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Smellie, Williamlocked

  • John Peel


Smellie, William (1697–1763), man-midwife, was born in the parish of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, on 5 February 1697, the son of Archibald Smellie (1663/4–1735) and Sara Kennedy (1657–1727). Little is known of his father, Archibald, except that he was sessions clerk to the parish church of ...

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