Captain Smith's Family

Hi, I am originally from Stoke, now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was wondering if anyone knew which church in Wolstanton did Edward Smith marry in? My wife and I were married in Wolstanton and my Mum is buried at another Church there. I don't see any details on the web about the Church's name. Any help would be great. Thanks.
 
Hi Gary

Edward Smith (Capt. Smith's father) married Catherine Hancock in St Mark's, Shelton on 2nd August 1841. Hanley was previously called Shelton. Not Wolstanton I'm afraid.
 
Hi there everyone - I have only just joined and this is my first message to you all.I am one of the distant cousins to Captain Smith.My great grandmother Sarah maiden name Smith, born 1959 in Wolstanton Staffordshire was his cousin. Her father was George Smith born 1822 Hanley Staffordshire who was brother to Captain Smith's father Edward born 1807 Hanley Staffordshire.She married my great grandfather John Harris born 1852 Cheadle Staffordshire,they had one son named Frederick born 1888 Hanley who was my grandfather,his son was my father Stuart born 1921 Birches Head Hanley.I was born 1947 Gnosall near Stafford.There you go told you my family tree now, I have researched the Smith family back to Edward Smith born abt 1744 Stafford who married Jane Blakemore in 1760 at Bradely near Stafford.If anyone has any information on the family tree,I would be very gratefull.I have copies of baptisms for George and Edward, so I am sure of the definate connection.Their parents were Edward and Elizabeth who were definately grandparents to my great grandmother Sarah.She was special guest of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at the showing of the premier Titanic film shown at the Odean Cinema Hanley,in the 50's,she was over 90 years old then; got a photo to prove it!Anyway thanks for your time.Hope to speak to you all again soon.

Hello lovely. I'm sitting with a Grandson of Norma, who is the Grand Daughter of Captain Smith of the Titanic.
Norma had one child and married once in her life. A beautiful and very good woman.
 
Hello Norma

I was very pleased to see your post to this site. I have researched the family of George Smith not because of any relationship on my part but as a result of contact with a cousin of yours.

I have been researching the later generations of the Mason's, the famous pottery family of Fenton, Stoke on Trent. Mark Mason, the grandson of Charles James Mason who patented the famous Ironstone China married your great Aunt, Elizabeth Smith. (Cousin of E.J.) In this connection I was in touch with Elizabeth's great granddaughter, a third cousin of yours, whose illustrious ancestors are the Mason's and also the famous Spode family.

It was mentioned in passing that your cousins grandchildren were more interested in their connection to Captain Smith than their famous Potter ancestors.

I was intrigued by this and spent the next six months researching their connection to Capt. Smith which I was delighted to be able to confirm.

I have a photograph of your great grandmother, Sarah with her elder sister Elizabeth, which I think would be about 1910 - the hats give a clue.

Since I am a researcher and not a relation, I am not really able to discuss your cousins family without their approval, so I will contact you privately through this site.

Regards Ernie
As a new member of the group I have been reading the earlier postings with interest. Regarding Mrs Russell Cooke, Captain Smith's daughter, I had always understood that in 1925 she married Sidney Cooke, a stockbroker, and moved into a country house near Witney in Oxfordshire. As far as I know, her grandchildren still reside in the locality. Local people still remember "The Titanic captain's daughter".
Stanley C.Jenkins
Hi
There has been a rumour in my family for 100 years that my great grandmother had a affair with captain smith . And there is lots of evidence to support the idea . And it is a belief held by my family that my grandmother was his daughter . Would be interested to hear any thoughts on this . Also it would be great to find a descendant to do a dna swab and find out for sure
Scott Price
 
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