Thomas Speakman

about 1734–
Pilling, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Speakman was born about 1734, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, his father, John Speakman, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Anyon, was 31. He married Margery Hodgson on 21 February 1762, in Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Thomas Speakman
Margery Hodgson
Marriage: 21 February 1762
John Speakman
John Speakman
Matthew Speakman
William Speakman

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
Age 18
Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War
Age 20
The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 36
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): nickname or occupational name for someone who acted as a spokesman, from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate’, ‘spokesman’ (from Old English specan to speak + mann ‘man’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Thomas Speakman, "England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799"
  • Thomas Speakman, "England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799"
  • Thomas Speakman in entry for ... SPEAKMAN, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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