James Spence

24 February 1934–15 May 2015 (Age 81)
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Spence was born on 24 February 1934, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles William Spence, was 56 and his mother, Mary Christina Rattray, was 36. He died on 15 May 2015, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Spence
Mary Christina Rattray
Cathy Spence
Mary Spence
Stanley Spence
John "Jack" Spence
Charles William Spence
Elizabeth Winifred Spence
Alistair Spence
James Spence
Christina "Ena" Spence

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World Events (8)

1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.
Age 4
The Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held from May to December 1938 and offered a chance to showcase and boost the economy of Scotland. It also marked fifty years since Glasgow's first great exhibition held in 1888.
Age 6
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1957 · Scottish Television starts broadcasting.
Age 23
Scottish Television was founded by Roy Thomson, the owner of a Canadian newspaper, when he bought the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Thomson invited Rai Purdy, a Canadian television producer, to become the station's first head of programming. In the months leading up to opening night, Purdy pledged that the new channel would provide first class entertainment. Today it still broadcasts first class entertainment and is the second oldest franchise in Scotland but the Largest of the three ITV franchises in Scotland.

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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  • Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death Index, 1989-2019

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