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Mary (Amass) Smith (1774 - abt. 1852)

Mary Smith formerly Amass
Born in Dennington, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] in Debenham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Wife of — married 6 Oct 1814 in Debenham, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 77 in Debenham, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Profile adopted September 2013, research still undertaken.

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Mary was born in December 1774, the second child and eldest daughter in her family.

She was baptised at St Mary the Virgin, an Anglican church in Dennington in Suffolk on 15 December 1774 [1].


Mary met John Palmer and they had a son in 1802, also called John. John was 22 and Mary was 26. No marriage has yet been located and the son appears to have been baptised under surname Amass, though he later used Palmer.


In 1811, at the age of 36, Mary married Thomas Darby in Debenham, Suffolk.


Thomas and Mary had a daughter, Mary Ann, whose actual birth year is in dispute. She was born somewhere within two years of their marriage and was baptised at St Mary Magdalene in 1812.

Many family researchers show two daughters called Mary Ann to this family, one born in 1809 and one in 1812.

Thomas must have died at some point before 1814.

Second marriage

Mary married Benjamin Smith in October 1814 in Debenham. Mary was now aged 40 and Benjamin's age is unknown.


Mary and Benjamin had one son, called Amass Smith. Amass was born in 1815 and died the same year.

The 1851 census [2] shows her as a 'Farmer of 30 acres employing her son-in-law and family'.


Mary died on 01 January 1852, in Debenham.


  1. SF/REG/65157/1-19 1774 Amys Mary of William & Ann Amys December 15th
  2. UK Census 1851 30 MAR 1851 HO107-1797-24


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