SMITH, William - Extra Data
Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Bedfordshire ca 1792, son of William and Maria SMITH of Bedford. However, the Death Notice of his brother John Josiah says that the mother's name was Elizabeth, and the middle name of William SMITH's eldest son was Benfield, so it seems certain that the parents were William SMITH and Elizabeth BENFIELD.
Hemblington, Nofolk, Archdeacon's Transcripts
William SMITH of this parish, a bachelor, and Elizabeth BENSTED of the same parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns on this nineteenth day of October 1787
Elizabeth BENSTED (X)
Witnesses: Tristram HARPER (X) and Richard GOWAR (X)
Elizabeth daughter of William and Elizabeth SMITH (late BENSTED spinster) was baptised March 30th 1789