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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.

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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

by noggin on 2012-10-30 07:35:10

From the census in 1861 it would appear that Jacob's mothers name was Sarah.

1861 England Census about Sarah Spinks
Name: Sarah Spinks
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1787
Relation: Head (widow)
Gender: Female
Where born: Methwold, Norfolk, England
Civil parish: Great Cressingham
County/Island: Norfolk
Country: England
Street Address: Hill cottages
Registration district: Swaffham
Sub-registration district: Saham Toney
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 14
Sarah Spinks 74 Methwold, Norfolk England
Jonel Spinks 29 Bodney, Norfolk, England
Eliza Spinks 27 Bodney, Norfolk, England (occ shepherd)
Susana Spinks 6 Bodney, Norfolk, England
Dina Spinks 4 Bodney, Norfolk, England
Henry John Spinks 2 Bodney, Norfolk, England

by noggin on 2012-10-30 07:35:55

Looks like his fathers name was John

census 1851
Address: Bodney County: Norfolk
John 1779 Shepherd Wilton, Norfolk
Sarah 1786 Shepherd's Wife Methwould
Abraham 1821 Shepherd Bodney

by noggin on 2012-10-30 07:39:07

1841 Spinks family
Address: Bodney County: Norfolk
John 1779 Norfolk
Sarah 1788 Norfolk
Abraham 1820 Norfolk
Thomas 1823 Norfolk
Jacob 1832 Norfolk

by noggin on 2012-10-30 07:46:40

This might be John and Sarah's marriage

England, Marriages, 15381973
groom's name: John Spinks
bride's name: Sarah Casebeaush
marriage date: 25 Jan 1830
marriage place: Bodney, Norfolk, England
indexing project (batch) number: I07535-5
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1951374
reference number: item 9 p 5

by noggin on 2012-10-30 07:52:40

Sorry the above is not the right marriage unless it was a second marriage.

The youngest child I found 0n the census was Abraham 1820

by noggin on 2012-10-30 08:10:40

this looks like your Jacob. states he arrive in 1842!!!

1901 Census of Canada
Name: Jacob Spinks
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 68
Birth Day & Month: 24 Feb
Birth Year: 1833
Birthplace: Ontario [Bodney, Norfolk England]
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1842
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Nationality: Canada (Canadian)
Religion: Methodist
Occupation: Farmer
Province: Ontario
District: Peterborough (east/est)
District Number: 106
Sub-District: Belmont
Sub-District Number: C-4
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Spinks 68
Elisa Spinks 66
Frank Spinks 29
Jane Spinks 22
George Spinks 26
John Spinks 3
Hearld Spinks 2
Elisa Spinks 1

by noggin on 2012-10-30 08:19:53

I cannot find anything on passengers to Canada but it must have been between 1861 -64

1871 Census of Canada about Jacob Spinks
Name: Jacob Spinks
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birth Place: England
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Church Of England
Origin: English
Province: Ontario
District: Northumberland
District Number: 54
Division: 01
Subdistrict: Alnwick
Subdistrict Number: d
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Spinks 36
Eliza Spinks 35
Susana Spinks 16
Sarah D Spinks 14
Heneery John Spinks 12
Fredrick Spinks 10
Wm Jas Spinks 6 first child born in Canada
Pheobe Spinks 8
Mary Anm Spinks 4
Elizabeth Spinks 4 months

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

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