|Born: 17 April 1845||Died: 1921||Married: Henry Carrington||Mother: Elizabeth Bertram||Father: John Smith||Descendant: James Carrington|
Phoebe Smith was the mother of James Carrington.
Phoebe Smith was born on the 17th April 1845 Mill Street, Lakenham in Norwich.
|1845 BIRTH in the Sub-district of Mancroft in the City & in the County of the City of Norwich|
|When and where born||Name, if any||Sex||Name and surname of father||Name, surname, and maiden name of mother||Occupation of father||Signature, description and residence of informant||When Registered|
| Seventeenth April 1845
Mill Street, Lakenham.
|Phebe||Female||John Smith||Elizabeth Smith formerly Bertram||Woolcomber|| The mark of Elizabeth Smith, Mother
Mill Street Lakenham
|Twenty Sixth of May 1845|
In 1851 she is living with her parents in Mill Street, Lakenham, Norwich, but is this the right Phoebe Smith? In the later censuses her birthplace is listed as Norwich, so this is likely correct. Her parents were John and Elizabeth Smith. Her father was a gardener, and her mother came from Wymondham.
Phoebe worked as a fur dresser.
She was married to Henry Carrington in Norwich in 1863.
|1863. Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Norwich in the Counties of Norfolk|
|When Married.||Name and Surname.||Age||Condition.||Rank or Profession||Residence at the Time of Marriage||Father's Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
Twenty Fourth December 1863
|Henry Carrington||20 years||Bachelor||Gardener||Grove Place, Lakenham||John Carrington||Gardener|
|Phoebe Smith||20 years||Spinster||Fur Clipper||Holls Brewery||John Smith||Gardener|
|Married in the Register Office by certificate before me John Oddin Taylor, Registrar|
|This marriage was solemnized between us||Henry Carrington||In the Presence of us||John Shearman|
|P. Smith||Harriett Smith|
The birth certificate for James Carrington (well actually for Jane, you must see here) gives her maiden name as Smith.
She had nine children - see Henry's page - seven of whom were still alive in 1911.
By 1901 the census lists her as Widowed and living at 16 Kensington Road (or House?) in Lakenham, Norwich. Her son Henry was living at number 11, and her married daughter Eliza at number 12. Her future daughter in law (also called Phoebe) lived in Lakenham, although her son James at this time was living in Blackburn, with his first wife.
On the night of the 2nd April 1911 she was living at 15 Kensington Row (or Place), Queen's Road, Lakenham. Living with her was her daughter Gertie, who had married a Mr Robert Graves.
From 1904 she was registered to vote, in:
- 1904,1909,1910,1915 at 15 Kensington Row, Queen's Road.
BMD:D: Phoebe Carrington, registered Jan/Feb/Mar 1921, age 75, Norwich, 4b, p152.
A Henry Carrington married a Phoebe Smith in Q4 1863, Norwich, Vol 4B, Page 407. Certificate transcribed above in the marriage section.
BMD:B: Hannah Smith Norwich 1855 Q3 4b 111 BMD:B: Phebe Smith Norwich 1845 june XIII 277 - record listed in Birth section.BMD:D: Phoebe Carrington, death registered Mar 1921, age 75, Norwich, 4b, 152