The history of my family
of Tetbury, Gloucestershire
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~1637 - ~1703
of Tetbury, Gloucestershire
bap.1641 - ~1691
of Tetbury, Gloucestershire
~1608 - ~1658
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bap.1641 - ~1691
of Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Narrative and Notes
Personal Family World
25 Jul 1641
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
5 Feb 1675/76
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
bef 1689
Death of sister Joane BARTHOLOMEW ALIAS SMITH 
23 Nov 1695
Burial of brother Jeremiah BARTHOLOMEW ALIAS SMITH 
Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
1 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: © IGI This information has been reproduced with permission of LDS



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Christening: 25 JUL 1641 Tetbury, Gloucester, England

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Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C054861 1578 - 1812 0427788 Film 6900606 Film

C054861 1631 - 1777 0856949 Film NONE

Sheet: 00

2 - Email from Ruth Withers []
Author: Ruth Withers

Hello Paul

I'm glad you found the will information useful.

The original will is at Gloucester Record Office - as are the other Smith/

Bartholomew alias Smith wills and documents that I have.

I do have a copy of the original, but do not appear to have ever made a full

transcript. I'll try to get a transcript done, and let you have it - but it

may be a week or two, since we are off on holiday in a few days time.

I have had a look at your website - and added several bits of information to

my database - so thanks for that.

John Bartholomew alias Smith is not on my direct line, but is obviously


I'm not certain how the Alias came about. A couple of generations down the

line it seems to have changed to a double surname - and then reverts to

plain old 'Smith'. What a pity they did not use Bartholomew instead - it

would be easier to trace the later generations of the family. There are a

few delightful examples of the name being carried through the generations

however - like a Richard Bartholomew Smith Jones born 1809 in Kemble. The

name of Garraway is also linked with the family. In my own line, Joan

Garraway married Richard Bartholomew alias Smith in 1699 [Though the parish

register says enigmatically 'Richard Smith married', thankfully, the BTs

were a bit more informative]. This name of Garraway is also used as a 2nd

name in this Smith line.

I believe that your John B-Smith was the son of Jeremiah Smith & his wife

Elizabeth Smith married at Tetbury on 5 Feb 1675/6. Incidentally, I think

you have her birth date wrong - and that she was born in 1676. It is

possible that she was married before she married John English - she would

have been in her 40s by the time Elizabeth was born, so not surprising that

there are no other children.

The other children were : Jeremiah jnr 1678/9, Bartholomew 1680/1, John (who

wrote will) 1682, Ann 1684, Charles 1686/7, Thomas 1690.

Jeremiah jnr was apprenticed to his mother & father 'Jeremiah Smith the

elder, a slaughterer & his wife Elizabeth' as a 'Poor boy of Tetbury' in

1692 - when Jeremiah would have been about 13. His brother Thomas was

apprenticed to a cordwainer in 1703.

Jeremiah, John's father, was probably the son of another Jeremiah - who

married twice - 1st to partner unknown - by whom he had Jeremiah1 1650,

Lydia 1653/4, Jone 1653/4, Jeremiah2 1658 - then a second marriage to Ann

Webb by whom he had Richard 1678. When this Jeremiah died in 1689, it is

clear that his son Richard is under 21, whereas Jeremiah & Lydia are married

with several children each. No mention of Jone - so presumably she has died.

I think that should be enough to keep you busy for a while ;-)

I notice that you are also interested in Bayleys - I'll have a look for them

on your website - and then I may be asking you a few questions!

Best wishes


in Durham

3 - Email from Ruth Withers []
Author: Ruth Withers

I think you asked in your last email about Richard B-Smith - the other

abstract that I have posted. Yes, he is mine. Son of Richard B-Smith who

died intestate in 1708, and Joan Garraway.

His will allowed me to go back to the Tetbury registers, and sort out the

family - some baptised as SMITH, some as BARTHOLOMEW - and a few [including

my own Jane - who later married Richard BISHOP] with the alias.

Have you noticed in John's will, though - that Elizabeth's brother is plain

SMITH - no Bartholomew! I haven't worked out who Elizabeth is yet.

Jeremiah etc.- he was baptised Tetbury 5 Jun 1658

Married Elizabeth SMITH at Tetbury 5 Feb 1675/6. She died after 1719 [from

John's will]

Jeremiah buried at Tetbury 23 Nov 1695 [I think I may have misled you in

saying that Jeremiah made his will in 1689 - in fact, that was Jeremiah

senior - so Hester could just about be a posthumous child, and baptised a

little late in 1696]


Hester - married John English - no marriage found - poss 2nd marriage.

Jeremiah bap 23 Jan 1678/9 at Tetbury - Apprenticeship 7 Jan 1692/3.

Bartholomew bap 2 Mar 1680/1 - probably died young - though no burial found.

John bap 29 Dec 1681 - buried 18 May 1719 - both events at Tetbury

Ann bap 28 Dec 1684 at Tetbury - still single in 1719

Charles bap 17 Feb 1686/7 at Tetbury - married Grace - surname unknown.

Buried Tetbury 1 Jun 1746

Charles children: Hester 1710/1, James 1714

Thomas born c 1690 - baptism not found

Lydia baptised 28 Sep 1691

More typing! :-)

Best wishes