George Smith

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 17/05/2021

George Smith


George he was born in Enborne Berkshire he was baptised on the 28th August 1814 in Enborne the son of John and Elizabeth Smith.

George married twice.

 Details of 1st marriage:

Place: St Mary Kintbury

Date: 16th October 1841

Groom: George Smith aged 24, bachelor, occupation, Labourer, abode, Kintbury

Bride: Sarah Ebern aged 20, spinster, abode, Kintbury

Fathers: John Smith, occupation, Butcher and George Ebern

Witnesses: Henry Ebern and Jemima Ebern

Bride, Groom and Witnesses all made their mark

(Sarah was baptised as Sarah Hepburn on the 25th August 1822 in Kintbury the daughter of George and Caroline. George Hepburn married Caroline Cully in Kintbury in 1812.   The family surname has been recorded as Hepburn /Hepburne/Ebborn/Ebern/Eborn and Ebourn)

George and Sarah had at least three children:

William born 1843 birth registered in Hungerford, MMN Hepburn

Caroline born c1846 birth registered in Hungerford, MMN Hepburn  

Elizabeth born 1847 birth registered in Kingsclere, MMN Eburn


In 1851 George (36), Sarah (30) and their children, William (7), Caroline (5) and Elizabeth (3), were living in East Woodhay Hampshire.

Sarah died aged 29 in 1852 (death recorded in Kingsclere in the March quarter).


George remarried in 1852, his 2nd wife was Ann Lancely (marriage registered in Andover in the December quarter, Ann’s surname recorded as Lanceley).

 (Ann was born c1826 in Tangley Hampshire the daughter of Thomas and Maria Lancely (nee Miller) who were married on the 27th December 1820 in Vernham Dean Hampshire)

George and Ann had the following children:

George c1855

Ann Maria 1856

John 1858

Lucy Eliza 1860

Charles c1862

James 1863

Jane 1865

Sarah Ellen 1867

Herbert c1869

George was recorded as a Shepherd in the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records.

In 1861 George (45), Ann (34), Caroline (16), George (6), Ann (4), John (2) and Lucy (8 months), were living at Hornes Farm Vernham Dean Hampshire.

By 1871 the family had moved to Newbury. They were recorded living in Hazell’s Yard when the census for this year was taken. By 1881 they were living at 6 Ashton Court Newbury.

The 1891 census records George (78) and Ann (66) living in Bartholomew’s Almshouses Newbury.

Ann died aged 68 in 1894 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 30th March

The 1901 census records George (89), as a widower living alone at 5 St Bartholomew’s Almshouses.

George died aged 94 on the 14th February 1904 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 19th February.


Sources: as above

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