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Speak, Abraham
[1812-1897] Son of William Speak, weaver.

He was a weaver of Erringden [1849] / a weaver [1851] / a cotton weaver [1861] / a general labourer [1871] / a farm labourer [1881] / living on own means [1891].

In November 1849, he married Betty [1810-1897].


Betty, of Stansfield was the daughter of Anthony Crossley, (weaver), and widow of Mr Cockroft
 

They lived at

  • Rawson Field, Stansfield [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881]
  • Todmorden Edge [1891]

Living with them were Betty's children by her first marriage:

  • Thomas Cockroft [b 1832] (in 1851) 
  • Unmarried daughter Sarah Cockroft [b 1836] (in 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891) 
  • Grandson Crossley Cockroft [b 1854] (in 1861, 1871) 

Betty died at Knowl Farm, Walsden [29th June 1897] (aged 87).

Abraham died at Knowl Farm, Walsden [23rd July 1897] (aged 87) 

Speak, Alfred
[1848-1916] Son of Jeremiah Speak.

Born in Greetland [4th July 1848].

He was a supporter of St John the Evangelist, West Vale / a founder member of Elland Mechanics' Institute / President of West Vale Choral Society / educated at Alms Hill, Cheetham, Manchester [1861] / senior partner in J. Speak & Company [from 1864] / senior partner in Speak & Son / a manufacturer of shoddy [1871] / a partner in the business [1877] / a wool merchant [1881, 1891, 1901].

His father died and Alfred took over the business [1884].

On 4th July 1881, he married Annie (Ann) Dodson [1854-1930] at St Bartholomew's Church, Marsden.


Annie, of the White Hart Inn, Marsden, was the daughter of George Dodson from Marsden.

She was a schoolmistress at the School House, Elland [1881]

 

Children:

  1. George Norman
  2. Minnie Constance [1883-1975] who married [1908] Henry Oliver Wood in Chorlton
  3. Dora Hannah [1886-1887] who died aged 10 months

The family lived at

  • with his parent at Springfield House, Elland [1871]
  • with his parent at Longwood House, Elland [1881]
  • 89 Savile Bank, Halifax [1891]
  • Ingwood, Greetland [1901, 1916]

At the 1911 census, Alfred and George Norman were living at Ingwood, Greetland, whilst Anne and Constance were living at Chantry Drive, Ilkley.

In 1897, Alfred erected a drinking fountain in West Vale to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

After a period spent at Harrogate & Grange, in the hope that special treatment might do him good, Alfred died at Ingwood [19th October 1916].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £77,297 11/5d.

Probate was granted to son George Norman, daughter Minnie Constance (wife of Henry Oliver Wood), and George Roper Kershaw (bank manager). In his will – proved 29th November 1916 – Alfred Speak made bequests to

each of the employees who shall have been in the service of the firm of J. Speak & Company and Speak & Son (which businesses were formerly carried on by me in co-partnership with my late father [Jeremiah Speak] and now with my son the said George Norman Speak

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Speak, Alice
[1907-1992] Maiden name of Alice Longstaff

Speak, Alice Dora
[1885-1909] Daughter of Paul Speak.

She was educated at a private boarding school in Birkdale, Formby, Lancashire [1901].

She married Samuel Watkinson.

She died of complications following the birth of their son John.

She was buried at Coley Church [14th June 1909]

Speak, Clement
[1896-196?] Son of James Speak, and brother of Alice Longstaff.

Born in Nelson, Lancashire.

He was a weaver at Jack Bridge Mill / organist at Blake Dean Chapel / a member of Hebden Bridge Male Voice Choir. He carried out picture-framing for Alice's business.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Marjorie
  2. Ralph

Speak, Frank
[1???-1966] Clothier of Heptonstall.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £36,162

Speak, George Norman
[1882-1938] Son of Alfred Speak.

He was a wool merchant [1919].

