Richard SPIVEY Elizabeth SPIVEY Mary Ann SPIVEY William SPIVEY Mary POWELL William SPIVEY Richard SPIVEY Thomas SPIVEY Joseph SPIVEY Sarah SPIVEY Eliza SPIVEY Maryanne SPIVEY Joseph SPIVEY Elizabeth SPIVEY Ann SPIVEY Caroline SPIVEY Elizabeth SHOUL(L)ER James SPIVEY Frances Ann SPIVEY Richard SPIVEY Sarah SPIVEY Edward SPIVEY Eliza SPIVEY Elizabeth HOLLOMAN Mini tree diagram

Joseph SPIVEY

approx. 18011,2 - 1879

Agricultural & Garden labourer1

Life History

approx. 1801

Born in Woburn, Bedfordshire.1,2

Ref H0107/1755 folio 191/2 (1861 census says b Eversholt)

25th Jun 1803

Christened in Eversholt, Bedfordshire (St John the Baptist, Eversholt).3

checked at Bedford County Record office.

13th Aug 1821

Married Mary POWELL in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire.3,4

both listed as "of this parish".  Mary signed with an X. Witnesses: Thomas Chance and Elizabeth Spivey (Joseph's sister?)

1823

Death of Mary POWELL in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire

26th Jun 1826

St Peter & All Saints, Battlesden

checked at Bedford County Record office. "Joseph Spivey of this parish and Elizabeth Shouller of Potsgrove married in this church by Banns, this 26 day of June by me T Roy, minister of Woburn.  In the presence of Wm Shouller and Thomas Morris."

26th Jun 1826

Married Elizabeth SHOUL(L)ER in Battlesden, Bedfordshire.3

checked at Bedford County Record office. "Joseph Spivey of this parish and Elizabeth Shouller of Potsgrove married in this church by Banns, this 26 day of June by me T Roy, minister of Woburn.  In the presence of Wm Shouller and Thomas Morris."

approx. 1828

Birth of son William SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

1829

Occupation Gardener.4

from son William's baptism record

1832

Birth of son Richard SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

1832

Death of son Richard SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

before 1833

Birth of son Thomas SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

1833

Occupation Labourer.4

from son Thomas's baptism record

approx. Feb 1833

Birth of son Joseph SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

1834

Death of son Joseph SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

before 1835

Birth of daughter Sarah SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

before 1837

Birth of daughter Eliza SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

1839

Death of daughter Maryanne SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire

between Oct 1839 and Dec 1839

Birth of daughter Maryanne SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire.7

before 1841

Death of son Thomas SPIVEY

1841

Occupation Agricultural labourer.5

about Jan 1841

Birth of son Joseph SPIVEY in Woburn, Bedfordshire.7

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Battlesden, Bedfordshire (Battlesden Lodge).5

HO 107/5 p5

1843

Occupation Gardener.4

from daughter Elizabeth's baptism record

about Sep 1843

Birth of daughter Elizabeth SPIVEY in Woburn, Bedfordshire.7

before Jul 1846

Birth of daughter Ann SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire.7

between Oct 1848 and Dec 1848

Death of son William SPIVEY in Woburn, Bedfordshire.7

1849

Birth of daughter Caroline SPIVEY in Battlesden, Bedfordshire.8,9

1851

Occupation Agricultural & Garden labourer.1

1851

Recorded in census in Battlesden, Bedfordshire (Hockliffe Road Lodge, Battlesden).1

Ref H0107/1755 folio 191/2
Elizabeth's parents Amran 67 garden labourer b Ambrosden, Oxon & Elizabeth Shouller 66 b Bicester, Oxon live next door at Garden House.

1861

Recorded in census in Battlesden, Bedfordshire (Brickhill Road, Battlesden).2

RG9/1003 fol 44 p2

between Jan 1864 and Mar 1864

Death of son Joseph SPIVEY in Woburn, Bedfordshire

between Apr 1864 and Jun 1864

Death of daughter Sarah SPIVEY in Woburn, Bedfordshire

before Apr 1866

Death of Elizabeth SHOUL(L)ER in Battlesden, Bedfordshire.9

1871

Occupation Gardener

1871

Recorded in census in Hockliffe, Bedfordshire (none given)

RG10/1559 fol 113 p 13 lodger living with John Willison & family (poss his son-in-law - Sarah's husband -with second wife?)

1875

Occupation Gardener.6

from daughter Caroline's marriage cert

1879

Died in Battlesden, Bedfordshire (Arlesey Asylum, Shefford)

21st Sep 1879

Buried in Battlesden, Bedfordshire (St Peter & All Saints, Bedfordshire)

"late of this parish" but living at Arlesey Asylum (near Shefford - also known as 3 Counties) when he died.

Notes

  • 1827:  Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions Rolls
    Examination of Thos. Paxton, Potsgrove, bailiff for the estates of Sir Gregory Osborne Page Turner; accompanied by Geo. Hammond, Wm. Shouler and Jos. Spivey he caught up with sixteen poachers, six with guns, in a wood called Bunkers Grove. They stood in a line and threatened to shoot him after he had talked to them "about the Danger of such Resistance". After various short pursuits after this Paxton was struck on the shoulder with a bludgeon and eventually gave up the chase. He recognized Thos. Poney as one of the poachers. Examination of Thos. Poney, who denied being in the wood and called Eliz. Adams of Heath & Reach as a witness, but she refused to be sworn.
    Examination of Jos. Spivey, Battlesden, gardener; "I then saw... James Cook I know him as well as I know my own Brother.... he lives at Great Brickhill George Hammond said to me that is Great bellowing Cook he Cook having call'd out to us to come along with an Oath ..."

    Ref:QSR/28/1827/390

Sources

  • 1. 1851 census
  • 2. 1861 census (7 April 1861)
  • 3. International Genealogical Index
  • 4. Parish Records
  • 5. 1841 census
  • 6. Marriage Certificate
  • 7. 1837 Online
  • 8. 1891 Census
  • 9. Free BMD

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