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James Spence - Scotland

Postby florna1 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:15 pm

My 3 X Great Grand Father is James Spence.
I think(!)
a. He was born in Auchterhouse in 1792
b. He married Susan Smith in 1808
c. He died pre 1882
d. He was a schoolteacher
e. He had at least 3 children - James; George; Margaret.
Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me some accurate info to help me check all of the above details? It is difficult as Spence seems to be a popular surname in Scotland.
Many thanks for any help you can give.
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Re: James Spence - Scotland

Postby carobradford » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:26 pm

Sixteen was very young for a chap to marry. What are the sources of the dates you have so far?
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Re: James Spence - Scotland

Postby MayHam » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:14 am

There is a person on Ancestry who has done some research on this line.
http://person.ancestry.ca/tree/88341006 ... 0263/facts

The sources I've found are as follows.

James Spence, schoolmaster
15 Sep 1791, Auchterhouse= Margaret Hill
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Name
James Spence
Gender
Male
Christening Date
03 Jul 1792
Christening Place
AUCHTERHOUSE,ANGUS,SCOTLAND
Father's Name
James Spence
Mother's Name
Margaret Hill
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBC8-J7P

Name
James Spence
Spouse's Name
Susan Smith
Event Date
04 Jun 1808
Event Place
Auchterhouse,Angus,Scotland
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTJ1-QMS

Name
James Spence (Jr.)
Gender
Male
Christening Date
29 Oct 1808
Christening Place
AUCHTERHOUSE,ANGUS,SCOTLAND
Birth Date
11 Oct 1808
Father's Name
James Spence
Mother's Name
Susan Smith
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBC8-J3D

Name
George Addison Spence
Gender
Male
Christening Date
20 Jul 1811
Christening Place
AUCHTERHOUSE,ANGUS,SCOTLAND
Birth Date
04 Jul 1811
Father's Name
James Spence
Mother's Name
Susan Smith
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBCZ-YHQ

Name
Margaret Boyd Spence
Gender
Female
Christening Date
05 Jun 1813
Christening Place
AUCHTERHOUSE,ANGUS,SCOTLAND
Birth Date
14 May 1813
Father's Name
James Spence
Mother's Name
Susan Smyth
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBCZ-G6V

Name
James Spence (Jr.)
Spouse's Name
Christian Macglashan
Event Date
13 Apr 1833
Event Place
Perth,Perth,Scotland
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY3K-K9S

James SPENCE (Jr.), schoolmaster
d.10 Nov 1882, St. George, Midlothian
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

I have more on James Spence Jr. but can't find the others.

James Jr. died in Edinburgh. I note he and his father were both called schoolmasters.
There is a Robert Spence, schoolmaster of Edinburgh, who left a will in 1742, James Sr.'s father?
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

I also note there was a James Spence born nearby in Rescobie in 1803 to a James Spence and Jane Anderson. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XB6F-HPJ
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Re: James Spence - Scotland

Postby florna1 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:20 pm

Many thanks to Carobradford and MayHam for your replies. I will look into all the info MayHam has sent and look into the question Carobradford asks.
Onc eagain thanks for your interest.
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