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From: Glenys Rasmussen <>
Subject: [LON] Kensal Green Cemetery
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 13:59:04 -0600
Thanks for responding.
Yes, Honour is the 80 year old. She was Honour STEPHENS birthdate, parents
and place unknown.
As for Jonah, I thought he was ours and have done for almost a year until a
Rootschat lister searched Wootton, Oxfordshire PRs for me and he was indeed
born in 1785 but to a John and of course, my Jacob and Honour were married
in 1791and in London. So I have had to undo all my work on that Jonah.
Jacob and Honour do have a Jonah baptised in St. Mary Lambeth in 1793, but
I don't know anymore about him at this point.\
I do not have a fix on the address before the death of Honour - I need a
check of London directories to see where Jacob was between 1794 and 1833.
Son George was there in 1841, still trying to find a will for Jacob but not
having much success. Would have thought George left one as well, he was
apparently quite well off, but lacking there as well.
I have scrutinized Ancestry.com - but, well, SMITH can be a bit daunting
and I'm not finding a thing.
Again, thanks for your help - perhaps a churchyard will hold some answers.
I have just read on Google that Kensal Green Cemetery opened in 1833.
I am trying to find the burial/death of Jacob SMITH who died prior to
1833. He lived at 98 Mount Street, St. George Hanover Square. His wife,
Honour SMITH was buried at All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green in 1839, and
his son George SMITH was buried there in 1847.
How do I discover what other cemeteries existed in the area before 1833 and
did All Souls take over from one of them? I know SMITH is like a needle in
the proverbial haystack, but must try.