William Smeed was the first child of William Smeed & Caroline Turner born January 10th, 1815 at Withyham, Sussex & christened February 5th, 1815 at Cowden, Kent.
On October 8th, 1837 William married Elizabeth Wood at St George Southwark, Surrey. William was a warehouseman & gave his address as Townsend St, as did Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born c1810, the daughter of John Wood, a coachmaker. Witnesses at the wedding were John Wood and Sarah Worley.
In 1841 William and Elizabeth were living in Isabella Street, Lambeth, Surrey, where William was a warehouseman. They had 2 children by this time – William (3) and John (11 months).
William and Elizabeth were still living in Isabella Street (no. 28) in 1851 and William was now a porter ironmonger. Elizabeth was a general shopkeeper. Children at home were William, John, Elizabeth (5) and Ann (2). They had 2 lodgers, Mary Wheetly and her son William.
Elizabeth died in October-December 1859 at Lambeth.
In 1861 widowed William was working as a blacksmith and still living in Isabella Street (no.29). With him was son John, a warehouseman, and daughters Elizabeth, a domestic servant, and Ann. Also with them was an aunt Ann Kingston (58) a laundress and a lodger William Anstey, a baker.
William died on February 15th, 1871 at Lambeth, aged 56.
The children of William Smeed & Elizabeth Wood were:
sm.1.1 William Smeed born August 7th, 1838 & christened September 16th, 1838 at St Anne Soho, Westminster, London; died April 6th, 1892 at 102 Wyke Rd, Bow, Middlesex
sm.1.2 John Smeed born 1840 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened August 2nd, 1840 at Lambeth St Mary, London; died August 26th, 1887 at 5 Runham St, Walworth, Surrey
sm.1.3 Elizabeth Smeed born 1845 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened November 16th, 1845 at Lambeth St Mary, London
sm.1.4 Ann Smeed born 1849 at Isabella St, Lambeth & christened October 14th at Lambeth St Thomas, London