James Spink

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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Spink
Elizabeth Kear
Marriage: 28 October 1798
John Spink
David Spink
Mary Spink
Jesse Spink
Nathan Spink

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

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


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"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.