Peter Brown Family History

Joseph Speight (1668)

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General History

Joseph Speight 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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Joseph Speight was baptised on 12th April 1668 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('son of William of Thorp'). He was the son of William Speight & Anne. Joseph Speight was possibly buried on 6th June 1700 in Rothwell, Yorkshire.

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Joseph had maybe possibly three children but this is pure guesswork as the Speights had temporaily moved to another parish and no birth records have yet been found

Joseph John Stephen
  1. Joseph Speight was born in about 1690 probably in Rothwell, Yorkshire (derived as no birth record found). Details of Joseph Speight are shown separately .
  2. John Speight was born in about 1690 probably in Rothwell, Yorkshire (derived as no birth record found). He married firstly Mary. Mary was buried on 17th February 1712 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('wife of John of Rothwell'). John married secondly Elizabeth Hall on 17th February 1713 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. John Married thirdly Elizabeth Foster on 16th May 1721 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. Elizabeth was buried on 9th October 1728 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('wife of John Spayht of Rothwell'). John & Mary had at least two children (A-B) and John & Elizabeth had at least one child (C).
    1. John Speight was buried on 16th May 1711 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('son of John of Rothwell')
    2. Ano Speight was buried on 11th February 1712 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('unbaptised child of John of Rothwell').
    3. Sarah Speight was buried on 30th October 1718 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('dau of John').
  3. Stephen Speight was born in about 1700 probably in Rothwell, Yorkshire (derived as no birth record found and may not be a son of Joseph). He married firstly Hannah Durham on 26th July 1733 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. Hannah was buried on 22nd June 1742 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('wife of Stephen of Oulton'). He married secondly Mary Baumforth on 11th April 1743 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (' Stephen a widower'). Stephen possibly married thirdly Sarah Robison on 1st March 1757 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (source is "York Marriage Bonds and Allegations Index  1613-1839"-British Origins: Stephen was shown as age 40 of Rothwell and Sarah age 35 of Carlton). Stephen was buried on 29th December 1765 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('of Carleton'). Stephen and Hannah had two children (A-B) and Stephen & Mary had four children (C-F)
    1. Stephen Speight was baptised on 19th January 1735 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Stephen of Oulton) and he was buried there on 15th December 1735 ('son of Stephen of Oulton')
    2. Mary Speight was buried on 29th July 1739 in Rothwell, yorkshire ('infant of Stephen of Oulton')
    3. Matthew Speight was baptised on 29th March 1741 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Stephen) and he was buried there on 2nd April 1741 ('son of Stephen of Oulton')
    4. John Speight was baptised on 18th November 1744 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Stephen) and he was buried there on 25th June 1745 ('son of Stephen of Oulton').
    5. Mary Speight was baptised on 26th March 1746 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Stephen of Oulton)
    6. Elizabeth Speight was baptised on 15th April 1750 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Stephen of Oulton) and she was buried there on 3rd March 1752 ('dau of Stephen of Oulton').
    7. Elizabeth Speight was baptised on 15th March 1752 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Stephen of Oulton)

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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 1640 - 1686 (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child), there was one Joseph Speight born in Rothwell, three were born in the adjacent parishes, none were born in the surrounding parishes , and one was born in more distant parishes. The one identified is likely to be correct.
    1. 12/04/1668 in Rothwell, son of William
    2. 24/02/1661 in Leeds, son of George
    3. 28/02/1679 in Woodkirk, son of Robert
    4. 22/02/1680 in Leeds, son of Robert
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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