Children of Joseph and Grace Spence

 01. Joseph Spence

1740/1-03-18 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1752-07-23 d. Knaresborough MM
1752-07-26 bur. Dacre fbg, Yorkshire


02. Robert Spence


03. Mary Spence

1744-05-01 b. Darley, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1571
1751-12-07 d. PRO RG 6/1091
1751-12-09 bur. Dacre fbg, Yorkshire


04. John Spence

1746-05-13 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091; Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920. York: Sessions Book Trust
1772-06-04 m. Ann Veepon or Vipont (17481829, d. of Edward and Hannah (Rayner) Veepon or Vipont), at Rilston, Burnsal, Yorkshire PRO RG 6/1116, /1509; Annual Monitor; Milligan (2007)
[ . . . ] "John was married to Ann Vipond, a woman of much real worth and great mildness and affection of disposition" [ . . . ] Journal of Robert Spence
Children: Grace (17731837), Joseph (17751850), Mary 17801836), Edward (17831838), and John (17921872); all b. Hampsthwaite RG 6/788, /789, /1091, /1164, /1571; Annual Monitor; Milligan (2007)
1775 flax dresser Milligan (2007)
1806-10-20 linen manufacturer, of Birstwith; d. RG 6/890, /907
1806-10-29 bur. Rawden fbg, Yorkshire


05. Grace Spence

1749-08-18 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091
1767-03-13 eloped to Ecclefechan, Scotland, and married John Dougill (17411822) there PRO RG 6/890; Philip Spence, ed. (1939) Robert and Mary Spence of North Shields. Newcastle upon Tyne: privately printed; marriage certificate reproduced at p. 172 of Sara Woodall (2016) Voices from a Trunk. The Lost Lives of the Quaker Eddisons 18051867. Staunton, VA: American History Press; MargyP's Family Tree

He [her father] was much distressed towards an advanced period of his life by one of his daughters leaving him and joining a young man not a member of our religious persuasion, in the solemn engagement of marriage, at Greatna Green, they were however both of them afterwards, placed in the station of membership, and I trust died at an advanced age "firm in the faith" yet it cost my grandfather many hours of mourning [ . . . ]

Journal of Robert Spence
Children: Joseph (17681822, b. Darley), Rachel (1771 ?, b. Darley), Grace (17731773, b. Dacre), Sarah (17751853, b. Knaresborough), John (17781844, b. Knaresborough), and Robert (17831810, b. Hampsthwaite) RG 6/789, /1091, /1160; GRO index; Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 17751920. York: Sessions Book Trust
1801-12-09 d. RG 6/890
1801-12-15 bur. Dacre fbg (Sand House Farm), Yorkshire RG 6/890; information from Margaret Page


06. Mary Spence

1754-07-03 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091
1754-11-04 d. PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1754-11-06 bur. Dacre fbg, Yorkshire


 07. Sarah Spence

1755-09-06 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1777-04-25 m. Daniel Awmack (1752 ?, tallow chandler, of Borrowby, Yorkshire, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Awmack), at Dacre in Netherdale, Yorkshire PRO RG 6/317, /1071
Children: John (17781849), Sarah (1779 ?), both b. Pudsey, Calverley, Yorkshire; and Elizabeth (17821783), b. Otley, Yorkshire; surname consistently given as 'Almack' RG 6/787, /788, /789, /899, /1162, /1164, /1165; York Herald, 1849-11-03
  [ . . . ] another daughter was married to a friend, or member of our society, of the name of Awmuck who afterwards conducted himself with great impropriety and brought himself & his family under great difficulties, he afterwards took up a rambling disposition, and went over to America, & I believe the whole family lost their right of membership [ . . . ] Journal of Robert Spence
1799-01-21 possibly the Sarah Almack whose administration was granted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to a Charles Nield; a further administration was granted the same day, also to Charles Nield, of the estate of a Daniel Almack Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records


08. Rachel Spence

1761-05-08 b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire TNA: PRO RG 6/1091, /1571
1772/1779 attended the Quaker school at Gildersome, Yorkshire Robert Walker family (1755)
1779-06-02 m. Robert Walker, at Dacre fmh, Yorkshire PRO RG 6/317, /1071, /1571
Children: Sarah (17801840), Joseph (17811835), Robert (17881813), Hannah (17831803), Mary (17851821), Thomas (17901794), Elizabeth (17911869), John (17941866), Thomas (17951851), Benjamin (17991855), Samuel (18011866), and Spence (18031870); all b. Darley RG 6/232, /629, /630, /631, /632, /788, /789, /790, /791, /792, /889, /890, /903, /909, /1164, /1165, /1571; Annual Monitor; Robert Walker & family
1836-04-10 of Darley, Hampsthwaite; d. RG 6/890, /917; Robert Walker family (1755)
1836-04-14 bur. plot 5, row 3, Darley fbg, Yorkshire


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