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Speight family


3rd generation son of William, son of Francis

Thomas Speight 1670 - 1737 | his  parents 
& ca 1703 Mary Hinton? d 1743 | h
er  parents 
of Perquimmans Co NC
& of Bertie Co NC


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


1695 -Albemarle Co records: abstracts by Weynette Parks Haun
Albemarle SS - To ye surveyor &c These are &c to Survey & lay out for Wm Glover 550 a of land Due &c Given under our hands the 16th day of 9br; 1695. Tho. Harvey, Dan'l Akehurst, Benj. Lakar, Ffrancis Tomes, Tho. Pollock.  Persons - [11 named] I doe hereby assigne unto Capt. Wm. Speight 7 of the within Rights. Witness &c W. Glover

Surveyed for Capt Wm Speight 320 a of land as by &c  the 30th Jan 1695/6 p; Saml Swann, surveyor.

Albemarle SS: Willm. Earle of Craven Palatine & &c to all to whom &c Know ye &c according to the great deed &c Doe hereby give & grant unto Thomas Speight, Son and heir of Capt. Wm Speight a tract of land qt. three hundred & twenty acres lying in Perquimons prect in the county aforesd. Beginning at a White Oake by the side of the pocoson of Perquimons River at ye mouth of the horsepool Swamp thence down by the pocoson of the sd. River S 70 degrees West 40 po to a White Oake, S 120 po to a pine S 21d East 54 po to a`White Oak saplin S 49 1/2d E ? 68 po to a Hickory by ye sd pocoson South 49 po to a Pine at ye mouth of a Branch then S 38 d West 120 po to a Red Oake N 54d West 216 po to a pine by the Horsepoole Swamp then down ye sd swamp to the 1st station.....
 to him the sd Thos Speight his heirs & assignes forever.... 9 day of Feb 1696.

another grant
Surveyed for Mr. Thos Speight 210a ye 2nd March 1696/97 p; W Swann dep surveyor

beginning at the middle swamp issuring out of Bennett Ck Swamp.  for the transportaion of Thos. Speight, Rich Malbone, Nich Pierce, Jno Morris, Eliz Morris. 25 Feb 1696.

1700 - #1 Chowan Co, NC Deed Book W #1 pg 22 (part of a deed) 
Thomas Speight of Nansemond in Va. to John Perry and James Griffin both of the county afsd. 31 Apr 1700 for 2000 pounds of tobacco gives, grants, and sells within Pattin and land Wit: Andrew Ross, Mary Ross Reg 30 Oct 1700 M M Hofmann’s abstract

1709 - Rent roll 1709 - Albemarle Co
Thos. Speight, senr and heyr of Capt. Wm Speight - pequimons  320 a
Thos. Speight - Chowan prect.                                                        210 a

1714 - 20 8ber 1714 Epaplindictus Benton of Nansemond Co VA, Cooper to Thomas Speight of Perq., planter
100 lbs for 311 acres etc.

1720 - Chowan Co, NC Deed Book C #1 pg 20 John Perry of the upper Parish of Nansemond in Va. and Elizabeth his wife to George Eason of Perquimans Prect. 28 Mar. 1720 2£ 10 shillings sterling Money of Great Britain 117 acres in Perquimans Prect. Joining Thomas Speight all houses, orchards etc. part of a Pattent for 234 acres granted 9 Mar 1717/18 to the sd. Perry. Wit: Thomas Eason (T his mark) Thomas Speight Ack. 29 Mar 1720 before me Fred. Jones, Ch. Just. M M Hofmann’s abstract
Chowan Co, NC Deed Book C #1 pg 27 John Perry of the upper Parish of Nansemond in Va. and Elizabeth his wife to Thomas Eason of Perquimans Prect. 28 Mar. 1720 6£ 5shillings sterling Money of Great Britain 117 acres in Perquimans Prect. joining James Speight, Thomas Davis, and land conveyed by Perry to Eason part of 234 acres granted 9 Mar 1717/18 to the sd. Perry. Wit: George Eason, (G his mark), Thomas Speight. Ack. 29 Mar 1720 before me F. Jones, Ch. Just. M M Hofmann’s abstract

