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Elizabeth Speed [sp.]

Elizabeth Speed was the seventh child of James Speed & Mary Elliott born June 3rd, 1884 at Ouston, Co Durham.

The family were living at Team Colliery, Lamesley, Co Durham by 1891, where Elizabeth’s father was a coal miner.

In 1901 Elizabeth was still living at home at Whitefield Pit Cottages, Penshaw, Co Durham. 
Elizabeth married Peter Talbot in April-June 1905 at Houghton-le-Spring.  Peter was born December 9th, 1882 at Blaydon, Co Durham, the son of Mary & Peter Talbot, a coal miner.

By 1911 Elizabeth & Peter were living at 5 Ravensworth Terrace, Ravensworth Colliery, Lamesley where Peter was a coal miner deputy.  Living with them was their 5 year old son James Hunter Talbot, Elizabeth’s widowed mother, Mary Speed & Elizabeth’s sister Susannah.  It was noted on the census that Elizabeth had lost one child.

An article in the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of December 6th,1932 reported that while carrying an injured man to the infirmary an ambulance crashed into a steam roller of Team Colliery Bank, Birtley.  Peter of Ravensworth Terr. was flung out & seriously hurt.  The ambulance was badly damaged. 

The 1939 register shows Elizabeth & Peter still at 5 Ravensworth Terrace & Peter was a colliery deputy overman.  At home were children Percival, a colliery powder server, Cecil, a coal putter below ground, Mary doing home duties & 2 more children.

There is a death for Elizabeth Talbot aged 78 registered in April-June 1962 in Durham North.

Peter died in Oct-December 1975 in Northumberland Central.

The children of Elizabeth Speed & Peter Talbot were:

sp.  James Hunter Talbot born November 3rd, 1905 at Houghton-le-Spring; died 1983 in Gateshead, Co Durham
sp.  Mary Weedy Talbot born Jan-March 1908 at Chester-le-Street; died July-September 1910 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Percival Talbot born January 9th, 1913 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Kenneth Talbot born July-September 1915 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Cecil Talbot born February 23rd, 1918 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Mary Talbot born March 14th, 1921 at Chester-le-Street
sp.  Maurice Talbot born July-September 1927 at Chester-le-Street




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