Josiah Smart ♂

Life

Born 15/06/1856, Langley Green, Oldbury, Worcs

Died 1942, Smethwick, Staffs, recorded age 84

Possible aliases/distractors

No aliases/distractors for this individual in database

Summary

One of the key figures in this study. Josiah seems to have spent all his life within about a mile of Victoria Park, Smethwick. His grand-daughter remembered him living in Pool Rd

Notes

The most likely death for Josiah is in Smethwick 1941 (Jan/Feb/March) with a recorded age of 84. That would have made his year of birth 1856 or 1857, which is consistent with all the above data.

When he was married, Josiah gave his age as 22 and said his father was Henry William Smart.

Possible parents

   Hannah Savage (1821)

   Henry Smart (1827)

Possible partners

  Caroline Jones (c1856–1918)
      m. 24/11/1878 (Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffs)

Possible children

? Ephraim Jones (1878–1945)
Henry Smart (1880– )
Beatrice Smart (1882–1952)
Amy Smart (1885–1953)
Josiah Smart (1887–1888)
Caroline Emily Smart (1889– )
Herbert Smart (1891– )
Agnes Smart (1894–1986)
George Alfred Smart (1897– )

Possible maternal siblings

Georgina Smart (1851–1864)
Henry William Smart (1853–????)
Jabez Smart (1854–1920)
Mathilda Smart (1860–1885)

 

Josiah Smart 'Life track'

pdateagedob rangeAddressoccupation
07/04/1861508/04/1855 to 07/04/1856Tipton Road, Sedgeley, Staffordshire  
02/04/18711503/04/1855 to 02/04/1856Causer Street, Smethwick, Staffordshire Labourer, Iron Works
03/04/18812404/04/1856 to 03/04/1857Villiers St, Winson Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire Labourer Iron Works
05/04/18913406/04/1856 to 05/04/185728 Mornington Rd Ter, Smethwick, Staffordshire Blacksmiths Striker
31/03/19014501/04/1855 to 31/03/185673 Mornington Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire Blacksmith's Striker
02/04/19115403/04/1856 to 02/04/185782 Pool Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire Blacksmith's Striker
B'ham Rly & Car WG

 

Date: 07/04/1861   Sheet: RG9/2046/29
Address: Tipton Road, Sedgeley, Staffordshire
Note(s): Many dwellings with this address
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
32599Henry SmartHead33    MarWatchmanTipton, Staffordshire 
326100Hannah SmartWife   40 Mar Kings Norton, Worcestershire 
32798Georgeanna SmartDaur   9  Langley Green, Worcestershire 
328103Henry W SmartSon8    ScholarLangley Green, Worcerstershire 
329104Jabez SmartSon6     Langley Green, Worcestershire 
33066Josiah SmartSon5     Langley Green, Worcestershire 
331101Matilda SmartDaur   1  Sedgley, Staffordshire 

 

Date: 02/04/1871   Sheet: RG10/3088/99
Address: Causer Street, Smethwick, Staffordshire
Note(s): Many dwellings with this address
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
33299Henry SmartHead44    Labourer, Iron WorksTipton. Staffordshire 
333100Hannah SmartWife   50  Kings Norton, Worcestershire 
334103Henry W SmartSon18    Labourer, Iron WorksLangley Green, Worcestershire 
335104Jabez SmartSon16    Labourer, Iron WorksLangley Green, Worcestershire 
33666Josiah SmartSon15    Labourer, Iron WorksLangley Green, Worcestershire 
337101Matilda SmartDaur   11  Sedgley, Staffordshire 

 

Date: 03/04/1881   Sheet: RG11/3007/143
Address: Villiers St, Winson Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Note(s): Several unnumbered residences in this street
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
27466Josiah SmartHead24    MarrLabourer Iron WorksOldbury, Worcs 
27519Caroline SmartWife   24 Marr Cheltenham, Gloucs 
27672Henry SmartSon7/12    M Oldbury, Worcs 

 

Date: 05/04/1891   Sheet: RG12/2366/10
Address: 28 Mornington Rd Ter, Smethwick, Staffordshire
Note(s): (1) Noted as having only 4 rooms, (2) May be Tenement or Rear, rather than Ter
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
27766Josiah SmartHead34    MBlacksmiths StrikerLangley Green, Worcs 
27819Caroline E SmartWife   34  Cheltenham, Gloucs 
27968Ephraim SmartSon12    ScholarSmethwick, Staffs 
28072Henry SmartSon10     Oldbury, Worcs 
28173Beatrice SmartDaur   8  Smethwick, Staffs 
28267Amy SmartDaur   6  Smethwick, Staffs 
28371Caroline E SmartDaur   1  Smethwick, Staffs 

 

Date: 31/03/1901   Sheet: RG13/2822/63
Address: 73 Mornington Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
1166Josiah SmartHead45    MarriedBlacksmith's StrikerSmethwick, Staffs 
1219Caroline SmartWife   45 Married Smethwick, Staffs 
1368Ephraim SmartSon23    SingleCopper tube drawerSmethwick, Staffs 
1467Amy SmartDaughter   16 SingleCharwomanSmethwick, Staffs 
1571Caroline SmartDaughter   11 Single Smethwick, Staffs 
1669Herbert SmartSon9    Single Smethwick, Staffs 
171Agnes SmartDaughter   6 Single Smethwick, Staffs 
1870George SmartSon4    Single Smethwick, Staffs 

 

Date: 02/04/1911   Sheet: RG14 Piece 17979 SN 219
Address: 82 Pool Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire
Note(s): Census return says Smethwick B'ham, but should be Smethwick, Staffs
rec.
id
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id
NameRoleAge
 M  F 
Mar.
status
OccupationBirthplaceEditor's notes
166Josiah SmartHead54    MarriedBlacksmith's Striker
B'ham Rly & Car WG
Staffs, Langley Green 
219Caroline Emily SmartWife   54 Married Glos, Cheltenhammarried 32 years; 9 children (8 extant)
31Agnes SmartDaughter   17 SingleShop assistant
Baxters Bolt Screw & Rivet Wks
Staffs, Handsworth 
470George Alfred SmartSon14    SingleWood machinist
B'ham Rly Car & Wagon Co
Staffs, Smethwick 
5226John BradburySon in Law20    MarriedTube drawer
Tube Manufacturers
Cupped (?) Steam Tubing Locomotives
Staffs, West Bromwich 
671Caroline Emily BradburyDaughter   21 Married Staffs, Smethwickmarried 2 years; 2 children (shown here)
7751John Josiah BradburyGrandson2    Single Worcs, Oldbury 
8750Agnes Caroline BradburyGranddaughter   4/12 Single Staffs, Smethwick 

 

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