In his will – proved 29th November 1916 – Alfred Speak made bequests to

each of the employees who shall have been in the service of the firm of J. Speak & Company and Speak & Son (which businesses were formerly carried on by me in co-partnership with my late father [Jeremiah Speak] and now with my son the said George Norman Speak

In 1914, he married Irene Eleanor Gyllencreutz [1885-1976] at St Martin's Church, London.

George Norman died at the Empire Hotel, Bath [12th April 1938] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £294,397 17/-.

Probate was granted to Robert Spencer (colour merchant), James Gordon Wood (no occupation), John Singleton Longbottom (chartered accountant), and Geoffrey Wilmer Wood (wool merchant).

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Speak, Henry
[1850-1887] Son of Jeremiah Speak.

Born 20th February 1850.

(Possibly) partner in Morton & Speak.

On 14th April 1870, he married Sarah Ann Law at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of James Law
 

Children:

  1. Herbert Henry [1871-1915]
  2. Blanche Evelyn [1872-1877]
  3. Frederick William [1878-1880]
  4. Florence Gertrude [b 1880]
  5. Margaret Law [1882-1965]
  6. Ethel Mary [b 1887]

In 1881, Herbert was living with his Law grandparents.

Henry died 14th August 1887.

Sarah Ann died 14th January 1897 (aged 43).

In 1901, the daughters were living with their Law grandparents.

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Speak, Herbert
[1889-1917] Son of Martha & William Speak of 17 Albert Street, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 20th November 1917 (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], on a memorial in Mount Zion Methodist Church, Mytholmroyd and Scout Road Wesleyan Chapel, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Speak, James
[1816-1862] Formerly of Callis Mill, Stansfield.

He died at Lowell, Massachusetts, USA [22nd March 1862]

Speak, James
[1868-1947] Son of John Speak.

He was a cotton weaver [1891] / a farmer [1901, 1911] / choir-master and organist at Blake Dean Chapel for 46 years.

The family had life-long connections with the Chapel.

In 1894, he married Mary Ann Walton [1870-19??] – from Burnley – whom he had met whilst seeking work in Nelson, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. Clement
  2. Alice

The family lived at

Speak, Janet Mary
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [1980-1981]

Speak, Jeremiah
[1820-1883] Son of Joseph Speak.

Born in Stainland [4th May 1820].


His epitaph at St Thomas's Church, Greetland says
BORN MAY 4TH 1819

but his baptism record gives the date as

4 May 1820

 

Baptised at Myrtle Grove Independent Church, Eastwood [1837].

He was a wool sorter [1851] / a wool merchant [1854] / a partner with George Normanton in J. Speak & Company [1856] / a shoddy bales and woollen manufacturer employing 5 men and 16 girls [1861] / a manufacturer of shoddy employing 45 hands [1871] / a partner in Speak & Normanton [until 1877] / a partner – with his son Alfred Speak – in Speak & Son [1882] / a wool merchant employing 24 men and 26 women [1881].

On 20th September 1847, he married Hannah [1812-1891] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah (née Allison) was born in Elland, and the widow of Jonas Appleyard.

She had 3 children by her first marriage

 

Children:

  1. Alfred
  2. Henry
  3. Sarah Jane [1855-1929]

The family lived at

  • Adelaide Place, Elland [1851]
  • West Vale [1861]
  • Springfield House, Elland [1871]
  • Longwood House, Elland [1881]

Living with them [in 1851] were son-in-law Joseph Appleyard [aged 14], son-in-law Richard Appleyard [aged 13] and son William Appleyard [aged 9].

Jeremiah died at home [23rd April 1883]

after a painful illness

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £3,621 8/4½d.

The will was proved by son Alfred, John Ely Eastwood (manufacturer of West Vale), and Enos Allison (engineer of West Vale).

Members of the family were buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Speak, John
[17??-18??] He was a farmer [1843].

On 11th April 1802, he married Sally Midgley.

