The Smith and Dominey Families
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I am descended from these families too through my mother.
In brief :
Joseph Dominey married Flora Jane Smith in December 1887.
Among other children was Dolly Dominey who married Alfred Edward Read in the 1930s. This couple were my mothers parents. Additional information on this family is below.
John Smith born 1836 Dalwood Devon married Elizabeth Smith (nee White) born 1835 Axminster Devon. They had eight children, William C. Smith born 1860 Chardstock, John Smith born 1862 Hawkchurch, Susan A. Smith born 1863 Axminster, Bissie E. Smith born 1864 Chardstock, Sarah A. Smith born 1865 Axminster, Flora Jane Smith born 1867 Axminster Devon, Walter G. Smith born 1869 Musbury and Sydney Smith born 1870 Musbury Devon. In 1861 John and Elizabeth were living in Southmoor Hawkchurch Dorset, he was a head farm bailiff. There was one child William and a sister in law Emma White, born 1842 Axminster. In 1871 the family was living in Axminster Road Musbury Devon with eight children. John was a head agricultural labourer.
Mary Dominey born 1784 Cudworth Somerset, maiden name and husbands name unknown, had at least two children, William Dominey born 1808 Cudworth, and a daughter who married a Prower. William Dominey married Elizabeth Dominey (nee ?) born 1804 Stock Somerset. They had at least one child, George Dominey born 1822 or 1823 Ilminster Somerset. George married Eliza Dominey (nee ?) born 1829 Chillington Somerset. They had eight children, Ann Dominey born 1849 Knowle St. Giles, John Dominey born 1854 Knowle St. Giles, Rosa Dominey born 1856 Knowle St. Giles, Joseph Dominey born 1860 Knowle St. Giles and Frank Dominey born 1862 Knowle St. Giles, Marwood Dominey born 1864 Knowle St. Giles, Hannah Dominey born 1866 Knowle St. Giles and Noah Dominey born 1869 Knowle St. Giles.
Additional information :
In 1861 George and Eliza were living in Knowle St. Giles in Somerset. He was a head agricultural labourer. Living nearby were William and Elizabeth (recorded as born in Stoke sub Hamdon Somerset) William was an agricultural labourer. His mother Mary, a widow, lived with them, also a brother Simeon born in 1832 in Knowle, agricultural labourer, and a grandson Sidney Prower born 1857 Knowle.
In 1871 George and Eliza are still in Knowle, he as head farm servant, with Frank, Hannah, John (groom), Joseph (plough boy), Marwood and Noah. Next door live William and Elizabeth, mother Mary and grandson Sidney Prower (farm servant) Next door live other Prowers, John born 1835 Broadway Somerset and Sarah born 1835 Dowlish Somerset, with their four children, Emily born 1867, Jane born 1863, Mary born 1861, and William born 1859, all born in Knowle.
John Dominey married Emma (nee ?) born 1848 Castor Northamptonshire. In 1891 they were living at East Combe Greenwich, he was working as a coachman and groom.
In 1881 Joseph Dominey was working as a groom in Englishcombe Somerset, living in a farm accommodation with many others.
Joseph Dominey born 1860 Knowle married Flora Jane Smith born 1867 Axminster in December 1887 in Chard. They appear to have had fourteen children, Norah Dominey born 1887 Cudworth, George Bedford Dominey born 1889 Chard, William John Dominey born 1890 Chard, Minnie R. (Rose?) Dominey born 1893 Chaffcombe, Ethel M. Dominey born 1895 Charminster, Frances H. Dominey born 1898 Upwey Dorset and Tom E.P. Dominey born 1900 Upwey plus these children born after 1900 : Bert, Frank, Agnes, Donald, Percy, Ada, and Dolly.
Additional information :
In 1891 Joseph and Flora were living in Chaffcombe Somerset, he was a head agricultural labourer. There were three children then. They had a boarder William Smith, carpenter.
In 1901 they are living in Church Road Upwey, Joseph was the head manager of a gentlemans estate. William John was not listed with the family, the six other children were.