1722 T. Speight - 600 a. land - 10 sh

25 March 1723 Deed Bk C#1 page 336 Thomas Speight of Perquimans Prect., Gentleman and Mary his wife to Jacob Hinton of Chowan Prect.. 46 pounds sterling, 311 acres at Hogg Neck, joining John White, Thomas Garrett, the mouth of a branch and Warreck Swamp... all houses, orchards, etc. and is the land surveyed for Edward Williams and by him sold to Epap. Benton for which the sd. Benton obtained a pattent 1 8ber 1713 and was by the sd. Benton sold to the sd. Speight 20 8ber 1714. Wit: Thomas Rountree, J... Hunter, William Davis. Ack. 26 Mar 1723 before C. Gale, Ch Just.   Reg 3 Apr. 1723.
1724 - Appointed Justice of the Peace for Perquimanns County 1724.
1725 - Lower House of NC Assembly 
1726 -  Assistant Judge 
1737 -May - Perqui: Prec. -Will of Thomas Speight of Perquimans: 9 April 1737,prob. April 27th, 1737.  
Vol 1 page 391 
Wife Mary, 
sons Moses and Isaac, 
daughters Rachel & Ruth Jordan and Zilpha Blanchard,
 son Isaac Exec. 
 Test: Richard Pearce, Jeffrey Hubbard, Thos. Rountree Sr.

1741 - Vestry Min for St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Co NC
       for keeping Mary Spight 7 mos   20:00


 7 May 1743.Will of Mary Speight of Bertie 25 Feb 1740/1 prov. 
 Son Moses, 
daughters Rachel Jordan and Ruth Jordan, 
daughter Zilpah Blanchard, 
grand daughters Mary, Elizabeth, and Mary Speight, 
cousin Jacob Hinton (son of Jacob) cousins Reuben and William Hinton (sons of Jacob) cousins Bettie and Mary (daughters of Jacob Hinton) 
son Isaac and Joseph Perry, Executors. 
 Test, Guy Hill, Moses Rountree, Thos. Rountree, Sr.

Feb 1743 Joseph Perry retd on Oath an Invy of what has come to his hands belonging to the Estate of Mary Speight decd.

1746 - Vestry Min for St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Co NC
         Rec from Mary Spight's estate  32:00   Thomas Walton Ch W


Children of Thomas Speight and Mary Hinton:
1. Isaac Speight ca 1703 - bef 1753
   married Mary Woodley 1717 - aft 1740
     a. Mary Speight
         married ca 1750 William Benbury
     b. Elizabeth Speight
     c. Isaac Speight
          married Chowan Co 24 July 1764 Ann Montfort

2. Moses Speight ca 1705 - 1746 Bertie Co
    married Mary 
     a. Thomas Jordan Speight d 1795 Bertie Co
         married Elizabeth Hardy 1743 - 
          i. William Hardy Speight
         ii. James Speight
         iii. Winifred Speight
              married Bertie Co 16 Mar 1801 John Bowen
                       Abner Lawrence Bm
         iv. Sarah Speight
             married 11 May 1793 Amos Lassiter
                      Jacob Curry Bm
         v. Elisabeth Speight
         vi. Lydia Speight
             married Bertie Co 28 Aug 1790 Josiah Coffield
                       William Coffield, Bm
         vii. Frances Speight
      b. Mary E Speight 1741 -
      c. Prudence Speight

3. Rachel Speight ca 1708 -
    married bef 1737 Thomas Jordan of VA
       a. Priscilla Jordan -
           married bef 1760 William White
       b. Elizabeth Jordan  -
           married bef 1760 Christopher Benn of Isle of Wight
NCHGR -I-446 --depo in the Chowan Co records at Edenton: 
Christopher Benn and wife Elizabeth Benn, William White and wife Priscilla, all of the Parish of Suffolk and County of Nansemond, the said Elizabeth and Priscilla being the daughters of Thomas Jordan and Rachel his wife, who was one of the children of Thomas Speight of the Province of North Carolina, lately deceased, appoint Thomas Shepard of Suffolk VA, our attorney to collect all sums of money &tc due us from the estate of Thomas and Mary Speight. Joseph Jordan of Bertie being their Executor, dated 25 July 1760. Test: Martha Buxton, Thos. Jordan Jr. [Joseph Jordan of Bertie married Ruth Speight, daughter of Thomas and Mary and sister of Rachel mentioned in power of attorney.]

