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Josiah Smallwood

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Josiah Smallwood (1822-1890) of I. and D. Smallwood

1822 October 02nd. Born. Brother of Daniel Smallwood

1845 Married

1851, Iron Square Maker living at Thomas Street with Sarah, William, Sarah Alice, Josiah and his wife’s sister.

1854, living at Vincent Parade, Balsall Heath Road.

1861, Iron Square Maker living at 4 William Edward Street with Sarah, William (Warehouseman), Sarah A, Josiah, James, Mary Ellen, Francis A, Katherine L and Philip J.

1862 Declared bankrupt. 'Josiah Smallwood, now and for two years and six months or thereabouts last past residing in William-Edward Street, Birmingham, Warwick, iron square manufacturer.'[1]

1866 Listed as Isiah Smallwood and by 1867 he appears to have sold his business to Charles Inman. In 1867 he went to Queens College Birmingham. Deacon in 1871, Priest in 1872 by the Bishop of Lichfield, Curate of Harlaston near Tamworth 1871- 2, Curate of Haworth 1874, Vicar of Newtown Linford 1874 until his death.

1871, Student of Theology living at 36 Augustine Road, Kings Norton with Sarah, William (Builder), Sarah Alice, James (House Agents Clerk), Mary E, Frances A, Katherine, Philip J and Fanny M Simnet (wife’s sister).

1873 Executors of estate. '... Estate of JOHN SMALLWOOD, late of Runswick, in the parish of Hinderwell, in the County of York, innkeeper, who died on the 9th day of February, 1873, are to send the particulars of such claims and demands to the undersigned solicitors of DANIEL SMALLWOOD and JOSEPH SMALLWOOD the administrators...[2]

He took over as Vicar at Newtown Linford from Edward Bosworth Smallwood to whom he is not related, unless through William Smallwood on page 36 of Tree 2.

1881, Vicar living at Village Street, Newtown Linford with Sarah, Sarah A, Frances A, Katherine L and Philip J.

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