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Alice Smeed [sm.11.4]

Alice Smeed was the fourth child of Edward Smeed & Sarah Ann Hayward christened July 30th, 1865 at St Swithun’s, East Grinstead.

In 1871 Kate was living with her uncle George Smeed & his wife Mary at High St, East Grinstead.  George & Mary had no children of their own & brought up Alice as their daughter.

By 1881 George, Mary and niece Alice were living at Belle Vue Cottage, East Grinstead and George was a farmer of 36 acres.

Alice’s aunt Mary died in 1885 & the 1891 census shows her living with widowed Uncle George, now retired, still at Belle Vue Cottage.

On February 13th, 1893 Alice married David Henry Goldsmith, a baker, in East Grinstead.  David was born February 5th, 1868 & christened March 29th, 1868 at Tunbridge, Kent, the son of Frances & David Goldsmith, a farm labourer.

In 1901 Alice & David were living in Singlewell Rd, Gravesend, Kent & David was described as a journeyman baker.  They had 3 daughters by this time – Isabel R (7), Doris A (3) & Henrietta F (1).

The family were still living at 49 Singlewell Rd in 1911 & David was still a journeyman baker.  With them were children Isabel Rosa, a dressmaker, Doris Alberta, Henrietta Frances & another daughter Alice Ida (6).   It was noted on the census that Alice had had 6 children, only 4 of whom were still alive.

Alice died in April-June 1931 aged 65, her death being registered at Gravesend.

The 1939 register shows widowed David living with his daughter Isabel (Jan 1st 1894) & her husband George F Turner,  banbury operator at rubber factory , at Selbourne Nurstead Avenue, Northfleet, Kent.  David was now retired.

The children of Alice Smeed & David Henry Goldsmith were:

sm.11.4.1  Isabel Rosa Goldsmith born Jan-March 1894 at Gravesend, Kent
sm.11.4.2  Doris Alberta Goldsmith born April-June 1897 at Gravesend, Kent
sm.11.4.3  Henrietta Frances Annie Goldsmith born March 31st, 1900 at Gravesend, Kent; buried June 8th 1973 at Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent
sm.11.4.4  Alice Ida Goldsmith born April-June 1904 at Gravesend, Kent





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