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Smith, Kate Matilda


Registration number930
First name(s)Kate Matilda

102 Sugden Road, Lavender Hill SW11

Date of registration2 May 1890

Certificate, General Infirmary Leeds 1882-1886; Axminster Hospital Matron 1887-1889


Nat and Met Nurses Assoc; Seamens Hospital Greenwich; Removed by order of Executive Commitee

Personal details

Date of birth1863
Place of birthIreland
Maiden nameWhite Spunner
Married nameSmith
Family details

Kate was the daughter of the Reverend BN White Spunner of Miltown Park, Shinrone, Offaly, Eire. She had at least one sister Isabel, who was lodging with George and Kate Smith in Clapham in 1891. Kate married George Henry Smith, Gentleman in Lewisham, London in the first quarter of 1889. George was a civil engineer. In 1890 their first child, a daughter named Zoe was born, followed by Lawder Benjamin in 1892 and Eileen in 1894.Subsequently Lawder went to Bombay, India in 1921. George Smith died in 1924.

Additional personal details

Kate's seven year long career ended in 1889 upon her marrage.

Professional details

Work experience

General Infirmary, Leeds 1882-1885; National and Metropolitan Nursing Association, District Nurse 1885-1886; Seamans Hospital Greenwich, Charge Nurse 1886-1887; Axminster Hospital, Matron 1887-1889

Professional activities

Member of RBNA 1890 Member of RBNA 1909


Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives 1891 and 1901 census Register of Marriages - Lewisham, London district Jan-Feb-Mar 1889 accessed Feb 2012 Shipping List - Feb 2012

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