Catherine Smyth (née Vanheelen)

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  1. Marriage of Francis George Smyth and Catherine Vanheelen 22/10/1792 at St Marylebone. He was probably the Francis George Smyth esq who was resident at the newly-built Oldbury Hall, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, when it was to let for a term of three years in 1795 (Smyth was "leaving the country"); he was of Wilbury House, Wiltshire, when his sister married in 1799.

  2. Three children born to this marriage: Francis George Raxted Smyth, baptised St Andrew's, Clifton, 19/03/1798; Henry William, born at Stratford Place, London, 17/09/1803, died at Kingston, Jamaica, immediately after arriving there, 23/11/1825 (having gone there for the sake of his health); Harriet Catherine, who married Thomas Bladen Capel in 1816.

  3. Her husband was appointed Lieut.Col. of the 2nd Bn, Gloucestershire Militia, 1810, and as "Lt.Col. F G Smyth" was present at several Royal Levees in the following years. In 1811 his wife gave "an elegant supper and ball at Upper Brook Street to upwards of 300 persons of the first distinction. The suite of apartments were beautifully decorated with flowers and illuminated with the most excellent chandeliers".


  1., London England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online]; Northampton Mercury 14/03/1795; Salisbury and Winchester Journal 29/11/1799.

  2., England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; Norwich Mercury 28/01/1826; see separate entry for Thomas Bladen Capel.

  3. Morning Post 12/09/1810, 10/05/1811 and 01/03/1824.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Francis George Smith
Francis George Raxted (1798-); Henry William (1803); Harriet Catherine

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Legatee → Testator
Wife → Husband
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law
Daughter → Father

Addresses (4)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Oldbury Hall, Oldbury, Athelstone, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
Upper Brook Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Wilbury House, Newton Tony, Wiltshire, Wessex, England