Martha Keane Smithers

Female 1790 - 1854  (63 years)


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  • Name Martha Keane Smithers  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 24 Apr 1790  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Christened 24 Apr 1790  St George Indep, Southwark, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  9 Draycott St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Age: 61
    Died 8 Jan 1854  St Giles, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • Wife of a gentleman, 3 Henrietta St, Bloomsbury
    Notes 
    • ESG says eldest daughter
      Martha, maybe Mary Keene, if she belongs to the same family of Smithers found in the St George Independent Church baptismal records, 1791-1825. LDS microfilm # 0825322
      Death:8-Jan-1854:age 64 years (by inference born in 1790)
      ESG says Miss Martha Keane Smithers daughter of Henry Keane Smithers of Walworth House, Walworth. SE. Now Police Station Walworth Road. The family of Smithers well known on Queen's Road, Peckham where Uncle H. K. Smithers resided over 40 years.
      Appears to have separated from John Van Cooten.
      Possible residence in Pimlico, 1853 [3, 12, 13]
    • Letter from Eugene Van Cooten (son) says that Mother is supported by her brother who has been for 20 years the confidential steward of the Duke of Devonshire. This is likely to be the 6th Earl of Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish, brn: 21-May-1790, d: 17-Jan-1858 [14]
    Person ID I54  Van Cooten
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

    Father Henry Keane Smithers,   b. 17 Aug 1762, St Michael, Crooked Lane, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sophia Unknown 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Christopher Mathew Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1786, Demerara, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1875, Guernsey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1808  St Woolas, Newport, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 15
    Notes 
    • ESG says four other children died as babies
      Marriage appears in transcript of Parish Register for St Woolos, Newport, Gwent. No record is found in the transcript of the Baptism Register for St Woolos 1769-1837 of any Van Cooten births, nor in the Burial Register for St Woolos 1769-1843 of any Van Cooten burials. Fiche of these registers is also contained as source 179. [3, 15]
    Children 
     1. John Lucius Van Cooten,   b. 2 Nov 1809, Bristol, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1890, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Maria Anna Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1813, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1873, Gravesend, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. Sydney Silicae Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1815, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1899  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. Hendrik Leodinas Van Cooten,   b. 25 Jul 1816, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1817, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Rosalie Virginia Van Cooten,   b. 25 Jul 1816, Saint Malo, Ille et Vilaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1890  (Age 73 years)
     6. Eugene Celadon Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1820,   d. 13 Mar 1851, Badagry, Yoruba, Nigeria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S371] IGI Individual record for Martha Keene Smithers.

    2. [S372] IGI Smithers entries for batch C098141.

    3. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    4. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, ESG has Martha Keene.

    5. [S4] Letter to John Hughes Van Cooten, Ida Gorsuch.

    6. [S20] Death of Martha Keene Van Cootan, Age: 64 -> born: 1790?.

    7. [S375] Extracts of Smithers Baptisms and Marriages for St George Independent Church, Southwark.

    8. [S377] Extracts of Smithers Baptisms and Marriages from IGI London and Surrey.

    9. [S278] UK Census 1851.

    10. [S19] GRO Death Index.

    11. [S20] Death of Martha Keene Van Cootan.

    12. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    13. [S239] The Times.

    14. [S191] Letter to Reverend Mr Venn, Eugene Van Cooten.

    15. [S179] Marriage of John Van-cooten to Martha Smithers.