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Name: Hannah Smith

Burial Number: 1668

Gender: Female

Occupation: Dressmaker

Born: 00/00/1867

Died: 01/12/1937

Buried: 16/12/1937

Hannah B Northam

Robert Bowden Smith

Family No: 1668


Hannah Small was born in Bristol in 1867, she was 1 of 7 children born to Robert Bowden Small, 36yrs, Labourer, and Hannah, 35yrs, nee Northam. In 1891, aged 23yrs, Hannah was at home working as a dressmaker, later that year, on 27th October 1891, Hannah and her brother, Edward arrived in the Falkland Islands.  On 24th August 1893 Hannah married James Smith, 29yrs, a sheep farmer, in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

In June 1899 Hannah’s youngest brother, Albert Edward Small, aged 21yrs, joined them in Port Stanley to work as a shepherd on the sheep farm. In December 1908 he married Agnes Pitaluga, daughter of a sheep farmer, and they had a daughter, Agnes Bessie Small, in 1909, she was known as Bessie. In September 1912 Albert’s wife died and 3-year-old Bessie was apparently taken in by Hannah and James who had no children of their own. Albert returned to England in 1914.

The family of three lived in Port Stanley until 1920, and on their return to England they lived in Bristol, at 246, Fishponds Road.

At some point, Hannah and James moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at a property they called The Falklands, 98, St. Lawrence Avenue, West Tarring. Hannah died, aged 70yrs, on 1st December 1937 in Worthing, probate was granted to Humphrey Norman Gwynn, solicitor, and Ainslie Newton Lovell, accountant, effects, £6053 7s 10d. value 2022 – £439,340.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 52

Exact Location (what3words): oiled.began.drip

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Hannah Smith aged 70 "Sweet is the fragrance of remembrance" James Smith died 16th May 1945 aged 78 years.

Further Information


Name: Hannah Smith

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1867

Town: Bristol

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Small

Marriage Date: 24/08/1893

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Smith

Town of Marriage: Port Stanley

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Falkland Islands

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/12/1937

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Falklands

Address line 2: 98

Address line 3: St. Lawrence Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6053 7 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £439340

Census Information


Living at Straight Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Robert B. Small, 39yrs, Labourer, wife, Hannah, 38yrs, 5 children, Emily, 10yrs, Charles, 8yrs, Lavinia, 6yrs, Hannah, 3yrs, John, 1yr, father-in-law, Charles Northam, widower, 76yrs, Carpenter, lodger, Sophia Pullen, 68yrs, widow, Annuitant.


Living at 10, Broad Plain, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Robert B. Small, 49yrs, Soap Cutter, wife, Hannah, 48yrs, 6 children, Emily, 20yrs, Domestic Servant, Charles, 18yrs, Ornamental Japanner, Hannah, 13yrs, John, 11yrs, Bessie, 7yrs, and Albert, 2yrs.


Living at 2, Broad Plain, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Robert B. Small, 59yrs, Labourer Soap Works, wife, Hannah, 58yrs, daughters, Hannah, 23yrs, Dressmaker, Bessie, 17yrs, Shop Assistant, Albert, 12yrs.


Living at 246, Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, Gloucestershire. James Smith, 57yrs, Retired Sheep Farmer, wife, Hannah, 54yrs, niece, Bessie Small, 11yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

Extract from the Falklands Islands Press 1920.

“Mr & Mrs James Smith, late of Great Island, have decided to settle down in Bristol, where they will be near neighbours of Mr & Mrs Wm Atkins, Snr. Many of us have reason to be grateful to Mr & Mrs Smith for acts of kindness displayed without a trace of ostentation. The farmers on the West, in particular, have asked the Editor to record their gratitude to Mr Smith for the help given them on innumerable occasions by placing the “Gleam” at their disposal and thus extricating them from difficulties, when the ordinary means of transport have for various reasons been suspended.” [FIM Sep 1920]