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Alfred SMELLIE

Alfred SMELLIE

Male 1858 - 1943  (85 years)

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  • Name Alfred SMELLIE 
    Born 1 Feb 1858  St George in the East, LND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • [?220] Nassau Place
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1943  Lambeth, LND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lambeth Hospital. “of 15 Southville Lambeth”
    Person ID I1199  Our Family History
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2011 

    Father William SMELLIE,   b. 21 Jan 1821, Stepney, LND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1899, Stratford, LND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary PHILPOT,   b. 23 Aug 1822, Dorking, SRY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1898  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1843  Rayleigh, ESS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza Jane ‘Leila’ TINDALE,   b. 5 Apr 1861, Vauxhall, LND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1888  Stratford, LND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alfred SMELLIE,   b. 2 May 1889, Vauxhall, LND Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Alfred Smellie & his mother Lila Tindale
    Alfred Smellie & his mother Lila Tindale
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther TINDALE,   d. 1940 
    Married 11 Apr 1908  Lambeth, LND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Brixton Independent Church
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1858 - St George in the East, LND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1888 - Stratford, LND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1908 - Lambeth, LND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1943 - Lambeth, LND Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alfred Smellie 1861-1943
    Alfred Smellie 1861-1943

  • Notes 
    • 1861 census return: RG9/304 folio 41 page 8
      St Mary Stratford, Bow, Tower Hamlets, 11 Wick Place
      William Smellie, Head, M, 40, Tripe Dresser, born Middx Stepney
      Mary Smellie, Wife, M, 38, born Surrey Dorking
      Sophia Smellie, Daur, Un, 15, Teacher of Music, born Middx St George
      William Smellie, Son, Un, 13, Assistant in Business, born Middx St George
      Mary Smellie, Daur, Un, 7, Scholar, born Middx St George
      Thomas Smellie, Son, Un, 5, Scholar, born Middx St George
      Alfred Smellie, Son, 3, Scholar, born Middx St George
      Maud A [sic]Smellie, Daur, Un, 1, born Middx St George
      Sarah Smith, [no relation], Un, 20, Cook, born Essex Battles Bridge
      Eliza Ledwell, [no relation], Un, 14, House Maid, born Surrey [illegible word: ‘Sarrett’?]

      1871 census return: RG10/1627 folio 78 page 30
      West Ham, Church Street, Ivy Cottage, Stratford Green
      William Smellie, Head, Mar, 50, Tripe Dresser employing 32 hands, born Middlesex Stepney
      Mary Smellie, Wife, Mar, 48, born Surrey Dorking
      Mary Smellie, Daur., Unm, 17, born Middlesex S. George
      Thomas Smellie, Son, Unm, 15, Assistant Tripe Dresser, born Middlesex S. George
      Alfred Smellie, Son, Unm, 13, Scholar, born Middlesex S. George
      Maud E Smellie, Daur, Unm, 11, Scholar, born Middlesex S. George
      Ernest Smellie, Son, Unm, 5, Scholar, born Middlesex Bow
      Harriet Chalk, Servant, Unm, 23, Cook, born Essex Ramsden
      Mary Vinlen, Servant, Unm, 21, Housemaid, born Essex Rainham

      1881 census return: RG11/1721 folio 105 page 60
      [Essex] West Ham, Church St., 90 Romford Rd.
      William Smellie, Head, Mar, 60, Retired Tripe Dresser, born Middx, Mile End
      Mary Smellie, Wife, Mar, 58, born Surrey Dorking
      Mary Norman, Daur, Mar, 27, Jeweller’s Wife, born Middx S Georges in E
      Alfred Smellie, Son, Unm, 23, Ironmonger, born Middx S Georges in E
      Maude Smellie, Daur, Unm, 21, Governess, born Middx S Georges in E
      Elizth. Smellie, Mother, W, 84, Annuitant, born Surrey Southwark
      Ellen Wayland, Serv:, Unm, 19, Domestic Cook, born Yorkshire, Sheffield
      Ellen Parrish, Serv:, Unm, 17, Domestic Housemaid, born Essex Beaumont

      Alfred Smellie was born in 1858 and worked as a young man at Young and Marten of Stratford East London, but at an early age he started his own business – A. Smellie & Co – Wholesale and Retail Ironmongers, probably in the 1880’s. Margaret Dimmock remembers him being referred to in her family as Nuts and Bolts. The property, which Alfred I built was at 70–76 Rochester Row opposite the Rochester Row Police Station. He and his wife Leila Tindale lived at 2 Elmhurst Road Balham, but she died in 1906 and he then married her sister Daisy Esther in 1908. Alfred I and Leila had a son Alfred II born in 1889.
      Alfred I’s son came into the business but it was sold to Farmiloes in 1928. However he retained the freehold of the premises which still survives to–day. This policy of buying property, like other members of the Smellie, Dean, Dimmock and hood families, continued for many years, and some survive to–day managed by David Smedley. About the time he sold the business Alfred I and Esther moved to Worthing where they had a fine house at 34 Mill Road, but later moved to Leigh–on–Sea in Essex in 1934. This was probably as much a commercial decision as a breath of East Coast air, because Alfred I saw great possibilities in the East End of London where he bought and sold a number of properties in this area of London.

      Gilbert and Marion Pfitzner have Alfred’s date of birth at 1 February 1858, St George in the East, Middlesex


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