Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith was born in Broadway around 1844. He followed his father Henry's profession of Brazier and Tin Plate worker, which, obviously, suggests metal working of some description.

At the age of thirty-nine, in 1883, Christopher married a widow, Mary Ann Fridlington, born in Hempton, Oxfordshire. At the 1881 census she was living in Church Street, Broadway. Mary already had had seven children when she married Christopher, and then went on to have three more. Mary's son William appears to have taken the name 'Smith' by the time of the 1891 census.

Christopher died in the summer of 1899, at the age of fifty-six.
On the 1911 census Mary Ann is shown as a boarding house keeper in High Street Broadway living with two unmarried daughters.