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Mary Speed [sp.]

Mary Speed was the third child of John Speed & Hannah Storey christened October 23rd, 1811 at Sunderland, Co Durham.

On January 16th 1837 Mary married Thomas Lloyd at St Peter’s, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.  Thomas was born July 29th, 1811 & christened August 15th, 1811 at Sunderland, the son of Frances Minikin & Thomas Loyd, mariner.  Thomas had been apprenticed to the British Mariners in 1823 with consent of his mother Frances.

In 1841 Mary was living with her mother, brother & 2 sisters at Throston St, Hartlepool, Co Durham & described as a ship captain’s wife. 

By 1851 Mary was living at Wilson St, Tower Hamlets, Limehouse, London.  With her were children TJ (10), MH (7), RS (5) & WH (2) but Thomas was not at home at the time of the census.  The family were living next to Mary’s sister Hannah & husband Richard Rounthwaite.  Thomas was awarded his Master’s Certificate of Service with the Merchant Navy on December 9th, 1851 at Hartlepool. 

By 1861 Mary had been widowed & was head of the household at 14 Stepney Causeway, Tower Hamlets, Stepney.  With her was son Thomas J, a wine merchant’s clerk, daughter Mary H, & sons William H & Frederic (7) both scholars.  They had a boarder, William H Rose, a cabinet maker.

Daughter Mary married Charles Edmund John Wentzell in 1866 at St Stephen’s, Bow, London.
In 1867 son Thomas married Mary Miller Trowbridge in Stepney, London.

Mary was living at 146 Burdett Rd, Mile End Old Town, London in 1871.  With her were sons Robert S, a mariner, & Frederic, a commercial clerk.  Mary was described as being supported by her family.

Son Robert married Flora Jane Braund in 1875 at Stratford, Bow, London. Robert became a master mariner in the merchant navy & he & Flora were to have 14 children, 12 of whom had survived by 1911.

Son Frederic married Ada Titterton Geale in 1880 in West ham, London. 

In 1881 Mary was living on her own at 56 Bloomfield Rd, Mile End Old Town & was an annuitant.

Mary had moved to 86 Campbell Rd, Bromley, London by 1891 & was described as living on her own means.

Mary died in Oct-December in Oct-December 1897 in Bromley, London.

The children of Mary Speed & Thomas Lloyd were:

sp. Thomas John Lloyd christened October 29th, 1841 at Bishop Wearmouth; died December 24th, 1902 at 1 Herman Hill, Snaresbrook West Ham, Essex

sp.  Mary Hannah Lloyd born July-September 1843 in Sunderland; died Oct-December 1872 at Poplar, London

sp.  Robert Speed Lloyd christened January 28th, 1846 at Bishop Wearmouth; did July 15th, 1915 in West Ham, London

sp.  William Henry Lloyd christened October 1st, 1848 at Bishop Wearmouth; buried March 28th, 1866 in Tower Hamlets Cemetery, London

sp.  Frances Isabella Lloyd born September 16th, 1851 at 1 Mercers Terrace, Limehouse & christened February 6th, 1852 at St Anne, Limehouse; buried July 26th, 1853 in Tower Hamlets Cemetery, London

sp.  Frederic Lloyd born September 8th, 1853 at Salmon’s Lane, Limehouse & christened August 16th, 1854 at St Anne, Limehouse; died February 11th, 1887 at 125 Plimsoll Rd, Highbury, Middlesex




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