Peter Brown Family History

Benjamin Speight (1753) & Elizabeth Settle

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General History

Benjamin Speight & Elizabeth Settle were not one of my direct ancestors but the family group has been included in an attempt to record the Speights in the area as they may be related as later indirect generations of a direct ancestor.

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Benjamin Speight was born on the 7th June and was baptised on 7th July 1753 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. He was the son of Joseph Speight of Thorpe, Rothwell, Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Settle on 20th January 1774 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (shown as Spight)

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Benjamin & Elizabeth had nine children.

James Matthew Thomas Martha Benjamin Ellen Elizabeth Hannah Mary
  1. James Speight (Spight) was baptised on 3rd July 1774 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Benjamin of Thorp). James possibly married firstly Mary Waterhouse on 11th May 1792 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He married secondly Elizabeth Dobson on 24th December 1795 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.James & Mary had one child (A) and James & Elizabeth had three children (B-C).
    1. Hannah Speight was baptised on 11th July 1794 in Leeds, Yorkshire (dau of James).
    2. Joseph Speight was born on 13th January and was baptised on 28th February 1797 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of James & Elizabeth of Ouswell Green).
    3. Thomas Speight was born on 24th February and was baptised on 14th April 1799 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of James & Elizabeth of Ouswell Green).
    4. James Speight was baptised on 3rd October 1802 in Leeds, Yorkshire (son of James).
  2. Matthew Speight was born in about 1776, probably in Rothwell, Yorkshire (derived as no birth record found). He was buried on 10th June 1800 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('son of Benjamin of Ouswell Green, aged 24')
  3. Thomas Speight was baptised on 24th June 1781 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Benjamin & Elizabeth of Carleton). He married Sarah Blakely on 19th March 1804 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. Thomas & Sarah had four children.
    1. Joseph Speight was buried on 2nd September 1804 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('son of Thomas of Rothwell').
    2. Esther Speight was born on 31st October and was baptised on 24th November 1805 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    3. Thomas Speight was born on 12th December 1808 and was baptised on 29th January 1809 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. He was probably buried there on 23rd May 1809 ('son of Thomas of Rothwell')
    4. Benjamin Speight was born on 29th March and was baptised on 10th June 1810 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
  4. Martha Speight was baptised on 25th December 1783 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth of Carleton)
  5. Benjamin Speight was born on the 5th March and was baptised on 17th April 1786 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Benjamin & Elizabeth). He possibly married Jane in about 1816 and had eight children.
    1. Matthew Speight was baptised on 25th December 1817 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    2. Martha Speight was baptised on 26th September 1819 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    3. Anne Speight (Ann) was baptised on 11th November 1821 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    4. Benjamin Speight was baptised on 27th April 1823 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    5. Ellen Speight was baptised on 1st February 1825 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    6. Sarah Elizabeth Speight was baptised on 25th December 1826 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    7. Joseph Speight was baptised on 10th October 1829 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
    8. John Speight was baptised on 13th April 1834 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.
  6. Ellen Speight was baptised on 27th December 1788 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth of Carleton) and she was buried there on 8th March 1799 ('dau of Benjamin of Ouswell Green, aged 11')
  7. Elizabeth Speight was born on the 20th March and was baptised on 12th June 1791 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth) and she was buried there on 11th February 1802 ('dau of Benjamin of Ouswell Green')
  8. Hannah Speight was born on the 21st April and was baptised on 15th June 1794 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Benjamin & Elizabeth of Carleton)
  9. Mary Speight was born on the 27th November 1797 and was baptised on 14th January 1798 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Benjamin & Elizabeth of Carleton). Mary was buried there on 26th September 1804 ('dau of Benjamin of Ouswell Green, aged 6')

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  1. Carleton is about 1.5km south from Rothwell and Ouswell Green is a further 1 km south from Carleton. Thorp is about 2km west of them all. Middleton is about 1km north of Thorpe. Rothwell lies about 5km south east of Leeds and about 10km north west of Castleford. Oulton is about 1.5km west of Rothwell. Carleton, Ouswell Green, Thorpe, Middleton & Oulton are all in the parish of Rothwell.
  2. The adjacent parishes to Rothwell all contain some Speights but particular large numbers are in Leeds, Woodkirk & Wakefield.
  3. For the period 1737 - 1758 (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child), there was one Benjamin Speight born in Rothwell, One was born in the adjacent parishes (Woodkirk), two were born in the surrounding parishes (Dewsbury), and none were born in more distant parishes. The one identified is likely to be correct.
    1. 07/07/1753 in Rothwell, son of Joseph
    2. 12/04/1748 in Woodkirk, son of William
    3. 13/01/1754 in Dewsbury, son of Joseph
    4. 06/07/1746 in Dewsbury, son of Edmund
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  1. Ancestry Yorkshire Parish Records CD (North Riding & West Riding)
  2. Rothwell Parish Register transcripts
  3. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites
  4. Latter day Saints - Family Search: For initial identification of details only