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Surnames of Co. Down: Spears, Speers, Spiers
& other variants

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Name  
.  Parish Information Reference
SPIERE family Donaghadee came over from Scotland with Hugh Montgomery in 1603 as tradesmen to help build the port & town HN
Misses . SPEER . Newry lived in Downshire Road in 1852 POD
. Adam SPEERS . Holywood & Knockbreda son of John Speers; married Annie Shaw 28 Jun 1862 in Knockbreda ; father of John b. 26 Sep 1868 (regd. Holywood) & Arthur b. 31 Jan 1872 & Henry Alexander b. 29 Jul 1873 (regd. Castlereagh) CR
. Adam SPEERS B.Sc. Holywood principal of Sullivan Upper Intermediate School in 1910 POD
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Alexander
SPEIRE . Greyabbey emigrated from Scotland as part of Montgomery's plantation in 1617; died 1669, a "servitor" to Sir Hugh Montgomery of Braidstone; s ettled at Gray Abbey; Letters of Denization 28 November 1617 PE; PRONI D627/1; George Speer
. Alexander SPEERS . Kilbroney died 12 Apr 1889 aged 79; husband of Ellen who died 17 Jul 1878 aged 67; buried Rostrevor cemetery MIs
. Alexander SPEERS . Kilcoo husband of Catherine Chambers ; father of Eizabeth bpt. 29 Mar 1818 at Bryansford Church of Ireland PR
. Alexander SPEERS . Kilkeel witness at the marriage of John Roney & Sally Doyle of Brackney 1 Jul 1844 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
. Alexander SPEERS . Kilkeel husband of Anne Skillen; father of William b. 14 Jan 1870 CR
. Alexander SPIERS . Kilkeel sponsor at the baptism of Mary Anne , daughter of Terence & Matilda McCartan 25 Sep 1870 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
. Alexander SPEERS . Kilkeel b. 1848, son of John & Elizabeth Speers; married Mary McClenaghan 7 Mar 1878 at Mourne Presbyterian Church & setlled in Aughnaloopy; father of Annie, ellen, Maggie, Mary Jane, John Alexander, & Samuel HPA p158,162
. Andrew SPIRES . Drumballyroney of Moneygore ; leased a house in 1863 from William N. Ferguson GV
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Andrew
SPIERS . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; husband of Sarah Gibson; father of John b. 3 Mar 1869 & Mary Ann b. 14 Apr 1871 CR
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Andrew
SPIRES . Loughinisland regd. Clough; husband of Rose Doyle ; father of William b. 31 May 1872 CR
. Andrew SPIERS . Seapatrick regd. Banbridge; son of Andrew Spiers ; aged 22 married Susanna Dunlop 27 Sep 1856 CR
Miss Anna Jane SPEARS . Newtownards wife of Robert Bell ; mother of James b. 19 Apr & bpt. 14 Jun 1845 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Betty SPIRES   Drumballyroney wife of Robert Beattie ; mother of William bpt. 25 Feb 1832 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR
Miss
Betty
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; mother of Joseph b. 8 Jan 1869 CR
Miss Catherine SPEERS . Kilkeel wife of James McKibbin of Mullertown; mother of Robert b. 2 Jun & bpt . 11 Jun 1843 at Annalong Presbyterian Church PR
. David SPEAR .
