Matthew Speakman

26 January 1745–20 March 1832 (Age 87)
Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Speakman was born on 26 January 1745, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Speakman, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Enion, was 42. He married Jennet Parkinson on 5 September 1773, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 March 1832, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Speakman
1745–1832
Jennet Parkinson
1752–
Marriage: 5 September 1773
Tommy Speakman
1774–
Hannah Speakman
1777–
John Speakman
1779–1780
Sarah Speakman
1781–1796
John Speakman
1784–
Elizabeth Speakman
1786–
Billy Speakman
1787–
Jonathan Speakman
1793–1879
Mary Speakman
1796–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 September 1773
Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 56

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 63

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 70

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (3)

  • Matthew Speakman in entry for Hannah Speakman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matthew Speakman in entry for Sarah Speakman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matth. Speakman in entry for Sarah Speakman, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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