Spens Family History


Thomas Matthews


Charles Hawley Patchett

Married by Certificate 1883 Q Dec Newcastle T. 10b 218, of Salem Road,
Sunderland, son of Charles Patchett, deceased, who was a baker. Charles was a
widower and a commericial traveller.

Mary Jane Simmons

Dressmaker; widowed and remarried 13 Oct 1883 to Charles Hawley Pachett in Newcastle-upon
tyne at age 43; shown in 1881 Census as Mary Jane Spens head, widow, age 60 (descrapancy) dressmaker, Newcastle with three lodgers (a paper stainer and two school mistresses) living at 5 Ravensworth Terrace Ref. RG 5049 Folio 70 page 15 s # 71 (the same address where she lived when she married in 1883);

William Nixon

Sailor, tailor; Name given on daughter's death certificate

Elizabeth Woods

Name given on daughter's death certificate, agd 53 in 1881 Census;

Thomas Nixon

age 24 in 1881 Census;

James Nixon

Ordnance Turner; age 22 in 1881 Census;

John Nixon

Butcher; age 14 in 1881 Census;

George Nixon

Scolar; 10 in 1881 Census;

William Clark

Boot maker; listed as father to Angelina on her marriage certificate, witness was Edward
Davies? Clark;

Joseph Summers

Joseph had three children--Jack, Jane Isabella, and Lily who married Fred Levy
Jack is thought to have come to the U.S.A.

John Spens Stonehouse

Death notice in Newcastle newspaper, listing brothers Harry, Jim, Willie, Stan and Herbert, came to America to the Gibsons in 1923 in Chicago.

Jack Stonehouse

Jack and Fred are listed in death notice in Newcastle Newspaper as the
children of John Spens Stonehouse. That John died in California is
questionable. He was married in Illinois to Grace ?


Herbert was Edith's second husband. Edith had a son William by her first
marriage (b 1931-d 1983) No other information known by Patricia Stonehouse.

Henry Spens Stonehouse

Information furnished to Fairel Spens by Henry Spens Stonehouse, known as
Harry. Henry was apprenticed and became a cabinet maker. He worked for Jewel
TeaFood Stores (now American Stores) from the time he came to America.

Agnes Johnson Patrick

St. Barnabas C/of England, Helmsley Rd. Newcastle

Stanley Spens Stonehouse

Of Newcastle Upon Tyne; information from Agnes Stonehouse

Marjorie Beeson

She fell out with the family according to Agnes Stonehouse