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Alexander Smith

M, #6470, b. 22 August 1824, d. 14 October 1874
Last Edited: 1 Jul 2017

Parents:

Father*: John Smith b. c 1800
Mother*: Agnes Deuchars b. c 1800, d. a 2 Dec 1827
  • Birth*: Alexander Smith was born on 22 August 1824 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of John Smith and Agnes Deuchars.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Smith married Isabella Downie, daughter of David Downie and Isabella Downie, on 18 April 1845 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1845 OPR marriages, Arbroath; Smith contract March 29th; Alexander Smith baker and Isabella Downie both in the Parish of Arbroath, marriage April 18th.2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alexander Smith died on 14 October 1874 at 6 Camperdown Street, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 50 1874 deaths in the district of Lochee in the burgh of Dundee, ref 244; Alexander Smith baker jour. married to Isabella Downie; 1874 October Fourteenth 2h 50m pm 6 Camperdown Street Lochee; male aged 48 yeqars; parents John Smith spirit dealer (dec) and Agnes Smith ms Deuchars (dec); cause pneumonia 8 days, retention of urine 5 days as cert by Thos S Gray MD Dundee; informant Alexander Smith son present, Pathhead, parish of Dunino [St Andrews]; registered 1874 October 16th at Lochee James Brown assist registrar initialled DN.4
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Sarah Copeland Smith on 25 April 1857 at Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; births in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar; ref 148; Smith Sarah Copeland; 1857 April twenty-fifth [1]0h am Victoria Road Forfar; f; Alexander Smith baker journeyman Isobel Smith ms Downie; Alexander Smith father present; 1857 May 5th at Forfar John Webster registrar.5
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Isabella Downie died on 2 July 1888 at 7 West Newgate, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; image held; 1888 statutory deaths 272/00 0218; 1888 deaths in the distriict of Arbroath in the county of Farfar; 218; Isabella Smith widow of Alexander Smith baker foreman; 1888 July second 2h 45m pm 7 West Newgate Arbroath; f, 63 years; David Downie linen manufacturer (dec) Isabella Downie ms Downie (dec); bronchitis 21 days certified by John Russell MD; C Smith daughter present inmate [feb 2008].
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Alexander Smith is commemorated on the headstone erected by Sarah Copeland Smith on 21 August 1925. Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.6
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith in loving memory of her husband John Findlay Paterson baker who died 20th August 1925 aged 71 years, and of their daughters Isabella Downie and Sarah Smith who died in infancy. The above Sarah Smith died 19th August 1946 aged 83 years.
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - Sarah Copeland Smith - Frontface: Erected by Sarah Smith ... Sideface: And her father and mother Alexander Smith baker died 1868 aged 49 years, his wife Isaeblla Downie died 1888 aged 65 years.

Census Events

Principal6 June 1841Alexander Smith appeared in the 1841 census at High Street, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . High Street; Smith, Alexander, m, 15, bakers apprentice, Angus; with other bakers Ducat, Young, Milne.7
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household along with spouse Isabella Downie in the 1851 census at 25 Hamilton Green, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 26, baker journeyman, Forfar; Isabella Smith, wife, 28, Arbroath; William Brown, lodger, 13, machine flaxdresser, St Vigeans [Oct 2010]; also in the household were Elizabeth Smith and Ann Smith.8
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Isabella Downie in the 1861 census at 10 Par N Street, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 36, baker, Forfar; Isabella D Smith, wife, 38, Arbroath [Oct 2010]; also in the household were Elizabeth Smith, Ann Smith, Alexander Smith, Isobel Downie Smith, Sarah Copeland Smith and Christina Smith.9
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Isabella Downie in the 1871 census at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alexander Smith, head, 46, baker, Arbroath; Isabella, wife, 48, Arbroath [Oct 2010]; also in the household were Isobel Downie Smith, Sarah Copeland Smith and Christina Smith.10

Family:

Isabella Downie b. 22 Nov 1822, d. 2 Jul 1888
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Smith married Isabella Downie, daughter of David Downie and Isabella Downie, on 18 April 1845 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1845 OPR marriages, Arbroath; Smith contract March 29th; Alexander Smith baker and Isabella Downie both in the Parish of Arbroath, marriage April 18th.2,3

Children:

Elizabeth Smith b. c 1846
Ann Smith b. c 1849
Alexander Smith b. 24 Oct 1852
Isobel Downie Smith b. 2 Jan 1855
Sarah Copeland Smith+ b. 25 Apr 1857, d. 19 Aug 1940
Christina Smith b. c 1859
Margaret Allan Smith b. 27 Nov 1861

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS [Oct 2010].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112725 [Feb 2008].
  3. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) 272/00 0070 0114 Arbroath [Oct 2010].
  4. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Stautory Death 1874 Lochee 282/05 0244 [Oct 2010] & [??from MI [Sept 2009].]
  5. [S40] Image held via SS Sept 2009 [birth date calc from 1891 census; LDS C112881 [feb 2008].
  6. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.
  7. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/) SCT1841/272 Arbroath enum dist 4 civil parish Arbroath ecclesiastical parish Arbroath folio 4 page 9 [Feb 2008].
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1851 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 16, page 2.
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1861 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 3, page 2.
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1871 Scotland Census, Arbroath, ed 12, page 15.