LETTER: Can you help with family history...?

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I wonder if any of your readers can help with my research into my great-grandfather’s history and family?

His name was John Wright Smith, born in Mansfield in around 1819.

He later lived in Blaby, Leicester and was there in the 1871 census where he had a needle manufacturing business. He died in Blaby in 1881.

His wife was called Jane (no surname) born in Bruntingthorpe, Leicester about 1823.

My email address is gaplin@xtra.co.nz if anyone has any information.

Shirley and Geoff Aplin

Rotorua, New Zealand