Dromore
will probated 1810 IIW V4 p142
. David SPEER(S) . Drumballyroney husband of Isabella McNielly ; father of David b. 28 Aug & bpt. 6 Sep 1826 & Alexander bbpt. 24 May 1831 & William John b. 26 May & bpt. 7 Jul 1836 at Ballyroney Presbyterian church PR
. David & William SPIERS . Drumballyroney of Annahunchigo; leased 6 acres in 1849 from Annesley estate, rent for 1/2 year was £4.0.8 ; in arrears by £4.0.8 AERR
David SPEARS   Drumballyroney husband of Ann Jane Kennedy; father of Jane Isabella bpt. 1 Mar 1860 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR; Terry Kennedy
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David
SPIERS
SPEERS
. Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Sarah Penny; father of David b. 14 Jul 1869 & William John b. 5 Mar 1872 & Mary Jane b. 6 Jul 1874 CR
. David SPEERS . Newry son of Alexander Speers ; married Marianne Little 23 Jun 1854 CR
Mrs. Eliza SPIERS . Ballyculter of Castleward; a housekeeper & widow (maiden name Dunne) ; when full age , married Francis Grahan of Castleward 30 Jul 1864 at Strangford Presbyterian Church by Rev. Aaron Wilkie ; witnesses were James .... & Esther Coates PR; LR 2005 p67
Miss Eliza SPIERS . Drumballyroney wife of David Rowan; mother of Margaret b. 31 Jan & bpt. 24 Apr 1891 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR
Mrs. Eliza SPEARS . Drumbo daughter of Joseph George; a widow;married James McCartney 19 Dec 1855 CR
Miss
Eliza/ Elizabeth
SPIERS
SPEIRS
. Drumbo regd. Ballylesson; wife of Samuel Gilliland; mother of Jams b. 1869 & Matilda b.1871  
Miss Eliza SPEERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; wife of William Hutchison ; mother of David b. 1873 CR
Miss
Eliza Jane (Betty)
SPEERS/ SPIERS/ SPEARS . Kilkeel daughter of Alexander Speers; married Samuel McGowan 8 Feb 1860; mother of John b. 1868 & Samuel b. 1872 CR
Miss Eliza SPEERS . Kilkeel daughter of John & Elizabeth Speers; married James McClenaghan 21 Mar 1878 HPA p158
Miss Ellen SPEARS . Kilkeel daughter of William & Mary Jane Speers from Leitrim; married James Annett 21 Jul 1910 at Rostrevor Presbyterian Church HPA p81
Miss Esther (Essay) SPIERS/ SPEERS . Drumgath regd. Rathfriland; wife of William Chambers ; mother of female child b. 1868 & William b. 1869 & Elizabeth b. 1872 CR
G. SPEARS Seapatrick Banbridge area; fought & died in 1st World War War Memorial
. George SPIERS . Newry son of William Spiers ; married Mrs. Laetitia Hadzor (nee McMahon) 6 Jul 1850 CR
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George
SPIERS . Newry died 9 May 1884 aged 82; husband of Letitia; buried Ryans Presbyterian graveyard MIs
. Hannah SPEER . Seapatrick a Protestant in Banbridge in 1766 SHPR
. Henry SPIERS . Bright of Killough area; a farmer in 1910 POD
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Henry
SPIERS . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; husband of Jane Hill; father of Charlotte Elizabeth b. 19 Nov 1870 CR
Mr. Henry SPIERS . Kilmegan of Dundrinne; married Charlotte Morrison of Downpatrick 13 Dec 1838 by Rev. S.C. Nelson, reported 28 Dec 1838 BN
. Henry SPIERS . Kilmegan of Dundrinne ; leased a house & 19 acres in 1863 from Earl Annesley GV
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Henry
SPIRES . Maghera of Drumee; leased 8 acres from Arthur Annesley & leased out 4 farms in 1863 GV
. Hugh SPEERS . Annahilt of Ballylintogh; father of Joseph bpt. 1803 & James bpt. 1809 & Hugh bpt. 6 Apr 1816 at Annahilt Presbyterian Church; family emigrated to Ivy, Ontario, Canada in 1836 PR; Alex Speers
. Hugh SPIERS
SPEARS
. Annahilt of Ballylintogh; leased land in 1813 & 1830 from Earl of Hillsborough FR
. Hugh SPIERS . Annahilt of Ballycrune; leased land in 1830 from Lord Downshire FR
. Hugh SPEERS . Annahilt son of Hugh Speers ; aged 32 married Mary Hodgims 16 Mar 1852 CR
. Hugh SPEARS . Annahilt of Cargygray; husband of Janey;mentioned in Robert Mateer's diary of 1887; for full transcript see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb. com/ ~taughannock/crosmatr/index.htm delete spaces
Hugh
SPEERS Holywood of Ballykeel; a farmer; b. 1903, son of James Speers & Agnes Jeffrey; married Mary Elizabeth Graham in 1928 at 1st Holywood Presbyterian Church PR
. Hugh SPEERS . Kilkeel of Carginagh; husband of Catherine Burns; father of John bpt. 13 Apr 1851 (sponsors were Michael Burns & Mary Cunningham) & Elizabeth bpt. 4 Jun 1854 (sp. Bernard Byrne & Mary Murphy) at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
. Hugh SPEARS
SPIERS
. Kilkeel son of Samuel Speers; married Anne Hanna 16 Mar 1854; father of Hugh b. 30 Mar 1866 & Thomas John b. 15 May 1868 & Margaret Anne b. 7 Sep 1870 CR
Hugh SPEERS senior Kilkeel of Aughnaloopy; died 16 Aug 1912 aged 60; husband of Charlotte Cousins (2nd wife) ; father of Hugh (from 1st wife) ; left effects of £317.11.9 HPA p73/ PRONI Wills
Hugh SPEARS junior Kilkeel of Aughnaloopy; son of Hugh Speers ; husband of Annie Elizabeth Orr ; father of Hugh & Jocelyn & 2 remote lawful issue; died 1914 aged 27 ; left effects of £397.10.2 including left 2 seaweed beds in Mill bay worth £40 HPA p44,73/PRONI Wills
. Hugh SPEERS . Newtownards a fireman of Newtownards ; son of Hugh Speers (a weaver ) ; married Agnes Jane Shaw 20 Dec 1895 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church, witnesses were Michael Cooney & Jane Bryan ; father of William Rankin Johnston Speers b. 21 Mar & bpt. 5 May 1897 & Hugh b. 12 Dec 1898 & bpt. 26 Jan 1899 & Alexander Johnston Speers b. 26 Aug & bpt. 9 Sep 1901 & Norman b. 22 Nov 1902 at 1st Presbyterian PR
Miss Isabella SPIRES   Drumballyroney wife of Thomas Hutchison ; mother of James b. 30 May & bpt. 18 Jun 1836 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Isabella SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; wife of James Trimble ; mother of William George b. 1872 CR
J SPEERS/SPIERS Comber volunteered & served with 'B' Company, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 1st World War War Memorial; RCDJB p30
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James
SPEERS . ? born Co. Down; a Protestant; aged 20, joined the Royal Irish Constabulary (service #5424) in 29 May 1843 ; posted to Co. Sligo FHL # 856058
. James SPEAR .
