Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William SMITH (1835-?)

and Rose Ellen HEDGER (1839-?)


William Smith and Rose Ellen Hedger married on 26 September 1857 in Amberley, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Smith was baptised on 1 November 1835 in Amberley.  He was the son of Thomas Smith (1804-?) and Mary Reeves.  He died before 1881.

Rose Ellen Hedger was born on 17 August 1839 in Rackham and baptised on 22 September 1839 in Amberley.  She was the daughter of Frederick Hedger (1811-1887) and Hannah Humphrey (1813-1870).


William Smith and Rose Ellen Hedger had 10 known children:

  1. Flora Matilda Hedger Smith was born on 10 May 1857 in the Thakeham Union Workhouse.

  2. Letcey Matilda Smith was baptised on 19 January 1859 in Amberley.

  3. Felix William Smith was born on 15 March 1860 in Rackham.  He died aged 56 years on 11 April 1915 and was buried on 15 April 1915 in Broadwater cemetery.

    Felix married Susan Eliza Wakeham on 10 April 1886 at the register office in the Thakeham district.

    Susan was born about 1857 in Amberley.  She died aged 62 years on 25 November 1919 and was buried on 28 November 1919 in Broadwater cemetery.

    Felix and Susan had 4 known children:

    1. Florence Smith was born on 22 October 1887 in Rackham.  She married Harry Burnaby Edwards on 16 September 1912.

    2. Alice Selina Smith was born on 19 December 1889 in West Tarring, Sussex.  She died on 5 September 1979 in Worthing.  Alice married John Mason in about 1910/11.

    3. Ellen Smith was born in 1894.

    4. Frederick William Smith

  4. Reuben Smith was baptised on 31 January 1866 in Amberley.

  5. Charles Smith was baptised on 2 February 1868 in Amberley.

  6. Alice Smith was baptised on 3 January 1869 in Amberley.

  7. Agnes Smith was baptised on 3 January 1869 in Amberley.

  8. Margaret Smith was baptised on 8 January 1871 in Amberley.

  9. Clement Smith was baptised on 29 October 1871 in Amberley.

  10. James Smith was baptised on 29 October 1871 in Amberley.