
  15. [S641] Margaret Smith, Margaret Smith's Death Certificate, shows wife of John Smith.
  16. [S645] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Pension Record, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 14/19/2, Page 232: shows trade or calling on appointment to be coachman.
  17. [S624] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Police History, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 11/10, Page 49: PLA 11/10, Page 49; shows Penwortham as birthplace.
  18. [S647] John Henry Smith, Birth Certificate (21 December 1857).
  19. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090.
  20. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878, shows rank of father: sergeant of police.
  21. [S624] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Police History, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 11/10, Page 49: PLA 11/10, Page 49.
  22. [S646] Certificate, John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey marriage of 1 February, 1882, shows father as John Smith, policeman.
  23. [S1113] Will of Henry Bamford: transcribed by Peter Bamford (e-mail address) and graciously shared via E-mail to TYaryn L. Phelan on 14 April 2010.
  24. [S641] Margaret Smith, Margaret Smith's Death Certificate.
  25. [S1184] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966 , Margaret Smith; shows date of probate as 20 December 1887.
  26. [S624] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Police History, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 11/10, Page 49.
  27. [S645] Lancashire Police Department, John Smith's Pension Record, Lancashire, England, Reference PLA 14/19/2, Page 232.
  28. [S667] John Smith, John Smith Death Certificate, shows retired police inspector.
  29. [S1184] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966 , Henry Bamford; 27 November 1889, Lancaster, England.
  30. [S1117] Will of John Smith: Transcribed and sent via E-mail by Peter Bamford, Lytham, Lancashire, England (e-mail address) to Taryn L. Phelan 14 April 2010.
  31. [S667] John Smith, John Smith Death Certificate.
  32. [S388] England and Wales, Free BMD Death Index:1837-1983: John Smith, 1890 (Jul-Aug-Sep Quarter); Volume 8e, Page 530.
  33. [S667] John Smith, John Smith Death Certificate, shows died from heart and kidney disease.
  34. [S1184] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966 , John Smith; shows date of probate as 14 October 1890, Barrow-In-Furness to William Barlow, Executor.
  35. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows the son of John Smith as Seth Smith.
  36. [S229] Certificate, Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg marriage of 8 July 1878, shows father as John Smith.
  37. [S997] Family Search Website, online www.pilot.familysearch.org, England Marriages, 1700-1900; Seth Smith and Hannah Mary Rigg; shows the groom's father as John Smith.
  38. [S235] Seth Smith entry, Death Certificate Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, Volume 5, January 1907-December 1910, Page 158 (16 August 1909).
  39. [S647] John Henry Smith, Birth Certificate, shows father as John Smith (21 December 1857).
  40. [S494] 1861 England Census, Lancashire County, Ulverston, England, GSU Roll 543090, shows the son of John Smith as John H. Smith.
  41. [S471] 1871 England Census, Lancashire County, Dalton-in-Furness, England, GSU Roll 848078, shows the son of John Smith as John H. Smith.
  42. [S646] Certificate, John Henry Smith and Dorothy Storey marriage of 1 February, 1882, shows father as John Smith.