Dromore
of Ballyvicknakelly; copy of will probated 1819 IIW V4 p142
. James SPEER . Drumballyroney husband of Jane Geddis ; father of John b. 24 Mar & bpt. 18 May 1828 at Ballyroney Presbyterian church PR
. James SPEERS . Drumballyroney husband of Ann Geddis ; father of child b. & bpt. 15 Apr 1830 & Thomas bpt. 18 Jun 1832 & Sarah Ann b. 19 Mar & bpt. 7 Apr 1836 & Betty b. 15 Aug & bpt. 24 Aug 1843 at Ballyroney Presbyterian church PR
. James SPIRES . Drumballyroney husband of Ann Jane Ramsay ; father of Mary Ann b. 1 Jun & bpt. 7 Jul 1836 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR
. James SPIERS . Drumballyroney of Annahunchigo; leased 2 acres in 1849 from Annesley estate, rent for 1/2 year was £1.11.6 ; in arrears by £1.11.6 AERR
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James
SPIERS . Drumballyroney & Drumgath son of John Spiers; married Sarah Anne Kennedy 7 Feb 1860 in Drumballyroney; father of male child b. 10 Dec 1867 (regd. Rathfriland) CR
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James
SPIERS . Drumgath son of William Spiers; married Agnes Henry 22 Jan 1847; father of Elizabeth b. 22 Jan 1868 (regd. Rathfriland) BVR; CR
. James SPIERS .
Drumgooland
of Drumadonald; will probated 1805 IIW V4 p142
. James SPIERS . Drumgooland of Drumadonnel; a farmer; son of Henry Spiers (a farmer); married Elizabeth Mark of Tirygory 27 Nov 1850 at Ballyroney Church, witnesses were James Mark & James Mark (sic) of Tirkelly PR; Mark Family Tree in PRONI
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James
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Mary Anne Dickson; father of James b. 4 May 1868 & William b. 1 Nov 1870 & Eliza Ann b. 20 May 1873 CR
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James
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Mary Jane Owens; father of Margarett b. 16 Aug 1868 CR
James
SPEERS Holywood of Ballyhackamore; leased a house in 1863 from James Davidson GV
Rev.
