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Name: Thomas Smythe

Burial Number: 0240

Gender: Male

Occupation: Gentleman

Born: 00/00/1813

Died: 22/02/1895

Buried: 26/02/1895


Thomas was born in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, the son of James and Maria. His father was a surgeon and apothecary. Thomas followed in his father’s footsteps, receiving his certificate from the Apothecaries Hall on 15 December 1836. On 4th August 1842, Thomas married Elizabeth Burges at Doddington. James Smyth died in 1848 leaving Thomas £2000 and part of his estates. By 1857, Thomas was living in Plymouth. In February 1861, he applied for a passport and went abroad. On 16th April 1862, an announcement appeared in the newspapers that Mr Smyth was selling by auction the contents of his residence, 10 Osborne Place, Plymouth as he was moving to London. Paintings sold included works by Titian and Velasquez. Thomas moved to Oxford Terrace in the Edgware Road and then to Paddington. His wife Elizabeth died on 22nd July 1878. On 18th June 1879, Thomas married a widow Emma Husband at Christ Church, Paddington. Emma died at Paignton on 4th May 1882. Her daughter from her first marriage also called Emma became Thomas’s companion. In 1891, the couple were lodging in Worthing at Wynnestead, a large house on the east side of The Steyne. Thomas died in Worthing on 22 Feb 1895. He did not leave a will. His step-daughter Emma was buried with him when she died in 1936.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Thomas Smythe

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 20

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In loving and ever grateful memory of Thomas Pooley Smythe who died February 22nd 1895 aged 82. also of Emma Wilson Husband stepdaughter of the above died 24th November 1936 aged 82 years

Further Information


Name: Thomas Pooley Smythe

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1813

Town: Ramsey

County: Huntingdonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/8/1842

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Burges

Town of Marriage: Doddington

County of Marriage: Lincolnshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 18/6/1879

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Husband

Town of Marriage: Paddington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/02/1895

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Cavendish Square, Marylebone

Thomas P Smyth, gentleman.


Anglesey, Alverstoke, Hants

Thomas aged 38, landed proprietor. Elizabeth aged 32. Elizabeth Burges aged 72, mother-in-law, annuitant. Plus 4 servants.


8 Belwood Place, Paddington.

Thomas aged 57, no occupation. Elizabeth aged 54. Plus 4 servants.


2 Stanhope Terrace, Marylebone

Thomas aged 68, income from land and dividends. Emma aged 58. Emma W Husband aged 27, step-daughter. Plus 2 servants.


“Wynnestead” New Steyne, Worthing.

Thomas aged 78, widower, living on own means. Emma W Husband aged 37, living on own means. Boarders in the house of George Chart, retired mason.

Miscellaneous Information

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