The Descendants of Robert Smith, circa 1630.


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7. Robert SMITH [8992] (Robert4, Francis2, Robert1) was born in 1716 in Melbourne Derbyshire England, was baptised on 12 Aug 1716 in Melbourne Derbyshire England, and died in 1747 at age 31.

Robert married Ann MUGGLETON [8993] on 12 Oct 1742 in Melbourne Derbyshire England. Ann was born Bef. 1720.

Children from this marriage were:

   10 F    i. Anne SMITH [84020] was born in 1741 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and was baptised on 5 Apr 1741 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

Anne married Edward DAWSON [84021] on 16 Oct 1768 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

   11 M    ii. Robert SMITH [84022] .

Robert married Ann SHEFFIELD [84023] on 27 Apr 1777 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

Robert next married Elizabeth DAWSON [87473] on 21 Sep 1783.

   12 F    iii. Lydia SMITH [84024] .

Lydia married Robert ROBEY [84025] on 22 Sep 1783 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

   13 F    iv. Mary SMITH [8994] was born in 1746 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and was baptised on 5 Oct 1746 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

Mary married Thomas DUNICLIFFE [84019] on 11 Jul 1775 in Melbourne Derbyshire England. Thomas was born Abt. 1744.

8. Rev., Francis SMITH [3612] (Robert4, Francis2, Robert1) was born on 3 Jul 1719 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and died on 18 Mar 1796 in Melbourne Derbyshire England at age 76.

General Notes: Notes to the "Smith Family of Derbyshire" state as follows:-
Francis was a member of the Melbourne [Derbyshire] Baptist Church. He was Ruling Elder, 1747, Joint Paster with T.Perkins, 1760. In 1770 he and Perkins walked to London for the formation of the "New Connection" with Dan Taylor. In 1771 he helped start Sutton Coldfields Baptist Church and in 1791 founded the Derby Baptist Church with 9 baptisms in the Derwent.
In a Document received from Ron Granger in April, 2013, the Text of Francis' Will was included, as follows:
I, Francis Smith of Melbourne in the County of Derby Dissenting Minister and of the general baptist persuasion Being aged, But of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, But Considering the Mortality of my Nature and that life it self is but a vapor Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following -
Princpally and first of all I give my soul into the hands of my Ever blessed god who out of Infinite Love gave his only begotten son for my redemption and my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my friends. Nothing doubting that at the resurrection of the Just I shall rise to Life Eternal thro my Ever blessed redeemer and as touching such worldly goods of which I am Now possessed I dispose of them as under.
I give and devise to my Eldest son Francis Smith Ten pounds and my Watch (he having resived the principal part of his fortune before)
I give to my son Thomas Smith Sixty five pounds,
I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Smith one hundred pounds
I give to my son Robert Smith sixty pounds
I give to my son James Smith sixty pounds
I give and devise to my Daughter Lydia Hemsley of Melbourne afforesaid that messuage or tenement in which I now live consisting of two rooms in the ground floor three chanmbers and two garrats and part of the Cellar To Hold the same to the said Lydia Hemsley her heirs and sssigns for ever Exept the Parlor and during her Natural life and after her decease then to devolve to my aforesaid Daughter Lydia Hemsley her heirs and assigns for ever
I also give and devise to my Daughter Lydia Hemsley the garden in the Blanch-Droft to hold the same to the said Lydia Hemsley her heirs and sssigns for Ever
I give to my grandaughter Catherine Smith Fifteen pounds which I would have reserved in the hands of my Executors and laid out in her Education as they shall judge Convenient
I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Smith one Bed, Bedstead, two blankets, one Bedquilt one Boulster two Pillows & Pillow-cases and one pair of sheets
I give to my Daughter Lydia Hemsley one Bed, one Bedstead, one Boulster two pillows & Pillow-cases two blankets, one Bedquilt and one pair of sheets
I give to my son Thomas Smith one Bed Bedsteds Boulster Pillows Blankets, Bedquilt Pillow-cases and pair of sheets
All the rest of my household Furniture I would have Equally divided among my Children
I give to my son Francis all Working Tools and all my Wearing Apparell
My Library of Books I would have divided among all my Children But in case any of my Children should happen to Die before their said Legacy becomes payable the Legacy of him or her so dying to be paid to the survivors of them
All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate whatsoever whether Real of personal after my Lawfull debts funeral Expenses and Legacys are fully paid and Sattisfied I give and bequeath to my two sons Robert and James Smith their heirs Executors and assigns for Ever and I Do hereby Nominate and appoint the said Robert and James Smith Joint Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and makeing void all former will or wills made of pretended to be made by me
In Wittness wheeof I have hereto set my hand and Seal this Ninth day of June and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundered and ninety one