James
SPEERS . Holywood of Ballymisert; leased a house, Chester Cottage, & a garden in 1863 from rep.Samuel Boyle GV
. James SPEERS . Holywood of Ballykeel; a labourer then farmer ; married Agnes Jeffray in 1889; father of Mary Elizabeth bpt. 1890 & William Samuel bpt. 1893 & John bpt. 1895 & Susanna bpt. 1896 & Agnes bpt. 1898 & Martha bpt. 1899 & James bpt. 1901 & Hugh bpt. 1903 & Sarah bpt. 1904 at 1st Holywood Presbyterian Church PR
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James
SPIERS . Kilcoo regd. Bryansford; husband of Jane Newsam; father of William Henry b. 27 Nov 1869 & Charlotte b. 20 Feb 1874 CR
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James
SPIERS . Maghera aged 19, ploughing father's field and discovered underground souterrain Feb 1939 WDG p40
. James SPIERS . Newtownards son of Samuel Spiers ; aged 28 married Mary Smith 24 Sep 1860 CR
Miss Jane SPIERS/SPEERS   Drumballyroney wife of Alexander Radcliff ; mother of David bpt. 4 Mar 1832& Mary Ann b. 30 Apr & bpt. 28 May 1835 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Jane SPIERS . Drumgooland daughter of Robert Spiers ; married William McClimon 1 Apr 1856 CR
Miss Jane SPIERS . Kilcoo wife of George Trusdal; mother of Elizabeth bpt. 3 Oct 1818 at Bryansford Church of Ireland PR ;FHL # 823750
Miss Jane SPIERS . Kilkeel wife of John McKee of Ballymageough ; mother of James b. 6 Sep & bpt. 7 Sep 1840 & John b. 20 Jan & bpt. 8 Mar 1846 at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Jane SPEARS . Kilkeel daughter of Samuel Spears from Aughnaloopy; aged 16, married James Keown from Leitrim 12 Nov 1857 at Mourne Presbyterian Church ; mother of James bpt. 24 Apr 1859 & Mary Jane bpt. 14 Apr 1863 at Moirne Presbyterian Church & Robert b. 6 May 1867 ; a widow by 1901 HPA p128
Miss Jane SPEERS . Kilkeel attended Ballinran school c. 1890 MO 7/03
Miss Jane SPEARS . Newtownards wife of James Milikin; mother of James b. 16 Jul & bpt. 11 Nov 1858 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
. Jane & Margaret SPEERS . Saintfield straw bonnet makers in 1846 POD
. John SPEER . Ballee of Spittle Ballee; western half of Ballysallagh demised to him by Provost Baldwin 29 Aug 1752; he then sold it to James Crawford 16 Sep 1772 DR 23/1/1869 Hanna
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John
SPEERS . Comber of Castle St,m Comber; leased a house, office, yard & small garden & in Ballymagaughey, leased 2 acres in 1863 from Marquis of Londonderry & leased out 4 houses next door GV
. John SPEERS . Comber husband of Agnes Patton; father of William John b. 8 Jan 1868 CR
. John SPEERS . Down married Jane Anderson 25 Apr 1723 at Downpatrick Church of Ireland PR
. John SPEAR junior
senior
Down

of Downpatrick; lessee of West Ballysallagh in 1752; owner of land in Ballycruttle which was given to build Catholic church in 1783

O'L V1 p 198, 308
 . John SPEIRS Down a churchwarden at Downpatrick Church of Ireland in 1781 DAIPC p13
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John

SPIARS/ SPIERS
. Drumballyroney & Drumgooland son of Joseph Spiars; married Agnes Finney 17 Jul 1862 in Drumballyroney ; father of Sarah b. 20 Apr 1871 (regd. Ballyward) CR
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John
SPIERS . Drumgath a farmer in 1881 POD
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John
SPIERS . Drumgooland of Cloghskelt; a farmer ; leased land from Trevor family in Crossgar, Dromara, lease dated 25 Mar 1829 TEP; PRONI D/778/1028A
. John SPIRES .
Drumgooland
of Cloghskelt; will probated 1838 IIW V4 p142
. John SPIRES . Drumgooland son of Henry Spires ; married Jane Trimble 27 Feb 1847 CR
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John
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Nancy Irvine/ Ervin; father of Margarett Martin Spiers b. 3 Oct 1868 & Essy b. 1 Jul 1870 CR
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John
SPIERS . Drumgooland son of James Spiers; married Mary Whigham 5 Sep 1861; father of Mary b. 16 Nov 1868 & James Andrew b. 28 Apr 1871 (regd. Ballyward) CR
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John
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of margaret Dugan ; father of Agnes b. 25 Apr 1872 CR
