Page:Notes and Queries - Series 12 - Volume 10.djvu/473

This page needs to be proofread.

12 S. X. MAY 20, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 387 rendered Capt. Scobie much assistance from his knowledge of the inhabitants of Dun- shaughlin. The narrative is signed " A. Blanche, Captain, Reay Highlanders," and bears the following P.S. : P.S. Captain Scobie applied to me for a state- ment of this action immediately on my arrival in Dunshaughlin, but being worn down with fatigue, prevented my complying with his request. The endorsement is Rt. Honble. Secretary at War, War Office, London. E. H. FAIRBROTHER. BENSON AND SMITH FAMILIES. IN my previous article on the Rev. Joseph Benson, the Wesleyan preacher (12 S. ix. 327), I mentioned that his wife, Sarah, had an elder sister, Ann, born at Knottingley, Nov. 15, 1748. On the death of their father, Thomas Thompson, the two girls came to Leeds with their brother Richard, and attended with their mother (who had married again Satchwell Dawson, gent.) the Wesleyan Chapel in that place. The eldest child, Ann, married, at the Parish Church by licence, Dec. 4, 1769, Benjamin Smith of Call Lane, Leeds, raff merchant (a son of Wm. Smith, of Potter Newton, cabinet- maker, whose will was proved 1774), and had issue : 1. Eleanor, born June 11, 1773 ; d.y. 2. Benjamin, born Sept. 21, 1775. He was one of the Leeds Gentlemen Volunteers and was buried at St. John's Church, Jan. 31, 1795. 3. Thomas Thompson, born 1777, of Little Brunswick Street, Leeds, merchant ; married, first, 1801, Ann, dau. of Richard Clark, jeweller, of York ; she died 1820 ; secondly, Hannah Gooden ; and ob.s.p. Aug. 11, 1845. 4. Jonathan, born Dec. 19, 1779 ; bapt. Jan. 20, 1780, at the Parish Church. He was a merchant of Albion Street, Leeds, and died Sept. 11, 1821. He married, first, at Birkin, Nov. 23, 1801, Anne, dau. of Rev. George Alderson, rector of Birkin. She died Feb. 17, 1808 ; buried in Birkin church- yard ; leaving issue (besides two who died in infancy) : a. Rev. Benjamin Smith, born 1802 ; B.A. St. John's College, Camb. ; curate under his grandfather at Birkin ; master of the Drax Grammar School, Yorks. He died June 1, 1842, leaving three daughters. Jonathan Smith married, secondly, July 22, 1812, at Pontefract, Frances, dau. of Richard Horncastle, and by her had further issue :- b. Edward Horncastle, born at Leeds, July 28, 1813, surgeon, of Dean Street, Soho, afterwards of Langharne, South Wales ; buried in the churchyard there Aug. 29, 1842. He married, May 14, 1839, at Holy Trinity, Brompton, Adelaide, dau. of George R. Baillie of Sloane Street, Chelsea, Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals, and had issue : i. Edward Archdale Culling Stanley, born at Builth, Wales, April 18, 1840 ; died Aug. 18, 1912, leaving issue. c. Ann, born at Leeds, 1816. Married Henry Downing, M.R.C.S., of Castle Eden, Co. Durham. He died July 26, 1852. 5. James, born about 1781 ; in the tea trade at Leeds, and ob.s.p. 1837. 6. Joseph, born March 4, 1782, merchant at Leeds. He married, 1805, Mary, dau. of Thomas Glover, and had issue : a. Thomas, of Jersey, Esq., A.D.C. to the Governor of Jersey. He left two sons : i. Thomas Hardwick, born Nov. 29, 1829 ; Lieut. -Colonel, 2nd West India Regi- ment. ii. Arthur, ob.s.p. b. Mary, born 1810 ; married, in 1830, James Lees, J.P., of Delph Lodge, Saddle- worth. She died in 1871 ; buried at Delph Church ; leaving one daughter : i. Mary Adelaide, born 1831 ; married, 1859, James Wood Baker, of Bury, Lanes. He died in 1895, and Mrs. Baker died at Delph Lodge in 1917, leaving issue. c. Fanny, died unmarried at Leeds in 1877. 7. Mary Ann, bom Oct. 29, 1787 (only dau. of Benjamin Smith). She married, 1807, John Hines, of Gledhow, Leeds, and died at Hastings, 1834, leaving issue. The will of Benjamin Smith of Leeds, raff merchant, dated Jan. 10, 1810, men- tions : My wife 100 within one month and what fur- niture she shall choose, and an annuity of 300 per annum. I give all my real and personal estate to my children, James, Thos. Thompson, Jonathan, Joseph and Mary Ann, &c. (Probate Dec, 4, 1810, to Ann Smith, widow, his relict.) The will of Ann Smith, widow, of Leeds, Jan, 11, 1814: To my son, Thomas Thompson Smith, the explanation of New Testament. To son Jonathan Smith my large gold ring marked D.J. To dau. Mary Ann Hines the picture of my late husband and two rings. To my grandson, Benjn.