Children:

  1. Nathan
  2. Grace [bapt 4th June 1805
  3. William [bapt 3rd January 1808
  4. Abraham [bapt 1810; bur Heptonstall 13th July 1824]
  5. Sally [bapt 1815]
  6. Mercy [bapt 1821] who married Henry Greenwood

The family lived at

  • Goose Hey, Heptonstall [1803, 1805]
  • Stocks, Erringden [1808]

Speak, John
[17??-18??] Woollen spinner at Hand Carr Mill, Luddendenfoot [1795]

Speak, John
[1765-18??]

He married Sarah [17??-18??].

Children:

  1. Grace [b Bankfoot, Heptonstall 22nd August 1791] who married [15th November 1840] Thomas Helliwell [1790-18??], labourer of Nell Coat, Stansfield, son of Joseph Helliwell, corn miller
  2. John [b 26th January 1796]

The family lived at 8 King Street, Stansfield [1791, 1796]

Speak, John
[1796-18??] He was an inn keeper at King Street, Stansfield [1841] / a beer seller at King Street, Stansfield [1851].

He married Mary [1798-18??].

Children:

  1. Betty [b 24th November 1816] who married [15th November 1840] John Thomas, silk spinner of Bridge Lane, Heptonstall, son of Abraham Thomas
  2. William [b 27th August 1818]
  3. Mary [1824-1827] who was buried at Heptonstall [4th December 1827]
  4. Richard
  5. Thomas [b 19th January 1831]
  6. John [b 19th May 1834]
  7. Young [b 19th May 1836]
  8. Ann [b 1840]
  9. Ellen [b 1844]

The children were born at 8 King Street, Stansfield.

The family lived at King Street, Stansfield [1841, 1851]

Speak, John
[1801-18??] He was a weaver of Sowerby [1822] / a weaver [1841] / a wool weaver [1851] / a hand loom weaver [1861].

On 14th August 1822, he married Jane Collins [1804-18??].


Jane came from Sowerby

She was a charwoman [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1823]
  2. William [b 1827]
  3. James [b 1830]
  4. John [b 1833]
  5. Mary [b 1838] who was a farmer of 13 acres [1861], & married [26th October 1856] James Haigh [1833-1???] (iron moulder), son of John Haigh, farmer
  6. Jabez [b 1840]

The family lived at

  • Well Head, Sowerby [1841]
  • 4 Well Head, Sowerby [1851]
  • Ing Head, Sowerby [1861]

Speak, John
[1809-18??] Born in Norland.

He was a woollen spinner [1851].

He married Ann [1808-18??]


Ann was born in Barkisland
 

They lived at Pickwood Cottage, Norland [1851]

Speak, John
[1832-1905] Son of William Speak.

Born in Crabtree Field, Stansfield [20th January 1833].

Baptised at Mount Zion Baptist Chapel, Heptonstall [20th January 1833].

He was a worsted weaver [1851] / a butter dealer [1861] / a farmer of 20 acres [1871, 1881] / a farmer [1891] / choir-master at Blake Dean Chapel for 45 years. He never missed a service in 32 years and walked across the moor in all weathers to attend church.

On 12th October 1863, he married Mary Uttley [1834-1883] from Heptonstall. Mary had an illegitimate daughter Dinah [b 1859].

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1865]
  2. William [b 1867]
  3. James
  4. John [b 1870]
  5. Mary [b 1872]
  6. Sarah [b 1875]

The family lived at Everil Shaw, Heptonstall [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1871] were visitors Susannah Uttley [aged 23] and Sarah Uttley [aged 2]

Speak, John
[1833-1928] Son of William Speak, farmer.

He was a farmer of Heptonstall [1863] / a farmer of 20 acres [1871, 1881] / a farmer [1891, 1901].

On 12th October 1863, he married Mary Uttley [1833-1???].


