Author Topic: Birth of Rhoda / Rodia Speight Swinton? wath area Yorkshire 1793 ish  (Read 477 times)

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Birth of Rhoda / Rodia Speight Swinton? wath area Yorkshire 1793 ish
« on: Saturday 14 October 17 09:06 BST (UK) »
My 4 times great grandmother was Rhoda Crofts nee Speight. She married in 1815 in Rotherham to John Crofts and prior to this apparently had at least one illegitimate son, Charles Brameld Speight. The father was said to be Thomas Brameld.

1) I'd love to see a copy of the bastardy order, and 2) despite trawling through Swinton, Wentworth and Wath Births, cannot find Rhoda. Her father was probably William Speight, ( Not John as many have assumed) Her mother could be Susan Smith, Sarah Law, Ann Marr or Mary Maw.

These were relations of, if not the actual Rockingham Pottery Speights. She may be a posthumous daughter of John who died in a coal pit accident in 1791 or may be illegitimate herself. I'm interested in my direct female line!!   ::)

My 3 times gret Grandma was Elizabeth Crofts who also had an illegitimate son.

Any body got anything?

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