SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Mr Smithers proposed member 20.6.1788 by Joseph Towers 2nded (Jeremiah or John Lodge?) Batley
GODWIN DIARY: call on Smithers with Mary Jane 14.8.1802
Henry Smithers bapt 7.8.1762 St Michael Crooked Lane son of Joseph Smithers 1739-1830 and Martha (nee Keene). He married Sophia Papps 1783. Subscr to Southwark Charity school at Horslydown, 1781 Joseph Smithers of Lothbury, 1786 H Smithers St Mary Overy's, 1788 Mrs Sophia Smithers. Socy for Encouragement of Arts &c 1783 Henry Smithers, St Mary Overy. Keene & Smithers, coal merchant 21 St Mary Overy's Stairs Southwark 1788. Steward of the Revolution Society and Secretary for ensuing year 1788. Subscr 1790 to Robt Robinson's History of Baptism. Steward of Free and Accepted Masons 1791. SunFire 1791 Henry Keene & Henry Smithers coal merchants Clink St, Southwark. Subscr to Robinson's Ecclesiastical Researches 1792. Subscr to Thomson's Seasons 1793.  Liveryman Fishmongers Co 1796. Committee of Common Hall against Income Tax 1802. Committee of Society of Shipowners of Gt Britain 1802. His son John Hampden Smithers apprenticed to father Fishmongers Company living Adam St Adelphi 9.10.1806. Affection a Poem by Henry Smithers late of Blackheath 1806. Henry & John Hampden Smithers of Oxford St bankrupt 1815. Wrote to Charles Lord Bruce re Ailesbury fountain in Brussels 1818. Member of British congregation in Brussels 1819.  Lectured at Derby 1822, Liverpool 1823. Published Liverpool, its Commerce & Observations on the Netherlands 1825. Buried 8.4.1828 age 65 Edge Hill St Mary, Lancs. I feel sure this was the man the Godwins called on but who knows?