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William Speed [sp.]

William Speed was the fifth child of John Speed & Jane Ann Watt born September 1st, 1903 & christened September 30th, 1903 at Holy Trinity, Pelton, Co Durham.

William, his sister & 3 brothers & parents were living at 172 A Street, Pelton in 1911 where his father was a colliery joiner.

William married Clara Wilson in July-September 1925 at Chester-le-Street.   Clara was born June 4th, 1906.

The 1939 register shows William & Clara living at 45 Dorset Avenue, Barley Mow, Chester-le-Street.  William was working as a builder’s labourer.  They had 2 children – John, home from RV school, & Alan, a scholar.

Clara, aged 62, died in July-September 1968 in Durham North.

William died in Jan-March 1976 in Durham North.

The children of William Speed & Clara Wilson were:

sp.   John Speed born December 31st, 1925 in Chester-le-Street; died June 1988 in Gateshead

sp.  Alan Speed born December 4th, 1927 in Chester-le-Street




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