The Milne/Smeed Connection

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Two January Weddings

Two Weddings on This Day in History

Charles Smeed (1865-1942) and Ann Maria Burt (1866-1943) were married on 12 January 1887 at St. Swithun’s Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex.

Their son, Charles Smeed (1890-1979) and Frances Maud Tester (1893-1965) were married on 12 January 1918 at Horne Parish Church, Newchapel, Surrey.

Charles Smeed and Ann Maria Burt Smeed

Charles Smeed and Ann Maria Burt Smeed

Charles Smeed and Frances Maud Tester Smeed

Charles Smeed and Frances Maud Tester Smeed

 

 


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William Smeed (1791 – 1880)

William Smeed was born in early 1791 and baptized on 30 January 1791 in Otford, Kent, England. He was the son of Elizabeth Smeed.

William married Caroline Turner on 2 November 1814 in Withyham, Sussex. The couple had twelve children during a long life together.

He was the farmer at Brooklands Farm and then for many years the farmer at Fairlight Farm. Both of these farms are near East Grinstead, Sussex. William died at Fairlight Farm on 7 May 1880. He is buried beside Caroline at St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church in Cowden, Kent.

 


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Charles Smeed 1 (1833-1916)

Charles Smeed 1 was born on 15 April 1833 at Brooklands Farm, East Grinstead, Sussex. He was the son of William Smeed and Caroline Turner.

Charles married Ellen Lindfield in 1864. Until his retirement he was the farmer at Hoskins Farm, East Grinstead. He died in East Grinstead on 21 November 1916.

Charles Smeed 1