John Smith was born 1820 in Norton, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom to Thomas Smith (1795-1879) and Sarah Arnold (1790-1867) and died 1898 Clothall, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Bray (1821-1874) .

Early Life

John Smith was born in Norton, Hertfordshire in 1820. His parents were Thomas Smith, a maltmaker, and his wife Sarah. John was christened on 22 October 1820 in Norton.

John grew up with his sisters and two brothers, his parents and his grandmother Mary Arnold.


John Smith married Eliza Bray on 31 May 1841 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. They went on to have three children, Arthur, Jane and John.


Offspring of John Smith and Eliza Bray (1821-1874)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Arthur Smith (c1842-)
Jane Smith (c1844-)
John Horace Smith (1850-1895) 1850 Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom 1895 Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Martha Hagger (1845-1929)

Later life


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