George JEFFERY alias SMITH
(Est 1717-1790)
Christian BENNETTS
William JEFFERY alias SMITH
(1758-After 1841)
James SMITH of Beacon


Family Links

1. Elizabeth VINE

2. Prudence VINCENT

James SMITH of Beacon

  • Born: 1803, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Christened: 5 Feb 1804, Camborne, Cornwall 3
  • Married (1): 24 Dec 1832, Camborne, Cornwall 1
  • Married (2): 27 Oct 1863, Camborne, Cornwall 2
  • Died: 11 Feb 1876, Camborne, Cornwall 4

   Research Notes:

In 1841, James Smith (35), copper miner, and wife Elizabeth (35), were living in Beacon. Present were children: James (6), Maryann (4), William (3), John (1). Also present was [mother] Ann Smith (80), independent, [brothers] George Smith (60), ag. lab. and John Smith (45), copper miner

In 1851, James Smith (48) of Camborne, miner, and wife Elizabeth (46) of Camborne, were living in Camborne Vean. Present were children (born in Camborne): James (16), miner, Maryan (14), William (13), John (11), Samuel (7)

In 1861, Jas. Smith (59) of Camborne, tin miner, and wife Elizth (56) of Camborne, were living in Beacon Hill, Camborne. Present were children: Wm. (22), tin miner, Jno. (19), tin miner, Samuel (17), tin miner, grandchildren (born in Camborne): Jno Thomas Smith* (6), scholar, Betsey Smith* (4), scholar

* These grandchildren were actually John Thomas and Betsy Thomas, children of daughter Mary Ann who married John Thomas in 1855, despite the fact they are called nephew and niece in the 1871 Census.

In 1871, James Smith (69) of Camborne, farmer of 7 acres, and [2nd] wife Prudence (68) of Illogan, were living in Village of Beacon, Camborne. Present were son William Smith (29) [sic], tin miner, nephew* John Thomas (16), tin miner, niece* Bessie Thomas (14), general servant.


18 March: The Will of James Smith late of the Parish of Camborne in the County of Cornwall, farmer, who died 11 February 1876 at Camborne, was proved at Bodmin by William Smith of Beacon in Camborne, farmer, the son, the sole executor.

   Marriage Information:

James married Elizabeth VINE, daughter of John VINE and Anne TRELOAR, on 24 Dec 1832 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Elizabeth VINE was born in 1804 in Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 22 Jul 1804 in Camborne, Cornwall and died between 1861 and 1863 in Camborne, Cornwall.)

   Marriage Notes:

James Smith, miner, and Elizabeth Vine

Witnesses: James Oats, John Vine

   Marriage Information:

James also married Prudence VINCENT, daughter of Charles VINCENT of Illogan and Prudence PRISK, on 27 Oct 1863 in Camborne, Cornwall 2. (Prudence VINCENT was born in 1800 in Illogan, Cornwall, christened on 29 Jun 1800 in Redruth, Cornwall 5 and died in 1876 in Camborne, Cornwall 6.)

   Marriage Notes:

James Smith, 60, of Beacon, widower, miner, son of William Smith, miner, and
Prudence Thomas, 60, of Cross St., widow, daughter of Charles Vincent, miner

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Jane V?, John Duckham


1 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, Marriages, p. 654.

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3 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, Baptisms, p. 505.

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), p. 32.

5 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # C05341-1.

6 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Redruth district, 1st Quarter, vol. 5c, p. 204.

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