4. Ruth Speight ca 1712 -
    married bef 1737  Joseph Jordan ca 1715 - 1776 Bertie Co 
    a. Sarah Jordan 13 Dec 1739 - 1818
            in Jan 1777 div Sarah rec. Violate and Will
        married 18 Mar 1756 William Armistead 19 Sept 1730 - Jan 1791 Bertie Co
    b. Isaac Jordan ca 1736 - spring 1790
             in Jan 1777 - Isaac rec. Charles, Jack, Patience, Beck, Sam, Beck and Selah
                Isaac named his nephew James Jordan as executor of his will.
          married Hannah  Hill? d 1812
                   1795 div from Edward - Mrs. H Hill rec. Dick
     
c.  William Jordan bef 1741 - Dec 1790
                 in Jan 1777 div William rec. Patience and Sarah
           married Mary
    d. Dr. Joseph Jordan aft 1741 - 25 Dec 1785  no issue
             in Jan 1777 div Joseph rec Ned, Treasy, Amey, Viner, Sue, Mike and Molbrough
           married Mary
            Mary married 2nd 24 July 1786 or 87 Robert Armistead
                     petition dated Aug 1787 says Robert married Mary 24 July last.

    e. Prudence Jordan
             in Jan 1777 div Prudence rec Andy, Dick, Sarah, Lewis, Emele, Jenny, and Lettice
         married 1st 15 Sept 1766 Abraham Maer  d bef 9 May 1783
                 James Campbell, J. P. Jordan Jun, Bm; Edmund Blount, Joseph Whedbee, Wit.
    f. Margaret Jordan   will written 13 Oct 1803 - prob Feb Ct 1804
             in Jan 1777 div Margaret rec Sip, Demsey, Rose, Tamer, Hannah, Charity and Granville
          married bef 1776 Christian Reed died bef Jan 1802 intestate
5. Zilpah Speight ca 1716 - ca 1753
    married bef 1737 Aaron Blanchard ca 1685 - 1751
     a. Mary Blanchard
         married bef 1752 James Sumner
     b. Sarah Blanchard
     c. Rachel Blanchard d 1771
        married 30 Jan 1756 Jesse Garrett ca 1735 - 1797 Bertie Co 
        i. David Garrett ca 1757 -
           married Mary Ward
        ii. Celia Garrett ca 1760 -
            married Eley 
        iii. Millie Garrett ca 1765 - 
        iv. Thomas Garrett ca 1769 - 1805 Bertie Co
             married 19 Aug 1796 Martha [Patsy] Holly ca 1773 - 1805
         v. Jacob Garrett 1771 - bef 1814 
             married Rachel Eason ca 1775 -

     d. Monica Blanchard aft 1730 - bef 1758  underage in 1751
          married a Griffin

    
e. Aaron Blanchard 1730/37 - 1773  dau all underage in 1773
        married aft 1751 Rachel ? by 1735 - aft 1774
         i. Millicent Blanchard aft 1751 -
         ii. Mary Blanchard aft 1751 -
         iii. Esther Blanchard aft 1751 -
           Rachel married 2nd 16 Mar 1774 Demsey Bond
     f. Moses Blanchard 1730/37 - aft 1790
        married Sarah Walton dau of Wm d. 1760
          i. Zilpha Blanchard by 1770 -
             married 26 Dec 1788 James Powell

    married 2nd 2 Jan 1752 William Wynns  d 1758 Hertford Co [Bethlehem X roads]
   ?g. Penelope Wynns ca 1753 -

NCHGR: Fron Book C, #2, Edenton, No. Car. Deed of William Walton to Timothy Walton, tract of land bought of Judah Speight, husband of Frances Speight, 18 Oct. 1731. 
 Wit: Thomas Walton, Aaron Blanchard.

