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Speight, Arnold MellorRef 415-666
[1890-19??] Son of Benjamin Speight.

Born in Halifax.

He was a house painter's apprentice (living with his brother Walter & family) [1911].

In [Q1] 1916, he married (1) Amy Crabtree in Halifax.


Amy was the daughter of Ellis Crabtree
 

Children:

  1. Reggie [b 1920]
  2. Nora who died June 14th 1925 (aged 15 months), & was buried with her mother

Amy died 19th March 1928 (aged 36).

In [Q3] 1932, he married (2) Margaret M. Greenwood in Huddersfield.

Lydia was buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with her parents

Speight, BenjaminRef 415-667
[1854-19??] Born in Stainland / Barkisland.

He was a wool sorter [1891] / a foreman wool sorter [1901].

Around 1880, he married Hannah [1855-19??].


Hannah was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1880] who was a crabber [1901], married Elizabeth [1877-19?? & had a son Arnold Leslie [b 1909]
  2. Jane E. [b 1884]
  3. Joseph L. [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  4. Arnold Mellor

The family lived at

  • Brow Bridge, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891]
  • Thorn Street, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1901]

Speight, CliffordRef 415-351
[1889-1919]

He married Unknown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), and transferred to the Labour Corps.

He died in Richmond Miltary Hospital [12th February 1919] (aged 30).

He was buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel with his grandparents William Speight.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Speight, GeorgeRef 415-1208
[1898-1917] Son of Laura & Joseph Edward Speight of 2 Oddfellows Street, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He died 23rd September 1917 (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 145-147]

Speight, George EdwinRef 415-657
[1883-1917] Son of Prince William Speight.

Born in Leeds.

Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th April 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 5], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Speight, George ThomasRef 415-338
[1877-1948] He was landlord of the Spring Rock, Greetland [1951].

He married Margaret [1876-1954].

The family lived at 5 New Street, Pellon [1948]

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon [3A 95]

Speight, HaroldRef 415-1448
[1917-1943] Son of John Speight.

Born 16th May 1917.

He was unemployed and living with his widowed mother at 73 Catherine Street, Elland [1939].

During World War II, he served as a Private with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached to No.1 Docks Operating Group Royal Engineers.

He died 17th June 1943.

He is remembered on the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey [Grave Ref 19 3], and on Elland War Memorial

Speight, HenryRef 415-1402
[1827-1894] Son of Joseph Speight.

Born in Deighton.

He was a fustian cutter [1851] / a woollen cutter [1871] / a plush cutter (woollen cloth) [1881].

He married Ann [1831-1892].


Ann was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Sam [b 1862] who was a plush cutter (woollen cloth) [1881]
  2. Mary [b 1864] who was a woollen weaver [1881]
  3. Martha [b 1866] who was a woollen weaver [1881]
  4. Annie [b 1868]
  5. Hannah [b 1869]
  6. Emily [b 1874]

The family lived at Greengate Head, Stainland [1871, 1881].

Ann died 5th August 1892.

Henry died 24th October 1894.

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Speight, JamesRef 415-1197
[17??-18??] Of Northowram. He was Master of Heywood's School [1809]

Speight, JamesRef 415-98
[1813-1845] He was a labourer [1841].

In [Q3] 1839, he married Elizabeth Taylor in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Samuel Taylor.

She was a school mistress [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1841] who died in infancy
  2. Emma [1842-1872] who married Joseph Edwards, & was buried with her parents

The family lived at

James died 14th March 1845 (aged 32).

In 1851, the widowed Elizabeth and daughter Emma were living at Stainland Dean with Elizabeth's mother

Elizabeth died at Lower Waterloo [24th October 1872] (aged 55).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at under £300 to daughter Emma.

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Speight, JohnRef 415-1032
[18??-19??]

In 1914, he married Edith Annie Turner [1887-1986] in Dewsbury.


Edith was born 4th August 1887
 

Children:

  1. Patricia [b 17th March 1915] was a shorthand typist [1939] & married John A. Cottingham
  2. Stanley [b 19th April 1916-1972]
  3. Harold

The family lived at

  • 73 Catherine Street, Elland [1939]
  • Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

By 1939, Edith was widowed and a shopkeeper fish fryer in Elland

Speight, JosephRef 415-1356
[1789-1858] Born in Southowram.

