Peter Brown Family History

Matthew Speight (1645) & Mary Rushby

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General History

Matthew Speight & Mary Rushby were one of my 10th generation ancestors.

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Matthew Speight was possibly born in about 1645 in Darfield, Yorshire, possibly the son of George Speight of Darfield. He may of had brothers Matthew married Mary Rusby on 11th December 1679 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire ('Matthew of Darfield').

Mary Rushby

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Matthew & Mary had possibly four children.

Anne George Katherine Andrew
  1. Anne Speight was possibly baptised on 26th September 1680 in Darfield, Yorkshire
  2. George Speight was possibly born in about 1682 in Darfield, Yorkshire. He married Margaret Eliot on 29th June 1704 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire. George & Margaret had one child.
    1. Matthew Speight was born in about 1705 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire. He married Mary Newbot. Details of Matthew Speight & Mary Newbot are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. Katherine Speight was possibly born in about 1684 in Darfield, Yorkshire
  4. Andrew Speight was possibly born in about 1686 in Darfield, Yorkshire. He married Sarah Hartley on 17th November 1709 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire. He was buried on 3rd February 1768 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire and Sarah was buried there on 24th August 1768 ('widow'). Andrew & Sarah had possibly three children.
    1. Mary Speight was baptised on 3th June 1711 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire and she was buried there on 25th March 1714 ('daughter of Andrew').
    2. Thomas Speight was born in about 1713 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire and he was buried there on 15th January 1720 ('son of Andrew').
    3. Sarah Speight was baptised on 29th May 1728 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire (daughter of Andrew). She married Benjamin Spencer on 9th September 1754 in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire.

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  1. Ancestry Yorkshire Parish Records CD (North Riding & West Riding)
  2. Wath upon Dearne parish register 1598-1778
  3. Rotherham parish registers-marriages 1540-1798
  4. GenuKI - Swinton & Wentworth Parish Registers http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Wathupondearne/index.html
  5. British Isles Vital Record Index- Family Search
  6. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites
  7. Latter day Saints - Family Search: For initial identification of details only
  8. Elizabeth Burden (In New Zealand) who has researched the Speight family comprehensively with added information from Colin Mangham - lizb@sherwoodprimary.school.nz