James Spink

1772–
Cretingham, Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of James

When James Spink was born in 1772, in Cretingham, Suffolk, England, his father, John Spink, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Crisp, was 29. He married Elizabeth Kear on 28 October 1798, in Cretingham, Suffolk, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Framlingham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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James Spink
1772–
Elizabeth Kear
1778–
Marriage: 28 October 1798
John Spink
1799–1821
David Spink
1804–1882
Mary Spink
1807–1895
Jesse Spink
1811–
Nathan Spink
1820–1821

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World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
Age 3
"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
Age 15
The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 36
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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English spink ‘chaffinch’ (probably of imitative origin), hence a nickname bestowed on account of some fancied resemblance to the bird.

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

Possible Related Names

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Sources (5)

  • James Spinc in household of Sarah Woodward, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Spink in entry for David Spink, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • James Spink in entry for Nathan Spink, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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