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Courtesy of:Vince Smith
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Mrs A Smith

A newspaper cutting from Vince Smith "Mrs A Smith who lost her husband and three brothers (named Cutting) photographed with her children".
Picture Added on 08 April 2012.


Hi the lady Mrs A Smith would of been a first cousin to my grandfather frederick walter cutting who moved down to cornwall my grandfather was born in rye, would love some information ?
Added by Jean Elizabeth Small (nee Cutting) on 23 September 2012.
The mother here is Mary Cecel Smith (nee Cutting), wife of Albert Ernest Smith. Albert Smith was one of the 17 who died in the "Mary Stanford" lifeboat disaster on November 15th, 1928. The names of the children are not known at this time.
Added by Vince Smith on 30 September 2012.
Im hoping someone could help? Im looking to trace our family history and have come across this. My grandfathers name was Charles Leslie Smith (18/10/12), his father owned a trawler fleet in Rye on the Potting field road back in the late 1800's early 1900's. anyone able to help? Many thanks
Added by Tanya Atwell on 18 March 2017.
FreeBMD has a Charles L Smith born in Rye around Dec 1912, mothers maiden name Bartholemew. It would be fairly easy to find out a vast amount of information if you are intererested.
Added by Simon on 20 March 2017.
I don't believe that this is, in fact, Mrs A Smith but a case of a newspaper reporter that muddled his notes up. The Lifeboat Disaster Fund schedule of dependents shows that Mrs A Smith was 42 years old and had 2 boys, Frederick, who was 14 and Albert who was 12. It is more likely that this is a picture of Louisa Mary Clark and her children Elizabeth (5 yrs) and Joicy (6 months). Anyone agree?
Added by Adrian Wheeler on 24 August 2021.

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