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Alexander Spence from Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland

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Aspen Report 11 Mar 2014 19:08

Nothing more for Alexander yet :-|


Aspen Report 10 Feb 2014 18:41

:-0 nudge


Aspen Report 23 Oct 2013 23:54



Aspen Report 7 Oct 2013 15:33

I have been doing some research again and it is possible that Alexander was still in Donegal in 1912 and emigrating to Australia much later than first thought. I was told that he wanted his Nephew to travel with him but his Nephew's wife did not want to go. I know that they married 1915, so possible after 1915. :-D


Aspen Report 17 Apr 2013 16:15



Aspen Report 25 Mar 2013 16:33



Aspen Report 18 Mar 2013 16:55



Aspen Report 10 Mar 2013 21:06

I have been to the Church and I can only find his date of birth and when baptised. Nothing else for him. I did find info for his siblings there. I have found his army records and found him in 1901 census, but nothing after that. :-(


Alemap Report 10 Mar 2013 20:34

If you look at the parish record for his birth, you may find information about his emigration, etc.
I found the marriage and death information for my husbands grandfather against his birth entry in the parish records. Born Donegal, married/died Scotland.

Good luck, Pam

P.S. A strong magnifying glass and a knowledge of latin was required. :-D


Aspen Report 10 Mar 2013 20:13



Aspen Report 6 Mar 2013 14:20

Nudge :-D


Aspen Report 14 Nov 2012 16:50



Aspen Report 3 Nov 2012 20:59

nudge :-(


Aspen Report 30 Oct 2012 16:45

I'm still having a search in Trove but nothing yet. What other sites can I check?
He is proving hard to find. :-(


Aspen Report 24 Oct 2012 08:22

I have been looking in Trove, never knew about it before, and wondered about a death 28th. August 1933 ALEXANDER SPENCE 2 Andrew street Balmain but it states Elizabeth Leishman as his wife. It states that Leishman, Elizabeth wife and family are invited to attend the funeral of her beloved husband and their father Alexander Spence to leave 2 St Andrew Street Balmain this Wed at 1.30pm for Presbyterian Cemetery
I thought this was interesting.......could it be him? Why was her name not Spence?


Aspen Report 21 Oct 2012 10:26

I checked over my information for Alex Spence arriaval 9th Jan 1909. I have it leaving the UK in 1908 and it states Alex Spence as English. I think if it was him it would have him as Irish!! I have been struggling with this for some time but I won't give up as he is now the only member of my tree I cannot find.
Alison :-)


Aspen Report 19 Oct 2012 16:22

I sent for that cert 1927 to find he was from Scotland.
I have looked at passenger lists and have not found any to say Irish yet. Some have Scotch or English. Steerage don't give where they are from.
I am hoping to be able to get his death cert as it should say he was from Ireland and his parents names!


Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 15:50

name: Alex Spence
event: Immigration
arrival date: 09 Jan 1909
event place: New Zealand
gender: Male
marital status:
origin: United Kingdom
estimated birth year:
shipping company: New Zealand & African SS Co, Ltd
ship: Cornwall
ship's departure port:
departure port: Liverpool
departure date:
ship's arrival port: Wellington
arrival port: Auckland (other ports also listed)
digital folder number: 004416769
image number: 00050


Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 15:41

Registration Number Family Name Given Name(s) Date of Birth/

Age at Death

1927/6482 Spence Alexander 78Y Order Product
1908/7239 Spence Alexander 58Y Order Product

Try searching NZ here


Aspen Report 19 Oct 2012 15:28

No that is not my tree but it is connected as Alexander had a sister Ellen and that is who is doing it. I have been in contact with 2 others doing the same tree. I think the tree you mentioned had Alexander married. Also they have some dates wrong!
I went to the Church and got the records and Alexander only had one name as they all did, only Mary Jane who was called after her mother.
Alexander was a labourer and he had been in the army and was in India. I had been told that he left money but the person was in his 80's ( Alexander was his Gt Uncle too) and was not sure of dates. But i do know that another member of the family, not Spence, went to New Zealand and maybe he got mixed up! The other person was on his grandmother's side.Sadly the person is no longer with us.
I have been looking in Trove, never knew about it before, and wondered about a death 28th. August 1933 ALEXANDER SPENCE 2 Andrew street Balmain but it states Elizabeth Leishman as his wife!
As I have my tree nearly finished I need to find this Alexander Spence.
Fingers Crossed!
Alison ;-)