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John Bertram Marsden Smedley

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John Bertram Marsden Smedley (1868-1959) of John Smedley (the family assumed the surname Smedley in 1874 on inheriting the estates of John Smedley (1803-1874))

1868 Born as John Bertram Marsden the son of John Thomas Marsden Smedley

Educated privately and later at Jesus College, Cambridge

1871 Living at Lower Street, Stroud: John T. Marsden (age 30 born Manchester), Patent Leather Mill Strap Maker master employing 35 men and (?) land owner. With his wife Ann W. Marsden (age 31 born Nailsworth) and their three children; Caroline S. Marsden (age 5 born Matlock); J. Bertram Marsden (age 2 born Stroud); and Arthur Marsden (age 1 born Stroud). Two servants.[1]

1889 Married Gertrude Mary Lea[2]

1911 Living at Lea Green, Near Matlock: John Bertram Marsden Smedley (age 42 born Stroud), Hosiery Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Gertrude Mary Marsden Smedley (age 45 born Hampstead) and their six children; Enid Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 20 born Ashover); Olive Frida Marsden Smedley (age 19 born Ashover); John Bertram Aubrey Marsden Smedley (age 17 born Westminster), Naval Cadet; George Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 13 born Chelsea); Basil Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 10 born Chelsea); and Diana Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 4 born Kensington). Also nine servants.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 09 October 1889
  3. 1911 Census