Peter Brown Family History

Joseph Speight (1690) & Elizabeth

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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.

Key Dates:

Joseph Speight was born in about 1690 probably in Rothwell, Yorkshire (derived as no birth record found).. He married firstly Elizabeth in about 1720. Elizabeth was buried on 23rd September 1734 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('wife of Joseph of Thorp, Wright'). He married secondly Sarah Graves on 9th February 1735 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('Joseph a widower and Sarah a widow'). Joseph was buried on 27th October 1741 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('of Carleton'). Sarah was buried on 24th July 1759 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('widow of Carleton').

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Joseph & Elizabeth had seven children and Joseph & Sarah had four children.

Ano Joseph Grace Mary John Benjamin Hannah Elizabeth Matthew William Betty
  1. Ano Speight was buried on 21st January 1722 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('still born child of Joseph of Thorp').
  2. Joseph Speight was baptised on 21st June 1723 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Thorp). Details of Joseph Speight are shown separately .
  3. Grace Speight was baptised on 20th September 1727 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp).
  4. Mary Speight was buried on 25th October 1729 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('dau of Joseph, Carpenter')
  5. John Speight was born on 24th December 1730 and was baptised on 24th January 1731 in Leeds, Yorkshire (son of Joseph). He was buried there on 25th April 1731 (son of Joseph of Thorp')
  6. Benjamin Speight was buried on 25th April 1731 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('son of Joseph of Thorp')
  7. Hannah Speight was baptised on 8th July 1733 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp)
  8. Elizabeth Speight was born in about 1735 and was buried on 20th March 1738 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('dau of Joseph of Carleton')
  9. Matthew Speight was baptised on 11th February 1737 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Carleton). Matthew was probably buried on 11th September 1766 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('of Carleton, a Roper')
  10. William Speight was baptised on 2nd June 1738 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Carleton)
  11. Betty Speight was baptised on 8th May 1741 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Rothwell) and she was buried there on 7th May 1748 ('dau of widow Speight of Carleton')

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Verification & Concerns Returns to 'Top of Page'

  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 1681 - 1704 (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child), there was no Joseph Speight born in Rothwell, none were born in the adjacent parishes, none were born in the surrounding parishes , and one was born in more distant parishes. There is a a very strong continuing link to Thorp so further investigation of local parish records are required .
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Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  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