Thomas Speakman

about 1734–
Pilling, Lancashire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Speakman was born about 1734, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, his father, John Speakman, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Enion, 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

Spouse and Children

21 February 1762
Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England


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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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

Anglo-Saxon: Speac, speak, and man, a man, meaning a speaker

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Speakman in entry for ... SPEAKMAN, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Speakman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Speakman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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