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TABLE 1 - Traditional Families table - those identified by traditional documentary research

The table below lists those Spearin families identified so far (using traditional documentary research). In time it is hoped that some of these will coalesce and the number will become less. Currently, approximately 230 distinct families (or family fragments) have been identified as a result of traditional paper-based research. Some of these will have died out (i.e. no living descendants), some will have "daughtered out" (i.e. there may be living descendants but all these are from the female line, and therefore no longer bear the name Spearin), and some will have living Spearin descendants (i.e. there is a direct male line of descent to a living individual).

Family No.

Genetic Family ID

Traditional Family ID

MDKA

Place of Birth

Year of birth

Year of death

Place of death

Spouse(s)

Mini family biography

Link to Rootsweb Family tree (click on it)

Link to Ancestry Family tree (click on it)

Notes / Suspected relationships

Number of descendants Y-DNA tested

Number of people in tree

Descendants researching

England, Scotland & Wales

UK1

CAM1

Claes Spierincke

Zwijndrecht near Antwerp, Holland 

1440

?

?Holland

?

Apparently this family was heavily involved in the book selling and book binding business in Holland

Rootsweb

Ancestry

8

UK2

LON1

George Sperynge

London

1558

1611

London

Elizabeth Hanbury

A prominent family of goldsmiths living near Lime St in east central London. They owned a lot of land/property, and were heavily involved in London politics, the Plantation of Ulster, and training militia. They apparently fled London after the plague & Great Fire (1666).

Rootsweb

Ancestry

464

UK3

ESS1

Henry Spuring

plymouth england

1828

1886

west hampshire, essex, england

hannah burt/ honoria <unknown>

married in limerick ireland.. Parents were richard and hannah spuring

children by hannah and hannah died of cholera in limerick in the 1860s. Henry remarried in england and had more children including a henry and many daughters

UK4

LON2

Cornelius Spierinck

1517

1578

St Cristopher Le Stocks, London

Anne

Ancestry

2370

edwardspering

UK5

LON3

William Spearing

Marleybone, Middlesex

1833

1888

Marylebone, Middlesex

Elizabeth Greening

Ancestry

516

paweem

UK6

LON4

Henry Spearing

Westminster, London

1863

1910

Greater London, Surrey

Ann Cuckow

Ancestry

3383

thfcdevotee

UK7

BER1

William Spearing

Kintbury, Berkshire

1735

1817

Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire

Sarah Walters

Ancestry

4988

davidgood98

UK8

COR1

Thomas Sporne

Misterton, Somerset

1493

North Hill, Cornwall

Anna Trebartha

Rootsweb

Ancestry

see HER1

4755

mawgraw29

UK9

DEV1

Eli Spearing

North Curry, Somerset

1808

1879

Taunton, North Devon

Charlotte

Ancestry

1724

gleesonent

UK10

DOR1

David Spearing

Gussage All Saints, Dorset

1775

1842

Witchampton, Dorset

Charlotte Moore, Charlotte Rentyard Farley

Rootsweb

Ancestry

884

wayneshelton2; GCollins

UK11

DOR2

David Spearing

Gillingham, Dorset

1778

1836

Gillingham, Dorset

Mary Herridge

Ancestry

1756

Simonosborne34

UK12

DOR3

Jonathan Spearing

1776

1849

Dorset, Somerset

Elizabeth?

Ancestry

793

jenniwomble

UK13

GLO1

Benjamin Sperring

1777

1839

Mangotsfield, Gloustershire

Sarah Brown

Rootsweb

Ancestry

7092

vcbutt559; davem146

UK14

GLO2

George Spearing

1797

1868

Stroud, Gloustershire

Anne Gardiner

Ancestry

358

UK15

GLO3

Elijah Sperring

Timsbury, Somerset

1824

1894

Barton Regis, Gloucestershire

Betsy Marquiss

Ancestry

9477

UK16

GLO4

William Sperring

1840

1909

Gloucestershire

Mary A Cheese

Ancestry

4923

UK17

HAM1

William Spearing

? Hampshire

1710

?

? Hampshire

Mary Knapp

Ancestry

Ancestry

259

douglasspearing: JanetBannister958

UK18

HAM2

Daniel Spearing

Widley, Hampshire

1704

?

? Hampshire

Ann Stares

Ancestry

3575

UK19

HAM3

Edmund Spearing

1785

1838

Hampshire

Ann

Ancestry

2320

UK20

HAM4

William Spearing

Gosport, Hampshire

1803

1837

Southampton, Hampshire

Amy Strugnell

Ancestry

3670

UK21

HER1

Agnes Sporne

1510

?

