Mary Smith

Lived
9 January 1786 - 3 March 1819
Origin
Calcutta (3)
Father
Joseph Barnard-Smith. At the time of his wedding in 1780 he was described as 'Junior Merchant'; at his daughter's baptism six years later he was 'Senior Merchant'. He was established in Calcutta society by September 1775 when he was nominated Junior Warden of the Masonic Lodge no.1 (4). The previous June he had served on the jury of the trial of Maha Rajah Nundocomar for forgery (5). In 1776 he was appointed Secretary of the Provincial Grand Lodge (4). He died 2 June 1822 (3).
Mother
Rose Morrow
Address
26 Charlotte Square
Chapel connection
Vestryman's wife
Married on
8 October 1804, Calcutta
Spouse
Robert Downie
Children
Mary (1805-1813), George (1810-1811), Rose (1813-1842), Robert (1814-1843), Georgina Frances (1807-1881 inherited Appin), Roberta Harriet, (1808-1857), Marion Agatha (m.1827 James Mcalpine-Leny of Dalswinton d.1881)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. 'Rose Morrow', 'Mary Smith' and 'Joseph Barnard Smith' in India Office Family History Search, accessed 29 November 2011
  4. Walter Kelly Firminger, The Early history of Freemasonry in Bengal and the Punjab (Calcutta, Thacker, Spink and Co, 1906) p.18,28
  5. Thomas Jones Howell et al, A complete collection of state trials, vol.20 (London, T.C.Hansard, 1816) p.923

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