1754, 7 Dec - H-203 Thomas Jordan Speight to Joseph Jordan, 100 pds for 300 A in Sohikey Neck adj. Keshia River, David Ryan at mouth of Herrin Creek, Mary Speight [land bought of John Warburton], John Warburton, Titus Legitt. Wit: John Belote, Isaac Jordan, William Jordan Oct Ct 1755.

1756, 8 Oct - I - 59 Bond of Thomas Speight of Bertie Co to Robert Warburton 50 pds sterling to abide the judgement of arbitrators Henry Hunter & David Ryan. Robert West mentioned as umpire. Wit: Joesph Jordan, William Jordan. Apr. Ct 1758

   I - 61 see above bond Robert West umpire ruled that Thomas Speight to have no claim to the disputed land & sd land "is clear to John Warburton" 6 Feb 1757. April Ct 1758 Benjamin Wynns CC   

1800 census Bertie Co
Elizabeth Speight   -   -  1 -  -     

1810 Census Bertie Co
William Speight     -   -    -   1  -       -   -   -   1   1     -      5



5th generation son of Thomas, son of William, son of William, son of Francis 

William Speight 1725 - 1797
& ca 1744 Alice Granberry
of Gates Co NC


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


 

8 Aug 1772 -William Speight and Ann Phelps -marriage license in Chowan Co NC
May 1781 - Ann Speight and Jeremiah Speight came into Court [Gates Co] and moved for administration on the estate of William Speight deceased .. which was granted. Then Ann Speight and Jeremiah Speight exhibited an inventory of the estate of William Speight

Aug 1797 - Agreeable to the Pet of Ann Speight relict of William Speight decd --- her dower to be laid out of certain lands which her deceased husband died seized.

Children of William Speight & Alice Granberry
1.  Leah Speight ca 1743 -
   married Chowan Co 30 Jan 1758 Everard Garrett

2. Sarah Speight ca 1745 - aft 1802
    married ca 1761 William Freeman ca 1738 Chowan Co - 1802 Surry co NC
     a. Josiah Freeman ca 1762
                    bought 1783 on the N side of the Yadkin 320 acres adj. to Samuel Freeman & Mears
     b. Kiddy [Christian] Freeman
           married Mitchell
     c. William Freeman
     d. Polly Freeman
     e. Penelope Freeman
         married Haines
     f. Manoah [Noah] Freeman
         married Surry Co 1 Jan 1790 Nancy Brown
     g. John Freeman
          ?married Surry Co NC 9 Aug 1796 Elizabeth Isabell
     h. Richard Freeman 1770/74 - 18 Jan 1841 Franklin Co GA
         married Oglethorope Co GA 1797 Elizabeth Haggard
     i. David Freeman ca 1781 - aft 1850 Surry Co
     j. Tyre Freeman ca 1790 - aft 1830
        married Surry Co 8 Mar 1808 Elizabeth Stoe


3. Jeremiah Speight ca 1747 - 1800/10 Gates Co
    married ca 1755 Rachel Fullington dau of Thomas
     a. Fullington Speight ca 1766 - 
         married 1786 Christian Benton ca 1763 - aft 1820 Gates Co
         i. Noah Speight ca 1795 - ca 1840
            married 1815 Jermina Elliott 

                1. William Henry Speight Dec 1821 Perq Co -  1868/70 Perq Co
                2. Christian Speight
                3. Grizzell Speight
                4. Mary Ann Elizabeth Speight

     b. William Speight ca 1770 - 1830 Gates Co

4. William Speight ca 1750 - 1781
    married 1772 Ann Phelps
4 Sept 1805 - Ann Speight, Gates Co - Feb Ct 1810
daughter - Pleasant Speight
Test: James Barnes, John Duke
    a. Pleasant Speight

5. Josiah Speight  ca 1752 Chowan Co - 1783 Chowan Co
     married Chowan Co 3 Jan 1775 Mrs. Eleonora Bond
25 Nov 1783 - Will of Josiah Speight, Chowan Co
 - cousin Josiah Freeman - son of Wm
- brother in law Everard Garrett, David Welch
- son in law James Roberts
- brother William Speight's orphans
- cousin Charity Ellis, Ellendor Spooner,
- brother Jeremiah Speight and Nicholas Stallins, Exers
Test: Jacob Jordan

