John Spence

1821–10 December 1901 (Age 80)
Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Spence was born in 1821, in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Brown, was 21 and his mother, Barbara Hyslop, was 22. He married Ann Guthrie Woodburn on 4 June 1853, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 10 December 1901, in Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John Spence
1821–1901
Ann Guthrie Woodburn
1830–1862
Marriage: 4 June 1853
John Spence
1854–1936
Margaret Spence
1856–1932
James Spence
1859–1859
James Edward Spence
1860–1930
Robert Spence
1862–1862

Spouse and Children

    Male1821–1901Male

    Ann Guthrie Woodburn

    Female1830–1862Female

MARRIAGE
4 June 1853
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    John Spence

    Male1854–1936Male

    Margaret Spence

    Female1856–1932Female

    James Spence

    Male1859–1859Male

    James Edward Spence

    Male1860–1930Male

    Robert Spence

    Male1862–1862Male

Parents and Siblings

    John Brown

    Male1800–1848Male

    Barbara Hyslop

    Female1799–1870Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1821–1901Male

    James Brown

    Male1825–1883Male

    Agnes Brown

    Female1828–1914Female

    Sarah Brown

    Female1831–1886Female

    Robert Brown

    Male1834–1886Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 1

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
1823

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1843

Age 22

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Spence in entry for William Mckail Spence, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • John Spence, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Spence in entry for Robert Spence, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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