Mary, of Heptonstall, was the daughter of Betty & James Uttley, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1864]
  2. William [b 1866]
  3. James [b 1868]
  4. John [b 1870]
  5. Mary [b 1872]
  6. Sarah [b 1875]

The family lived at Everill Shaw, Heptonstall [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

Living with them [in 1871] were visitors Susannah Uttley [b  1848], Sarah Uttley [b 1869], & Dina Uttley [b 1853] (nurse) 

Speak, John
[1844-1931] Son of Paul Speak.

Born in Queensbury.

When his father died, Mountain Mill was left to him and his brother Paul to run. However John was more inclined to travel and scientific endeavours. In 1880, John left the business and Paul carried on alone.

He paid for Mountain Institute in memory of his parents [1913].

He built 4 almshouses in Kirton [1928].

He never married.

He died [13th January 1931] at The Grange, Kirton, Lincolnshire.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £559,698 16/1d to his nephews and nieces and to his greatnephew John Speak Watkinson.

See Poems in Peace & War

Speak, John Hubert
[1896-1916] Son of Sarah Ann & William Speak of Hudson Mill, Blackshaw, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 5th November 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at Carnoy Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref W 29]

Speak, Joseph
[1792-1855] Born at Stansfield [2nd June 1792].

Baptised at Myrtle Grove Independent Chapel, Eastwood [25th June 1837].

He was a wool comber of Stansfield [1813] / a foreman [1841] / a wool sorter [1851, 1855].

On 18th April 1813, he married Mary (Mally) Briggs [1791-1873] at Heptonstall.


Mary was baptised at Heptonstall [10th April 1792], and was the daughter of Mary & Moses Brigg, yeoman of Plumpton in Wadsworth
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1814]
  2. Martha [b 1818]
  3. Jeremiah
  4. John [b 1822]
  5. David [b 1827]
  6. Matilda [b 1832]
  7. Sarah [b 1835]
  8. Gibson who died in infancy and was buried at Birchcliffe Chapel
  9. Matilda who died in infancy and was buried at Birchcliffe Chapel

The first 7 children were baptised at Myrtle Grove [25th June 1837].

The family lived at

  • Charles Town, Lower Third, Stansfield [1841]
  • Cooper House, Mill Lane, Warley [1851]

He died at Denholme, Warley [25th May 1855]

He was buried at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [30th May 1855].

None of the graves in Birchcliffe Chapel have yet been located.

An obituary in the Halifax Guardian [16th June 1855] reported that

He was upwards of 30 years foreman to D. and J. Ashworth & Company, of Callis Mill

In 1861, his widow Mary was living at West Vale, Elland.

She died 6th January 1873 (aged 82).

She was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland in the Speak family grave there

Speak, Llewellyn
[1877-19??] Son of Samuel Siddal Speak.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a worsted mill hand [1891] / a mechanic [1897].

In September 1897, he sailed on the RMS Ionic to Wellington, New Zealand, where he was to work for Fred Sladen.

In 1899, a letter to Rev William Cunnor Evans, giving his account of the journey to New Zealand, was published in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle

In 1904, an account of his visit to Sowerby Bridge was published in the Sowerby Bridge Chronicle

Speak, Mary
[1???-1???] Of Sykes Terrace, Ovenden.

In 1891, she had lodgers:

David & Thomas were brothers.

Thomas & Florence later married

Speak, Nathan
[1802-1886] Son of John Speak.

Baptised 7th August 1803]

He was a woolcomber [1851, 1861] / a labourer [1871] / a woolcomber [1881].

He never married.

He lived at

  • High Lee, Sowerby [1841]
  • Rickardshaw, Bradford [a lodger with William & Catherina Jowett [1851]
  • New Bent, Sowerby [a visitor living with John Thorpe 1861]
  • Acre, Sowerby [1871]
  • Round House, Warley [1881]

He died in 1886 (aged 84) 

Speak, Paul
[1816-1878] Born at Kildwick.

He started work as a worsted spinner & manufacturer for his uncle John Clough who bought Mountain Mill. In 1854, Paul bought the Mill from Clough and set about upgrading and expanding. He established Paul Speak & Sons.

