Helen Spence

1716–after 1742 (Age 26)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Spence was born in 1716, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Spence, was 28 and her mother, Agnes Wylie, was 33. She married William Bruce in 1738, in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died after 1742, in Scotland, at the age of 27.

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William Bruce
Helen Spence
Marriage: 1738
Jean Bruce

Spouse and Children

Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Parents and Siblings

    John Spence


    Agnes Wylie




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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