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David Smith

Male 1787 - 1853  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name David Smith 
    Born Nov 1787  Inverarity, Angus,Scot Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1853  Luthermuir or Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I391  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 

    Father James Smith 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Kinnear,   b. 05 Apr 1752, of Dunnichen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 09 Aug 1777  Forfar Burgh, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Mill(ne),   b. 29 Oct 1798, Rescobie, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1817  Dunnichen or Rescobie, Angus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • David and Ann's marriage is registed in both Dunnichen and Rescobie, Angusshire. Ann (or her parents) is probably from one of these parishes and they were married in the other.
    Children 
     1. DAVID SMITH,   b. 10 Jul 1817, Forfar, Angus,Scot Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1855, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     2. James SMITH,   b. 10 Jul 1817, Forfar, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Ann Smith,   b. 10 Jan 1819, Newburgh, Fife Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Smith,   b. 1821  [natural]
     5. Janet "Jessie" Smith,   b. 09 May 1823, Rescobie, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1865, Marykirk, Kincardine, Scot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Ross,   b. 1804,   d. 1893  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1825  Marykirk, Kincardineshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Smith,   b. 1826  [natural]
     2. Mary Smith,   b. 04 Mar 1837, Montrose, Kincardineshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1825 - Marykirk, Kincardineshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1853 - Luthermuir or Dundee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Royal Horse Artillery
    Royal Horse Artillery
    David Smith joined the Royal Horse Artillery Drivers in November 1804, and was (according to family sources) at the siege of Badajoz during the Napoleonic Wars in 1812. The siege was one of the bloodiest in the Napoleonic Wars and was considered a costly victory by the British, with some 3,000 Allied soldiers killed in a few short hours of intense fighting as the siege drew to an end, and as many as 4,000 Spanish civilians (who they were trying to "liberate"), including many women and children, massacred by the allied troops after the battle.

    Documents
    Discharge Papers for David Smith, 1814
    Discharge Papers for David Smith, 1814
    Corporal David Smith was discharged to pension in 1814 "unfit for service".

  • Notes 
    • David Smith fought with the Royal Horse Artillery in the Peninsula Wars in Spain and is said to have fought in the Siege of Badajoz against Napolian's army. He joined in 1804 and stated that he was 17 years old and that he was born in Inverarity. He was discharged as unfit in 1814 with a pension of 9 pence per day. Date and place of birth from Army records. Death date from military pension records. (Source: Tony Smith , Australia)

      Occupation: weaver

      Description: 5'7'' tall, brown hair, grey eyes.

      David Smith was "of the parish of Glammis" at the time of his marriage to Ann Ross in 1825.

      1841 census: Marykirk, Caldhame Aniles, occupation: linen handloom weaver. Living with 2nd wife, children, and grandchild, William. James Thomson and David Murray also living in household, relationship unknown.

      1851 census: Marykirk (Luthermuir), Kincardineshire

      From 4/5/2014 email from Tony Smith:
      The first thing is "Where was he born?"

      Every document that I have found is consistent and states that he was born in the Parish of Inverarity. Listed in order below.

      First enlistment record, age 16 in November 1804 (no day stated) at either Brechin or Arbroath (hard to read). County named as Angus. Spelled Inverarty.

      Second enlistment record, age 17 on 12 November 1804 (was this his birthday, or close to it?) at Forfar. County named as Forfar. Spelled Inverathy.

      Pension record on 10 August 1814. County named as Angushire. Spelled Henveirety.

      1841 census record at Marykirk Parish (probably at Luthermuir), Kincardineshire - not born in county (of Kincardineshire)

      1851 census at Luthermuir, Marykirk Parish, Kincardineshire. County named as Forfarshire. Spelled Inverarity.