Source of all Smedley
Samuel Smedley
(Bef 1775-)
Elizabeth Kiddey
(Abt 1768-After 1841)
John Smedley
(Cal 1795/1795-1870)


Family Links

1. Ann Cook

2. Hannah Stevenson

John Smedley 5

  • Born: Cal Apr-Jun 1795, Sandiacre, Derby 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Ann Cook on 7 Nov 1815 in Sandiacre 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Hannah Stevenson on 6 Nov 1823 in Sandiacre, Derby 3 4
  • Died: Jun 1870, Shardlow (reg) 9

  General Notes:

There is an item in the 1846 The Christian miscellany, and family visitor 1846 referring to son John and a connection with a "Mr Doar"

It seems likely that Abraham Doar moved into John's house after the death of Hannah - there by 1881

John Smedley, b abt 1796 Sandiacre, Lace Manufacturer (as on MAS 1837 marriage) husband of Hannah with 3 children in 1851 and 1861. In 1861 he is in Town St, Sandiacre with house and shop not far along from William Doar b 1826.

In 1871 William Smedley is next door to Abraham Doar.

This marriage fits with Hannah being born Bestwood Park 1851C and Bulwell 1861C(even closer to Nuthall) - no other Notts candidates from 1815 to 1851

So we either have John m Ann Cook (b 1797 Notts) abt 1815 - Ann also known as Hannah and she lives on until after 1871 -or-
Ann (also known as Hannah ) dies between 1830 and 1832 when John marries Hannah Walker -or-
its another John altogether tho that seems unlikely considering the Town St connection and occup Lacemaker from WD/MAS marriage cert.



He worked as a Lace Manufacturer in Oct 1837. 10

In 1841 he was a Lacemaker living at Green, Sandiacre with wife Hannah, 6 children and his mother (?). 11

In 1851 he was a Lace Manufacturer living in Sandiacre, Derby with wife Hannah and children Elizabeth, Ann and Joshua. 12

He worked as a Lace Manufacturer empl. 11? men and 15 girls in 1861 and resided at House & Shop, Town St?, Sandiacre. 13


John married Ann Cook on 7 Nov 1815 in Sandiacre.1 2 (Ann Cook was born before 1795 in (of Sandiacre) and died before 1823.)


John next married Hannah Stevenson on 6 Nov 1823 in Sandiacre, Derby.3 4 (Hannah Stevenson was born Cal 1797 in (of Sandiacre) 14, christened on 29 Mar 1797 in Bulwell, Notts 15 and died after 1871.)


1 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, Member submitted record. JOHN SMEDLEY Male Event(s): Birth: Christening: Death: Burial: Marriages: Spouse: ANN COOK Marriage: 07 NOV 1815 Sandiacre, Derby, England.

2 Web (Misc), Sue Brown [sue AT]. Sandiacre PR Jn Smedley, b, 7 Nov 1815, Ann Cook, s, botp, B

3 Web (Misc), Sandiacre PR Jn Smedley, widr, 6 Nov 1823, Hannah Stevenson, s, botp, B


4 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, SMEDLEY John WALKER Hannah NUT 2/02/1832. Worth considering this one.

5 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, Marriage WD&MAS 1837.

6 - Family Tree, ID: I7928 Name: John SMEDLEY Given Name: John Surname: SMEDLEY Sex: M Birth: 29 MAR 1796 in Sandiacre,Derby,England Christening: 23 MAR 1796 Sandiacre,Derby,England Change Date: 10 JUN 2002 at 14:16:58

Father: Samuel SMEDLEY b: ABT 1771 in of Sandiacre,Derby,Eng
Mother: Elizabeth KIDDEY b: ABT 1772 in of Sandiacre,Derby,Eng

Marriage 1 Hannah b: ABT 1805 in of Sandiacre,Derby,Eng
Married: ABT 1824 in of Sandiacre,Derby,Eng
John SMEDLEY b: 16 JAN 1825 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
William Smedley b: 1826 in Sandiacre,Derby,Eng
Sarah SMEDLEY b: 23 JUN 1828 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
Eliza Matilda SMEDLEY b: 13 OCT 1830 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
Abraham SMEDLEY b: 19 FEB 1833 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
Anne Jane SMEDLEY b: 2 AUG 1834 in Sandiacre,Derby,England.

7 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C, 1861C.

8 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, Member submitted record. JOHN SMEDLEY Male
Event(s): Birth: 10 MAR 1796 Christening: 23 MAR 1796 Sandiacre, Derby
. Dates don't agree with census ages or age at death but might be closer if 1795?.

9 Online Census and BMD,,
This looks better ...fits in with our Sandiacre John
Deaths Jun 1870
Smedley John 75 Shardlow 7b 243
WILLS 1858-1875
1870 JOHN Sandiacre

Also this one ......
Name: John Smedley Birth Date: abt 1790 Year of Registration: 1868 Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at death: 78 District: Shardlow County: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire Volume: 7b Page: 216 (click to see others on page)

. Possible (see also 1871 Census image).

10 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Marriage MAS 1837.

11 Online Census and BMD,, 1841C. Name:John Smedley
Estimated birth year:abt 1796
Where born:Derbyshire, England
Civil Parish:Sandiacre
Hundred:Morleston and Litchurch
Street address:


View image
Registration district:Shardlow
Sub-registration district:Stapleford
Neighbors:View others on page
Page Number:6
Household Members:
John Smedley45
Hannah Smedley40
John Smedley15
William Smedley14
Matilda Smedley11
Abraham Smedley8
Ann Smedley6
Joshua Smedley3
Elizabeth Smedley70

12 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C. 55 yo.

13 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

14 Online Census and BMD,, 1851 Hannah, 54, b Bestwood Park, Notts
1861 Hannah, 64, b Bulwell, Notts
1874 Hannah, 74, b Bestwood Park (Widowed).

15 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, BUW 29/03/1797 Hannah William Betty STEVENSON.