. John SPIERS . Kilcoo leased 10 acres in Newcastle from Annesley Estate in 1849 for half yearly rent of £6.3.3 , in arrears by £12.6.6 & another 7 acres for £4.1.0 (in arrears by £ 8.2.0) WDG p264
. John SPEER . Kilkeel of Ballinra; will dated 1782 IIW V4 p176
. John SPIERS
SPEERS
SPEARS
. Kilkeel of Leitrim then Aughnaloopy ; son of William Spears; married widow Eliza(beth) Ann Doran 14 Jun 1846 ; father of Anne b. 21 Dec & bpt. 24 Dec 1843 & James b. 29 Jan & bpt. 11 Feb 1844 & Margaret b. 1 May 1849 & John b.c. 1850 (married Margaret Scott) & Alexander b.c. 1851 & Mary b. 14 May & bpt. 4 Dec 1851 & Eliza b. 1 Oct 1854 & Jane b. 1857 at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR; HPA p93,156,162
. John SPEERS . Kilkeel husband of Mary Keown; father of Ellen b. 19 Oct 1870 & William b. 10 May 1873 & Robert b. 9 Jun & bpt. 9 Sep 1875 at Kilkeel Presbyterian Church CR; PR
. John SPEERS . Kilkeel b.c. 1850, son of John Speers & Elizabeth Doran of Aughnaloopy ; married Margaret Scott from Ballinran 20 Jan 1871 at Mouerne Presbyterian Church ; father of John b. 1871 & Robert . 1878 & setlled in Ballinran HPA p162
John SPEERS Knockbreda of 70 Castlereagh Rd , East Belfast; a grocer in 1902 POD
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John
SPIERS . Knockbreda b. 1888 in Scotland; Church of Ireland; husband of Susan b. 1891 in Co. Down; married 2 years with one child born; father of William b. 1909 in Belfast; living at 82 Island St, Belfast in 1911 1911 census
. John SPIERS . Loughinisland married Mary Ann Smyth 21 Jun 1838 at Seaforde Church of Ireland PR
. John SPIRES . Newtownards of Newtownards ; husband of Anna Clerk ; father of James b. 28 Jun & bpt. 17 Aug 1848 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
Mrs. John SPEERS . Saintfield a spirit dealer in 1892 POD
. Joseph SPIERS . Drumballyroney aged 55 married Margaret Thomas 13 Sep 1847 CR
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Joseph
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Martha Anne Trusdale; father of John b. 9 Jan 1871 & William b. 23 Dec 1873 CR
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Joseph
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Mary Coulter; father of Mary b. 25 Jun 1871  
Miss M. SPEERS . Kilkeel wife of Daniel Haughian/ Haughen; mother of Robert bpt. 16 Dec 1848 (sponsors were J.C. & M. Haughian) & Anne bpt. 8 Feb 1850 (sp. Robert Haughen & C. Haughen) at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
Miss
Margaret
SPEERS . Comber wife of Henry Burgess; mother of Susanna b. 1869 & Mary Ann b. 1871 & Martha Jane b. 1873 CR
Miss Margaret SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; wife of John Moffett; mother of Joseph b. 1865 CR
Miss
Margaret
SPEERS . Drumgooland regd.Ballyward; wife of Andy McCauley; mother of Sarah b. 1868 CR
. Margaret SPEERS . Newtownards of Conway Square, Newtownards; leased a house, offices & yard in 1863 from Robert Turnley GV
Miss Maggie SPIRES . Newtownards wife of Hugh McGivern; mother of Hugh b. 15 Jan & bpt. 24 Apr 1872 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Martha SPEER . Down married James Campbell 9 Aug 1727 at Downpatrick Church of Ireland PR
Miss Martha SPIERS . Drumgooland daughter of John Spiers ; married David Adams 25 Jan 1853 CR
Miss 
Martha
SPEERS Holywood of Ballykeel; b. 1899, daughter of James Speers & Agnes Jeffrey; married Samuel McDowell in 1943 at 1st Holywood Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Mary SPYERS . Aghaderg regd. Loughbrickland; wife of Robert Adams ; mother of Robert b. 1869 & William b. 1871 & Hugh b. 1874 CR
Miss Mary Jane SPYERS . Aghaderg regd. Loughbrickland; wife of Alexander Craig ; mother of Sarah Jane b. 1873 CR
Miss
Mary Ann
SPEERS . Comber wife of Samuel Smith/ Smyth ; mother of John b. 1868 & Margaret Jane b. 1873 CR
Miss Mary SPIERS . Drumballyroney wife of John Mark of Roughan who died 1863; mother of David & Susanna & Rev. John Mark & Mener bpt. 20 May 1820 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church & Margaret Ann b. 19 Jul 1827 & Joseph bpt. 28 Feb 1829 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church PR; Mark Family Tree in PRONI
Miss Mary Sarah/ Sally SPEERS
SPEARS
. Drumballyroney, Drumgooland & Dromore wife of James Rowan;, mother of Andrew b. 29 Nov & bpt. 9 Dec 1866 at Ballyroney Presbyterian Church & David b. 14 Mar & bpt. 17 May 1869 at Ballyronmey Presbyterian Church (regd. Ballyward) & Alexander b. 1872 (regd. Dromore) PR; CR
