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Reverend Guy Smith

Reverend Guy Smith

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  • Name Guy Smith 
    Title Reverend 
    Born c 1675  Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Note that W&M Quarterly Vol 11 has his coat of arms of the Smiths of Tottne, County Devon England
    Gender Male 
    Died c 1720  Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    Rev Guy SMith-Abingdon Parish Church
    Rev Guy SMith-Abingdon Parish Church
    Person ID I42755  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA
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    Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-12 Smith Branch: Augustine Smith b 1775 Bedford VA m Sarah Hall (Kit# 2401****/FF/Aut), Smith Branch: Augustine Smith b 1775 Bedford VA m Sarah Hall (Kit# 7608****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Augustine Smith b c 1775 VA m Sarah Hall (Kit# 2678****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Guy Smith b 1675 ENG m Vera Perrin (2 John 3 Frances)(Tree Only-No DNA), Smith Branch: Mark Smith b c 1816 VA m Lucy Johnson (Kit# 2816****/YDNA)), Smith Branch: Rev Guy Smith m Elizabeth Perrin (2 Mary Smith Haynes (Kit# ****/FF/Aut)
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    Family Elizabeth Perrin,   b. 1688, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, Abingdon Parish,Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married c 1699  Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Smith,   b. 1 Jun 1700, Abingdon Parish,Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Guy M Smith,   b. 17 Dec 1704, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1736, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +3. Mary Smith,   b. 2 Nov 1708, Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1782, Henry Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Joanna Smith,   b. 28 May 1710
     5. Ann Smith,   b. 27 Sep 1713, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susannah Smith,   b. 10 Jul 1715, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Constantine Smith,   b. 16 Sep 1717, Essex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Essex Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     8. Lawrence Smith,   b. 16 Sep 1719, Abingdon Parish,Gloucester Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Descendant of Guy Smith b c 1675 England m Vera Perrin
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F15493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c 1675 - Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - c 1699 - Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - c 1720 - Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Rev Guy Smith
    Rev Guy Smith

  • Notes 
    • left at least four sons John, Guy, Constantine, Lawrence - member of the convention of the clergy that assembled at William and Mary in 1719.
    • Will of Sarah Leigh 1770
      Granville Co NC Will Book 1 p 246
      Sarah Leigh of the County of Gloucester, Virginia... will dated May 18, 1770 proved August 1779. $500 given to Petsoe Parish wherein I formerly resided for the eduction of orphans and poor children within ad parish who are not able to pay for their schooling, remainder to be divided between Thos Starks & Wm Starke my brothers Lawrence Smith, Guy Smith, Eliz Lewis and Ann Smith. The four last mentioned are sons & daughters of Constantine Smith & Frankey Smith my sister. To Dr Wm Ridley for prof services 500 a. My exors to make ample satisfaction to Turner Starks for bringing me from So Carolina to this place. Brother Wm starke of King William County whole & sole Exr . Wit Robt Burton, A Barker, Richrd Edwards
    • Guy Smith was born in the early 1670s at Ely, Cambridgeshire. He came from modest circumstances, but he must have been a bright lad. He won a spot at Cambridge University, which is just a few miles south of his home. He attended a prep school at Cambridge and then Corpus Christi College, a divinity school. College records show he was a sizar, or what we would call a work-study student today. There is no record that he received a bachelor's degree, but he studied long enough to be ordained as an Anglican minister. Since his family background would not secure him a good position in the Church of England, he accepted Queen Anne's Bounty, an offer of the crown that provided relocation support for ministers willing to emigrate to the colonies. In or close to 1698 he arrived in Virginia as Rector of Abingdon Parish in southeastern Gloucester County, on the north side of the York River just above its mouth. He quickly became well known in Virginia's ecclesiastical establishment. In 1703 he was elected one of the Governors of the College of William and Mary. He also served as Clerk of Gloucester County Court. Alone among our Virginia ancestors, he was vocal in opposition to slavery, joining his colleague James Clack in petitioning the General Assembly for laws preventing slaves from being worked on Sundays. However, he did own slaves himself. By 1719 he also owned 570 acres of land, including two tracts on the north side of the Mattaponi River in King and Queen County that he patented in 1711. In 1719 he joined with other clergymen in a convention at the College that sought to prevent the ouster of Governor Francis Nicholson (they were not successful; Nicholson was replaced by Alexander Spotswood). The following year Rev. Smith died, still in his mid 40s. His wife's name is not known, but the register of Abingdon Parish records the births of nine of his children between 1701 and 1719.

      http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/families/smith_of_gloucester.htm