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John Speed [sp.1.5]

John Speed was the fifth child of Ralph Speed & Margaret ? christened January 20th, 1712 at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.

John, age 27 & a mariner, married Ann Headly, age 22, by licence on September 10th, 1739 at Holy Trinity, Sunderland, Co Durham. The marriage bond stated that Ann was of Chester-le-Street & mentioned Joseph Jackson, tailor of Westgate.

The children of John Speed & Ann Headly were:

sp.1.5.1 Ralph Speed christened December 21st, 1738 at St Peter’s, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland; died at Union Lane & buried February 3rd,  1811 at Holy Trinity, Sunderland.

sp.1.5.2. Elizabeth Speed christened February 11th, 1740 at Sunderland; buried December 23rd, 1749 at Holy Trinity, Sunderland (noted as daughter of John)

sp.1.5.3  Ann Speed christened December 30th, 1745 at Sunderland




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