Christopher Smith, I (1631 - 1716) MP

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Birthplace: Stronirakes, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, UK
Death: Died in Louisa, Hanover, Virginia
Managed by: Teddy Nadeau
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About Christopher Smith, I

Christopher Smith

  • Born: 29 Jan 1631 at Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 1716 at Hanover Co., VAHanover Co., VA
  • Parents: Christopher Smith, Elizabeth Townely

Married:

  1. at Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England
  2. Lydia (widow) Broadribb

CHILDREN

Name: Christopher Smith Ii

        Born: Abt 1670 at Lancashire, England
        Died: 1739 at Hanover Co., VA
        Wife: Catherine Snelson

Name: Charles Smith

        Born: Abt 1690
        Died: 

NOTES

1). !DEATH Ancestors and Descendants of Smith, by Linda Smith , Ancestors and Descendants of Smith, by Linda Smith Cheek. -------------------- Christopher SMITH I was born 29 JAN 1629/30 in Stonirakes, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England, and died 1716 in Hanover Co., VA. He married Elizabeth (Unknown) SMITH. She died 1703 in Burnley Parish, lancashire, England. He married Mary FAIRBANKS. He married Lydia BROADRIBB 7 JUN 1703 in Virginia.

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  1. Name: Christopher SMITH I 1 2
  2. Sex: M
  3. Birth: 29 JAN 1629/30 in Stonirakes, Burnley Parish, lancashire, England 3
  4. Death: 1716 in Hanover Co., VA 1 4
  5. Note:
   Listed in the1660 poll tax of Stonirakes, England, with his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, Richard and Thomas, and a servant, Isabell Hargreaves. He was still in England when his mother's will was written in 1675 and probated in 1679. When he came to Virginia is unknown, but it was before 1706. Elizabeth was the mother of all Christopher's children. He was old when he married Lydia Broadribb.
   Christopher Smith was Clerk of Jamestown Church and teacher of the Indian Children at the College of William and Mary in 1706. William and Mary Quarterly, volume 14, page 37.
   June 6, 1708, Indenture between Major George Marable, Mr. Benjamin, Mr. Christopher Smith and Lydia [Broadribb Smith], his wife, Trustees of William Broadribb, Gentleman, late of James City, deceased, of the one part and Joseph Chemerson of the county aforesaid of the other part--Whereas William Broadribb by his last will and testament May 3, 1703--Christopher Smith and Lyddie his wife, then wife of ye said testator, sold unto the said Joseph Chemerson the said land being formerly granted by patent June 5, 1654--24 acres to Anthony Coleman, assigned to John Fitchet and by him assigned to John Phipps and William Harris and by said Phipps assigned his right and share to ye said Major Morrison. Wit: W. Lightfoot, Wm. Trayser, George Marable, Benjamin Eggleston, Christopher Smith, Lydia Smith. James City, VA, Court June 6, 1709, to be recorded. Ambler Manuscript # 78--Library of Congress--Virginia.
   October 27, 1712, Petition of Christopher Smith in behalf of himself and eleven men more for ranging. November 1, 1712, Petition of Christopher Smith, Lieutenant of Rangers in King William County, for the value of a horse lost in the County's services. William and Mary Quarterly, v. 21, page. 249.
   May 6, 1716, On the petition of Christopher Smith, Master to the Indian Children Ord. that, on consideration that there are but few of them now at school, he be allowed 25 pounds per annum, that he have pasturage for his horse, firewood for his chamber and the liberty of teaching such English children as shall be put to him and that a partition be erected at the charge of the College to separate the said English children from the Indians. Masters and Visitors of the College of William and Mary. William and Mary Quarterly, v. 7, page. 235.
   Christopher Smith and Benajmin Arnold received a grant for 2,400 acres of land in King William County on November 3, 1716 and on the same date petitioned for Board for a grant of 5,000 acres in King William County, VA, which was also granted. Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia by McIlwaine.
   On May 6, 1730, on petition of David Woodruff that Christopher Smith deceased about 13 years ago, surveyed 400 acres of land lying on the East-North-East River in Spottsylvania County, VA, but the said Christopher Smith never in his lifetime, nor his son, Ambrose Joshua Smith, since his decease sued out any patent for the said land and praying that he may leave to enter for the same. It is ordered that Ambrose Joshua Smith, son of the said Christopher Smith, deceased, have notice to attend the board at the next court to show cause when the petitioner ought not to be admitted to an entry for ye land. Virginia Council Journals, Virginia Magazine, v. 36.
   June 20, 1796, On the petition of Christopher Smith, he is hereby nominated and appointed surveyor of New Kent County, VA in the Roome of Valentine Minge. Virginia Historical Magazine, v. 4, page. 175.

Father: Christopher Lawrence SMITH , of Stannihurst b: 18 MAR 1590/91 in Stonirakes, Burnley Parish, lancashire, England

Mother: Margaret Elizabeth TOWNLEY b: 1598 in Stonehedge, Colne, Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth (Unknown) SMITH

Children

  1. Has Children John SMITH , Sr. b: ABT 1654
  2. Has No Children Richard SMITH b: 1656 in Burnley Parish, lancashire, England
  3. Has No Children Thomas SMITH b: 1658 in Burnley Parish, lancashire, England
  4. Has Children Charles SMITH , Maj. b: BET 1670 AND 1680
  5. Has Children Christopher SMITH II b: 1670 in Lancashire, England
  6. Has No Children Ann SMITH b: 1676 in Burnley Parish, lancashire, England
  7. Has Children David SMITH b: BET 1680 AND 1700

Marriage 2 Mary FAIRBANKS

Marriage 3 Lydia BROADRIBB

   * Married: 7 JUN 1703 in Virginia 1

Sources:

  1. Title: Research by John Brown - jwbrown@ite.net
     Publication: Ancestry World Tree Project, Brown, Spray, Phillips and Smith Families
     Note: Unknown.
     Repository:
     Media: Internet
  2. Title: Research by Harold D. Smith - hsmith6@sc.rr.com
     Note: Because my genealogy has been merged into several other family genealogies as their own work, I've found it necessary to add this notice to each individual in my genealogy. My work gives recognition of each persons work if it isn't my personal research.
     Note: Excellent
     Repository:
     Note: Harold D. Smith, 2983 Cedar Creek Run, Little River, SC 29566
     Media: Internet
  3. Title: Research by John Brown - jwbrown@ite.net
     Publication: Ancestry World Tree Project, Brown, Spray, Phillips and Smith Families
     Note: Unknown.
     Repository:
     Media: Internet
     Text: gave 1630.
  4. Title: "Voyages in Time - Family, Friends & Places - Smythe of Wiltshire"
     Author: www.zipworld.com.au/~inbdds/home/smythwilts.htm
     Publication: The source date for this material is very sparce, therefore use cautions when using. HDS
     Note: The source date for this material is very sparce, therefore use cautions when using. HDS
     Note: Unknown 

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http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9581365/person/758729827 -------------------- Teacher of English to Indian children @ William and Mary College 1700-170 6, source: Linda Cheek’s book "Smith Family."

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Christopher Smith, Merchant of VA's Timeline

1631
January 29, 1631
Burnley Parish, Lancashire, UK
1661
1661
Age 29
New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia, United States
1670
January 29, 1670
Age 39
Lancashire, UK
1703
June 7, 1703
Age 72
VA, USA
1716
1716
Age 84
Louisa, Hanover, Virginia
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