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Mary Maxwell Forbes m. William Smith 1860

Mary Maxwell Forbes m. William Smith 1860

Posted: 30 Jan 2003 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Mar 2003 12:42PM GMT
Surnames: Forbes Smith
Looking for any info on William Smith b. abt 1836, Dundee
or his wife Mary Maxwell Forbes b. abt 1838, Dundee.

They married in Dundee on 17/9/1860.

They are listed in the 1881 census of England living in Stretford, Lancashire with 8 children and 3 servants. According to the census record William was a linen merchant.

Children:
John Alfred b.abt 1862, Manchester
Herbert William b. 1863, Manchester
James Smieln b. 1865, Manchester
Harry Smieln b.1867, Manchester
Charles Fredk. b. 1869, Manchester
Annie Louisa b. 1870, Manchester (my ancestor)
Alec Forbes b. 1873, Manchester
Edith Mary b. 1877, Southport

Re: Mary Maxwell Forbes m. William Smith 1860

Posted: 1 Feb 2003 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Feb 2003 9:53PM GMT
James: My grandfather's name was (Frank)or Francis Maxwell Forbes. He was b. in Oquawka,ILL Dec.11 1858, To Smith Edwin Forbes and Mary Ann (Easton) Forbes. Who came from New York,to ILL in 1855. Smith's father was Abraham Forbes b. 1805, married a Lucy Ann Brown. Lucy's father was Smith A. BROWN. Abraham died in 1838 and she remarried to Collins Edward Crandall and moved to Ill in 1855. Where the name of Maxwell came from I have no idea. Sorry that I could not be of more help. I am also at a brick wall on the Forbes side of my family Melarky26

Re: Mary Maxwell Forbes m. William Smith 1860

Posted: 11 Apr 2003 12:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Forbes Smith Ewing
Further to my previous posting:

According to the entry in the marriage registry Mary's parents were:

Alexander Forbes and Euphemia Ewing(?)

I am not 100% on her mothers name as the entry is difficult to read.

The IGI has the following entries that may relate to the family:

Alexander Forbes m. Euphemia Ewing 1/2/1824, Dundee, Angus

Jean Ramsay Forbes
b. 7/11/1831

Elizabeth Scott Forbes
c.29/11/1828

Euphemia Keir Forbes
c. 21/12/1826

Helen Wilson Forbes (mother listed as Euphemia Euing)
b. 11/12/1824

All born in Dundee.

Unfortunately no entry for Mary Maxwell Forbes.

Re: Mary Maxwell Forbes m. William Smith 1860

melora Rymer (View posts)
Posted: 14 Apr 2003 3:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks James but I don't know any of these people.
However My Grandfather Frank Forbes middle was also Maxwell and I don't know where he got the name.
As far as the Smith is concerned it is the first name of my gggrandfather and my gggggrandfather Smith Edwin Forbes and Smith A. Brown. Thats why I am having so much trouble. Thanks again.... Melarky26
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