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The Renwick Family
Jane Jeffrey Renwick, grandmother of John Wilkes and Jane Smedberg
Dearest Jeanie: Highlights of the Wilkes-Smedberg Papers (1853-1913)

Jane Jeffrey Renwick, grandmother to both John Wilkes and Jane Smedberg

William Renwick was born in Manchester, England on April 26, 1769. He came to America in 1783 and was naturalized in 1786. He married Jane Jeffrey on August 15, 1791 (Left). She was born in Ruthwell, Scotland on May 29, 1774. Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote the poem, “A Blue-Eyed Lassie” in her honor. William Renwick was a merchant and died in Greenwich Village in 1808. Jane Jeffrey Renwick died on October 6, 1850.

Their children: 

1.James Renwick (1792-1863) m. Margaret Brevoort

2.Robert Jeffrey Renwick (1793-1875) m. Mary Rhinelander in 1815

3.Agnes Armstrong Renwick (1795-1798)

4.Isabella Renwick (1797-1862) m. Charles  Augustus Smedberg in 1815 (parents of Jeanie)

5.William Renwick (1799-1847)

6.Jane Jeffrey Renwick (1801-1848)  m.  Charles Wilkes in 1826 (parents of Jack)

7.John Renwick (1803-1828)

8.Sarah Kemp Renwick (1804-1805)

9.Agnes Renwick (1807-1840) m. Reverend James Vernon Henry (1798-1873)


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