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Authorised form of nameSmith; George (1800 - 1868)
Dates1800 - 1868
NationalityEnglish
Place of birthCondurrow, near Camborne, Cornwall, England
Date of birth31 August 1800
Place of deathHis house 'Trevu', Camborne
Date of death30 August 1868
Dates and placesBurial:
Wesleyan Centenary Chapel cemetery
OccupationMerchant
Research fieldHistory
ActivityEducation:
British and Foreign schools, Falmouth and Plymouth. LLD (created 1859, New York)
Career:
Worked as a farm worker and carpenter in Cornwall (from 1812); became a Wesleyan Methodist preacher (1823); became a builder (1824); went into partnership with his father-in-law, a manufacturer who later developed the 'miner's safety fuse'; Chairman, Cornwall Railway Company (until January 1864)
Memberships:
FSA (1841); Royal Asiatic Society; FRSL; Irish Archaeological Society
Membership categoryCandidate
RelationshipsSon of William Smith, carpenter and farmer of Condurrow, and his wife Philippa Moneypenny; married (31 October 1826) Elizabeth Burrall, daughter of William Bickford and Susan Burrall; 4 children
SourcesSources:
DNB
Royal Society codeNA6223
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1847/21Smith, George: certificate of candidature for election to the Royal Society
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