Matthew Speakman

Male26 January 1745–20 March 1832

Brief Life History of Matthew

When Matthew Speakman was born on 26 January 1745, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Speakman, was 51 and his mother, Hannah Anyon, 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
Jennet Parkinson
Marriage: 5 September 1773
Tommy Speakman
Hannah Speakman
John Speakman
Sarah Speakman
John Speakman
Elizabeth Speakman
Billy Speakman
Jonathan Speakman
Mary Speakman

Sources (16)

  • Matthew Speakman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matthew Speakman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Matthew Speakman, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1773Pilling, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    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.


    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 (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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