Nancy Speight made her will in Perq. Co -- prob Feb 1834. names Sisters: Celia White, Ruth Elliott & Margaret Whitehead. brother-in-law Foster Whitehead. brothers John & Jeremiah Speight

   a. Celia Speight aft 1764 - 
        married  White
   b. Jeremiah Speight 1780/90 - 1833 Perquimanns
   c. Ruth Speight ca 1770 - 
       married Willis Elliott
   d. Margaret Speight ca 1770 - 
       married 1824 Forester/Foster Whitehead
   e. Nancy Speight 1771 - 1834
   f. John Speight 1774 - 1840 Gates Co

     b. William Speight, esq ca 1753 Chowan Co - aft 1800 Greene Co
     c. Seth Speight 1754 - 1800 Greene Co
     d. 
    e. Samuel Speight 1756 -
    f. 
    g.
   
  m. Noah Speight 1773 - 1822 Perquimanns



3rd generation son of William, son of Francis

Francis Speight ca 1684 - 1749 | his  parents
& 1721 Kathern Grimes
aft 1690 - aft 1749 | her  parents
of Chowan Co NC


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


12 March 1739 - Thomas Speight to Francis Speight. 100 ac bought of Hedgepeth 26 Nov 1717. Also 30 acres bought of Jos. Hedgepeth 11 June 1737. Also, one patent of 640 acres granted said Speight 22 Feb 1719. 
Test: William Speight, David Lewis, Richard Taylor.  at Edenton.

Jan Ct 1742 - Francis Speight makes out that he has five whites in his family and 7 blacks.

27 July 1743 - Land grants - book IV p 198 - Francis Speight  [2grants] 640 a on w s of gum Sw. & 200 a adj. prev. grant.

Chowan - 16 Oct 1749 - Francis Speight - Jan Ct 1749/50
son Moses, brother William Speight
sons John and Joseph Speight, wife Kathrin, son Joseph, Exer.
Test: John Sanders, Frances Mack Sanders, Daniel March.

Hertford co - 16 May 1772 - Edward Hare - mentioned Francis and Henry Speight sons of Joseph Speight.

Children of Francis Speight and Kathern Grimes:
1. John Speight ca 1722 Chowan Co - bef 1779 Hertford Co
   married bef  1769 Jemima Hare 1743 - 1791
    a. Ann Sun Speight 11 Mar 1769 Chowan Co -
         married
  24 Jan 1784 Elisha Scull 1755 - 1805
    b. others? a son born bef 1774 shows on the 1790 census [or is that her husband who has just died.]
  Jemima married 2nd after 1779 Starkey Sharp I died before 1790 census
     a. Col. Starkey Sharp 1785 - 1833 never married
  
2. Joseph Speight 1725 - 1792 Sunbury, Gates Co
    married 30 Mar 1752 Anne King 1734 - ca 1795

1752 - Joseph Speight elected to Vestry but unwilling to serve - James Trotter is chosen in his room.
1755 - Edward Hare jun & Joseph Speight are Processioners.
Wills of Gates Co NC 2 April 1792 - Joseph Speight, Gates Co - Aug Term 1792
wife - Anne, sons Francis and Henry, grand-son Joseph Freeman, son John Freeman, grand-son David Freeman, grand-daughter Anne Freeman, grand-son Joseph Speight Darden, daughter Susanna Dunn,
sons Francis and Henry exers.
Test: Thos Barnes, Mary Williams

26 Aug 1841 - Ann Speight, Gates Co - May Ct 1843
grand-son - Joseph Speight, grand-daughter Sophia E Wills, 
Wm. H Allen [son of John], Wm T. Wills Exr.
Test: R. Gatling, H I Blount, Jane Saunders, Drew N Saunders.


