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Mary Smith

Female 1740 - 1775  (34 years)


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  • Name Mary Smith 
    Born 12 Dec 1740  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aug 1775  [1, 2, 3
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I16991  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 

    Father Richard Smith,   b. 1707, of Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1776  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   d. Bef Jul 1766 
    Family ID F10361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Berney,   b. of Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1765 
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Elizabeth Berney,   d. 1842, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Dyer,   b. Bef 4 Jul 1744,   d. 16 Aug 1800  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1768  St. Margaret's, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Maj.-Gen. Sir John Dyer, K.C.B.,   b. 5 Feb 1772,   d. 2 Jul 1816, Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She predeceased her wealthy slaveowner father Richard Smith, but her second husband, Thomas Dyer, profited well from his involvement in the lengthy settlement of Smith's estate. Meanwhile, her daughter by her first husband William Berney, Dorothy Elizabeth Berney (d. 1842), was one of Smith's eventual heirs and was one of those slaveowners compensated by the British government in 1837 when slavery was abolished in the UK.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4313] The Collected Letters of Charlotte Smith ed. Judith Phillips Stanton. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003.

    2. [S2176] Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 107th edition, ed. Charles Mosley. Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd., 2003.

    3. [S2179] E. H. Martin, "Swinnerton-Dyer Family." Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset 10:307; 10:341, 1907; 11:24, 1908.

    4. [S90] Stirnet.com, by Peter Barns-Graham., date only.

    5. [S4313] The Collected Letters of Charlotte Smith ed. Judith Phillips Stanton. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003., date only.