Miss
Mary / Maryanne
SPEERS
SPEIRS
. Drumbo regd. Ballylesson; wife of John McCullough; mother of Margaret b. 1865 & Christina b. 1867 & Ellen b. 1869 & John b. 1871 & Mary Eliza b. 1873 CR
Miss Mary SPIERS . Kilkeel wife of Samuel McDonald of Carginagh ; mother of James b. 12 Mar & bpt. 13 Mar 1842 Jane b. 4 Jan & bpt. 20 Jan 1844 at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Mary SPIERS . Kilkeel from Leitrim; wife of John Mills of Leitrim ; mother of Anne b. 18 Aug & bpt. 21 Sep 1842 at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR; HPA p129
Miss Mary Jane SPIERS . Kilkeel wife of Robert Brown of Carginagh ; mother of Samuel b. 8 May & bpt. 23 May 1845 at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Mary Margaret SPEERS . Kilkeel b. 12 Oct 1851, daughter of William Speers & Margaret Hanna of Aughnaloopy; left for Amherst Island, Canada & married Canadian James McMath 15 Mar 1876 HPA p157
Miss Mary Jane SPEERS . Kilkeel wife of Alexander McConnell of Brackney ; mother of Ann bpt. 15 Aug 1855 (sponsor was Betty Higgins) at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
Miss Mary Jane SPEERS . Kilkeel married John Irvine 15 Jun 1869 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church, witnesses were William Higgins & Ellen Philips PR
Miss Mary SPEARS/ SPEERS . Kilkeel wife of James Beek/Beck; mother of Mary Margaret b. 1868 & Thomas b. 1871 CR
Miss Mary Margaret SPEERS . Kilkeel bpt. 19 Mar 1877 at Mourne Presbyterian Church, daughter of Samuel Speers & Jane McClenaghan of Aughnaloopy; a sewer; aged 36, married Richard Forsyth from Ballinran 23 Oct 1913 HPA p162
Miss
Mary
SPEERS/ SPEARS . Killyleagh married Isaiah Moore 30 Dec 1865 at Killyleagh 1st Presbyterian Church; mother of Sarah b. 1868 & Isaiah b. 1872 PR; CR
Miss
Mary Anne
SPIRES
SPERES
. Loughinisland regd. Clough; wife of William Radcliffe; mother of Martha Anne b. 1866 & Esther b. 1867 & Priscilla b. 1870 & Alfred b. 1872 & Derothea b. 1874 CR
Miss Mary SPEARS . Newry daughter of Alexander Spears; aged 22 married Alexander McDowell 16 Mar 1860 CR
Miss
Mary
SPIRES
SPEERS
. Newtownards wife of Samuel Mawhiney; mother of Samuel b. 1869 & Margaret b. 1871 & twins Agnes & Robert b. 1873 CR
. Michael SPEERS . Down married Ellen McKay 28 Feb 1715 at Downpatrick Church of Ireland PR
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Michael
SPEERS . Kilkeel sponsor at the baptism of John, son of Alexander & Ellen Haughian 1 Jan 1864 at Lower Mourne Catholic Church PR
. Nathaniel SPEER . Seapatrick leased 18 acres in Ballyvally from Solomon Whyte Esq. in 1728 SWE- map
Miss Rachel SPIERS . Drumgooland daughter of James Spiers ; married Samuel Linton 31 May 1853 CR
Miss Rebecca SPIRES . Dromara married James Wallace 25 Jun 1836 at Dromara 1st Presbyterian Church PR
. Robert SPIERS . Drumgooland son of John Spiers ; married Nancy Patterson 27 Jan 1853 CR
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Robert
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Mary Kelso; father of Susannah b. 26 Apr 1866 & James Henry b. 26 Mar 1869 CR
. Robert James SPIERS . Garvaghy a member of General Vestry of Garvaghy Church of Ireland in 1925 ARF
Miss
Rose Ann
SPIERS . Drumgath regd. Rathfriland; wife of Matthew Ratcliffe; mother of William John b. 1869 CR
S SPEERS Comber volunteered & served in 1st World War War Memorial
Capt. S. SPEAR
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Kilbroney a resident of Rostrevor in 1824 POD
. Samuel SPIERS . ? from mid Down; served with 'C' Company, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 1st World War RCDJB p33
. Samuel SPEERS . Drumballyroney father of Ann bpt. 3 Nov 1820 at Ballyroney Presbyterian church PR
. Samuel SPEER . Drumballyroney husband of Margaret Trimble ; father of Mary Sarah b. 18 Mar & bpt. 4 May 1827 & Joseph b. 9 Aug & bpt. 22 Sep 1829 & David bpt. 8 Sep 1831 & Elizabeth b. 8 Feb & bpt. 6 Mar 1834 at Ballyroney Presbyterian church PR
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Samuel
SPIERS . Drumballyroney & Drumgooland son of Josias Spiers; married Anges/ Nancy McClimon 22 Jan 1856 in Drumballyroney; father of James b. 3 Oct 1870 (regd. Ballyward) CR
