William Leonard Smith1

#3050, (14 June 1880-29 May 1940)
Father*John Smith2 b. 1820, d. Mar 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Gibson2 b. Jul 1847
ChartsThe Lanes from Chelsfield
The Streatfields from Farningham
Birth*14 JUN 1880 William Leonard Smith was born on 14 JUN 1880 at 1 Bismark House, New Road, Chatham, Kent, EnglandG.1,3 
Baptism11 AUG 1880 He was baptized on 11 AUG 1880 at St John's Church, Chatham, Kent, EnglandG.4 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1881 He lived with John Smith and Elizabeth Gibson at 48 Old Road, Chatham, Kent, EnglandG, together with Sidney Edward Smith.5 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1891 William Leonard Smith lived with Elizabeth Gibson at Chatham, KentG, together with Sidney Edward Smith and Matilda Smith.6 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 William Leonard Smith lived with Elizabeth Gibson at 29 Church Street, Chatham, Kent, EnglandG.7 
Marriage*4 AUG 1907 William Leonard Smith married Mary Gertrude Chapman on 4 AUG 1907 at St Margaret's Church, Rochester, Kent, EnglandG.8,9 
Employment*2 APR 1911 William Leonard Smith was employed as Flour Mill labourer.10 
Residence*2 APR 1911 He and Mary Gertrude Chapman lived at 19 Arundell Street, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, EnglandG, together with Edith Winifred Chapman.11 
Death*29 MAY 1940 William Leonard Smith died on 29 MAY 1940 at Hull, Yorkshire, EnglandG, aged 59.12 
Burial*1 JUN 1940 He was buried on 1 JUN 1940 at Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull, Yorkshire, EnglandG.12 


Mary Gertrude Chapman b. 19 Dec 1876, d. 10 Oct 1953
Marriage*4 AUG 1907 He married Mary Gertrude Chapman on 4 AUG 1907 at Rochester, KentG.8,9 
Last Edited10 Sep 2016


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Medway, Kent, Jul-Sep 1880, vol 2a 528.
  2. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, age & place.
  3. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, birth; Medway, Gillingham, parents John Smith & Elizabeth Gibson, no 429, 10 Jul 1880.
  4. [S48] Parish Register, birth & bapt., parents John & Elizabeth Smith, St John's Chatham no 950, p 119.
  5. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, John Smith has 2 sons, John, age 17 & Edward, age 16 & dau. Mary Ann, age 11 living in, as well as the 2 children here.
  6. [S46] Extracted from the 1891 census, as widow, tailoress.
  7. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, as Elizabeth Bear with John J Bear, housepainter, son Leonard.
  8. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, marriage; Mary Gertrude Chapman & William Leonard Smith, Medway, Kent, Jul-Sep 1907, vol 2a 1541.
  9. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, marriage; William Leonard Smith, 28, father John, & Mary Gertrude,Chapman, 30, father Philip, St Margarets, Rochester, no 500.
  10. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census.
  11. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census, note marriage length is wrong.
  12. [S37] Family photo, photo of gravestone online. with wife and dau.
  13. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Sculcoates, Yorks., Apr-Jun 1912, vol 9d 356. mother Chapman.
  14. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Sculcoates, Yorks., Jul-Sep 1913, vol 9d 410. mother Chapman.
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