1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
STOREY Jane 75 Independent Yks
STOREY Thomas 40 Leadminer Yks
STOREY Dorothy 30 Yks
STOREY George 2 Yks
STOREY Hannah 1 Yks
SMITH Francis 15 Agricultural Labourer Yks

Francis Smith was baptized 2 September 1821, the son of John (a woolcomber) and Ann of Castle Bolton. A sad tale details how Francis is actually the above Jane Storey's grandson. Jane's daughter Ann (Nanny) Storey, baptized 30 June 1796, first married Francis Smith, 29 November 1819 in Aysgarth. The marriage didn't last long - Francis was buried less than a week later on 6 December 1819, aged 21. A year later, Ann (now Smith) second married to John Smith of Aysgarth, 12 December 1820 in Castle Bolton.

1851 Census

Francis is still living with his grandmother in 1851. By 1861, he can be seen in Redmire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
STOREY Jane Head, Widow 89 Farmer 8 Acres Castle Bolton
SMITH Francis Grandson, Unmarried 29 Leadminer Castle Bolton

1861 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
STOREY Thomas Head 60 Leadminer Castle Bolton
STOREY Dorothy Wife 47 Masham
STOREY Hannah Daughter 20 Castle Bolton
SMITH John Nephew 9 Scholar Coed Porth, Wales
STOREY ? Nephew, Unmarried 22 Leadminer Castle Bolton

Of this John Smith, nothing is known...
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