England (maybe Digswell, Herts)

George Periente

Ancestry

see COR1

4371

ShastaRosendahl

UK22

KEN1

John Spearing

Farnborough, Kent

1868

?

Farnborough Kent

Annie Spearing

Ancestry

43

UK23

KEN2

John Spearing

Halstead, Essex

1818

1873

St Mary Cray, Bromley, Kent

Susanna Whiting

Ancestry

26520

UK24

KEN3

William Speering

Deptford, Kent

1797

1870

Kent

Mary Speering

Ancestry

18308

UK25

OXF1

William Spearing

Witney, Oxfordshire

1770

?

?

Elizabeth Selman

Ancestry

2354

UK26

NRF1

William Sporne

Southmere, Norfolk

1734

1817

Docking, Norfolk

Ann Greaves

Ancestry

465

UK27

NRT1

Samuel Spearing

Northamptonshire

1783

1859

?

Martha Wiltshire

Ancestry

2231

UK28

SOM1

John Sperring

Wedmore, Somerset

1641

1714

Wedmore, Somerset

Joan Lyde

Ancestry

6435

UK29

SOM2

Thomas Spearing

Wookey, Somerset

1718

1784

Wookey, Somerset

Susannah

Ancestry

1131

UK30

SOM3

John Sperring

Compton Martin, Somerset

1726

1793

Compton Martin, Somerset

Rachel Dowling

Rootsweb

Ancestry

see SOM6

9185

Fiona Turnbull

UK31

SOM4

Samuel Spearing

Crewkerne, Somerset

1749

1825

Crewkerne, Somerset

Elizabeth Astin

Rootsweb

Ancestry

4284

davemckay51

UK32

SOM5

John Sperring

Mid Somer Norton, Somerset

1769

1847

Midsomer Norton, Somerset

Mary Sims

Ancestry

435

UK33

SOM6

Enos Sperring

Camerton, Somerset

1824

1878

Clutton, Somerset

Eliza Rogers

Ancestry

see SOM3

9251

wonnacott1

UK34

SUR1

John Spearing

Croydon, Surrey

1796

1846

Mortlake, Surrey

Sarah Shrubb

Ancestry

3323

davidhodge500

UK35

WIL1

David Sperring

Shrewton, Wiltshire

1813

1884

Market Lavington, Wiltshire

Sarah Ann Sperring

Ancestry

6061

UK36

DEV2

Richard Spearing

Penzance, Cornwall

1705

?

? Plymouth, Devon

Esther Banwell

Ancestry

1620

UK37

LON5

Henry Spearen

Southgate, Middlesex

1824

Elizabeth?

Ancestry

104

UK38

LON6

Maria Sperinck

Lambeth area, london

1780

1857

? Surrey

John Ball

Ancestry

1629

UK39

LON7

Henry Sperinck

middlesex

1781

1822

Westminster, Middlesex

Sarah

Ancestry

UK40

LON8

Thomas Sperinck

Fish St Hill, City of London

1842

1919

Lambeth, London

Mary Anne Agnes Powell

Ancestry

305

UK41

SOM7

Betty Sperrin

Bristol, Gloucestershire

1685

?

Somerset

x Millard

Ancestry

5496

UK42

OXF2

Pricilla Sperrin

Clanfield, Oxfordshire

1810

1860

Oxfordshire

Thomas Herbert

Ancestry

214

UK43

SOM8

Edward Sperrin

Wraxhall, Somerset

1650

1711

Wraxhall, Somerset

Edith tunstall

Ancestry

268

UK44

OXF3

Thomas Sperryn

North Leigh, Oxfordshire

1788

1859

Hampton, Oxfordshire

Elizabeth Harris

Ancestry

196

UK45

LON9

James Sperrin

1760

1828

Hackney, London

Hannah Hopcroft

Ancestry

276

Ireland

IRL1

COR1

John Spiering

fermoy cork

1772

after 1810

fermoy cork

anne stokes

may be a limerick branch. Have no connection to cork city branch.

children were john 1807 and cornelius 1815. many children and grandchildren survived into the 20th century. Spelling changed to Spearing

IRL2

COR2

Joseph Speering

Cork?

1683

1707+

Cork?

