THE SMART AND HEATHERMAN FAMILIES
William Smart was born about 1816 and gives his birthplace as Marylebone in later census. The first definite record of him is in the 1851 census Marylebone. He is 34 and his wife Ann, 40, is from Yeovil. They have two children Emma and William both aged 9.
In fact this can be misleading because Ann was his second wife. He was first married to Catherine Heatherman before 1841 and they had triplets in 1841. The eldest was Emma born 12.30pm 29th March, next William born 8.30pm 31st March and lastly Catherine born 8.41pm on 31st March.
Amazingly Mother and all three children survived this ordeal and we see them in the 1841 Census, Westminster.
1841 3 New Court Westminster St Margaret Catherine Smart 30 Not in county Ireland William Smart 9weeks Yes Emma Smart 9weeks Yes Catherine Smart 9weeks Yes
The father is clearly absent and this may be him, perhaps at his mother′s house, in Marylebone.
14 York Court Marylebone Mary Smart 49 Not in county Ireland John Smart 15 Yes William Smart 25 Yes
In December 1843 Catherine died of a “haemorrhage during her lying in” and the following February one of the triplets, Catherine, died of Hooping Cough.
The name Smart is common in that area of London and I have been unable to find William′s birth with any degree of certainty.
Catherine Heatherman from Ireland seems untraceable. I have no clues to location. It is not a common name but there are few records to be found and nothing has been located as yet.
THE SMART FAMILY
WILLIAM SMART (~1816) & 1)CATHERINE HEATHERMAN(1813 Ireland) 2)Ann(1811 Yeovil) d.17.12.1843 Emma 29.03.1841 London Westminster m.George Nichols Wilson m.16.04.1865 Norwood Green William 31.03.1841 Catherine 31.03.1841 d.09.02.1844
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