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William Smethwick

William Smethwick[1, 2]

Male 1551 - 1643  (91 years)

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  • Name William Smethwick 
    Born 1 Oct 1551  Smethwick, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1643  Smethwick, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Oswald's Church, Brereton, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3315  Smithwick Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 

    Father Thomas Smethwick,   b. Abt 1525,   d. Aft 1580  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Ann Vernon,   b. Abt 1526, Haslington, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 28 Sep 1587, Brereton-cum-Smethwick, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F1107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Coleclough,   b. 6 Nov 1557, Kildare, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1632, Smethwick, Cheshire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1585 
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2019 08:15:12 
    Family ID F1108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    William Smethwick - memorial
    William Smethwick - memorial

  • Notes 
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=1_PfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA56

      26 May 1585: Leversage Hassall son of Ralph Hassall baptised the 26th day of May William Smethwicke and William Leversage junior gentlemen and Jane Rode the wife of Randle Rode of Rode Esquire being the godparents of the said child

      30 Aug 1596: Eleanor Leversage daughter of William Leversage gentleman and Eleanor his wife was baptised in the parish church of Sandbach the 30th of August Thomas Leversage gentleman and Frances Smethwicke wife of William Smethwicke gentleman and Jane Moreton wife of William Moreton gentleman being sponsors

      5 Jun 1598: William Leversage son of William Leversage gentleman was baptised the fifth day of June William Leversage William Bulkeley Esquires William Yardley William Lawton William Moreton William Smethwicke William Allen William Hassall and William Llandyn and Elizabeth Delves wife of blank in original Delves being the godparents and sponsors of the said child

      15 Feb 1620: Frances Leversage daughter of Thomas Leversage gentleman and Dorothy his wife was baptised the 15th day of the month of February Roger Wilbram Wilbraham of Namptwich gentleman Frances Smethwicke wife of William Smethwicke gentleman and Anne Oldfeild wife of Thomas Oldfeild Esquire being the godparents and sponsors of the said child

  • Sources 
    1. [S328] History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. 3, George Ormerod, (Lackington, Hughes, et al, London, 1819).
      In Brereton Church is a large marble monument with half figures of William Smethwick and his wife Frances Coleclough inscribed:
      "Here lieth the body of William Smethwicke of Smethwicke esq. who, mindful of his death, erected this monument for himself and, his wife, pious to God, pious in good workes which William was born Oct. l, Anno D'ni 1551 and died June 16 Anno Dni' 1643."

      On a similar tablet under the female:
      "Here alsoe lieth the body of Frances Smethwicke, daughter of Sir Anthony Coleclough, Knight, married to William Smethwicke aforesaid and lived in wedlocke with him S8 years a devout and hospitall matron, born Anno Dom: l557, in the Castle of Kildare, in Ireland, Novemb. 6, and died lst of May, 1632."

    2. [S327] Visitation of Cheshire, 1613, Armytage and Rylands, (The Record Society, 1909).