Mary Harwood

Rootsweb

Ancestry

32

IRL3

COR3

William Leycester Spearing

Cork, Ireland

1825

1867

Minnesota

possibly Catherine <unknown>

career soldier in south atlantic and ohio. Died in minnesota. Left 3 orphans caroline ella and william in mills creek, hamilton co. ohio.

probably son of joseph and brother of dr. andrew and hellen leycester griffiths

IRL4

DUB1

Patrick Spierin

Limerick

1802

1872

Dublin

Mary Morgan

PS was a policeman in Tipperary, family moved to Dublin, 5 sons, most worked on railway; some family still in Dublin, some in Birkenhead, London

Rootsweb

Ancestry

1

755

MJG, MHG, BS, KS, AN, AOC

IRL5

LIM01

Matthew Spierin

Limerick/London?

1665

1719

Limerick

Mary ?

Ancestry

IRL6

LIM01

Luke Spierin

Limerick/London?

1665

1726

Limerick

Elizabeth Bermingham / Alice ?

Ancestry

IRL7

LIM01

Nicholas Spierin

Limerick/London?

1665

1726+

Limerick?

Ancestry

IRL8

LIM02

William Spereen

1700+

1752

Saint Johns Limerick

died 1752 COI has to be connected in some way with Michael and James from Pennywell, although they were RC. Pennywell is in St Johns parish

IRL9

LIM02

Michael Spearing

Limerick Ireland

1798

1864

Pennywell Limerick

Mary Downes

Michael lived on Pennywell Road, St Johns Parish in the city in griffiths 1851. Michael is buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery grave no:107Q 26 June 1864 aged 66 yrs

possible father or uncle to Luke b 1833

IRL10

LIM02

James Speerin

Limerick Ireland

1800c

1870c

Pennywell Limerick

Margaret Downes

brother of Michael b1798 above.

IRL11

LIM03

Mathew Sperin

Limerick

1764

1818

Limerick

Maria Sweeney

Ancestry

IRL12

LIM04

James Spearin

Limerick

1780

1818+

?

Marian Quirke

IRL13

LIM05

Mark Spearing

Ireland

1787

Patience Lake

possibly Nova Scotia family

Ancestry

IRL14

LIM06

Patrick Speirn

Limerick Ireland

1804

?

Patrick was Baptised in St Michaels RC Limerick City in 1804. Father Matthew Speirn, mother Mary Sweeney

IRL15

LIM07

George Spearing

Adare, Limerick

1787

1849+

Daughter named Riordan went to Troy N.Y. FROM Manhattan.

IRL16

LIM08

George Speering/Spearing

Limerick Ireland

1806

1892

Beabus Adare

some of this family still live in Adare and Beabus

IRL17

LIM09

Tobias Spearin

Limerick Ireland

1816

1906

Pallaskenry Limerick

this family remained in Pallaskenry. Tobias was COI but the family now are RC the family now have died out (to the best of my knowledge )

Rootsweb

IRL18

GF1

LIM10

Luke Spearin

Limerick?

1833

1900

Workhouse Limerick.

Ellen Kenealy

Luke and Ellen both lived in New St, Ballinacurra Limerick City at the time of their deaths. Luke was listed on records as labourer. They had 1 son Joseph born 1866.

Rootsweb

Ancestry

1

45

M&JS

Australia

AUS1

GF1

NSW1

James Speerin

Limerick

1791

1845c

Possibly in Manchester, UK

Margaret Taylor

James's son, John, came to Australia abt 1855 ( no records found) and settled in Sydney eventually. He had 2 marriages.

James is a possible brother to convict Patrick

1

PH, NS

AUS2

NSW2

James Speerin

Limerick

1794

1882

Young, NSW, Australia

Ann Hurley

Convict to Sydney,NSW, Australia 1822 on "Mangles".He was a ploughman from Co.Limerick. He was charged with rioting and sentenced to 7 years.He married and had 12 children . Family members still in NSW.

Ancestry

James and Michael on the same convict ship "Mangles". Were they brothers?

MB

AUS3

NSW3

James Stares Spearing

portmouth, england

1780

1859

isle of wight, england

Ancestry

son marcus and numerous illegitimate offspring in nsw australia including one in illlawarra, nsw named james and another named octavius. Octavius was born in 1817 and died in illinois usa.

AUS4

NSW4

William Speerin

Limerick

1795

1832

General Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Had a wife and 5 children in Ireland, names unknown.

Convict to Sydney, NSW, Australia 1825 on "Asia". He was a ploughman from Limerick. He was charged with robbery and sentenced to 7 years in NSW.