He was a card manufacturer [1841] / a retired manufacturer [1851] / a farmer of 14 acres [1851].

He married Ann [1792-1870].


Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. William [b 1830]
  3. Eliza [b 1832] who was a woollen power loom weaver [1851]
  4. John [b 1835]

The family lived at

  • Cliff, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1841]
  • Cliffe, Stainland [1851, 1858]

Joseph died 25th July 1858 (aged 69).

Ann died 12th February 1870 (aged 78).

The couple were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Speight, Joseph EdwardRef 415-73
[1869-1916] Born in Bradford.

He was landlord of the Royal Engineers, Brighouse [1902, 1905, 1911].

In [Q4] 1892, he married Laura Dacre [1869-1915] from Brighouse, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1893] who was a silk worker [1911]
  2. Alice [b 1895] who was a silk worker [1911]
  3. George [b 1898] who was a silk worker [1911]

After his death, daughter Annie took over at the Royal Engineers [1916]

Speight, LouisaRef 415-634
[1896-1920]

During World War I, she was a Worker at the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Hostel (Dublin).

She died 8th January 1920 at Isleworth, Middlesex.

She was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery [F C 216]

Speight, Prince WilliamRef 415-1334
[1853-1896] Born in Otley.

He was a grocer [1881].

In 1881, he married Charlotte Mortimer [1853-1918] in Leeds.


Charlotte was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. George Edwin

The family lived at

  • Arch View, Cornholme [1901]
  • 3 Thorn Villas, Todmorden [1911]

The couple died in Todmorden

Speight, RichardRef 415-778
[16??-17??] Of Lightcliffe.

On 23rd July 1695, he married Hannah, daughter of Richard Flather, at Halifax

Speight, SamuelRef 415-5320
[1825-1852] Born in Bradley.

He was a beer seller at the Lamb's Head, Bridge Street, Halifax [1851].

On 21st August 1850, he was one of a number of local innkeepers who were fined £2 and costs at the Brewster Sessions for knowingly permitting prostitutes and those of notorious character to be drinking in their house, contrary to the spirit of their licence.

On 8th August 1843, he married Ruth Foster [1827-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ruth was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1844]
  2. Ann [b 1846]
  3. Joseph Henry [b 1848]
  4. Eliza [1849-1912]
  5. Samuel [b 1851]
  6. James [1852-1853]

Samuel (Snr) died 7th June 1852.

Ruth married (2) Samuel Gledhill

Samuel & James were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3726] with Samuel Gledhill and family

Speight, SidneyRef 415-319
[1826-1909]

In [Q2] 1848, he married (1) Mary Marshall [1825-1858] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. child who died in infancy
  4. child who died in infancy
  5. Sidney who died in infancy

In [Q3] 1860, he married (2) Mary Crossley [1837-1890] in Halifax.

Sidney died 2nd November 1909 (aged 83) 

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3387], with Sidney's sister Esther [1830-1892]

Speight surnameRef 415-1
A variant of the surname Speak.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

William Speyt is recorded in 1297

There are several entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Speight, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Speight:


Marriages 1834, 1873, 1911
 

Speight, ThomasRef 415-1100
[1855-1891] Born in Northowram.

He was stone dresser [1891].

He lived at 59 Upper Lane, Northowram [1891].

Living with him [in 1891] were housekeeper Esther – widow of Smith Boocock – and her children.

Thomas (possibly) died Q2 1891 (aged 36) 

Speight, WilliamRef 415-358
[1830-1902]

He married Susy Ann [1833-1881].

Children:

  1. Ruth [1854-1927] who married (1) [Q1/1889] Thomas Earnshaw, (2) [Q2/1915] George Evans
  2. Hannah [1855-1939] who married [Q1/1893] Thomas Greenwood

The family lived at

  • Mixenden Chapel House
  • Highfield, Mount Tabor

Susy Ann died 30th September 1881.

William died 3rd June 1902 (aged 72) 

Members of the family were buried at Mount Tabor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Speight, WilliamRef 415-545
[1569-1???]

He married Mary Saltinstall.


Mary was the daughter of
Gilbert Saltinstall
 

Children:

  1. Matthew [b 1595]
  2. Grace [b 1606]



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