John Spence

19 July 1811–
Hurlet, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Spence was born on 19 July 1811, in Hurlet, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Spence, was 32 and his mother, Mary Morgan, was 28. He married Janet Nairn on 7 May 1833, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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John Spence
Janet Nairn
Marriage: 7 May 1833
Janet Spence
John Spence
James Spence
Mary Spence
Margaret Spence

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1833Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813
    Age 2
    The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 32
    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.

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    Sources (6)

    • John Spence in entry for Archibald Spence, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
    • John Spence, "Scotland Census, 1841"
    • John Spence, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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