Tour Scotland Video Thomas Smails Game Keeper Gravestone Old Kirk Graveyard Kirkcaldy Fife

Tour Scotland video of the Thomas Smails, Gamekeeper, gravestone in the Old Kirk cemetery on ancestry visit to Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. To the Memory of Thomas Smails for nearly 50 years Game Keeper and Esteemed Servant at Dunnikier. Died 11th February, 1854, aged 76. Also to this wife Lilias MacKay who died 12the October,.1860 aged 83.

Smale, Smail, Smaile, Small, Smalles, Smalls, and Smeal, derives from the Old English pre 7th Century " Smael " meaning " small, slender or thin ", and was originally given as a nickname to one of slight stature. The surname was first recorded in the early part of the 13th Century. On March 6th 1545, Jane Smales, an enfant, was christened in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England. Henry, son of John and Alice Smailes, was christened on December 9th 1638 at St. Michael's, Bassishaw, London, and Elizabeth Mary, daughter of John and Mary Smails, was christened on January 2nd 1778 at St. George the East, Stepney, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Smale, which was dated 1221.

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