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.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 John Speed born December 31st, 1925 in Chester-le-Street; died June 1988 in Gateshead
sp.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Alan Speed born December 4th, 1927 in Chester-le-Street