On 10th May 1841, he married Nancy Drake [1815-1884], born in Conistone.

Children:

  1. John [1841-1844]
  2. Alice [1842-1856]
  3. John
  4. James [1846-1848]
  5. Thomas [1849-1855]
  6. Dorothea [1853-1897] who married [11th June 1879] William Daniel Thornton
  7. Paul
  8. Nancy [1855-1895] who married [1886] Henry Elwis
  9. Thomas

Paul died [24th December 1878] at Mountain House.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £120,000.

Nancy died [12 June 1884] at the home of her son Thomas, Woodroyd, Bowling

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £1,804 5/8d. The children placed a reredos in her memory at St Stephen's Church, West Bowling

Speak, Paul
[1854-1914] Son of Paul Speak.

Born in Queensbury [14th August 1854].

He was partner in Paul Speak & Son / a manufacturer [1881] / a worsted manufacturer [1891] / a spinner and manufacturer (when he was a visitor staying at Papworth Hall, Caxton, Cambridgeshire) [1901] / a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1911].

When his father died, Mountain Mill was left to him and his brother John to run. However John was more inclined to travel and scientific endeavours. In 1880, John left the business and Paul carried on alone.

On 20th August 1879, he married Elizabeth Clough [1857-1???] in Skipton.


Elizabeth came from Kildwick, Yorkshire.

In 1871, she had been a boarder at a school at (possibly) Lower Willow Hall, Skircoat

 

Children:

  1. Paul
  2. Hannah Gertrude [b 1883]
  3. Alice Dora
  4. Hilda Mary [b 1887]

The family lived at

Paul died at Laurel Bank [19th May 1914] (aged 59).

He was buried at Church of the Holy Trinity, Queensbury

See Speak Institute

Speak, Paul
[1881-1961] Son of Paul Speak.

Born in Bradshaw.

He was a worsted spinner's manager [1901] / a partner in Paul Speak & Son [1905] / a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1911].

He lived at Laurel Bank, Holmfield.

He died at Laurel Bank [31st July 1961].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £503,219 2/11d

Speak, Peter
[1895-1917] Son of Sarah Jane & John Speak of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 10th February 1917 (aged 23).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref O V H 5].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Speak, Richard
[1807-18??] He was a weaver of Heptonstall [1832] / a cotton weaver [1841] / a besom maker [1851].

On 1st November 1832, he married Olive Fielding [1804-1881].

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1833]
  2. William [b 1836]
  3. James [b 1840]
  4. John [b 1843]
  5. Richard [b 1846]

The family lived at

  • High Gate, Hebden Bridge [1841]
  • Butcher Hill, Walsden [1851]

Living with them [in 1841] were Betty Fielding [b  1824] Thomas Fielding [b 1830]

Olive died in 1881 (aged 77).

Speak, Richard
[1830-1???] Son of John Speak.

Born at 8 King Street, Stansfield [23rd August 1830].

He was a blacksmith [1851, 1858, 1861, 1881].

On 7th August 1858, he married Mary Marshall [1826-1???].


Mary, of Stansfield, was the daughter of William Marshall
 

The family lived at

  • Nellcoat Street, Stansfield [with Mary's parents 1861]
  • 7 Nellcoat Street, Stansfield [1881]

Living with them [in 1881] were boarders: Grace Marshall [b 1847] (weaver), and John William Marshall [b 1861] (spinner) 

Speak, Richard
[1861-1???] Son of William Speak.

He was a fustian cutter of King Street, Stansfield [1887]

On 26th December 1887, he married Sarah Speak [1865-1???].


Sarah, of Park Farm, Erringden, was the daughter of John Speak, farmer
 

Speak, Samuel Siddal
[1850-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a blanket finisher [1881] / a foundry labourer [1891] / a stationary engine tenter [1901].

