Thomas John Smith (166) was born in High Roothing in 1877.

 

 

With the rest of his siblings he was at Margaret Roothing in 1881. By 1901 he was farmer and manager of The Hall, Little Totham, Maldon.

 

A change of career occurred before 1911 when he was then living at Ford Haven, Hatfield Peverel, Witham, Essex and had found employment as a traveller in chemical fertilisers.

 

He had already been a commission agent in 1907. In 1938 he was reported as having worked for Fison, Packard and Prentice of Ipswich, Suffolk for 35 years.

 

He married Agnes Kate Bromly (193) in 1907.

 

She had been born in 1872 at Ardleigh, Tendring, Essex to Matthias Bromly who was farming at Church Farm, Little Totham near Maldon on 370 acres with 10 men and 2 boys. He had been born in Ardleigh whilst his wife, Anne had been born in Mayland, Essex in 1847.

 

Agnes Kate died on 13th December, 1938. She was living at Rangeside, Boreham, Essex by then.

 

 

         Chelmsford Chronicle 16th December 1938

 

 

         Chelmsford Chronicle 16th December 1938

 

         Chelmsford Chronicle 23rd December 1938

 

Thomas John died on 2nd June, 1940. He had been living at Rangeside as well, so this must have been their retirement home.

 

 

                   Chelmsford Chronicle 7th June, 1940

 

 

                   St Andrew's Church, Boreham

 

 

 

Thomas John Smith and Agnes Kate Bromly had two children:

 

Thomas Peter Bromly Smith       Born 1909

 

Agnes Vera B Smith                            Born 1914