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Thomas Smith (1782-1863) and other Smiths from Hull, England

Question by johnbibby42

I am researching the family of the famous statistician Karl Pearson. His mother, Fanny Smith, came from Hull.

It is said that her father was Thomas Smith (1782-1863) who "After sinking his father's ship he left Hull and came to London as a Thames pilot." (UCL archives)

I believe that Fanny was from Sculcoates and may have married William Pearson there c. 1855.

Clearly Smith is not the easiest name to trace - can anyone advise please how best to trace details of Thomas Smith and his family?



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on 2011-07-01 15:35:24

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by PeterWynn on 2012-04-24 07:34:31

William Pearson (age 30) married Fanny Smith (age 26) in Stepney 29th December 1853. William's father is Thomas, shown as a Yeoman. Fanny's father is also a Thomas, recorded as a Shipowner.

IGI show a Fanny Smith christened at Sculcoates 30th May 1827.

My interest also arises from Karl Pearson's statistical work, but my wife also has Smith ancestry from Sculcoates.

by johnbibby42 on 2012-04-24 15:57:44

Thanks - I knew some of that, but where you say
"William's father is .. shown as a Yeoman. Fanny's father is ... recorded as a Shipowner.", which source are you referring to?

Can we discuss further by email please? I am
jb43 at york .ac .uk

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