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Matthew Speed [sp]


Tree showing lineage from Matthew Speed to 2x great granddaughter Margaret


Matthew Speed was born c1650 & lived at ‘Birkley’, Co Durham.  A number of the Speed family were stated to be of ‘Birkley’ in the Chester-le-Street parish records.  However it is likely ‘Birkley’ was known later as Birtley, a village in the parish of Chester-le-Street.

Matthew was buried January 10th, 1714 at St Mary & St Cuthbert’s, Chester-le-Street.

The children of Matthew Speed & ? were:

 sp.1 Ralph Speed christened April 3rd, 1670 at Chester-le-Street; buried September 30th, 1716 at Chester-le-Street

sp.2 Margaret Speed christened Jan 25th 1674 at Chester-le-Street

sp.3 John Speed christened July 22nd, 1677 at Chester-le-Street

sp.4 Elizabeth Speed christened May 23rd, 1680 at Chester-le-Street



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