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Alexander Smith

Male 1803 - 1872  (68 years)


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  • Name Alexander Smith 
    Born 23 Oct 1803  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1872  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There were many Alexander and Janet Smith's in Lanark, Scotland at this time. Determining which records belong to our family is difficult. This Alexander Smith was likely born 03 October 1803 and Janet Reid Swan was born sometimes around 1802. There are census records for several decades showing this couple and their children. See the record here for their son George Smith for census details and discussion.

      Alexander Smith was a Cotton Weaver by trade. He lived his life in Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland, with perhaps a few years in Barony (Glasgow), Lanark, Scotland.
    • Accepted and generally verifiable children of Alexander Smith and Janet Reid Swan:

      Janet Reid Smith (26 January 1832-?) - Janet appears on census records in 1851 at age 20 as a Cotton Weaver (the profession of her father). There is a marriage record for a Janet Reid Smith to John Barrie on 15 July 1869 at High Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. And also a grave marker in Glasgow for Janet Reid Smith Barrie died 26 March 1912. It's likely that these are valid records for this Janet, though further research is needed.

      John Smith (6 July 1834-?) - John appears on census records through 1861 with occupations as a Cotton Weaver and then Flesher. He was likely a witness at his brother George's marriage. He signed at his father's death in 1872. Further research is needed to determine additional details.

      George Smith (9 April 1836 - 3 May 1871) - Our ancestor. See his record her for much more detail.

      Isobel Reid Smith (15 April 1839 - ?) - The only record I have of Isobel is a birth record. She does not appear on census records in 1841 or 1851 or any other year. It's quite likely that if her birth record is correct, that she died at a young age. As with her siblings, additional research is needed.
    • We know Alexander's father is named John Smith. Identifying which of the scores of men named John Smith are his father is virtually impossible. Most histories which identify a particular father can easily be proven as incorrect.

      Alexander's mother was Isobel Reid or Elizabeth Reid (as indicated on Alexander's death record). Assuming our identification of Alexander himself is correct, his mother is most likely named Isobel. As with the father, identifying a particular Isobel or Isabel Reid is both difficult and probably impossible to verify.
    • The 1851 census shows the following:

      26 Back Causeway Street, Barony, Northern, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      Alexander Smith, age 48, born 1803, Cotton Weaver

      Janet Smith, Wife, age 48, born 1803

      Janet Reid Smith, Daughter, Unmarried, age 20, born 1831, Cotton Weaver

      John Smith, Son, Unmarried, age 18, born 1833, Cotton Weaver

      George Smith, Son, age 16, born 1835

      Alexander Smith, Son, Male, age 4, born 1847

      Mary Craig, Lodger, Widow, age 42, born 1809, Cotton Bobbin Winder
    Person ID I263  Smith/Park
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2013 

    Father John Smith,   b. 12 May 1771, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Isobel Reid 
    Married Jan 1799  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Reid Swan,   b. Around 1802, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1872  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Mar 1831  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Smith,   b. 09 Apr 1836, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1871, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1803 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar 1831 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1872 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage record for Alexander Smith and Janet Swan - March 1831
    Marriage record for Alexander Smith and Janet Swan - March 1831
    Transcription reads, "Alexander Smith and Janet Swan. Both in this parish." Notation is between the 2nd and 3rd Sabbath. All the numbers on the record are for incoming donations and outgoing payments.
    Alexander Smith - Death Record - 26 Apr 1872
    Alexander Smith - Death Record - 26 Apr 1872
    Name: Alexander Smith
    Occupation: Handloom Weaver
    Married to Janet Swan
    Date/Time: April 26th, 8 hour, 15minutes, (illegible)
    Location: 24 Bell Street, Airdrie
    Gender: M
    Age: 69 years
    Father: John Smith - Handloom Weaver (Deceased)
    Mother: Elizabeth Smith (maiden name Reid) (Deceased)
    Cause: Senility.
    Medical Attendant by whom certified: As Cert. By Thomas Torrance, Surgeon
    Informant: John Smith, son. Present at death.
    Registered: 1872, April 26th at Airdrie
    Alexander Smith birth record - October 23, 1803
    Alexander Smith birth record - October 23, 1803
    Child: Alexander
    Parents: John Smith & Isobel Ried (Isobel Reid)
    Abode: Airdrie

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