Jacob Speed was the sixth child of Ralph Speed & Margaret ? christened May 23rd, 1714 at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.
Jacob married Mary Shaw on June 16th, 1745 at Chester-le Street.
There is a death for Mary Speed in 1758 who was buried November 2nd, 1758 at Chester-le-Street.
The children of Jacob Speed & Mary Shaw were:
sp.1.6.1 Robert Speed christened April 27th 1746 at Chester-le Street; died May 11th, 1812 & buried May 13th, 1812 at Chester-le-Street.
s.1.6.2 Ralph Speed christened Dec 26th 1748 at Chester-le Street; died 1828 at Killingworth Colliery, buried June 20th, 1828 at St Bartholomew’s, Longbenton, Northumberland
sp.1.6.3 William Speed christened March 18th, 1753 at Chester-le Street; buried November 23rd 1790 at St Mary & St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street.
sp.1.6.4 Jacob Speed christened June 20th 1756 at Chester-le Street; died June 1st at Quality Row, Lumley Park & buried June 5th, 1824 at Chester-le-Street
There is a marriage for Jacob Speed to Ann Lawson on June 16th, 1761 at Chester-le-Street.
Jacob died in 1789 & was buried at Chester-le-Street.
There is a death for Ann Speed, aged 85, at Harraton Outside on October 20th, 1800 & buried October 22nd at St Mary & St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street. She was noted as wife of Jacob, pitman.