1779 – Smith was born in London on December 31, 1779.
1799 – Smith was educated at Chigwell School.
1812 – He and his brother James produced a popular literary parody connected to the Drury Lane Theatre which was burnt down by fire. The managers offered a prize of 50 pounds for each address to be recited.
1818 – Smith became a stockbroker and helped managed Shelley’s finances.
1826-1830 – Smith became rich by being a stockbroker, Horace produced a series of historical novels namely: Brambletye House, Tor Hill, Reuben Apsley, Zillah, The New Forest, Walter Colylon.
1849 – Smith died at Tunbridge Wells on July 12, 1849.