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Looking for information about the Spinks family of Bodney, Norfolk, England

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My name is Serena Falgoust and I am researching my grandmother's paternal line, Spinks. I have the main line traced to 1625, but would appreciate any additional stories or history on the family. My great, great grandfather is Jacob Jonel Spinks. He was born in Bodney and immigrated to Canada sometime between 1861 and 1863. He is married to Eliza Bird, dtr of Henry Bird and Susan Partridge. I have no further information or parentage on them. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Surnames: BIRD PARTRIDGE SPINKS
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on 2012-10-29 18:21:06

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by SilverVixen on 2012-10-29 19:21:32

Jacob Spinks married Eliza Bird : Swaffham, Norfolk, 1853 Q4 4B 1137

Assuming (which we should not) that she married where she was born, then in the UK 1851 census she was living at Bodney, Swaffham, Norfolk
BIRD, Henry, head, married, 50 (1801) Agricultural Labourer, born Little Cressingham, Norfolk
Susan, wife, 48 (1803) born Castle Acre
HOWARD Mary, daughter, married, 19 (1832) Bodney
HOWARD Marion, daughter, 3 months (1851) Bodney
BIRD, Eliza, daughter, 16 (1835) Bodney

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by falgousts on 2012-10-30 14:59:25

Wow! Thank you! I'll get to work.

by falgousts on 2012-10-30 16:18:34

Regarding marriage date for John Spinks and Sarah Casebeaush, John was first married to Mary Ann Wiseman 19 October 1802. She is the mother of Abraham and Thomas, possibly more. She died 5 May 1828. Sarah Casebeaush or Casebeaugh is the second wife.

by ALV on 2012-11-07 03:43:03

Hi there

According to UK BDM Jacob and Eliza married in 1853 so Jacob probably did not emigrate in 1842.

Eliza's parents were Henry Bird and Susan GARNETT (not Partridge) married in Castle Acre, Norfolk 18 Jan 1824.

Henry was christened 16 Mar 1800 Little Cressingham, Norfolk. His parents were James Bird and Mary Pooley.

Susan GARNET born 27 Sep 1802 (christened 3 Oct 1802) Castle Acre, Norfolk. Her parents were John and Ann Garnet

by ALV on 2012-11-07 04:16:16

James Bird married Mary Pooley in Little Cressingham on 22 Jan 1787.

Children all born in Little Cressingham were:
Anne private baptism 4 Nov 1787
Sarah private baptism 9 Aug 1789
James private baptism 20 Dec 1795
Matthew private baptism 25 Mar 1798
Henry private baptism 16 Mar 1800
Edward private baptism 28 Nov 1802

by falgousts on 2012-11-08 15:11:22

Thank you for your input. You are right about Jacob. He didn't immigrate until after his 4th child was born in England. I have record of Frederick Elijah Spinks being born in England 1 May 1861. The next child was born in 1963 in Canada. I think he stayed in England until his widowed mother Sarah Spinks died. I don't have her death date, but she was living with Jacob and Eliza in England in the 1861 census.

by ALV on 2012-11-10 02:37:48

Jacob Jonel's mother Sarah Casebaugh was his father's second wife. This is what is on the Parish Records.

County: Norfolk
Place: Bodney
Church: St Mary the Virgin
Marriage Date: 25 Jan 1830
Groom Forename: John
Groom Surname: SPINKS
Groom Parish: St Mary
Groom Condition: Widower
Groom Abode: Bodney
Bride Forename: Sarah
Bride Surname: CASEBEAUGH
Bride Parish: St Mary
Bride Condition: Single Woman
Bride Abode: Bodney
Witness One Forename: William
Witness One Surname: HERRING
Witness Two Forename: Judith
Witness Two Surname: SPINKS
Notes Banns
FileNumber 11139

by ALV on 2012-11-10 03:22:34

I suggest you check out this webpage as well

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=jacque55&surname=Spinks%2C+John

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