Part 119s – Smith Genealogy – 1855 Baptism - Great-Granduncle Inkermann Samuel Thomas Smith

17 November 2009

Early Morning,

The youngest son, on record, of gg-grandparents James, Jr. and Cecilia Jane (née Thomas) Smith was great-granduncle Inkermann Samuel Thomas Smith. His Baptism Entry in the Anglican Church Parish Register of the St. Luke’s District of the Parish of St. George is dated 25 March 1855.

Sources: Parish of St. George, Anglican Church, Grenada  and Family History Library

As you can see from the format of the page from the Register it is a bit different for the previous copies of the pages of the Baptism Entries of his brothers and sisters. The information requested is the same as the older version. You can also see from the copy of my image that the margin on the left-hand side has some writing but it has been obscured by either ink, dirt, or a rip in the page.

The page of the Baptism Entry was discovered on the microfilm FHL [1523656], on Item 8 which presents the Baptisms 1844-1892 of the Parish Registers, 1784-1971, Anglican Church, Parish of St. George (Grenada).

My transcription is -
Page 7

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of St. George, (St. Luke’s District) in the Island of Grenada in the Year of Our Lord 18_____

When Baptized – 1855 Mar. 25, No. 51
Name & Age – Inkermann Samuel Thomas Son of
Parent’s Name
Christian, Surname – James & Cecilia Jane Smith
Abode – Good Hope
Quality Trade or Profession – Architect
By Whom the Ceremony was performed – S. Oliver Crosley, Curate.

My immediate question, “Why Inkermann?” Where did that name come from? And of course I went searching. And I found some answers, possible answers as to why gg-grandparents James and Cecilia named a son Inkermann. Given that great-granduncle Inkermann was baptised in 1855, they may be some connection of his name to the location of Mount Inkerman and the Battle of Inkerman, a victory in the Crimean War in 1854.

Just a thought... It's amazing what I'm learning.




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