In 1873, he married Ann Leach [1849-1???] from Norland, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Alice [b 1874]
  2. Llewellyn
  3. John Bilton [b 1881]
  4. Herbert William [b 1884]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1887]

The family lived at

  • Sowerby [1881]
  • 8 Cavendish Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Montague Road, Sowerby Bridge [1899]
  • 29 Sowerby New Road, Boston Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]

Speak, T. A.
[18??-19??] Of Montague Street, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – contusions of the head and body – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Speak, Thomas
[18??-1???] Of Walsden. On 12th April 1869, he was convicted at Salford Quarter Sessions of passing base coins at Todmorden, and was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment.

See Coiners

Speak, Thomas
[1858-1906] Son of Paul Speak.

Born in Queensbury.

He inherited a considerable sum from his father and travelled much.

He never married.

He died [14th September 1906] in Edinburgh.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £13,428 14/5d.

Speak, Thomas Albert
[1863-1???] Son of William Thomas Speak, a dyer of Brighouse.

He was a dyer [1886].

In [Q3] 1886, he married Louisa Farrar in Halifax.


Louisa, of Park Place, Southowram, was the daughter of
John Farrar
 

Speak, Trevor
[1923-1944] Son of Annie & Clement Speak of Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the destroyer HMS Stevenstone.

He died 30th November 1944 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England [Grave Ref 86 2]

Speak, William
[17??-18??]

He (possibly) married Betty Judson.

Children:

  1. Tommy [bapt Highgate, Heptonstall 8th June 1791]
  2. John [bapt Highgate, Heptonstall 12th February 1793]
  3. Jimmy [bapt Heptonstall 7th July 1796]
  4. Jimmy [buried 1st May 1802]
  5. Richard [b Pilling End, Heptonstall 12nd July 1806]

Speak, William
[18??-18??] Stuff manufacturer at Halifax.

In 1851, he was declared bankrupt

Speak, William
[1806-18??] Born in Heptonstall.

He was a weaver of Everill Shaw, Heptonstall [1824] / a farmer of 16 acres employing no labourers [1851].

On 9th December 1824, he married Betty Southwell [1806-1???] at St Thomas à Becket, Heptonstall.


Betty, from Stansfield, was the daughter of James Southwell
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b Earlees, Stansfield 30th May 1826] who married [23rd April 1848] Thomas Uttley (24) Bachelor, of School End, Heptonstall son of John Uttley (decd) a weaver
  2. Grace [b Earlees 2nd September 1828] who married Timothy Barrit
  3. Betty [b Crabtree Field, Stansfield 13th January 1831]
  4. John
  5. Susan [b Crabtree Field 20th December 1836] who married William Uttley
  6. Hannah [b Haverill Shaw 22/5/1837]
  7. Ellen [b 1839]
  8. Sarah [b 1842]
  9. Olive [b 1844] who married Joseph Walton
  10. William [b 1846]
  11. Esther [b 1848]
  12. Elizabeth Ann [b 1850]

The family lived at

Betty was a widow and a farmer of 15 acres [1861]

Living with them [in 1861] was granddaughter [?] Lettice Speak [b 1857]

Speak, William
[1819-1???] Son of William Speak.

He was a blacksmith [1851, 1871, 1881].

He married 8th February 1847 Susannah Mitchell [1821-1???].


Susannah was the daughter of John Mitchell
 

Children:

  1. Squire [b 1847]
  2. Mary [b 1849]
  3. John [b 1852]
  4. Richard

The family lived at

  • Coal Yard, Erringden [1851]
  • King Street, Stansfield [1871, 1881]

Speak, William
[1833-1???] Son of Jonathan Speak, weaver.

He was a train driver of Northowram [1877].

On 18th January 1877, he married Ellen Toplis [1845-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen, of Halifax, was the daughter of Robert Toplis, weaver
 

 

Speak surname
Other forms of the surname include Speake and Speight.

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

Derived from a Middle English word for the woodpecker

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Speak, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Speak:


Marriages 1809, 1835, 1858, 1899, 1915
 



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