MARY ANN GOODHIND was born in Bradninch, Devon, England on February 16, 1839. She married WILLIAM SMITH on December 8, 1861 at St. George the Martyr, Surrey, England.

The couple is found with their children in the 1871 UK census in the village of Erith, just east of London and west of Dartford, Kent, right along the Thames River. They appear to have remained there in "Oak Cottages, Crayford Road." Sadly, by the 1891 census, both William and Mary Ann appear to have died. Mary Ann died of exhaustion, following 18 days of pneumonia, on July 14, 1890 at the age of 51.

In the 1891 census, at the same address, 29-year-old unmarried daughter MARY ANN (a domestic housekeeper) is found in charge of a household consisting of herself, brother ALFRED, 19, a blacksmith apprentice; br0ther WALTER, 17, an iron turner apprentice; sister MOHALA (which might be "MATILDA", as her name appears in the 1881 census), 15, a dressmaker; and brother FREDERICK (who is listed as "EDGAR" in the 1881 census), 10 years old, a "scholar," which simply meant he was still in school.

From the census records, we are able to determine this much information regarding the 8 children of Mary Ann and William:

A. MARY ANN SMITH was born December 22, 1861 in Dartford.

B. WILLIAM SMITH was born in Erith about 1864.

C. FRANK SMITH was born in Erith about 1869.

D. LYDIA SMITH was born in Eirth about 1870.

E. ALFRED SMITH was born in Erith about 1871.

F. WALTER SMITH was born in Erith about 1873.

G. MOHALA (or MATILDA) SMITH was born in Erith about 1876

H. FREDERICK (or EDGAR) SMITH was born in Erith about 1878.

On the right sidebar, there is a link to birth, marriage and death records for Mary Ann, as well as UK census records for the village of Erith, Kent in 1871, 1881 and 1891 showing her family.

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