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PL Truth SeekerHQ They call me many things: Murderer. Cutthroat. Thief. But you may call me Tom Smith.

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Attack on Kenway House

Tom Smith during the attack on the Kenways

Tom Smith (died 17 July 1747) was the alias of a mercenary in the British Army who was employed by the Templar Edward Braddock. He bore a notable deformation of two pointy ears.


On 4 December 1735, Tom and four others attacked the Assassin Edward Kenway at his mansion in London, killing Edward, kidnapping his daughter Jenny, and obtaining his journal on Isu Temple locations for the British Templars.[1]

Twelve years later in 1747, Tom served with Braddock's Coldstream Guards in the Dutch Republic during the siege of Bergen op Zoom, but was ordered to find and kill Jack Digweed in Germany. He returned before his accomplice did, hoping to avoid someone finding out about his desertion, but he was spotted by Edward's son Haytham, now a Templar himself, who pursued Tom on horseback.[1]

After tiring out their horses, Tom and Haytham fought, but were apprehended by the British, who mistook Haytham for Tom's fellow deserter and knocked him unconscious. Tom was later hung by Slater before Haytham came to and demanded to see Braddock, though Braddock expressed indifference to one of Jenny's kidnappers having been under his command all along.[1]


As a hired blade, especially one who operated among the British soldiers under a generic pseudonym, Tom's impact after life was unremarkable and he was missed by few.[1] Shortly after Tom's hanging, Braddock wrote of the events which had transpired in a letter to Reginald Birch, Grand Master of the British Templars.[2]

In his note, he said that he had been forced to kill Tom to ensure that Haytham remained unaware of Birch's secret role in orchestrating the attack on Edward, before adding that while he thought Haytham should have been died in the raid years ago, Braddock would certainly kill him as a man if he persisted in asking questions about the night of his father's death.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Assassin's Creed: Forsaken
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: RogueWar Letters: "The Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom"