SMALLWOOD FAMILY HISTORY
THE SMALLWOOD CONVICT TREE FROM BIRMINGHAM (TREE 11)
This substantial family (around 380 members have been documented in the period from 1680 to the present day) had its origins in Birmingham and spread to Australia. One of its members, Jane Smallwood (14 Apr 1775-1790), made a sampler which has survived in the family of Martin Mitchell (see below). An outline of the tree has been published (originally in 1999, updated in 2004 and 2005) by David Smallwood of Worcestershire, and copies are available direct from him or in the library of the Society of Genealogists.
OUTLINE OF TREE
The tree commences with a Joseph Smallwood (b.c.1680) based on the Poulter
tree (see below).
Joseph's apparent son Thomas (b.c.1705) married Martha Dudley at St. Martin in 1731.
The families of several of their children have been documented including Thomas (b.c.1742) who married Jane Toy at St. Martin in 1769 - their daughter Jane was the one who made the sampler now in the possession of Martin Mitchell's family.
Joseph and Martha's son William (b.c.1746) was the grandfather of Edward Smallwood (1802-1858), transported to Australia in 1828 for housebreaking, and this individual was ancestral to a significant Australian descendant line.
To quote from David's introduction to his published tree :
Trees 10 and 12 show the children of a William
Smallwood who married a Mary, and so does this Tree.
In deciding who belongs to which, I am grateful to Ian Forster, who wrote the history of Daniel Smallwood (see page 27).
Descendants of Nancy Smallwood and Job Freeth are the Poulter family of
SUMMARY OF RESEARCHERS
|Descendant line||Name of researcher||Location||Notes|
|Jane Smallwood (1775-1790)||Martin Mitchell||Line of descent unclear|
If you are researching this branch of the Smallwoods and would like to have your name or contact details listed here, please contact Ian Hall.
|This page was last updated 30 August 2012||Return to main page >>>|