Family history - Dering and Smith families
Posted by John Marshall on 7/8/2017, 9:00 pm
I am interested in tracing ancestors from the 18th century and wonder if anyone can help me with any information about them and in particular their parents, grandparents etc, in the area or elsewhere. |
(1) Thomas Dering, Lieutenant of the Royal Marines. He died in 1804 and his Will (made 1798)was proved in 1806. He married Mary Linzee Smith in
1797 and I believe he may have been born around 1775(and died at the age of 28).
(2) Mary Linzee Smith his wife. I believe she may be a member of a family called Smith who were masons/builders. The witness to Thomas Dering's will was a Richard Smith.
(3) Susan Dering who I believe was Thomas and Susan's daughter, born 1803, and married W. Brinsley Hewitson Nicholson, I believe in 1822. She is the ancestress of my father's mother.
I would be grateful for any information anyone may have.