Signed Sealed published and delared by the
said Francis Smith the Testator as and
for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who Subscribed our Names
as Witnesses thereto in his presence at his
request and in the presence of each other

Richard Lester, Robert Sheffield, John Pegg.

The Legacys left in the will I would have paid
in Twelve months after my decease.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Pastor, General Baptist Church Melbourne Derbyshire England.

Occupation: Staymaker.

Francis married Elizabeth TOONE [3613], daughter of Thomas TOON [84033] and Elizabeth COOK [84034], on 20 Aug 1753 in Baptist Chapel Melbourne Derbyshire England. Elizabeth was born in 1732 in Melbourne Derbyshire England, was baptised on 27 Dec 1735 in Melbourne Derbyshire England, and died Abt. 1768 in Melbourne Derbyshire England aged about 36.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 M    i. Francis SMITH [8998] was born on 8 Jan 1754 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

   15 M    ii. Thomas SMITH [9000] was born on 31 Jan 1756 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and died in Great Bowden Northamptonshire England.

Thomas married Sarah HORSLEY [20987] on 31 Mar 1794 in Baptist Chapel Melbourne Derbyshire England. Sarah was born Bef. 1775.

   16 F    iii. Elizabeth SMITH [9001] was born on 30 Aug 1758 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and died on 19 Dec 1843 in Stanton by Bridge Derbyshire England at age 85.

Elizabeth married Francis GRANGER [9005], son of Henry GRANGER [91995] and Mary SLANEY [91996], on 10 Feb 1797 in Melbourne Derbyshire England. Francis was born on 14 Feb 1754 in Pistern Hill Derbyshire England, was baptised on 24 Feb 1754 in Ticknall Derbyshire England, and died on 2 Feb 1838 in Stanton by Bridge Derbyshire England at age 83.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: Ticknall Derbyshire England.

Residence: Stanton by Bridge Derbyshire England.

Occupation: a Labourer and occasional Gardener at the Abbey, Calke Derbyshire England.

+ 17 M    iv. Rev., Robert T. SMITH [9002] was born on 9 Dec 1760 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and died on 11 Jan 1829 at age 68.

+ 18 M    v. James SMITH [3610] was born on 1 Feb 1764 in Melbourne Derbyshire England, died on 2 May 1847 in Nottingham Nottinghamshire England at age 83, and was buried in General Cemetery Nottingham Nottinghamshire England.

+ 19 F    vi. Lydia SMITH [8769] was born on 26 Apr 1766 in Melbourne Derbyshire England and died on 28 Apr 1834 at age 68.

   20 M    vii. Cornelius SMITH [9003] was born on 6 Jun 1768 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

Francis next married Mary HUCKNALL [4308] on 28 Feb 1777 in Melbourne Derbyshire England.

9. Mary SMITH [8995] (Robert4, Francis2, Robert1) was born in 1722 and died on 22 Jan 1804 in Barton-in-the-Beans Leicestershire England at age 82.

Mary married Robert MILLIGAN [8996] Bef. 1762 in Barton-in-the-Beans Leicestershire England. Robert was born in 1717 in Hollywood Dumfries Scotland and died on 8 Mar 1783 in Barton-in-the-Beans Leicestershire England at age 66.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 21 M    i. Robert MILLIGAN, Jr. [8997] was born in 1762 in Barton-in-the-Beans Leicestershire England and died on 30 Apr 1825 in Barton-in-the-Beans Leicestershire England at age 63.


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