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George Smith was born 30 April 1765 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom to Abel Smith (1717-1788) and Mary Bird (c1724-1780) and died 26 December 1836 in England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Frances Mary Mosley (c1770-1844) . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


George Smith (30 April 1765 – 26 December 1836) was a British Member of Parliament, banker and director of the East India Company.

He was the fifth son of Abel Smith, a wealthy Nottingham banker and Member of Parliament. Four of his brothers were also Members of Parliament and one, Robert, was raised to the peerage as Baron Carrington. A portion of the family wealth was devoted to buying control of two pocket boroughs, Wendover and Midhurst, and Carrington kept the seats here almost exclusively for use by various members of the Smith family until his power was ended by the Great Reform Act.

Smith entered Parliament in 1791 as member for Lostwithiel, and also represented Midhurst and Wendover in a parliamentary career spread over forty years.

Smith lived at Selsdon in Surrey. He married Frances Mary Mosley (c. 1770, d. 5 July 1844), daughter of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Baronet and they had 9 sons and 6 daughters:

  • George Robert Smith MP (of Selsdon Park) (1793–1869) m. Jane Maberly (1800–1879, the daughter of John Maberly).
  • Oswald Smith (of Blendon Hall) (1794–1863) m. Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (1805–1891), leaving at her death 111 direct surviving descendents.
  • John Henry Smith (of Purley Bury) (1795–1887).
  • Thomas Charles Smith (1797–1876).
  • Edward Peploe Smith (1803–1847) m.1 Henrietta Bailey, m.2 Harriet Chester.
  • Arthur Smith (1804–1831).
  • Edmund Smith (1809–1873) m. Hester Lushington (1816–1888).
  • Mosley Smith (1810–1869).
  • Alfred Smith, of Kingswood (1815–1886) m. Mary Wigram (1821–1869).
  • Frances Mary Smith (1796–1867) m. the Ven. Robert Mosley Master.
  • Georgina Elizabeth Smith (1801–1828) m. Rev. Edward Serocold.
  • Emily Smith (1806–1879) m. Rev. Charles Mayne.
  • Catherine Smith (1807–1870) m. Edward Wigram.
  • Sophia Sarah Smith (1812–1883) m. Rev. William Wigram.
  • Augusta Mary Smith (1816–1888) m. Rev. Lewis Deedes.



Children


Offspring of George Smith and Frances Mary Mosley (c1770-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Robert Smith (1793-1869) 2 May 1793 22 February 1869 Jane Maberly (1800-1879)

Oswald Smith (1794-1863) 7 July 1794 Bexleyheath, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 18 June 1863 Blendon Hall, Kent, England, United Kingdom Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (1805-1891)

John Henry Smith (1795-1887)
Frances Mary Smith (1796-1867)
Thomas Charles Smith (1797-1876)
Georgina Elizabeth Smith (1801-1828)
Edward Peploe Smith (1803-1847)
Arthur Smith (1804-1831)
Emily Smith (1806-1879)
Catherine Smith (1807-1870)
Edmund Smith (1809-1873)
Mosley Smith (1810-1869)
Sophia Sarah Smith (1812-1883)
Alfred Smith (1815-1886)
Augusta Mary Smith (1816-1888)

His memorial in All Saints Church, Sanderstead, states:

GEORGE SMITH ESQUIRE
OF SELSDON
BROTHER OF ROBERT, LORD CARRINGTON
FOR NEARLY FORTY YEARS
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
AND A DIRECTOR OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY
BORN APRIL XXX MDCCLXV
DIED DECEMBER XXVI MDCCCXXXVI
IN HIM
UNUSUAL MEEKNESS AND SIMPLICITY
WERE UNITED
WITH UNCOMPROMISING PRINCIPLES
OF JUSTICE AND HONOR
THE PURITY OF HIS CHARACTER
BOTH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE
WAS UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED AND RESPECTED
AND HIS BENEVOLENCE WAS FELT BY ALL AROUND HIM
HIS WIDOW
AND THIRTEEN SURVIVING SONS AND DAUGHTERS
WHO INSCRIBE THIS MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY
ARE CONSOLED BY THE RECOLLECTION
OF HIS PIETY HIS HOPE AND TRUST IN GOD
AND HIS CONSTANT ENDEAVOR
TO DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF HIS STATION
AS A SERVANT OF CHRIST.
KEEP INNOCENCY
AND TAKE HEED UNTO THE THING THAT IS RIGHT:
FOR THAT SHALL BRING A MAN PEACE AT THE LAST.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Valletort
Reginald Pole-Carew
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1791 – 1796
Succeeded by
Hans Sloane
William Drummond
Preceded by
Charles Long
Sylvester Douglas
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1800 – 1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1801 – 1806
Succeeded by
John Smith
William Wickham
Preceded by
John Smith
Charles Long
Member of Parliament for Wendover
1806 – 1830
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith
Abel Smith
Preceded by
John Smith
Abel Smith
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1830 – 1831
Succeeded by
George Robert Smith
Martin Tucker Smith


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at George Smith (1765–1836). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.


Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1926)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General



Contributors

  203.51.16.225, Robin Patterson

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