No known family in NSW. Possible that some of his children came to Victoria during 1850's.

AUS5

NSW5

Michael Speerin

Limerick

1804

?

Unknown

Unknown

Convict to Sydney, NSW, Australia 1822 on "Mangles". He was a ploughman. He was charged with burglary and given a life sentence.

No known family in NSW

AUS6

NSW6

Patrick Speerin

Limerick

1806

1865

Liverpool, NSW, Australia

Ellen O’Dea

Convict to Sydney, NSW, Australia 1831 on "Jane".He was a matting manufacturer and tailor from Limerick, charged with rioting and sentenced to 7 years. He was listed as Patrick the Pensioner, suggesting he may have been in the army at some time. He was appointed to the Attorney General's Dept in Sydney. Ellen and son John came to Sydney in 1850 after Patrick had gained his cert of freedom in Oct 1838. John married and had 9 children but only 3 survived infancy. This line died out.

Possible brother to James ( Margaret Taylor)

AUS7

NSW7

Francis Sperring

england

1827

after 1898

milton, nsw

1. mary <unknown>2. pauline/a <unknown> aka palina

lived in ulladulla from abt 1857 to 1880 then milton nsw. Mary's children were sophia, catherine, alfred ernest , sarah and matilda. Pauline's children were francis g., john william, alfred ernest, caroline, matilda, palina, alice g. and sarah m.

AUS8

NSW8

Richard Sperring

england

1828

after 1867

parramatta, nsw

elizabeth <unknown>

children were mary, martha, harriet j., alfred g. , john h. ,sarah m. and thomas f.

Ancestry

AUS9

NSW9

John Sperring

england

1830

after 1859

parramatta, nsw

elizabeth <unknown>

daughter louisa m. born 1859

AUS10

NSW10

Mark Davis Sperring

england

1841

after 1871

parramatta, nsw

annie <unknown>

son william born 1871

AUS11

NSW11

William James Spearing

unknown

1844

after 1878

bathurst, nsw

cecelia <unknown>

daughters elenor m., cecelia melissa, and son william j.f. spearing born 1877

AUS12

NSW12

Thomas Francis aka Thomas Frederick Sperring

england

1855

after 1888

parramatta, nsw

alice <unknown>

lived in central cumberland also. Children were John Waiton, & William G. Sperring

AUS13

NSW13

John Henry G. Sperring

england

1858

after 1904

parramatta, nsw

mary <unknown>

also lived in west cumberland. Possible brother of thomas sperring. Children were alfred, eric, cyril c., elva corel, jane e., edgar m., and myra a.

AUS14

NSW14

William Sperring

unknown

1859

after 1904

lithgow, nsw

annie <unknown>

children were elizabeth a., william a., gordon s., sylvia i. catherine g., and cecil a.

AUS15

NSW15

Joseph Sperring

unknown

1860

after 1893

gosford, nsw

margaret <unknown>

son joseph born 1890 daughter hilda born 1893

AUS16

NSW16

Edwin Spearing

england

1862

after 1891

granville, nsw

emily <unknown>

son walter e.h. spearing born 1891 . Edwin possibly son of benjamin and emma wonson.

AUS17

NSW17

Mic hael W. Speering

england

1871

after 1901

randwick, nsw

Mary E. <unknown>

daughter ethel m. speering

AUS18

NSW18

John W. Sperring

england

1875

after 1904

parramatta, nsw

florence g. <unknown>

daughter florence born 1904. son of thomas francis.

AUS19

NSW19

Benjamin Spearing

somerset england

1883

1889

picton, nsw

emma wonson

children were william h., george j., eliza j., lucy m., benjamin charles, mary a., charlotte a., john arthur, harriet caroline, & walter mark. Possibly edwin.

Rootsweb

AUS20

QLD1

Thomas Speering

Cahemarry Parish, Limerick, Ireland

1800c

?

unknown

Susannah Sparling

His son James and wife Angelina Cornielle and daughter Angelina came to Australia around 1850's. 8 more children were born in NSW and Qld.Many family still in Qld.

AUS21

TAS1

Patrick Sperrin

unknown

abt 1830

after 1861

launceston, tasmania

caterine crowley

son john born 1861 and daughter margaret spalling born 1863

AUS22

TAS2

Daniel Sperrin

unknown

abt 1831

after 1862

launceston, tasmania

sarah nairn

daughter honora born 1862