     a. Francis Speight 1758 - 1797
23 Jan 1782 - Francis Speight wit to Gates Co will of Henry King
         married Bathsheba
           i. Joseph Speight
           ii. Susanna Speight

     b. Henry Speight 1762 - 1798
         married Ann 

     c. Susanna Speight had died bef father's 1792 will
         married Gates Co 4 Apr 1785 [William] Abraham Darden
          i. Joseph Speight Darden 23 Feb 1786 - 21 Oct 1815
            married Elizabeth Jones 18 Jan 1787 - 1 Mar 1844 dau of Henry Jones

     d. Elizabeth Speight 1755 - 1782
        married ca 1771 Solomon Freeman ca 1743 - 1788 Bertie Co
                       son of John Freeman and wife Anna Speight
          i. Joseph Freeman 22 Feb 1772 - 23 Oct 1842 Gates Co
                                       "farmer, carpenter and cabinet maker"
             married 31 Jan 1799 Christine [Crisse] Rawles 15 Feb 1778 - 3 Oct 1843 
          ii. Francis Freeman 27 Jan 1774 - 1789/90  aged 15 or 16 yrs
          iii. John Freeman 27 Dec 1777 - 21 Oct 1834
          iv. David Freeman 11 Nov 1779 - 18 Nov 1837
          v.  Anna Freeman 3 May 1782 -
               married Gates Co Henry Lee lived Bertie

     e. Kathe Mary Ann Speight
         married Gates Co 31 Jan 1787 George Dunn
           i. Susanna Dunn

3. Anna Speight 1727 - ca 1777
    married ca 1740/41 John Freeman 1711/21 - 1785
     a. David Freeman ca 1742 - ca 1765 
     b. Elizabeth Freeman
          married James Baker
     c. Solomon Freeman ca 1743 - 1788 Bertie Co
          married Elizabeth Speight
          married 2nd Martha Cherry
     d. Elisha Freeman ca 1749 - 1793 Onslow Co NC
          married Elizabeth   8 children
     e. John Freeman ca 1751 - aft 1783
     f. Moses Freeman ca 1754 - aft 1800
          married Mary  at least 2 ch
     g. Aaron Freeman 30 Jan 1758 Bertie Co - 26 Nov 1821 Livingston Co KY
          married 9 Sept 1777 Judith Fleetwood 13 children

4. Moses Speight St 1730 - bef Nov 1794
1755 - ordered that Moses Speight be allowed 6 sh 8 p per month for the time he shall keep Robert Alphin an old man
       Vestry min. Chowan Co
2 Dec 1792 - Moses Speight, Gates Co - Nov Ct 1794
sons Moses and Aaron, all my children.
Test: Robert Riddick, John Riddick, Richard Briggs
     a. Moses Speight Jr
          married Gates Co 29 May 1786 Elizabeth Brinkley
     b. Aaron Speight 
         married Gates Co 9 May 1795 Eliza Pierce
         married Gates Co 22 Feb 1806 Milley Bennett
     c. others

5. Honore Speight 1733 - 

1779 Tax List Hertford Co NC District #5
Jemima Speight
   500 acres of Land   1970
  475 acres of Land    1800
  6 slaves etc                4200
  1 " 5/10                        400
  5 " under 5                   750
  3 horses                        210
  21 cattle                        210
   money                             30       9570

1768 Bertie Co Tax List
Thomas Speight           1 free white
Henery Spright            1 free white

Hertford Co Tax recipts book of William Murfree [trans by Ray Fouts]
Jeremiah Speight   1768  4 taxes
                                    1769  2  taxes
                                    1770  2 taxes
John Speight           1768   9 taxes
                                    1769  9 taxes
                                    1770  11 taxes
Joseph Speight       1768   11 taxes
                                   1769   10 taxes

1786 State Census Gates Co
pg                    121/60    [>21, 60+]     Wf       Bl 12/50     [Bl >12, 50+
Joseph Speight     1            1                 3           11               10 
Henry Speight       1                               1            5                  3

Francis Speight    1             1                1             9                  8
pg 4
Jeremiah Speight  1            4                 11        11                7
pg 7
Moses Speight      -             3                   3           1                 2
pg 8
Ann Speight           -             2                   4           -                 -   [widow of William]

