Smith, William

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: William Smith of Sunderlandwick proposed member 3.1.1783 by John Cartwright (by letter) 2nded Richard Brocklesby
William 2nd son of Miles Smith of Soho was admitted Middle Temple 23.6.1766 the day after Miles Smith 1st son of same. Their father Miles Smith of Grays Inn married at Holborn 20.9.1755 Mary Steele of Hatton Garden (Lon Eve Post 27.9.1755) and their son Miles was born 2.9.1756 and bapt 18.9.1756 St Anne Soho. The Crompton family sold Sunderlandwick to Miles Smith of Westminster in 1756. Pub Adv 5.12.1755 Miles Smith chosen assistant governor under Mineral & Battery Works charter (Bush Lane). Gazetteer 12.1.1778 Miles Smith Esq subscr 10 gns to American prisoners. Lon Chron 24.4.1779 Miles Smith junior, vice-president of Yorks East Riding Agricultural Socy. Lon Eve Post 4.5.1779 Miles Smith Esq died Wednesday in Dean St, Soho. His will PCC 14.5.1779 didn't name wife or children. Miles Smith of Sunderlandwick Esq = Fulford, Yorks 29.10.1785 Jane dau of late Sir Digby Legard of Ganton, Yorks, bart. St Jas Chron 12.11.1795 on 11.9.1795 at Rock-hall [should be Ross-hall] in the Jerseys, America died the lady of Miles Smith Esq and eldest dau of Sir Digby Legard. Her sister Frances Legard had married her cousin Thomas Grimston 1753-1821 and they lived at Sunderlandwick, but Sun 27.3.1798 manor of Sunderlandwick for sale and 1800 game lists Simon Horner there. Miles Smith married again in America another sister of his first wife, Harriette Charlotte Legard and they died in America. Miles Smith's gravestone in New Jersey gives his birth date as 7.9.1756 and his death date as 7.6.1838. I found no further trace of his brother William who may have died young or gone with his brother to America