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Thomas Samuel Spearing 1860-1915

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The son of George SPEARING 1835-1914 and Tabitha HARRIS 1829-1901.
Thomas Samuel was baptised on the 18 February 1860 at St James Norland,Kensington.
A carpenter by trade Thomas met Emily Louisa ROBERTS born in Kensington London on the 14 June 1859 and baptised at St Luke,Chelsea, London on the 17 July 1859.
Thomas and Emily were married at St James Norland,Kensington on the 18 May 1883.

The children of this marriage were:-
Edward Thomas Essen Spearing 1883 - 1896
George Alfred Spearing 1886, m. Elizabeth Ann BUTTERWORTH in 1906
Emily Annie Alice Spearing 1888, m. Albert William PAGE in 1915
John William Spearing 1889 - 1890
Harriet Edith Spearing 1891 - 1894
Alice Maud Spearing 1892 - 1894
Lilian Gladys Spearing 1900
Alfred SPEARING B: 1901, kensington, London. Baptised 6 October 1901 at All Saints Notting Hill. m. Leila Mary Collin, at Wollongong in 1937. He died 5 September 1949 Sydney. Leila went on to marry Ernest Haley in Sydney in 1957

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on 2011-07-14 10:56:04

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by lisabelle on 2011-07-14 14:49:40

I am so pleased to read this information about Thomas Samuel Spearing.
Alfred Spearing born 1901 was my husband's father. He died in September 1949, and the only information he had was that he arrived in Australia in 1932 on the day the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened.

Returning to England he brought his sister Emily,a widow with three children to Australia.

Alfred married Leila Mary Collin(b1915).My husband was thirteen when his father died in an accident.

Thank you very much Janilye

by janilye on 2011-07-14 18:54:06

I thought you'd be surprised. If you want anything back further just say. Jan

by lisabelle on 2015-09-08 01:04:00

Here I go again! Now I am trying to see if there is a connecton to James Stares Spearing and Thomas Samuel Spearing. James Stares Spearing came to Australia in 1925
on the ship"Harvey"he was then about 47 years old. He was given a land grant on Mt Keira which he named Paulsgrove.

I know Janes married Harriet Overington in Australia in 1927. His mothers maiden name was Elizabeth Stares. I think his fathers name may have been James also.
I know George Spearing and Tabitha Harris Thomas's parents had 3 other childrn as well as Thomas, so thought there may be a connection there.
Regards, lisabelle

by lisabelle on 2015-09-09 02:45:55

Thank you so much janilye. The reason I am trying to find a connection between James Stares Spearing and the Spearings descended from George Spearing and Tabitha Harris is that a family member on my fathers side has found a direct ancestor William Whitehill who came to Australia as a convict and went to work for James Stares Spearing.
Regards. lisabelle

by janilye on 2015-09-09 20:24:33

Whitehall was from Dublin.
He was tried in Louth 1825 for stealing cows and got a life sentence. He came out here with Irish Convicts (130 male convicts) on the REGALIA in 1826. He was married with 3 children and listed himself as a cotton weaver. I don't know what happened to him after his arrival. Spearing could have employed him; even though he wasn't too keen on the Irish; he at one time had 95 convicts working for him. You might find traces of the Whitehall's around Campsie.
Sorry, I'm out, and can't help you any further today.

by lisabelle on 2015-09-10 01:14:58

Thank you so much janilye.
That all matches what my distant cousin has so far on Whitehall. I think it is going to be a challenge to connect George Spearing 1835 or Thomas 1860 to James Stares Spearing born around 1778. There are a lot more Spearings in the UK than I thought there would be.

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