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Jane Speed [sp.]

Jane Speed was the third child of Robert Speed & Isabella Harrison christened June 1st, 1823 at Chester-le-Street.

Jane’s mother died just 5 years after her birth & her father remarried in 1830.

Jane was working as a servant for Joseph Marley Spencer, a grocer, & family at Claypath, Durham at the time of the 1841 census.

Jane married Michael Walker on May 1st, 1847 in Gateshead, Co Durham. 

Jane died aged 27 at Sherburn Hill, Co Durham soon after the birth of daughter Isabella Jane & was buried December 5th, 1850 at Shadforth, Co Durham.  Baby Isabella lived for 4 weeks & was buried on January 1st, 1851 at Shadforth.  Michael was born c1823 at Washington, Co Durham, the son of Jane & John Walker, a coal miner/publican.

The children of Jane Speed & Michael Walker were:

sp.  Isabella Jane Walker born December 1850 at Sherburn Hill; buried January 1st, 1851 at Shadforth, Co Durham

In 1851 widowed Michael was living with his parents at Sherburn Hill & he was working as a coal miner.




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