I know Smith is a common name and these dates would be a generation or two
earlier, but do you know if there could be a link between this family and
William Smith, who married Sarah Ashton in Newark in 1777 and had children
there named Elizabeth (1774), Thomas (1776), John 1778, Mary (1780),
William (1783) and Catherine (1785)? Elizabeth, who married William Atheis
in 1798, is my wife's ancestor
On 24 Jan 2013 at 23:16, Bob Butler wrote:
I was surprised to find that a pair of my wife's gt gt grandparents
died within a few weeks of each other.
Out of curiosity I ordered their death certificates to find that they
both died of the same illness - Phthisis Pulmonalis which I find is a form of
These deaths occurred in Lovers Lane, Newark in February / March 1877 -
does anyone know of an outbreak at this time or of a reason why they should
both succumb to the same illness in such a short space of time? They were
both aged 42 so not too old.
On a separate point:
He was recorded as a Working Brewer - if anyone could throw any light on
the difference between this and a Brewer I would be pleased to know as his
records have included both terms (between 1861 - 1877). His father
before him had been recorded as a Maltster, Publican, Victualler, Brewer, Beer
Dealer and Beer Retailer (in a period from 1825 - 1871) . Many of these
seem the same. Any information would be appreciated.
To make life interesting both father and son were named Jonas SMITH.
Many more dates and details are available if it helps.
Many thanks in advance for any assistance.
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