1790 US census Gates Co
Ann Spight             -             1 >16           4 wf      -           1 sl
Francis Speight     1            1                   3                      19
Henry Speight        1            2                   1                      8
Jeremiah Speight  2            3                   9                     17
Joseph Speight       1            3                   2                     25
Moses Speight sen  3          -                    3                       2
Moses Speight jun   1           3                  3                      -

1800 US census Gates Co
Ann Speight [younger]      2    2   -   -   -     -   -   - 1  -         9
Ann Speight [elder]                                       -  1  -  1  1       10
William Speight                  -    -   -   1   -      1 -   -   -   -        7
Jeremiah Speight                -   1   2   -   1     1  2  2  -  2       8
Moses Speight                     1  2   -   1  -        3  -  1  1  -        4
Aaron Speight                      1   -    -   1  -       -   -   2  -   -        -
Wm Speight Jun                  -   -    1   -   -      -    -   2  -   1      1
Tullentin Speight                 -   1   -    -    1     2  1  -   1  -        -

1810 US census Gates Co
Thomas Speight                    1  -   1   -    -        1   1   1   -    -      1
William Speight                    2  -   -    1  -         2   2   -    1   -      -
Pleasant Speight                    -  -   -   -    -          1    -    -   2  -      -
   -- Perquimans Co
Jeremiah Spikes                    -  1  1  -   -           1   -     1   -   -      1


18 April 1826 - Henry Speight, Gates Co - May Ct 1827
wife - Eliza, son John, daughters Susan and Sophia Emaline Speight
wife - Exer. Test: John Saunders, Charity Speight


3rd generation son of William, son of Francis

William Speight ca 1674 - aft 1749 | his  parents
& Judith Hare ca 16xx - bef 1749 | h
er  parents
of Sunbury NC
  


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


1735 Chowan Co - 26 June - William Speight of Nansemond Co VA 
- to his "son-in-law" Moses Hare 100a "on Horse Pen Branch" 
    Wit: Edward Speight, Thos. Speight and Ann Speight.

1738/41 - William Speight is Vestryman for St Paul's Parish, Chowan Co

Children of William Speight & Judith Hare:
1. Thomas Speight ca 1706 - 1740
     a. William Speight ca 1725 - 1797
         married ca 1759? Alice Granberry d aft 1797
     b. Thomas ca 1732 - 1756
         married Elizabeth
           i. Thomas ca 1756 - aft 1795 
Craven - Nov 1756 - Thomas Speight
wife Elizabeth, sister Prudence Speight
Test: John Spight, Phrusan Spight, Ann Payn.
     c. Prudence Speight
 2. Prudence Speight ca 1698 -
     married Moses Hare



2nd generation son of Francis

Capt. William Speight ca 1650 - 1719 his  parents
& ca 1669 unknown  | h
er  parents
of Sunbury NC


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


Children of Capt. William Speight
1. Thomas Speight 1670 - 9 April 1737  Perquimanns Co NC
   married ca 1703 Mary Hinton? d. 1743 Bertie Co NC
     a. Isaac Speight d. bef 1753
         i. Isaac Speight bef 1732 -
2. William Speight ca 1674 Sunbury - aft 1749
   married ca 1697 Judith Hare ca 1687? - bef 1749
3. Elizabeth Speight ca 1678 Sunbury - aft 1700
    married ca 1702 Moses Hare Jr. aft 1680 - aft 1700
4. Francis Speight ca 1684 Sunbury - 1749 Sunbury age 65
    married 1721 Kathern Grimes aft 1690 - aft 1749 Chowan Co
     a. Joseph Speight
     b. Moses Speight
     c. John Speight

1755 Procession Records lines
between Jacob Speight and George Eason sen
 on another report this is Isaac Speight and George Eason sen
between Isaac Speight and James Jones
between Isaac Speight and Abraham Harrill
               Isaac Speight and Aaron Laciter

between Moses Speight and William Speight
                Moses Speight and Robert Powell
               William Speight and James Felps
                Moses Speight and Ruben Phelps

              Moses Hare and William Speight
              Joseph Speight and Henry King
              Joseph Speight and John Lewis
              Joseph Speight and Thomas Barnes
              Joseph Speight and Charles King
              Joseph Speight and Francis Sanders
              William Speight and Francis Sanders

