Thomas Speakman

Maleabout 1734–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Speakman was born about 1734, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, his father, John Speakman, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Anyon, was 32. 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

Sources (12)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1762Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 (Lancashire):

    occupational name from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate, spokesman’ (Old English specan ‘to speak’ + mann ‘man’).

    nickname from Middle English spak(e) ‘gentle, wise, clever’, also ‘quick, eager’ (Old Norse spakr) + -man; compare Spake .

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

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