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Name: Thomas Smith

Burial Number: 0884

Gender: Male

Occupation: House Surgeon; Staff Assistant Surgeon; Army Surgeon;

Born: 00/4/1837

Died: 04/12/1917

Buried: 08/12/1917


Thomas Parker Smith was born in 1837, he was baptised at Waltham Abbey on 2nd April. His father was Thomas Smith, 44yrs, Butcher, and his mother, Mary Burnet, 23yrs, nee Parker. In 1851, Thomas, at 14yrs of age, was the oldest of 6 children, Eliza 12, Henry 10, Alfred 8, Sydney 6, and Burnet 3, the family lived in Brixton.

Thomas studied medicine and in 1861 was a house surgeon at Staffordshire County Infirmary. He entered the army as assistant surgeon on 31st March 1862, but after six years’ service he retired on half-pay in December 1868. William married abroad in the 1870s, his wife, Helen, was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the next 20 years they lived in Reigate and Ealing, and in 1901 they were in Worthing, living at Beauly, Rowlands Road. They had no children.

William was widowed in 1903 when Helen died in Brighton, aged 60yrs. At some time afterwards, William returned to Reigate where he died, aged 80yrs, on 4th December 1917, at Stanley Cottage, Birkheads Road.  Probate was granted to Sydney Austen, Bank Manager, and the Public Trustee. Effects £5544 6s 7d. Value 2020 – £387K.

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In loving memory of Helen wife of T.P.Smith M.B. of Beauly,Rowlands Road, died May 23rd 1903 aged 60 years. Also of Thomas Parker Smith staff Assist. Surgeon (H.P.) 104th Regt. At rest Dec. 4th 1917 aged 80 years

Further Information


Name: Thomas Parker Smith

Gender: Male

Born: 00/4/1837

Town: Waltham Abbey

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1870

Spouse First Name: Helen

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Unknown

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/12/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Stanley Cottage

Address line 3: Birkheads Road

Town: Reigate

County: Surrey

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5544 6 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £387000

Census Information


Living at 5, Acre Lane, Brixton. Thomas Smith, 48yrs, Butcher, employing 3 men, wife, Mary, 37yrs, 6 children, Thomas Parker Smith, 14yrs, Eliza 12, Henry 10, Alfred 8, Sydney 6, and Burnet 3, Thomas Serrao, 27yrs, Butcher Foreman, plus 4 domestic servants.


Thomas Parker Smith, 24yrs, House Surgeon, Staffordshire County Infirmary.


Living at 14, Wilson Road, Camberwell. Mary Burnet Smith, widow, 55yrs, Annuitant, Thomas P. Smith, 34yrs, Staff Assistant Surgeon Army, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey. Thomas P. Smith, 44yrs, Surgeon, wife, Helen, 38yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 26, Argyle Road, Ealing. Thomas P. Smith, 54yrs, Physician, wife, Helen, 48yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Beauly, Rowlands Road, Worthing. Thomas P. Smith, 64yrs, Army Surgeon, retired, wife, Helen, 58yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 9, Birkheads Road, Reigate, Surrey. Thomas P. Smith, 74yrs, widower, Army Surgeon, retired, plus 2 domestic servants.

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