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James Smith                                     1768-1843
James was born on 3 September 1768.
He first married Frances Arbuthnot. He was a Nottingham banker. After the birth of their first son, he bought Ashlyn's Hall in 1801. His second wife would be Mary Isabella Pechell.
Frances Arbuthnot                                                       (1st Wife)
Frances was the daughter of John Arbuthnot, Esq.
I have identified the following children.
James Born 30 Apr 1800     Died 12 Sep 1811

Birth of Parents
James Smith b: 3 Sep 1768

Frances Arbuthnot No Date
daughter of John Arbuthnot, Esq.
No Date
James Smith
Frances Arbuthnot

James Smith b: 30 Apr 1800              
son of James Smith and Frances Arbuthnot       Died 12 Sep 1811

Ashlyn's Hall, Berkhampsted, purchased in 1801

Frances (Arbuthnot) Smith No Data    

Mary Isabella Pechell                             1783-1823           (2nd Wife)
Mary was born about 1783, the daughter of Augustus Pechell, Esq. and Sarah Drake, of Great Berkhampstead, and the niece of Sir Thomas Pechell.
I have identified the following children.
Augustus John Born 15 Sep 1804   London Died 31 Jul 1872
Theodore Samuel Born 20 Mar 1806   London Died 29 Jun 1829
Frances Mary Isabella Born 3 Apr 1812   London Married Col. Thomas Le Marchant
Robert Algernon Born 2 Oct 1814   Berkhampstead Married Mary Ann Drever
Pauline Wilhelmina Born 23 Jan 1820   Berkhampstead Died 28 Oct 1835

Birth of New Wife
Mary Isabella Pechell b: abt 1783
daughter of Augustus Pechell, Esq. and Sarah Drake

abt 1803
James Smith
Mary Isabella Pechell

Augustus John Smith b: 15 Sep 1804               London
son of James Smith and Mary Isabella Pechell, Harley Street
Theodore Samuel Smith b: 20 Mar 1806               London
son of James Smith and Mary Isabella Pechell
Frances Mary Isabella Smith b: 3 Apr 1812               London
daughter of James Smith and Mary Isabella Pechell
Robert Algernon Smith b: 2 Oct 1814  c:15 Nov 1814       Great Berkhampstead, Hertford
son of James Smith Esq. and Mary Isabella Pechell, Ashlyn's Hall
Pauline Wilhelmina Smith b: 23 Jan 1820               London
daughter of James Smith and Mary Isabella Pechell

Mary Isabella (Pechell) Smith Died 14 Feb 1823     Paris

1841 Census HO107-440
7 June 1841 Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Ashlyns Hall Born in this County?
Augustus Smith
Plus 6 Servants
Age 36 Independent NO 15 Sep 1804

James Smith Died 16 Feb 1843, Age 74,   Ashlyn Hall, Hertfordshire             1843 1Q Berkhampsted 6 348
Burial: Family Vault, St. Peter's. Berkhamsted

 St Peter's, Berkhamsted
Memorial Inscriptions in St Peter's, Berkhamsted:

  To the memory of Mary Isabella wife of James Smith Esq of Ashlyns Hall. Died at Paris Feb XIV MDCCCXXIII aged XXXIX.
  In a vault beneath rest the mortal remains of James Smith Esq of Ashlyns hall. Born 3rd Sept 1768 died 16th Feb 1843.   Also of James his only child by his first wife Frances daughter of John Arbuthnot Esq. Born 30th April 1800 killed by a fall from his pony 12th Sept 1811.   Augustus John Smith of Ashlyns Hall and Tresco Abbey, Isles of Scilly M.P. for Truro. Eldest son of the 2nd marriage. Born 15th Sept 1804 died 31st July 1872. His remains lie at St Buryan Cornwall.
  In the same vault are deposited with their parents James Smith Esq and his second wife Isabella eldest daughter of Augustus Pechell Esq The bodies of Theodore Samuel their third son. Cornet in H.Ms Light Dragoons. Born 20th March 1806 died 29th June 1829.   Of Pauline Wilhelmina their youngest child born 23rd Jan 1820 died at St Marys in the Isles of Scilly 28th Oct 1835. "Bright and brief was her course as a meteor's vanishing into heaven".   Frances Mary Isabella their eldest daughter, widow of Colonel Thomas le Marchant. Born 3rd April 1812 died 15th Oct 1902. Buried at Broadway, Herts.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Iain McGibbon, of Havelock North, New Zealand, for many of the details provided above.