Thomas SPIVEY Thomas SPIVEY Frances Ann SPIVEY Mary Ann SPIVEY Mary Ann SMITH Frances Ann HUNT Mini tree diagram
St Mary Magdalene, Little Brickhill, Bucks

St Mary Magdalene, Little Brickhill, Bucks


18111 - between Oct 1873 and Dec 18737

Hackney Carriage Attendant6

Life History


Born in Little Brickhill, Bucks.1

1871 census says Little Brickle - probably Little Brickhill, near Woburn on the Beds/Bucks border.  1851 census gives place of birth as Leeds, Yorks

7th Jul 1811

Baptised in Little Brickhill, Bucks (Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene).2

Little Brickhill was described in 1806 in "Magna Britannia" as follows:
LITTLE BRICKHILL, in the hundred and deanery of Newport, is nearly two miles distant from Fenny Stratford, on the road from London to Liverpool. This village, although distinguished by the name of Little, has been a place of much more consequence, if not more populous, than Great Brickhill; having been formerly a market, and as assize town. The market, which was on Thursdays, seems to have been originally granted in 1228, to John de Gatesdon, confirmed in 1267, to Philip Lovel; in 1319, to Humphrey Lord Audley, and in 1441, to Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Buckingham. The charter of 1228 grants a fair for three days, at the festival of St. Mary Magdelen; that of 1267, a fair for three days, at the festival of St. Giles; that of 1319, a fair at the decollation of St. John the Baptist; and that of 1441, two fairs, one on the festival of St. Philip and St. James, the other on that of St. Luke: the only fair now held, is on the 18th of October. The assizes for the county appear to have been occasionally held at this town, from an early period. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and King James I. Little-Brickhill seems to have been considered as the assize town, and is so called in Saxton's map, published in 1574. Between the years 1561 and 1620, the names of 42 executed criminals appear among the burials in the parish register: the last time the assizes were held at Little-Brickhill was in 1638. The gallows is said to have been on the heath, about three furlongs out of the town, on the road to Woburn.

The market of Little-Brickhill has been long discontinued; it is probable that the town fell to decay on the assizes being removed: of late years, however, it has again increased in population. Browne Willis states the number of houses, in 1758, to have been 69; their number in 1801, as returned to parliament, was 84, of which four were uninhabited, that of the inhabitants, 385. Little-Brickhill is still a post town, being the stage between Woburn and Stony Stratford.

The manor of Little-Brickhill was anciently in the Giffards, Earls of Buckingham, from whom it passed by female heirs to the Lovells, Audleys, and Staffords. Having been seized by the crown, in consequence of an attainder, it was granted to Lord Marney, and afterwards to William Carey esq. Mr. Carey's son sold it to the Brocas family, from whom it passed by purchase to the Abdys, about the year 1636: Sir Anthony Abdy, about the year 1696, sold it to Sir Charles Duncombe, in whose family it continued many years: it is now the property of George Henry Rose esq.

A chapel adjoining the parish church was blown down by the high wind in 1703. The great tithes, which were appropriated to the abbey of Combwell, in Kent, are now annexed to the see of Canterbury, under which Mr. Philip Mills is, or was lately, lessee. The archbishop is patron of the benefice, which is a perpetual curacy. This parish has been inclosed by an act of parliament, passed in 1796, when allotments of land were assigned in lieu of tithes, and an allotment to the poor for fuel.


Occupation Cab man.3

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Newington, Surrey (Newington Causeway, Newington).3

HO107/1065/5 fol 13 p19.  Says born in county (Middlesex).

4th Aug 1841

St Mary's, Lambeth

Lambeth vol 4 280 Sep 1841. Bachelor/Spinster of full age. Witnesses Thomas Butcher, Edward Powell.

4th Aug 1841

Married Mary Ann SMITH in Lambeth, Surrey

Lambeth vol 4 280 Sep 1841. Bachelor/Spinster of full age. Witnesses Thomas Butcher, Edward Powell.

27th May 1842

Birth of son Thomas SPIVEY in Camberwell, Surrey.8,9

between Jan 1844 and Mar 1844

Birth of daughter Frances Ann SPIVEY in Lambeth, Surrey.10,5

17th Dec 1845

Birth of daughter Mary Ann SPIVEY in Lambeth, Surrey.4


Occupation Hackney Cab Driver.4

from daughter Mary Ann's birth cert


Occupation Hackney Carriage Waterman in Westminster, London (31 Douglas Street, Westminster).5

from daughter Frances Ann's death cert

29th Aug 1849

Death of daughter Frances Ann SPIVEY in Westminster, London.5


Occupation H.C. Waterman


Recorded in census in Westminster, London (31 Douglas Street, Westminster).8

HO107/1479 p 741 In same building as Edward Spivey b Mansfield Notts


Occupation Hackney Carriage Attendant.6


Recorded in census in St Pancras, London (16 Wellington Square, St Pancras).6

RG9/106 fol 50 p 31. Lists birthplace of both as Westminster, St Mary's/St Magnuss? Ages don't tally with 1871 but other details fit. Wellington Square was off Grays Inn Road, near Regent Square.


Occupation Labourer.1

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Islington, London (Islington Workhouse, St John's Road, Upper Holloway).1

RG10/308 fol 79 p1  Husband and wife there listed separately.  Thomas indexed by Ancestry as 'Strivey'.

between Oct 1873 and Dec 1873

Died in Woburn, Bedfordshire.7


  • possible brother to James Spivey (934) also b Brickhill


  • 1. 1871 Census
  • 2. Buckinghamshire County Archive
    • Little Brickhill Baptism Register
  • 3. 1841 census
  • 4. Birth Certificate
  • 5. Death Certificate
  • 6. 1861 census (7 April 1861)
  • 7. Free BMD
  • 8. 1851 census
  • 9. International Genealogical Index
  • 10. 1837 Online

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