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Marion was very likely the one baptized at St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh, in 1736, daughter of Robert and Janet. Her marriage record to James says her father was Robert and her probable burial record says she was 68. Given the times of year of the baptism and the burial, she would have been 69 if this were the same person, but a year's age discrepancy in a church burial record is minor, considering the other evidence. Nothing else is know about her other than her being the mother of seven children, probably two of whom died young, and that she surely was the Mary Ann Stodart of Berkley Street, Clerkenwell, buried in the "Old Ground" of St. James Church. This is the cemetery next to the church, now used as a public park. The Stoddarts lived on Berkley Street.
&nbs;&nbs;&nbs;&nbs;&nbs;Robert Smith and Janet Brown's marriage record at St. Cuthbert's on 12 December 1729 says his father was Robert and hers was William. Nothing further about William shows up in parish records, but Robert was likely the son of Robert and Marion Knox, baptized at St. Cuthbert's on 23 May 1701, his parents married there on 29 June 1693.

children of James Stoddart and Marion Smith:

i. Janet bap. 21 October 1760, St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, probably died young
ii. Jean (probably named for Janet) bap. 23 July 1764, St. Cuthbert's, m. John Melvill, 27 July 1783, St. Leonard's Shoreditch, London
iii. Margaret, baptism not yet found, m. John Watkins, 19 January 1787, St. Sepulchre, London
iv. Mary, same, m. Thomas Higginson, 4 June 1805, St. Luke's Old Street, London
v. James bap. 26 Aug 1770, St. Andrew's Holborn, London, no further record found
vi. Robert b. 2 February 1772
vii. Anna bap. 13 November 1774, St. John the Baptist, Clerkenwell, London

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