Samuel Smedley
(Bef 1775-)
Elizabeth Kiddey
(Abt 1768-After 1841)
John Smedley
(Cal 1795/1795-1870)
Hannah Stevenson
(Cal 1797-After 1871)
Abraham Smedley
(1833-Between 1870/1880)


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Mary Ann Taft Barker

Abraham Smedley

  • Christened: 19 Feb 1833, Sandiacre 2
  • Marriage: Mary Ann Taft Barker in Jun 1855 in Birmingham (reg) 1
  • Died: Between 1870 and 1880


He worked as a Cotton Lace Manufacturer in 1861 and resided at Town Street, Sandiacre. 3 (nex door is Henry J Barker, Mary's brother?; two doors away are George and Sarah Doar; the James and Mary Doar then William and Sarah Doar)

He resided in 1871 in Not Known. 4 5 (not with his family in Sandiacre - maybe in USA in advance of the family. In 1901 Mary wrote that they had left 30 years before)


Abraham married Mary Ann Taft Barker in Jun 1855 in Birmingham (reg).1 (Mary Ann Taft Barker was born on 29 Jan 1833 in Sandiacre, Derbys 3 6 and died after 1910 in USA 7.)


1 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Marriages Jun 1855
BARKER Mary Ann Taft Birmingham 6d 223
SMEDLEY Abraham Birmingham 6d 223.

2 - Family Tree, Abraham SMEDLEY b: 19 FEB 1833 in Sandiacre,Derby,England
. This is trhe only reference to Abraham but the other family members from the source agreed.

3 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

4 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

5 Georgina Lyons, 1901 letters.

6 Georgina Lyons, Letter AD 15/1/1901 "your 64th birthday on the 29th inst.".

7 Georgina Lyons, Letters 1901 between Abraham Smedley and his aunt Mary Smedley.