. Samuel SPIER . Kilkeel with Roger McIlpatrick , leased the lower 1/3rd of Ballinran townland for 31 years from 21 Sep 1752 PRONI D207/19/104
Samuel SPEERS Kilkeel of Aughnaloopy; leased 16 acres in 1830 TAB/HPA p27
. Samuel SPEERS . Kilkeel

son of Alexander & Ann Speers of Aughnaloopy ; married Margaret Speers (daughter of William Speers & Margaret Hanna) in 2 Jun 1870 in Lennox , Ontario, Canada

HPA p156
. Samuel James SPIERS . Kilkeel of Leitrim & Ballymageogh; husband of Margaret Cousins; father of Margaret Ann b. 24 Dec 1895 & bpt. 5 Apr 1896 & Hugh b. 13 Mar & bpt. 6 Jul 1897 & Margaret Anne b. 26 Sep & bpt. 24 Nov 1898 & Samuel James b. 1 Jul & bpt. 2 Sep 1900 & Agnes Christina b. 27 Jul & bpt. 7 Nov 1905at Mourne Presbyterian Church PR
Samuel SPEERS . Kilkeel b. 1848 in Aughnahoory; married Jane McClenaghan from Aughnahoory 15 Feb 1877 at Mourne Presbyterian Church ; father of Mary Margaret bpt . 19 Mar 1877 (married Robert Forsyth) & John b. 1879 & James b. 1880 & Samuel b. 1881 (left for Canada) & Agnes/Nannie b. 1883 (left for New York USA ) & Elizabeth Jane b. 1885 (left for New York USA) & Sarah bpt. 5 May 1877 (left for New York) & Robert b. 1889 & Elizabeth / Isabella Leah b.20 Jun 1891 (left for New York) & Thomas b. Aug 1893 (served in 1st World War & Martha bpt . 18 Jun 1895 (left for New York) & Annie b. 1898 (left for New York) & William b. 1899 (who left Belfast Mar 1926 on 'SS Doric' sailing to Halifax, Nova Scotia & settling in Minnesota USA) & Hugh b. 1902 & Albert Joseph b. 1904 all bpt. Mourne Presbyterian Church ; living in Aughnaloopy in 1901 HPA p60,158, 159,160 ,161
.
Samuel
SPEERS . Saintfield died 19 Jul 1841 aged 62; buried parish graveyard MIs
. Samuel SPEARS . Kilmood husband of Mary Ferguson; father of John b. 10 May 1866 & James b. 13 Dec 1867 & Hugh b. 23 May 1869 CR
. Samuel SPIRES/SPIERS . Newtownards a member of Freemasons' Lodge # 447 19 Jul 1826 & 9 Jul 1827 old letters
. Samuel SPIRES . Newtownards husband of Mary Mateer ; father of James b. 8 Mar & bpt. 10 Mar 1846 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church PR
. Samuel SPIERS . Newtownards son of Samuel Spiers ; married Agnes Mills 31 Jan 1853 CR
Miss Sarah Jane SPIERS . Drumballyroney daughter of William Spiers ; married William Trimble 12 May 1853 CR
Miss Sarah Jane SPIERS . Drumballyroney daughter of James Spiers ; married John Dawson 31 May 1854 CR
Miss
Sarah Jane
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; wife of James Fee; mother of Joseph b. 1871 CR
Miss
Sarah
SPEERS Holywood of Ballykeel; b. 1904, daughter of James Speers & Agnes Jeffrey; married Robert alcorn in 1935 at 1st Holywood Presbyterian Church PR
Miss Sarah SPEERS . Newtownards wife of James Greham ; mother of Mary Jane b. 1868 CR
. Thomas SPEERS . Down married Isabella Arnott 14 Jul 1726 at Downpatrick Church of Ireland PR
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Thomas
SPIERS . Drumballyroney a farmer in 1881 POD
Private Thomas SPIERS . Kilkeel of Aughnaloopy; b. Aug 1893, son of Samuel Speers & Jane McClenaghan; served with Royal Engineers in 1st World War HPA p 161 ; War Memorial
. Thomas SPIERS . Newtownards & Comber a carpenter of Newtownards then Castleavery then Brownlow Place, Newtownards ; son of Samuel Spiers (a sawyer ) ; married Anna Dugan McKee 11 Sep 1886 at 1st Newtownards Presbyterian Church, witnesses were William James McAlpine & Annie Headley ; father of Sara Ann b. 2 Aug & bpt. 4 Sep 1887 & agnes b. 4 Apr & bpt. 2 Jun 1889 & Samuel b. 14 Jan & bpt. 26 Feb 1891 & Hamilton McKee Spiers b. 7 Jun & bpt. 6 Aug 1893 & Thomasina b. 18 Nov & bpt. 31 Dec 1895 & Elizabeth Jane McKee Spiers b. 17 Feb & bpt. 10 Apr 1898 & Mary Gwendoline b. 20 Aug & bpt. 7 Aug 1900 at 1st Presbyterian PR
. W. SPIERS . Aghaderg of Shankill in 1910 POD
W. SPEERS/SPIERS Comber volunteered & served with 'B' Company, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 1st World War War Memorial; RCDJB p30
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William
SPYERS . Aghaderg regd. Loughbrickland; husband of Martha Trimble ; father of Sarah Margaret b. 12 Jan 1872 CR
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William
SPIERS . Aghaderg of Shankill; a farmer in 1886 POD
. William SPEERS . Bangor of The Farm; a land steward in 1910 POD
. William SPEER .
