Children of John and Ann Spence

 01. Grace Spence

1773-07-05 b. Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1787 of Birstwith; educated at Trinity Lane School, York The Mount School, York. List of Teachers and Scholars 1784–1816, 1831–1906. 1906, York: Sessions
1797-07-18 m. Joseph Waithman (1759–1836, flax merchant, of Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, s. of William and Dorothy (Wilson) Waithman), at Skipton, Yorkshire PRO RG 6/247, /645, /785, /1616, /1616A
Children: William (1799–1869), John (1800–1849), Mary Ann (1802–1889), Dorothy (1804–1819), Sarah (1806 – after 1861), Rachel (1808–1837), Hannah (1810–1885), and Robert (1814–1814), all b. Yealand Conyers RG 6/246, /247, /639, /640, /934, /1007, /1096; Annual Monitor; GRO index
1837-07 of Yealand, Lancashire; d. Annual Monitor; GRO index


02. Joseph Spence

1775-04-30 b. Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1797-11-05 yeoman, of Birstwith, Hampsthwaite; m.1. Rachel Sutcliffe (1773–1830, d. of William and Sarah (Broadhead) Sutcliffe, of New Shop near Todmorden, Halifax, Yorkshire), at Bradford fmh, Yorkshire PRO RG 6/785, /860, /890, /1090; Annual Monitor
Children: William (1779–1879, b. Birstwith), Maria (1802–1883, b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire); Joseph (1804–1872), Grace (1805–1870), both b. Birstwith; Charles (1807–1843, b. Hampsthwaite), Francis (1809–1882, b. Birstwith), Rachel (1811–1887, b. Yorkshire), Robert (1812–1900), Mary Ann (1814–1885, b. Hampsthwaite), and Sarah (1815–1886, b. Birstwith) RG 6/630, /631, /632, /633, /634, /635, /636, /889, /1571; Annual Monitor; GRO index; censuses; Find a Grave
1799-07-12 shopkeeper, of Birstwith RG 6/630, /1571
1802-06-12 RG 6/631, /889, /1571
1804-04-23 RG 6/632, /889, /1571
1805-10-11
1807-05-25 RG 6/633, /1571
1809-05-24 RG 6/634, /889, /1571
1811-01-07
1812-10-09 RG 6/635, /1571
1814-03-14
1815-06-30 RG 6/636, /1571
1818-07-11 of Birstwith Leeds Mercury
1830-11-20 of Birstwith, one of the Society of Friends Yorkshire Gazette
1841 grocer, of New Bridge, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, living with his family, a shopman, and a female servant PRO HO 107/1284/16 f21 p10
1842-07-27 of Birstwith, near Ripley, a member of the Society of Friends, at the date of the marriage of his daughter Grace, at Knaresborough Sheffield Iris, 1842-08-02; Bradford Observer, 1842-08-04
1842-12-22 of Birstwith; m.2. Rachel Armistead (née Haslehurst, 1771–1848, of Leeds, d. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Demeley) Haslehurst), at Gildersome fmh, Yorkshire GRO index; RG 6/1114; Jean E. Mortimer (1990) Quakers in Gildersome. Leeds: Jean E. Mortimer

On Thursday, at the Friends' Meeting House, Gildersome, Mr Joseph Spence, of Birstwith, to Rachael, widow of the late Joseph Armistead, brush and mustard manufacturer, of this town. The age of the youthful bride is 72 years, and that of the bridegroom, 68 years, their united ages amounting to 140 years.

Leeds Times, 1842-12-24
1844-03-26 of Birstwith, at the date of the marriage of his daughter Mary Ann, at Dewsbury The Friend; The British Friend; Leeds Intelligencer, 1844-03-30
1845-02-15 merchant, of Birstwith; shareholder in the Knaresborough and Claro Banking Company Leeds Intelligencer
1850-09-26 elder, of York; d. there Annual Monitor; Yorkshire Gazette, 1850-09-28


03. Mary Spence

1780-09-03 b. Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/788, /1164
1792/1793 of Birstwith, Yorkshire; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1784 of Birstwith; at Trinity Lane School, York The Mount School, York. List of Teachers and Scholars 1784–1816, 1831–1906. 1906, York: Sessions
1836-09-01 of Birstwith; d. RG 6/247, /890
1836-09-06 bur. Yealand Conyers, Lancashire


