The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present

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A June Wedding

My 5th great grandparents, Thomas Lindfield (1762 – 1841) and Sarah Scrase (1766 – 1830) were married at St. Cosmas and St. Damian Parish Church, Keymer, Sussex on 16 June 1785.

The couple had several children including their son, William Lindfield (1788 – 1862) who was my 4th great grandfather.



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Twin Brothers

Bernard and Herbert Smeed were born on 6 August 1867. Herbert died on 7 August 1867. His twin brother, Bernard, survived for a short while but passed away on 27 August 1867. They were the sons of Charles Smeed and Ellen Lindfield Smeed of East Grinstead, Sussex.