Milborough Daniel Smith (née Tabois)

29th Jan 1795 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Born 29/01/1795 and baptised 24/02/1795 in Clarendon, Jamaica, daughter of Daniel Tabois and Mary Oakes (nee Cole, the parents married in 1792 in Clarendon when Daniel's occupation was given as planter).

  2. Milborough Baumer, daughter of Dr William Smith and Milborough Daniel, his wife, was baptised in Clarendon 19/03/1814 age 6 weeks. Another daughter, also named Milborough Daniel, was baptised in St Dorothy 13/12/1820. A son, William Tabois, was baptised in Richmond, London, 15/08/1823, when William Smith was of St Dorothy, Jamaica, occupation surgeon. Their daughter Harriet Luff was baptised in Vere, 23.3.1826.

  3. William Smith was owner of Pleasant Hill in St John, Jamaica, from at least 1820 until 1832. Milborough was awarded compensation for enslaved people on the estate as owner and as executor of "D. Smith". Presumably William Smith had died by this point, although William T. Smith was listed as surgeon in the St Mary;s Western Regiment of Horse in the Jamaica Almanac of 1839. Pleasant Hill was registered to Milborough Smith with 400 acres in the 1840 almanac.

  4. Milborough Smith, age 45, of independent means, was living at 4 Adelaide Place, Swansea, in the census of 1841, with her daughter Harriet, age 16 and two boarders: Elizabeth Gething age 10 and Ann Gething age 8. In 1851 she was recorded as Mary D. Smith at 5 Albermarle Row, Clifton, age 56, widow, annuitant, born Jamaica, with daughter Harriet, age 23, also born Jamaica.

  5. Will of Milborough Daniel Smith widow [of William Smith late of the parish of St John Doctor of Medicine] of Clifton [made in 1852] proved 14/01/1857. She left to her only son William Tabois Smith £200; and to her only daughter Harriett Luff Smith all her Swansea Harbour Trust bonds numbered 250, 215, 341, 368, 369 and 429, and 'all that Great Western Railway number 1532', declaring that the legacy to her son together with what he had already received made the equivalent of what she left to her daughter.

  6. Harriet Cuff [sic] Smith, spinster of Barnstaple, Kent, was listed as a shareholder in the National Provincial Bank of England in 1853; in 1871 she was a visitor at 26 North Parade, Penzance, Cornwall, in the home of Mary Burbury Fearon (age 85, q.v.) and her daughter Eliza Oakes Fearon (age 49); in 1891 Harriet Smith was living with Eliza O Fearon in 4 rooms at 27 Meridian Place, Clifton; in 1901 Harriet, age 75, was living at 8 Beach Road, Weston-Super-Mare, with Eliza Fearon as a visitor. William Tabois Smith married Eliza Gay, eldest daughter of Stephen Hannaford Esquire 07/04/1846 in Jamaica.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  3. See estate information for Pleasant Hill; Jamaica Almanacs (1839 and 1840).

  4. 1841 and 1851 censuses online.

  5. PROB 11/2245/109.

  6. London Gazette Issue 21414 p. 516 (February 1853); 1871, 1891 and 1901 censuses online; Gentleman's Magazine vol. 26 p. 528 (November 1846).

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
William Smith
Milborough Baumer, Milborough Daniel, William Tabois, Harriet Luff

Associated Claims (2)

£910 18s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£856 2s 1d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Executor

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
Notes →
Milborough Daniel Smith's son William Tabois Smith married Stephen Hannaford's daughter Eliza Gay Hannaford in...
Wife → Husband

Addresses (2)

4 Adelaide Place, Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales
5 Albermarle Row, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England