Smith baronets

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There have been a number of creations of baronets with the surname Smith (as distinct from Smyth and Smythe).

Smith of Crantock, Cornwall (27 September 1642)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of England

  • Sir William Smith, 1st Baronet, of Crantock (died c. 1661)

(extinct on his death)

Smith of Hatherton, Cheshire (16 August 1660)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of England.

(Extinct on his death)

Smith of Edmondthorpe, Leics (20 March 1661)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of England.

(Extinct on his death)

Smith (or Smyth) of Long Ashton, Somerset (1661)[edit]

The Smiths were resident at Long Ashton, Somerset from 1547. The Baronetcy was created in the Baronetage of England on 16 May 1661 following the English Restoration, in recognition of the family's loyalty to the Crown for Hugh Smith of Ashton Court.

Although the baronetcy was extinct on the death of the third Baronet it was recreated in 1763 for the husband of his daughter and heiress Florence – see below for further details..

Smith, later Bowyer-Smyth baronets, of Hill Hall (1661)[edit]

See Bowyer-Smyth baronets

Smith of Isleworth, Middlesex (20 April 1694)[edit]

Arms of Smith of Isleworth

Created in the Baronetage of England. The first baronet was a grandson of James Smith (1587-1667) of Hammersmith, Middlesex (born in Cookham, Berkshire), an Alderman of the City of London, a member of the Worshipful Company of Salters and a Governor of Christ's Hospital, whose monument survives in St Paul's Church, Hammersmith. Arms: Azure, a lion rampant or on a chief argent a mullet gules between two torteaux.[1]

(Extinct on his death)

Smith, now Bromley baronets, of East Stoke (1757)[edit]

Smith (or Smyth) of Long Ashton, Somerset (1763)[edit]

This was a recreation of the 1661 baronetcy, this time in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 27 January 1763 for Jarrit Smyth MP, husband of Florence Smith, daughter and heiress of the deceased third Baronet (see above).

The first Baronet was succeeded by his son and subsequently by two nephews. Lack of male issue resulted in the extinction of the baronetcy in 1849.

The family estates at Ashton Court and in Bristol and Gloucestershire passed in 1849 to Florence Smith, sister of the third and fourth Baronets. She had married John Upton and on her death in 1852 the estates passed to her grandson John Henry Greville Upton for whom the baronetcy was recreated for the second time in 1859 under the title Smyth of Ashton Court – see Smyth baronets for further details.

Smith (sometime Wyldebore-Smith), later Smith-Marriott baronets of Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset (1774)[edit]

Smith, later Smith-Dodsworth baronets (1784)[edit]

Smith, later Cusack-Smith baronets, of Tuam (1799)[edit]

Smith, later Eardley baronets, of Hadley (1802)[edit]

The Smith, later Eardley Baronetcy, of Hadley in the County of Middlesex, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 December 1802. For more information on this creation, see Eardley baronets.

Smith, later Spencer-Smith baronets, of Tring Park (1804)[edit]

Smith of Eardiston, Worcs (23 September 1809)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

The Baronetcy then became dormant, not having been proved by:

Smith of Pickering, Canada 30 August 1821)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

(Extinct on his death)

Smith, later Smith-Gordon (1838)[edit]

Smith of Aliwal, Punjab (1846)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

(Extinct on his death)

Smith of Stratford Place, London (6 September 1897)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

Smith, later Prince-Smith baronets, of Hillbrook (1911)[edit]

The Smith, later Prince-Smith Baronetcy, of Hillbrook in the County of York, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 11 February 1911. For more information on this creation, see Prince-Smith baronets.

Smith, later Hamilton-Smith baronets, of Colwyn Bay, Denbigh (9 July 1912)[edit]

Smith of Birkenhead, Cheshire (24 January 1918)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

Smith of Kidderminster, Worcs (30 June 1920)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

(Extinct on his death)

Smith, later Reardon Smith baronets, of Appledore (1922)[edit]

Smith of Crowmallie, Aberdeen (22 June 1945)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

Smith baronets, of Keighley, Yorks (28 June 1947)[edit]

Created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom [3] for Bracewell Smith.[2] The Bracewell-Smith Family are a family dynasty of hoteliers, who also have strong links to Arsenal Football Club. They are cousins of the Carr family.

  • Sir Bracewell Smith, 1st Baronet (29 June 1884 – 12 January 1966)
  • Sir George Bracewell-Smith, 2nd Baronet MBE (5 November 1912 – 18 September 1976). Bracewell-Smith was the son of Sir Bracewell Smith, 1st Baronet. He was educated at Wrekin College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He married Helene Marie Hydock from Philadelphia in 1951. They had two children, Guy Bracewell Smith and Charles Bracewell-Smith. He was Chairman of Park Lane Hotel Ltd and Ritz Hotel Ltd before retiring in 1966. He died the same year and was succeeded by his eldest son, Guy.
  • Sir Guy Bracewell-Smith, 3rd Baronet (12 December 1952 – 1983). Bracewell-Smith was educated at Harrow School. He died in 1983 and was succeeded by his younger brother, Charles.
  • Sir Charles Bracewell-Smith, 4th Baronet (born 13 October 1955). Bracewell-Smith was educated at Harrow School. He is the founder of the Homestead Charitable Trust and author of "The Song of the Saints". He succeeded to the baronetcy after the death of his brother Guy Bracewell Smith in 1983 at the age of 30.[3] In 1977 He married Carol Hough, who died in 1994 of Cancer. He subsequently remarried, in 1996, Nina Kakkar. Sir Charles is cousin of Richard Carr and Clive Carr, who with his wife are directors of Arsenal FC. He has no children.

There is no heir to the baronetcy.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Image of Smith arms on monument to James Smith (1587-1667) (grandfather of 1st Baronet), Alderman and Sheriff of the City of London, in Hammersmith Church [1]; Pedigree of Smith of Isleworth: Wotton, Thomas, English Baronetage, Vol.4, 1741, p.54 [2]
  2. ^ "No. 38140". The London Gazette. 5 December 1947. p. 5760. 
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage & Gentry – Definitive historical and genealogical guide to the major families

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