'Smith32'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Smith of Bournheath, Smith of Halesowen, Smith of Hunnington, Smith of Stoke Prior
[This page was first launched on 04.03.10 as Draft 'Smith99". It was moved here after review led to the acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database. Nevertheless, it remains possible that in due course we will find how the sections below connected together. We may then redo this page along with Smith16 which covers some descendants (from Robert Smith of London below).]

The following comes from Visitation (Worcestershire, 1569, 'Smyth').
Edward Smyth of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
m. Dorothy Denton (dau/coheir of Edward Denton of Ambersdon)
1.+ issue - Edward, Joyce



The following comes from Visitation (Worcestershire, 1634, 'Smith'). Presumably connected to the above was ...
William Smith of Stoke Prior
1. Robert Smith of London (b 1535, bur 27.03.1610)
  m1. Thomasin Dedicote (dau of Arthur Dedicote of Hackney)
  A. Robert Smith of London
  m. Mary Baines (dau of _ Baines of London by _ Woodroffe)
  B. Henry Smith of Cropthorne
  m. Elizabeth Harrison (dau of William Harrison of Caddicroft)
  i. Mary Smith
  m. Daniel Stainow or Stainer of Oxford
  ii.+ other issue - Henry, Robert (bpt 29.10.1604), Thomasin (d 1603), Dorothy (bpt 13.07.1606), Elizabeth (bpt 13.12.13614), Lydia (bpt 25.05.1617)
  C.+ other issue - 9 sons and 6 daughters
  m2. Susan Pipe (dau of Sir Richard Pipe, Lord Mayor of London)



The following comes from BLG1886 ('Smith of Halesowen Grange'), supported by BP1934 ('Dudley'), which identifies the following William as "a presumed descendant of the Smiths of Stoke Prior, of whom were the two baronetical families of Upton and Isfield". We show those baronets of Upton and those of Isfield as descendants of Robert Smith of London (m. Mary Baines) just above. It is possible that the following William was one of the 'other 9 sons' mentioned just above or was son of one of those sons.
William Smyth or Smith of The Breach (Hunnington, near Halesowen) & Stoke Prior (d 12.1684)
1. William Smith of The Breach
  A. William Smith of Dove House Fields in Hunnington
Thanks to a regular contributor (CV, 18.03.22) for drawing our attention to the Housman Society Journal (vol 42, 12.2016, p64+) (here) which provides the following information. Note that BLG1886 suggests that William was ancestor of the Smiths of Bourne Heath, Worcestershire, which is supported as follows.
  i. William Smith of Bournheath (d 1761)
  m. Mary Smith (dau of Joseph Smith of Bournheath, cousin) @@ just below
  a. William Smith of Bournheath (bur 22.09.1762)
  m. (14.07.1762) Elizabeth Barber (m2. Rev. John Tayler of Hanbury) ## see here ##
  b. Mary Smith (d 1805)
  m. William Clinton of Belbroughton
B. Joseph Smith of Bournheath & Hunnington (d 1725)
  BLG1886 identifies Joseph as ancestor of Smiths of Hunnington ("now extinct"). The above-mentioned Housman Journal suggests that Joseph, "a local farmer", bought 'The Clock House' in Bournmeath and was father of William & Mary.
  i. William Smith (d unm 1718)
  ii. Mary Smith
  m. William Smith (cousin) @@ just above
  C. Jacob Smith of Stoke Prior
  m. (06.1709) Elizabeth Lowe (b 1675-6, d 05.1762, dau of Humphrey Lowe of Warley by Joice, dau of John Lea of Halesowen Grange)
  i. William Smith of Stoke Prior & Ridgacre (b 1713, d 19.05.1784)
m. (1737) Anne Lea (sister/coheir of Ferdinando Dudley, 15th Lord Dudley, son of William Lea of Halesowen Grange by Frances, dau/heir of William, son of Edward, 11th Lord Dudley & Ward)
  a. Harry Grey Smith of Halesowen Grange (d unm 21.03.1760)
  b. Ferdinando Smith of Halesowen Grange (d 16.01.1794/5)
  m. (27.12.1774) Elizabeth Lyttleton (dau of Humphrey Lyttleton)
  (1) Ferdinando Smith of Halesowen Grange (b 26.03.1779, d 20.07.1841, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  In 1916 his senior grandson successfully claimed the barony and became Lord Dudley.
  m1. (01.07.1802) Eloisa Knudson (dsp 14.02.1805, dau of Maj. Gen. St. George Knudson)
  m2. (05.10.1830) Elizabeth Grazebrook (d 23.01.1875, dau of Michael Grazebrook of Audnam)
  (2) Elizabeth Smith (dsp 1806)
  m. Joseph Carruthers of Halesowen
  (3) Frances Carolina Smith
  m. (1803) Marcus John Annesley (Captain, nephew of Francis Charles, 1st Earl Annesley)
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 24.06.1785, d 04.05.1824, Captain), Henry Lyttleton (b 1787), Amelia, Frances Maria, Harriet, Matilda, Louisa, Selina
  c. Frances Smith
  m. Walter Woodcock (cousin, son of Walter by Frances, sister of Ferdinando, Lord Dudley)
  d. Anne Smith
  m. Edward Baker of Hill Court
  e. Mary Smith (d unm)
  ii. Mary Smith (d 1768)
  m. (1746) Richard Chambers
  a. Richard Chambers of Whitbourne Court, Sheriff of Herefordshire (a 1793)
  D. Eleanor Smith
  m. (1693) William Cardale of Dudley (surgeon)
  E. Sarah Smith

Main source(s): as reported above
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