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Marriages, Sunderland District - Record Number: 404029.1
Church: St. Peter
31 Jan 1796 William Spain, of Monkwearmouth married Ann Humphrey, of this parish, by licence.
Ann's surname is given variously as Hunter or Humphrey.
Ann and William's marriage: 31 Jan 1796 William Spain, of Monkwearmouth married Ann Humphrey, of this parish, by licence;
Jane's baptism: 27 Dec 1798 Jane Spain, of Monkwearmouth Shore, born 8-Jul 1798, 1st daughter of William Spain (mariner, native of this parish) & Ann Hunter (his wife, daughter of Ralph Hunter, Monkwearmouth Shore seaman, native of this parish);
Thomas's death: son of William Spain by his wife Ann Humphrey;
William's baptism: 2nd son of William Spain (Shore mariner) by his wife Ann Humphrey (daughter of Ralph Humphrey, mariner of Shore ).
It is possible that there were two couples called William and Ann producing children in Monkwearmouth at the same time, but this is unlikely given the small number of records relating to Spains in Monwearmouth at this time. Furthermore, the fathers of both Ann Hunter and Ann Humphrey are referred to as Ralph and both are Shore mariners.
This record was last updated on 17/04/2013 at 17:52