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28-02-10, 15:18
I am trying to find any information I can about Herodias Smart, who was born in 1829 in Turwaston. She married Philip Taylor and had 9 children. Her husband was Philip Taylor who was a Blacksmith. In 1861 he was living in Backway in the parish of St. Peter, Northamptonshire. Herodias died aged 39 in 1868. Philip Taylor moved to Farthinghoe by 1971 as a Blacksmith. Any information about Herodias' parents and or siblings will be very much appreciated

28-02-10, 15:27
I typed the town name incorrectly. It should read Turweston

Breckland Jane
28-02-10, 15:42
There is a Roda (shortened from Herodias maybe?) age 12 in Turweston on 1841 census with Thomas age 15. Unfortunately they're not with their parents. Looks like they are living with Thomas & Sarah Trentam (aged 80 & 75).


28-02-10, 17:53
Many thanks for this info. Will try to find something out from there

Christine in Herts
28-02-10, 22:28
If you get a copy of her 1846 marriage cert, that should give you her father's name & occupation? The District is "Brackley", so I'd guess she was married in Turweston (sadly not on the IGI!).

Might be worth seeing if anyone's going to the Bucks Archives in Aylesbury in the near future? They may be able to get you a copy of the Parish Register entry from there.


Christine in Herts
28-02-10, 22:35
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Christine in Herts
28-02-10, 22:38
Turweston is very small. This TNA item may have some connection for you?
PROB 31/1296/1492

Mary Smart, widow of Turweston, Buckinghamshire. Probate inventory, or declaration, of the estate of the same, deceased.
Oct 1831

and this (documents online for £3.50):

Will of John Smart, Servant of Turweston , Buckinghamshire.
7 February 1825
reference PROB 11/1695 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=PROB+11%2F169 5)


Christine in Herts
28-02-10, 22:46
There are two separate-looking trees on Ancestry: one private, one public. They might be worth following up?

The private one describes her:
Herodias/Sarah/Roda Smart
Birth: 1829 - Buckinghamshire

The public one:
Herodias Smart
Birth: Abt 1828 - Buckinghamshire
Death: Abt 1868
Spouse: Peter Taylor


Christine in Herts
28-02-10, 23:10
You should be able to find her in 1851 and 1861, as well as her death record.