in Rutland

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[SMTH631] Francis Smith and his wife Elizabeth (born c.1734) had six children born and baptised at Caldecott as follows:

Elizabeth died (age 82) at Caldecott (buried there 2nd March 1816).



Caldecott Church

[SMTH641] Francis Smith (born 1758) and his 1st wife Elizabeth had at least one child born and baptised at Caldecott as follows:

Elizabeth died at Caldecott (buried there 10th April 1798), and afterwards, Francis (a widower) married 2.  Mary Muggleton nee Brown. She died at Caldecott 6 months later (buried there 20th June 1799), and afterwards Francis married 3. another widow Jane Meas (born 1762). Jane died (age 58) at Caldecott (buried there 11th October 1820), whilst Francis died (age 80, “of decay of nature”) in Uppingham Workhouse (15th April 1838, buried at Caldecott, 18th April 1838).

[SMTH651] Joseph Smith (born 1775, son of Francis by his 1st wife) married (at Caldecott, 24th September 1798) [CAVE652] Jane Cave (born 1778, see CAVE), witnessed by Richard Ward and Edwd. Muggleton (parish clerk). They had nine children born and baptised at Caldecott as follows:

Jane died (age 51) at Caldecott (buried there 23rd September 1829), and Joseph (a shoemaker) died (age 86, of “natural decay”) at Caldecott also (1st October 1861, buried there 2nd October 1861).

[SMTH661] William Smith (born 1804) of Caldecott married (at Bringhurst, 18th November 1828) [SHAR662] Charlotte Sharman (born 1803, see SHARMAN), witnessed by John Hill and Elizabeth Sharman (Charlotte's sister). They had seven children born and baptised at Caldecott as follows:

Charlotte died (age 73, of cancer) at Caldecott (30th March 1877, buried there 3rd April 1877), and William (a shoemaker) died (age 76, of senectus) at Uppingham Workhouse (20th September 1880, buried at Caldecott, 23rd September 1880).

Funeral card for Charlotte


[SMTH671] Thomas Smith (born 1839), a labourer, married (at Pilton, 23rd July 1868) [STUB672] Eliza Stubbs (born 1838, see STUBBS) witnessed by John Harris (Eliza's half-brother) and Mary Jane Harris (John's wife). Thomas gave his age as 28.

  Pilton Church
(30 April 2016)

Eliza was the illegitimate daughter of Mary, born in 1838 at (is believed) Oakham. Her mother married George Harris in 1839, but then died in 1841. George almost immediately married again, so that from the age of 2, Eliza was reared by her step-father and his 2nd wife. At the 1841 Census Eliza "Harris" was shown as “not born in Northants”, implying she was born in Rutland. At the 1851 Census George showed his step-daughter Eliza "Harris" as born at Oakham, Rutland. This information is presumed to have been correct, though it is unlikely that Eliza herself was ever told this. At the 1861 Census Eliza "Harris" was a servant with a family at Seaton, and she said she was born at Harringworth (which would have been the only place she knew from her childhood). So she was never shown in a Census as Eliza "Stubbs". In later Censuses, when she was Eliza "Smith", she usually stated she was born at Harringworth. However in 1911 she then stated Barrowden, suggesting she had perhaps obtained a birth certificate to support her claim for an Old Age Pension (Act introduced 1908). If so, the certificate she obtained was for her first-cousin, Eliza Stubbs, who was born at Barrowden. Eliza may not have realised this was an error.

Eliza in her turn had an illegitimate child before she married, the father of whom was George Goodman, an agricultural labourer of Rockingham who never subsequently married. The child, whilst registered as George Goodman Stubbs, but was always referred to as George Smith. After they were married, Thomas and Eliza had two children, whilst living in Rutland. These three children in total were:

The family moved from Caldecott to Yorkshire (c.1872-73), and for subsequent history see SMITH of the West Riding of Yorkshire.


Joseph Smith = Jane Cave
1841 Census  898/4-6  Caldecott (RUT)
Joseph         SMITH        65 shoemaker
1851 Census  2093-289  Caldecott
Joseph         SMITH  H   W 76 pauper          Caldecott
1861 Census  2309-24  Caldecott
Joseph         SMITH  H   W 86 -               Caldecott
William Smith = Charlotte Sharman
1841 Census  898/4-5  Caldecott (RUT)
William        SMITH        35 ag lab
Charlotte      SMITH        35
Samuel         Smith        11
George         Smith        10
Mary           Smith         4
Thomas         Smith         2
1851 Census  2093-282  Caldecott
William        SMITH  H   M 47 ag lab          Caldecott
Charlotte      SMITH  W   M 48                 Caldecott
Samuel         Smith  S   U 21 rail lab.       Caldecott
Mary           Smith  D   - 14 stay maker      Caldecott
Thomas         Smith  S   - 12                 Caldecott
Christiana A.  Smith  D   -  7 scholar         Caldecott
James          Smith  S   -  4 scholar         Caldecott
1861 Census  2309-24  Caldecott
William        SMITH  H   M 57 shoemaker       Caldecott
Charlotte      SMITH  W   M 58                 Caldecott
George         Smith  S   W 30 ag lab          Caldecott
James          Smith  S   - 15 farmers boy     Caldecott
1871 Census  3304-49  Caldecott  Cottage
William        SMITH  H   M 67 shoemaker       Caldecott
Charlotte      SMITH  W   M 67                 Caldecott
Agness L.      Smith  G/D -  3                 Caldecott
Thomas Smith = Eliza Stubbs
1841 Census  797/12-5  Harringworth (NTH)
George         Harris       25 ag lab N
Mary           Harris       20        N
Eliza          HARRIS        2        N   [aka STUBBS]
John           Harris        6m       Y
1851 Census  2093-308  Harringworth
George         Harris H   M 36 ag lab          Morcott RUT
Elizabeth      Harris W   M 31                 Harringworth
Eliza          HARRIS D/L - 12                 Oakham RUT [aka STUBBS]
John           Harris S   - 10 scholar         Harringworth
William        Harris S   -  6 scholar         Harringworth
Ann            Harris D   -  3                 Harringworth
George         Harris S   -  1m                Harringworth
1861 Census  2310-69  Seaton (Rut)
Josiah         Royce  H   M 43 farmer & miller Seaton
Jane           Royce  W   M 33                 Liddington
Eliza          HARRIS Sv  U 21 general servant Harringworth NTH [aka STUBBS]
Mathew         Wright Sv  U 18 general servant Barrowden
1861 Census  957-?84  Rushton (NTH)
John           Ginns  H   M 55 woodman         Catesby
Eleanor        Ginns  W   M 54                 Duddington
               and family                  all Rushton
Thomas         SMITH  Lr  U 22 railway lab     Caldecott
1871 Census  3304-51  Caldecott (RUT), Cottage
Thomas         SMITH  H   M 33 farm lab        Caldecott
Eliza          SMITH  W   M 32                 Harringworth NTH
George         Smith  S   -  7 scholar         Uppingham
Mary A.        Smith  D   -  2 scholar         Caldecott