Isaac Smee - How many were there?

Another of the ongoing Mysteries over the Smee families concerns the chaps known as Isaac Smee in Essex in the 18th Century.

My view of these chaps has modified since finding some new (to me) documents in he Records Office in 2010
The table below shows events I have identified and indicates which entries I have seen on Microfilm or original document.(IGI entries are not shaded)

 If you can help with more information, please do let me know Pete@smee.me.uk

Items shaded are where I have seen a document
  Timeline Known Events Calculated Events
1 Before 1699   Birth of Isaac Smee
assuming 18+ from 1717 Marriage
2 2 Dec 1717 Marriage of Isaac Smee (1) and Hannah Miller
- Toppesfield
 
3 28 Aug 1728 Burial of Margaret Smee in Stambourne
- Daughter of Isaac (1) and Hannah Smee
 
4 28 Apr 1734 Isaac Smee baptised in Romford
- Parents Hannah Smee and Chris Hueyil
 
5 Bef 1735   Birth of Isaac Smee Junior
- known to be 30+ in 1765
- assumed to be son of Isaac (1) and Hannah Smee
6 Bef 9 Nov 1735   Birth of Jacob Smee
- has to be before Hannah's Death (7)
7 9 Nov 1735 Burial of Hannah Smee in Stambourne
- Wife of Isaac (1) Smee
 
8 18 Jun 1736 Burial of Jacob Smee in Stambourne
- Son of Isaac (1) and Hannah Smee
 
9 6 Oct 1737 Marriage of Isaac Smee (1) and Sara Pannel in Ridgewell  
10 bef 1752   Birth of Henry Smee, son of Isaac (1) and Sara(?)
- over 18 in 1770 Will (executor)
11 bef 1752   Birth of Ann Smee, daughter of  Isaac (1) and Sara(?)
- over 18 in 1770 Will (executor)
12 bef 1752   Birth of Thomas Smee son of  Isaac (1) and Sara(?)
- over 18 in 1770 Will
13 bef 1752   Birth of Timothy Smee son of  Isaac (1) and Sara(?)
- over 18 in 1770 Will
14 abt 1756   Birth of Isaac Smee in Wethersfield
- Emigree (pre 1775) to the USA
- married Rebecca Boatman
- DOB ranges from 1753-1757
15 12 Feb 1760 Marriage of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival in Ridgewell  
16 23 Mar 1761 Baptism of Isaac Smee in Shalford
- Son of John Smee and Elizabeth Betts
 
17 bef 1774   Birth of Jonathan Smee (Ridgewell?)
- presumed Son of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival 
18 21 Jun 1775 Birth of Elizabeth Smee (Ridgewell?)
- daughter of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival 
 
19 8 Aug 1775 Burial of Elizabeth Smee (18) at Ridgewell
- daughter of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival 
 
20 bef 22 Jul 1778   Death of Isaac Smee (date is probate)
21 8 Dec 1780 Burial of Henry Smee at Ridgewell
- son of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival 
 
22 27 Oct 1782 Burial of John Smee at Ridgewell
- son of Isaac Smee (5) and Elizabeth Percival 
 
23 Jul 1797 Baptism of Isaac Smee in Ridgewell
- Son of Jonathan  Smee (17) and Elizabeth Wynch
- married Catherine Butcher 1817 in Toppesfield
 

Assumptions

That the Isaac Smee (of Stambourne) who married Sarah Pannel (of Steeple Bumpstead) in Ridgewell 1735 was a widower - Need the marriage Licence to confirm as the parish register shows no indication. (any theories as to why they married in Ridgewell would be welcome!)

Until the discovery of the Badger recognizance of 1765 I had assumed Isaac Junior was the son of  Sarah Pannell, however he had to be at least 30 (and Married) to be a Badger so it would appear probable he was the son of Hannah Miller

There is no indication in Isaac's 1770 Will that any of the children are minors - I have assumed the 4 children identified in the will were the children of Sarah Pannell and that Isaac Junior had already been provided for when his father remarried, however see comment below about Timothy!

Later Isaacs

Isaac Smee, a child of Abraham Smee and Sally Smith, was born and died in Chelmsford in 1850, he was a Great Grandson of Isaac Smee Junior

Isaac Abraham Smee, a child of William Smee and Sarah Ann Black, was born in Cambridge in 1870, he was a Great Great Grandson of Isaac Smee Junior and emigrated to France

Isaac Smee, a child of George Smee and Elizabeth Ann Eliza Mashwick Harvey was born in Ramsden Bellhouse in 1891, he served in the Great War and died in 1922, no known connection to the other Isaacs

Outstanding questions

Was Isaac b1699 the brother of Jonathan Smee born Stambourne c1702 and Ann c1709? This question has been hanging around for a long time, but there is only highly circumstantial evidence.

Was Isaac Smee Junior the Romford Birth?

Was John Smee who married Elizabeth Betts related to Isaac senior in some way?
Or was he a son of the Romford Isaac? 
see my Mary Smee page - click here

Who were the parents of Isaac who emigrated and married Rebecca Boatman?

Was Timothy Smee, beneficiary of Isaac's Will, the same Timothy Smee who married Ann Miller in Castle Hedingham in 1750 if so he is thought to have been born  before 1732 which would make him Hannah's son rather then Sarah's.

And Finally - a couple of Perplexions

  1. According to the Mistley Parish Register an Isaac Smee was the Father of Alice Rose Smee who was baptised in 1898.
    Only known candidate would be Isaac Abraham but the mother was shown as Anna Maria Smee whereas Isaac Abraham was married to Lise Aimable Smee and they had children in France in Oct 1897 and Jan 1899
    I think the vicar had been at the communion wine and the Father was Isaac Wyatt who married Anna Maria Smee in 1885
     

  2. According to the Stambourne Parish Register a Jabes (Jabez?) Smee was buried 19 Oct 1749 but it then says he was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Smee .
    this in comprehensible unless the father should have been Jonathan the putative brother of Isaac(1). Jonathan was to bury 2 sons in the next 6 months)

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