Sarah Smith

(circa 1774 - February 1833)
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Sarah Smith was born cir. 1774 ?CON or ?DEV, ENG.1,2
     Sarah Smith married Isaac Dawe, son of John Daw and Sarah Moore, on 12 Jun 1796 Par. Ch, Tavistock, DEV, ENG, entry shows Isaac Dawe "of the Parish of Lamerton batchelor and Miller" and Sarah Smith of this Parish, Spinster, married by banns by Richd Sleeman, Curate Isaac X his mark, Sarah Smith signed; Wit: Nath: Smith, L K Hornbrook.3,4,5
     Sarah Dawe died in Feb 1833 Newton Mill, Par. of Lamerton, DEV, ENG.2 She was buried on 18 Feb 1833 Ang. Ch, Tavistock, DEV, ENG, entry shows Sarah DAW as 59, "Newton Mill."6,2,7
     Sarah was provisionally connected to Nathaniel SMITH & Joan COLLING as her parents because:
- a witness at her marriage to Isaac was a Nathaniel SMITH
- the 1841 census of Tavistock shows a Nathaniel SMITH born 1761-1766, not in Devon, a copper miner
On the assumption he might be Sarah's father or brother, Cornish baptisms were searched and:
- the baptisms of Calstock handily provide a family being baptised to a Nathaniel and Joan SMITH from 1761 to 1776 which includes siblings Nathaniel and Sarah.
Additional circumstantial evidence:
- Nathaniel and Joan are family names in the DAWE family
- the other witness at the marriage was an L K HORNBROOK.
The prior marriage in the Calstock registers to that of Nathaniel Snr's to Joan COLLING was a Jacob HORNBROOK, surgeon of Tavistock, Devon.
The only Sarah in extant Tavistock records available on FindMyPast was baptised 1780, a little too late to marry in 1796.
There is a fly in this ointment though, subsequent reading of the Calstock registers shows a Sarah SMITH being buried at Calstock 4th March 1777 - no further id, may or may not be this Sarah!
And likewise a Nathaniel burial in ??
However, there's also a subsequent marriage of a Nathaniel, and a burial of a Nathaniel of an age to be the father, so enough doubt that the Nathanial burial is the child.
No subsequent Sarah's in the period checked to date in the Calstock registers.
There is also a Sarah PEARSE marrying a Nathaniel SMITH in Tavistock in 1755 - perhaps they moved to Calstock and are the Nathanial and Sarah burials?

I still lke this identification of Sarah's parents, but it is conjecture, and I doubt we'll ever know for sure.8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     By Nov 1819 Sarah Smith and Isaac Dawe were living Leat Mill, Lifton, DEV, ENG, when their last son Richard was born even though tax information on Lammerton Mill does show Isaac as paying tax on the mill to His Grace the Duke of Bedford from 1797 up to and including 1824 (Tax assessed £1/2s to 1820, then £1/6/5) perhaps at least some of these are Isaac's son Isaac, although he is generally shown as being at Newton Mill?9,10,11

All the other info

     Sarah Smith marrying Isaac DAWE, and Nathaniel Smith witnessing their marriage Tavistock, DEV, ENG, in 1796 were possibly related.8,3

External links

     Click here to see Sarah's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.12
     Click here to see Sarah and family on the FamilySearch FamilyTree.13

Family

Isaac Dawe (cir. 1769 - Dec 1840)
Children
  • Isaac Smith Dawe+4 (cir. Mar 1797 - May 1851)
  • John Daw14 (cir. Oct 1798 - )
  • Sarah Dawe+4 (cir. Dec 1800 - Jan 1877)
  • Nathaniel Smith Dawe4 (cir. Apr 1802 - bet. Sep 1866 - Dec 1866)
  • Honor Dawe4 (cir. Dec 1804 - )
  • Betsey Dawe4 (cir. Nov 1806 - May 1876)
  • Joan Smith Dawe+4,15 (cir. Jan 1809 - Feb 1862)
  • William Smith Dawe4,16 (cir. Dec 1810 - May 1877)
  • Richard Dawe4 (Nov 1812 - Oct 1814)
  • Thomas Dawe4,17 (cir. Dec 1814 - Apr 1871)
  • Richard Dawe+9 (cir. Nov 1819 - May 1873)
ChartsMy direct DAWE line
My pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
Last Edited25 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. Lois Saleeba (19674), "EM DAW: Tavistock, ex Lois S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth abt 1773 Sarah SMITH, from DAW(E) FTree, rcvd Dec 1999.
  2. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Bur. 18 Feb 1833 Sarah DAWE, aged 59, at Tavistock, DEV, from Devon Family History Society Transcr., extracted Oct 2012.
  3. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Marr. 17 Jun 1796 Isaac (miller of Lamerton) DAWE & Sarah (o.t.p.) SMITH, Tavistock, DEV from Devon Marriage Registers 1537-2002, copy d/loaded Oct 2014.
  4. Lois Saleeba (19674), "EM DAW: Tavistock, ex Lois S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, DAW(E) FTree, rcvd Dec 1999.
  5. Wendy Taylor, "FT:DAWE, Wm SmithWAY, Mary", Descendant report from Isaac DAW(E), rcvd Jun 2002.
  6. Lois Saleeba (19674), "EM DAW: Tavistock, ex Lois S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 18 Feb 1833 Sarah DAWE, Ang. Ch, Tavistock, from DAW(E) FTree, rcvd Dec 1999.
  7. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. 18 Feb 1833 Sarah DAW, Newton Mill, aged 59, bur. Tavistock, extracted Jun 2016.
  8. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2014.
  9. Val Symis (30421), "EM DAWE/TAYLOR ex Val SYMIS," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Baptism 1819, in Lifton, of Richard DAW to Isaac and Sarah, rcvd Sep 2005.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jan 2006.
  11. Wendy Taylor, "FT:DAWE, Wm SmithWAY, Mary", Descendant report from Isaac DAW(E) Jun 2002 ex Lamerton Tax records 1780-1832 Film 1471089 Item 16.
  12. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  13. FamilySearch Family Tree online at https://familysearch.org/tree/, Sara SMITH, https://familysearch.org/tree/…, Oct 2014.
  14. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 26 Oct 1798 John s/o Isaac & Sarah DAW, Whitchurch, DEV, copy d/loaded Jun 2016.
  15. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1 Feb 1809 Joan Smith d/o Isaac & Sarah DAWE, Lamerton, DEV, image rechecked, Jun 2016.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 25 Dec 1810 William Smith s/o Isaac & Sarah DAWE, Lamerton, DEV, extracted Jun 2016.
  17. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 14 Dec 1814 Thomas s/o Isaac (miller) & Sarah DAWE at Mill Hill Quarry, Lamerton, DEV, extracted Jun 2016.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.