John Speare 1818 - 1847
John Speare was the 7th child of Richard Speare
& Mary Ward. He was baptised in Inwardleigh on 4th October 1818.
At the time of the 1841 Census John was living at Lower
Ley Farm with her parents Richard & Mary and brothers Samuel, Daniel &
Emanuel also sister Eliza.
Extract from 1841 Upton Pyne Census
John Speare was married to Mary Perkins on 4th July 1841
in Upton Pyne, Devon. The witnesses at the wedding were John's
brother Daniel Speare & Mary's sister Harriet who were later to
John Speare & Mary Perkins
John & Mary had 4 children Richard, William,
John & John only Richard was to be married. William & the
first John died as infants and the 2nd John died in his youth.
John Speare husband of Mary passed away in October 1847
and was buried 31st October 1847 in Upton Pyne. His wife Mary then
married John Hoare on 16th January 1849. Her brother in law Daniel
Speare was one of the witnesses at the wedding.
John Hoare & Mary Speare
John Hoare & Mary had 7 children in Upton
Pyne. Sarah, William, Charles, Susan, Mary, Eliza & Thomas
In 1851 Richard Speare son of John & Mary was living
with his Grandparents William & Sarah Perkins in Upton Pyne.
Speare 1851 Census image Upton Pyne
John Hoare passed away on 21st February 1875 at Upton
Pyne & Mary on the 16th April 1883 also in Upton Pyne. Mary
was buried in Upton Pyne on 22nd April 1883
John Hoare death certificate
Mary Hoare death certificate
Richard Speare son of
John Speare & Mary Hoare was born on 28th February 1842 in Upton
Pyne, Devon. He was baptised in the village on 13th March
1842. Richard was married to Susanna Carter daughter of John &
Grace Carter on 7th December 1873 in East Teignmouth, Devon.
Susanna was born 24th May 1836 in Tiverton.
Speare & Susan Carter
Richard Speare & Susanna Carter
Richard & Susanna had 4 children who are listed
||7th December 1858
||Frog Street, Tiverton, Devon
|George Walter Speare
||15th March 1863
||3rd January 1864
|Richard John Speare
||27th November 1867
Richard & Susan were living in Globe Lane,
Teignmouth, Devon at the time of the 1861 census. Richard was
working as a Groom.
1861 Teignmouth, Devon census image
10 Years later in 1871 the family are still in
Teignmouth, Devon. They are now living in Dawlish
1871 Census image for Teignmouth
1881 Richard & Susan are living at 3 Portobello Cottages, St Mary
Church, Devon now just with their youngest son Richard John
Speare. Richard is working as a Gardener.
Mary Church census image 1881
In 1891 Richard
& Susan are living at Osborne Gardens, Tormoham, Torquay,
Devon. Richard is still working as a Gardener and his son Richard
John Speare is living with them working as a Painter.
Census Tormoham, Devon
Richard Speare passed
away on 27th May 1895 at 4 Lower Wellesley Road, Torquay, Devon.
Susan lived another 14 years and died on 29th September 1909 in
four of their children were married. Eliza Carter married George
Tarr in 1875 in Devon. George Walter Speare married Sarah
Ann Mitch on 25th February 1883 in Torquay, Devon he relocated to
Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Harry Speare was married to
Elizabeth Collings on 16th April 1882. Richard John Speare married
Mary Ellen Taylor on 25th March 1893.
George Speare & Sarah Mitch marriage certificate
Speare & Elizabeth Collings marriage certificate
John Speare & Mary Ellen Taylor marriage certificate