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Mary (Punchard) Smith (bef. 1785 - abt. 1860)

Mary Smith formerly Punchard
Born before in Pakenham, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Dec 1804 in Thurston, Suffolk, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died about after about age 75 in Little Wratting, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Mary (Punchard) Smith was born in Suffolk, England.

Mary Punchard was baptised in Pakenham, Suffolk on 7 January 1785, she was the daughter of Charles Punchard and Mary Barsham [1]

At the age of 20, she married James Smith of Thurston. They married at Thurston on 25 December 1804.[2][3]

Research Notes


From marriage license transcription:

"[entry 223] Jas. Smith, jun., of Thurston, s. m., & Mary Punchard, of Pakenham, 20 years, at Pakenham. Surety: Chas. Pakenham. 19 Dec., 1804."

Possible 1851 census - "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 September 2019), Mary Smith in household of Rebecca Rose, Ixworth, Suffolk, England; citing Ixworth, Suffolk, England, p. 27, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Possible 1841 census (more evidence needed) - "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 May 2019), Mary Smith in household of William Gayford, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Mary Punchard, 07 Jan 1785); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 952,216.
  2. "Suffolk Marriage Index" FindMyPast Mary Punchard & James Smith; 25 Dec 1804, Thurston (accessed 28 Apr 2021)
  3. "Britain, Marriage Licences" FindMyPast Mary Punchard and James Smith (jr); Pakenham, Suffolk; Licence date: 19 Dec 1804 (accessed 28 Apr 2021); citing Archdeaconry Of Sudbury Marriage Licences Pt Iii 1782-1814

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