(Some of) The Smith Family of Market Lavington

Many of our museum visitors are interested in the history of their own family. Genealogy remains  a very popular pastime. Today we are looking at a family tree which includes poor little Minnie Smith who has featured on this blog recently.

Smiths of Market Lavington Family Tree. Click to enlarge.

This tree was given to us by Sybil Perry who was educated at our village school and returned, later as a teacher. Sybil was born as Sybil Baker. Sybil’s mother was Mary Smith who is on this tree. She married Bert Baker in 1914.

Sybil has highlighted the pond makers in the family by using green ink and putting boxes round the name. We can see that Lionel, born 1904, was the last of the line of five known generations.


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4 Responses to “(Some of) The Smith Family of Market Lavington”

  1. cats3dotcom Says:

    How lovely to see the first of many (I hope family tree’s) of people who lived in Market Lavington.

  2. Marian McCaffrey Says:

    My Great Grandfather was Henry Smith born in 1863 ish who lived in Market Lavington before joining the RF&H Artiillary in 1880 at the age of 18. Before the attestation he was employed as a Groom. His father Charles Smith lived in Market Lavington at that time as he is shown as next of kin on his war record. Have assumed Charles must have been born around 1830/1840. Does anyone know anything about this part of the Smith family?

    • marketlavingtonmuseum Says:

      You have elusive ancestors here.
      A Charles Smith was born in Market Lavington in about 1832. he’s on 1851 and 61 censuses, unmarried and living with his mother, Anna on a street called Northbrook. A Charles Smith was buried in the churchyard in market Lavington in 1901 – aged 70. It could be the same man but I can’t find any sensibl;e trace between 1861 and that burial. By the way in the burial record it says Charles’s address was The Workhouse, Devizes.
      Do let me know if you find any more.


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