William Speare 1815 - 1902
William Speare was the 5th child of Richard Speare &
Mary Ward. William was baptised in Inwardleigh 15th October 1815.
At the time of the 1841 census William was living with
wife Anne Holding and 3 children Emanuel, Emma & William in
Wilburton Village, Yealmpton, Devon. 10 years later in 1851 the family
were still living in Yealmpton, Devon. Only 2 children were living
at home John & Ann. William was working as a Farm Labourer.
1851 census image for Yealmpton,
In 1861 William & Ann were still living in
Yealmpton. They were now shown living in Wilburton Village and had
2 children living with them John & Philip.
1861 Yealmpton, Devon census image
In 1871 William & Ann were still living at the same
place. They now just had son Philip living with them.
1871 census image Yealmpton, Devon
1881 William & Ann remain in the same place now
living with their Granddaughter Jessie Holding daughter of John Holding
& Ann Speare.
1881 census image Yealmpton, Devon
1891 William & Ann are still in Wilburton,
Yealmpton, Devon living with granddaughter Jessie Holding.
1891 Yealmpton census image
1901 William is now a widow his wife Ann passed away in
1896. William is now living with his son Philip & wife Mary.
1901 census image Yealmpton, Devon
William dies the following year in 1902.