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Smith, John

Male 1616 - 1690


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  • Christened  2 Jun 1616  St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1690  South Tidworth, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00185  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Jul 2012 

    Father  Smith, Thomas,   c. 17 Jan 1574, St Margaret Moyses, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Jun 1666, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Robinson, Jane,   c. 12 Sept 1585, St Mary Le Bow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1626-1666, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Nov 1608  St Olave Hart Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01048  Group Sheet

    Family  Wright, Mary,   c. 9 Feb 1623, St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Magdalene, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1653-1690, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Nov 1637  St Olave Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Smith, Thomas,   c. 30 Jan 1640, St Olave Old Jewry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Smith, Jane,   b. Abt 1641, Of St Sepulchre, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 21 Apr 1669, Rodbourne Cheney, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Smith, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1642, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Smith, Mary,   c. 4 Dec 1643, St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1 Nov 1644, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Smith, Edmond,   c. 17 Nov 1644, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Mar 1648, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Smith, John,   c. 11 Jan 1645, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 15 Apr 1651, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Smith, Mary,   c. 3 Dec 1646, St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1648, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Smith, Mary,   c. 28 Feb 1647/48, St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1717, Of Chiselhurst, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Smith, Margarett,   c. 24 Apr 1649, St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1665
    >10. Smith, Ann,   c. 27 Dec 1650, St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1721, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Smith, John,   b. Abt 1653, Of St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1723, South Tidworth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00099  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • First of St. Mary Aldermanbury, London, and then of Tidworth, Wiltshire.
      JOHN SMYTH
      Christening: 02 JUN 1616 Saint Mary The Virgin Aldermanbury, London, London, England
      Parents:
      Father: THOMAS SMYTH Family

      According to Boyd a Goldsmith of Aldermanbury, London.

      Will of John Smith of South Tidworth, Hampshire 22 October 1690 PROB 11/401 .Will dated 11 July 1686. Proved October 1690.

      Son John Smith??
      COLLINGBOURNE KINGSTON
      Title Deeds
      FILE [no title] - ref. 9/10/2 - date: 17 January 1693
      [from Scope and Content] Articles of agreement for enclosing Collingbourne Kingston Cowdown, (1) Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury, Lord of the Manor of Collingbourne Kingston, (2) Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Winchester and John Smith of Tidworth, Hants., (3) tenants (named) of the said manor.

      "...During the 12th and 13th centuries the Zouche family were in control of North Tidworth;...In the 17th century the area was famous for game, especially hares, and the estate owners enjoyed coursing and hunting over their lands. The Tedworth estate was bought from Jane Ashburnham in 1650 by Thomas Smith, whose family were to remain here for 200 years. There was already a fine house here, but it is uncertain as to when this was built. The Smith family was to take a leading role in the nation when John Smith was Speaker of the House of Commons (1705-10) among other roles.
      The Tedworth estate had been inherited by Thomas Assheton Smith, in 1773 and it passed to his son, Thomas Assheton Smith II in 1774. He was a keen sportsman and by the early 19th century both communities were part of a large sporting estate, which owned nearly all of both parishes by the 1830s. Woodland for coverts was planted on the downs and by 1845 the establishment had 400 foxhounds and a stable of 50 horses. This was in the time of Thomas Assheton Smith III, who was one of the country?s leading foxhunters and cleared many square miles of land for hunting. He also demolished and rebuilt Tedworth House between 1828 and 1830, moving into it in 1830.

      The Churches of South Tidworth
      For more than 100 years following the demolition of the old mediaeval church in 1784, the only church in South Tidworth was the small family chapel - now known as the Burial (or Mortuary) Chapel - at the top of Church Lane. It was built using stone from the demolished mediaeval church and still holds a couple of interesting inscribed wall plaques from the original church, dating from about 1730.
      One commemorates a previous owner of Tedworth House, John Smith, an eminent politician of his day, who was a Lord of the Treasury at the time the Bank of England was first opened (1694) and Speaker of the first British Parliament following the Act of Union of England and Scotland in 1707.

      Portal of Laverstoke

      Catalogue Ref. 5M52
      Creator(s):
      Portal family of Laverstoke

      TITLE DEEDS
      HAMPSHIRE
      ASHE
      FILE - Manor of Ashe: Deeds, leases, settlement and memoranda of a deed, of various parcels of land in Ashe and Deane - ref. 5M52/T2 - date: 1633-1652
      [from Scope and Content] (vi) John Smith Esq. and others
      FILE - Manor of Ashe: Deeds, leases, quitclaims etc. re parcels of land in Ashe and Deane - ref. 5M52/T3 - date: 1646-1653
      [from Scope and Content] (viii) John Smith and Robert Cordell of London, Esqs
      FILE - Manor of Ashe: Deeds, leases and releases, fines, mortgages etc. re manor and farm of Ashe - ref. 5M52/T4 - date: 1669-1773
      [from Scope and Content] (ii) John Smith of Tedworth [Tidworth], Esq., and others
      FILE - Kingsdowne, etc: Deeds, settlements, recovery, etc., of various lands - ref. 5M52/T7 - date: 1653-1709
      [from Scope and Content] (vi) John Smith of Inner Temple, London, gent
      LAVERSTOKE
      FILE - Deeds, royal grants, conveyances etc., of the manor of Laverstoke - ref. 5M52/T50 - date: 1539-1672
      [from Scope and Content] (vi) John Smith of Tedworth, Esq., and others

      May have had a daughter Martha Smith(or a grandaughter) who married John Benet of Salthorp. In Southhampton??
      Possibly the Martha Smith, daughter of John Smith of Tidworth, who married Thomas Bennet of Salthorp, Wiltshire, in 1659 in St Lawerence, Pountney, London?? This Martha died 11.05.1694

  • Sources 
    1. [S00126] Marriage Licences-Bishop of London.
      31 Oct 1637 John Smith, of St Mary Aldermanbury, Gent., Bachr, above 21, son of Thomas Smith, of same, Esq., who consents, & Mary Wright, of St Olave's Jury, Maiden, 15, dau. of Edmund Wright, Esqr, Alderman of London, whose consent is attested by Samuel Carleton, of St Martin's Outwich, Esq.; at St Olave's Jury.