Drumballyroney
of Annahunshigo; will probated 1821 IIW V4 p142
. William SPIERS . Drumballyroney in Drumarkin , leased 7 acres in 1863 from trustees Hon. Robert Meade GV
. William SPIERS . Drumballyroney son of James Spiers; married Nancy McGill 4 Feb 1853 CR
. William SPIERS . Drumballyroney an old man; father of Maggie aged 25; both attacked by a mad man in their field near Tirygory ; Maggie died instantly & William progressing favourable by 16 Jul 1887 NC*
. William SPEARS senior Drumbo of Ballynavally; died 19 Mar 1834 aged 75; husband of Mary who died 12 Sep 1825 aged 70; father of William; buried Drumbo Church of Ireland graveyard MIs
. William SPEERS . Drumbo died 28 Mar 1875 aged 72; husband of Margaret who died 22 May 1881 aged 75; buried Drumbo Church of Ireland graveyard MIs
. William SPEARS junior Drumbo son of William & Mary Spears; died 2 Jul 1876 aged 88; husband of Mary who died 16 Feb 1842 aged 55 & Agnis who died 30 Jul 1872 aged 69; buried Drumbo Church of Ireland graveyard MIs
. William SPIERS . Drumgath of Dromore St, Rathfriland; a spirit & porter dealer in 1846 & 1870 POD
William SPIERS  . Drumgooland of Moneyslane; a farmer; mentioned in Deeds dated 1813 Registry of Deeds, Dublin Vol 730 p265
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William
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Susannah McCullogh; father of James b. 9 Apr 1866 CR
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William
SPIERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Mary Stewart ; father of William b. 1 Aug 1872 CR
. William SPEERS . Drumgooland regd. Ballyward; husband of Margaret Hutchison; father of Mary Anne b. 13 Jan 1874 CR
. William SPEEARS . Kilkeel a member of the Mourne Volunteer Corps 4 Aug 1792 HOTC p127
. William SPIERS
SPEERS
. Kilkeel of Aughnaloopy & Leitrim ; husband of Margaret Hanna ; father of Samuel b. 12 Mar & bpt. 2 Apr 1843 (left for New York USA) & Hugh b. 28 Oct 1850 & bpt. 11 Feb 1851 (married Charlotte Cousins) & Mary Margaret b. 12 Oct & bpt. 29 Dec 1851 (married James McMath) at Mourne Presbyterian Church; 2 of their children settled in Lennox, Ontario, Canada PR; HPA p60,156,157,158
. William SPEERS . Kilkeel son of William Speers; aged 21, married Ellen Irvine 24 Jan 1848; father of Margaret b. 12 Mar 1869 BVR; CR
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William
SPEERS .
Killyleagh
of #12 Ardigon townland , 1891-1899; listed as a servant for head of the house,James Coulter
. William SPEARS . Knockbreda regd. Ballymacarrett; husband of Ellen McVeagh; father of Catherine b. 2 Sep 1868 CR
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William
SPIRES . Maghera in Drumee, leased a house & 2 acres to James Tumilty in 1863 GV
. William SPEAR . Magheradrool

father of Lathe (f) bpt. 8 Oct 1726 at Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church by Rev James McAlpine

BPCR
. William SPEERS . Newtownards son of William Speers ; married Mary Elizabeth Milliken 3 Jun 1851

CR

. William John SPIERS . Newtownards son of Samuel Spiers ; aged 23 married Jane Bowman 28 Apr 1860 CR
. William SPIERS/ SPYERS . Seapatrick & Aghaderg

son of William Spiers ; married Bess(y) Lister/ Lyster 7 Sep 1860 in Banbridge; father of Mary b. 5 Jun 1871 ( regd. Loughbrickland)

CR


Last Updated April 2014
By Ros Davies