04. Edward Spence

1783-06-10 b. Birstwaite, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/789, /1164
1794/1796 of Birstwith, Yorkshire; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
1823-08-20 flax merchant, of Birstwith; m. Mary Dickinson (cal 1784 – 1847, d. of Joseph and Dorothy Dickinson, of Beverley, Yorkshire), at Beverley PRO RG 6/786, /789, /866, /870; Annual Monitor
1838-06-15 of Birstwith; d. GRO index; Annual Monitor
"Same day, Mr. Edward Spence, of Birstwith House, near Harrogate, one of the Society of Friends." Leeds Mercury, 1838-06-23


05. John Spence

1792-04-16 b. New Bridge, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/792, /1164, /1571; Annual Monitor
1804/1806 of Birstwith, Yorkshire; at Ackworth School Ackworth School Centenary Committee (1879) List of the Boys and Girls admitted into Ackworth School 1779–1879. Ackworth
  apprenticed to John Smith of Thirsk, draper and grocer, and, at the end of his apprenticeship, he became a traveller for the business Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775–1920. York: Sessions Book Trust
1819-02-09 of Wakefield, Yorkshire; m. Deborah Smith (1800–1860, b. Thirsk, Yorkshire, d. of John and Elizabeth (Harris) Smith), at Thirsk fmh PRO RG 6/631, /786, /856, /879; GRO index
Children: Alfred Henry (1819–1898), Ann Eliza (1824–1855), Emily (1827–1904), all b. Wakefield, Yorkshire; John Edward (1831–1840), Algernon (1834–1840), Caroline (1836–1836), Mary (1840 – after 1881), John (1842–1847), Caroline (1844 – after 1881), all b. Stanley; and another child (? – ?) RG 6/637, /704, /793, /885, /886, /895, /896, /917; Annual Monitor; censuses; GRO index
1819-11-09 grocer, of Wakefield RG 6/637, /885
1824-02-25 RG 6/793, /885
1827-06-16 RG 6/794, /885
1831-08-01 RG 6/885
1834-08-06 grocer, of Stanley, Wakefield RG 6/885, /895
1836-03-14 RG 6/885, /896
1838-09-29 grocer, of Wakefield Leeds Mercury
1841 grocer, of Stanley cum Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, Yorkshire, living with his family, two female servants and a male servant PRO HO 107/1271/8 f28 p18
1841-07-17

WANTED, a respectable Young Man, as ASSISTANT, in the Wholesale and Retail Grocery Business. Apply, John Spence, of Wakefield.

Leeds Mercury
1851 retired grocer, of Stanley Lane End, Stanley with Wrenthorpe, living with his family, a niece, and two house servants HO 107/2326 f497 p25
1852 of Wakefield Annual Monitor
1860-02-18 gentleman, of Wakefield; shareholder in the Wakefield and Barnsley Union Bank Leeds Mercury
1861 retired grocer, widower, of Cliffe Parade, Wakefield, living with a housekeeper and two general servants RG 9/3422 f19 p32
1864-12-02 partnership dissolved, of John Spence and Alfred Henry Spence, Wakefield, grocers Liverpool Mercury, 1864-12-05, citing London Gazette
1871 retired grocer, of Sandy Walk, Wakefield, living with three daughters, a housekeeper, and two domestic servants RG 10/4623 f17 p26
1872-08-05 gentleman, elder, of Wakefield; d. there Annual Monitor; GRO index; National Probate Calendar; West Yorkshire nonconformist records
1872-08-08 bur. Wakefield West Yorkshire nonconformist records
1872-09-14 will and codicil proved at Wakefield by his son Alfred Henry Spence, Richard Holdsworth, and Silvanus Thompson, the executors; effects under £50,000 National Probate Calendar
 

JOHN SPENCE, Wakefield.                        80            5   8 mo.  1872

An Elder.

In John Spence's life and character was combined the active and successful tradesman, the man of good judgment, the genial spirit of the social circle, the affectionate husband and father of a family, the Christian gentleman and philanthropist. He was resident through the greater part of his lengthened life in the town of Wakefield, much esteemed by more than one generation of its inhabitants. He was a useful and diligent Elder in the Society of Friends, a very regular attender of their meetings, and one who loved to see and hear of the increase and success of their Christian labours. Trusting in the merits and mediation of a crucified Saviour, and believing in the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, he passed through life not unmindful of its present duties and enjoyments, but with his face towards the better country, that is the heavenly, and seeking his abiding citizenship in the Jerusalem above.

1873 Annual Monitor


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