Gates Co Ct records:
 Aug 1779 - James Norfleet continued Overseer of the road from the Honey Potts road across the creek to William Speights's & that the hands of William Speight & Docton Riddick work on the same etc.
 May 1781 - Ann Speight & Jeremiah Speight came into court and moved for Administration on the estate of William Speight deceased They were granted admin. and William Harriss & Samuel Smith were their securities.
 



the emigrant 1635

Francis Speight 1614 - 1684 | his  parents 
& ca 1642 unknown ca 1614 - bef 1682 | h
er  parents 
of England & Sunbury [now Gates Co NC]


This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!! 


1614 - Francis Speight born in England
1635 - age 21, arrived at Jamestown, VA on the "Thomas and John" from Gravesend England, 6/16 June 
1635 - he was indentured to William Eyres in 1635, one of the Puritan leaders in Virginia.
1642 - William Eyres lists Francis Speight as one of his head rights for land grant.
ca 1642 - married [when his seven years of service were up]
ca 1643 - son John Speight born
1654 - 17 March - Francis Speight granted 300a in Nansemond Co VA "by a White Marsh"
               [this was probably in what is Gates Co NC today]
1684 - 21 April - John Speight was granted 300a in Nansemond Co VA "formerely granted to Francis Speight.
                     "given by will to him by Francis Speight

1703 -- Nansemond Co VA - patent for 161 a to Francis Speight Jr and William Speight Jr.

Known Children of Francis Speight and his wife:
1. John Speight 1643 Indian Branch [now Lake Prince, Suffolk Co VA] - ca 1703
    married ca 1665 unknown
         i. Moses Speight 1712 - aft 1748 Beaverdam Sw Farm
        ii. Mary Speight ca 1715 - aft 1753

2. Capt. William Speight ca 1653 Speights Run -26 Mar 1719 Sunbury 
    married ca 1674 unknown ca 1653 - aft 1684
3. Francis Speight II ca 1640/50 -
    a. William Speight Jr ca 1665 Speight Run - ca 1735 Somerton Creek
        married ca 1685 Elizabeth d bef 1735
         i. John Speight ca 1687 I of W Co near South Quay - ca 1738 Somerton Cr.
           married ca 1708 Elizabeth Powell ca 1689 - ca 1739

    b. Francis Speight III ca 1670 Speight Run - 1731 Somerton Creek
            patent 24 April 1703 "Francis Speight Jr son of Francis Speight Sr" joined his brother William Speight Jr in patenting in the Summerton Creek area at the NC border.
        married ca 1690 Judah Speight  d aft 1733
    c. Ann Speight ca 1675 - aft 1737 Sunbury


         ?i. Hannah ca 1695 -
               married William Walton

4. Thomas Speight

1729 - James Howard, Bertie Prect Will - names Francis Speight of Chuckatuck parish in Nansemond Co

1732 - Chowan prec - Judeth Speight admx of Francis Speight, decease 

NCHGR: Fron Book C, #2, Edenton, No. Car. Deed of William Walton to Timothy Walton, tract of land bought of Judah Speight, husband of Frances Speight, 18 Oct. 1731. 
 Wit: Thomas Walton, Aaron Blanchard.

Jan 1753 - Petition of Mary Speight for adm. on her husband William Speight [Chowan Co]

Chowan Co
I 140 Moses Spight "has been misused by his father in law and requests that he may choose a guardian"
I 141 29 May 1738 - Summons to John Jones and Jane his wife to answer the petition of Moses Spight
II 28 23 Dec 1738 - letter of Wm. Speight to Mr. Craven requesting that he send the inventory "of his part of ye estate belonging to Moses Speight

XI 44 Jan 1762. Order to divide estate of Isaac Speight
XI 72 27 Jul 1762 - division to: Isaac Spight, Mr. Mills Riddick and Mr William Boyd.

5 Jan 1758 report by church wardens of St Paul's Parish Luke Sumner and Elisha Hunter includes
the orphans of William Speight's deceased, who have no guardian appointed

 


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