This page will serve as a great place to put all my Gentleman’s Magazine (GM) and Annual Register (AR) et al. “announcements” of births, deaths and marriages for the greater Smith & Gosling family.

An early couple, William Chute’s sister:

Wither Bramston & Mary Chute of the Vine (Harleian Society)



Two happy events which my Two Elizas wrote about in letters of congratulations:

William Gosling & Eliza Cunliffe, 5 Sept 1793 (GM)

goslings wedding-1793

William Chute & Eliza Smith, 15 Oct 1793 (GM)

chutes wedding 1793

A Mamma and a Papa:

Charles Smith of Suttons & Augusta Smith, 29 Mar 1798 (AR?)



Two Weddings and Four Funerals:

Sir Charles Joshua Smith & Belinda Colebrooke, 28 Oct 1823 (AR)

charles_belinda wedding

Belinda Lady Smith, 22 Jan 1825 (Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine)

belinda obit

Sir Charles Joshua Smith & Mary Gosling, 20 July 1826 (AR)

charles_mary marriage

Mrs. Alexander Davison, née Harriet (or Harriot) Gosling (The Monthly Magazine), 1827

Harriet Davison

Sir Charles Joshua Smith, 14 Jan 1831


Mary Lady Smith, 3 July 1842 (GM)

mary obit


Death of a Patriarch:

Joshua Smith of Erle Stoke Park, Wiltshire, 20 March 1819 (AR)

joshua smith obit

William Gosling, Esq., of Roehampton Grove, 27 Jan 1834 (GM)

william gosling obit


Death of a Matriarch:

Sarah Smith, wife of Joshua Smith – and mother of Lady Northampton, Mrs. Chute, Mrs. Smith and Miss Smith, died in 1810. From The Monthly Magazine.


Sarah Smith obit


Birth of a Daughter:

Margaret Douglas Maclean Clephane AND Lady Frances Elizabeth Compton, 13 and 20 Dec 1791 (Scots Magazine)


Fanny Smith, 28 Oct 1803



Death of an Eldest Son:

William Ellis Gosling, after a short illness (3 Jan 1834)

WE Gosling


A Grandchild’s Marriage:

When Frederick Wilder married Sarah Fox Hawes in 1861, the ceremony was performed by his brother, Henry Beaufoy Wilder

F Wilder-S F Hawes_1861

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