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1800 Born in Coven
1851 John Smith 51, farmer, lived in Penkridge, with Elizabeth Smith 59, Jane Smith 25, Mary Ann Smith 25, John Smith 24, engine fitter, and visitors William Bayliss 47, chain maker and Jane Bayliss 20
A1862 Patent by John Smith, senior, of Coven, concerning "improvements in thrashing machines"
1874 September: Died in Coven