Peter Brown Family History

Joseph Speight (1723) & Anne

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General History

Joseph Speight & Anne 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 21st June 1723 in Rothwell, Yorkshire. He was the son of Joseph Speight of Thorpe, Rothwell, Yorkshire. He married Anne in about 1744. Joseph was buried on 13th September 1795 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('aged 72') and Anne was buried on 6th December 1801 ('widow of Joseph of Thorp, aged 81')

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Joseph had ten children.

Joseph William Anne Betty Mary Benjamin Thomas Grace Euphumiah Ellen
  1. Joseph Speight was baptised on 9th May 1744 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Thorp) and he was buried there on 14th November 1760 ('son of Joseph of Thorp)
  2. William Speight was baptised on 13th November 1745 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Thorp). He was buried on 22nd September 1805 in Rothwell, Yorkshire ('of Wakefield Wood, aged 59')
  3. Anne Speight (Ann) was baptised on 4th August 1747 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp) and she was buried there on 9th August 1747 ('Ann, dau of Joseph of Thorp').
  4. Betty Speight was baptised on 17th July 1748 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp) and she was buried there on 11th November 1764 ('dau of Joseph of Thorp)
  5. Mary Speight was baptised on 8th April 1751 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp)
  6. Benjamin Speight was born on the 7th June and was baptised on 7th July 1753 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Thorp). Details of Benjamin Speight are shown separately.
  7. Thomas Speight was baptised on 6th August 1755 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Joseph of Thorp). Thomas was buried on 7th March 1802 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (' of Thorp, aged 47'). He married Sarah in about 1780. Thomas & Sarah had four children.
    1. Mary Speight was baptised on 29th October 1780 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Thomas & Sarah of Thorp).
    2. Elizabeth Speight was baptised on 2nd June 1782 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Thomas & Sarah of Thorp).
    3. Thomas Speight was born on 28th February and was baptised on 17th April 1786 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (son of Thomas & Sarah). He was buried there on 11th July 1797 ('son of Thomas & Sarah of Thorp aged 11').
    4. Sarah Speight was born on 2nd January and was baptised on 22nd February 1789 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Thomas & Sarah of Thorp)
  8. Grace Speight was baptised on 17th September 1758 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp)
  9. Euphumiah Speight was baptised on 17th September 1760 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp) and she was buried there on 12th August 1772 ('Ephemiah, dau of Joseph of Thorp, a Wright)
  10. Ellen Speight (Ellin) was baptised on 23rd May 1768 in Rothwell, Yorkshire (dau of Joseph of Thorp)

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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 1708 - 1728 (age at marriage of 16 to age 60 at birth of youngest child), there was one 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. The one identified is very likely to be correct.
    1. 21/06/1727 in Rothwell, son of Joseph
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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