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Alexander Spence from Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland

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Gins

Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 14:10

Is this your tree?


Alexander Spence
Alston-Patrick Family Tree
Birth: 1856 - Ireland (Northern Ireland)
Death: 13th January 1915 (13 Jan 1915)
Parents: Alexander Spence, Mary Jane Hamilton
Spouse: Jane


Is this his mothers death? If so, it would be interesting to see who registered the death


Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958
Name: Mary Spence
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1911
Death Age: 75
Registration district: Donegal
Death Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 26
FHL Film Number: 0101605

Gins

Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 14:00

Thanks Alison

I just cant seem to find anything in Oz for him? You mention his estate went back to Ireland, do you know when he died?

Did he have a middle name?


Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Alexander R Spence
Death Date: 1927
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: Alexaner
Mother's name: Mary
Registration Year: 1927
Registration Place: Ashfield, New South Wales
Registration number: 1106

Thats not him above, that Alex was born in 1863 NSW

Aspen

Aspen Report 19 Oct 2012 12:43

Gins
Lizzie was married to Alexander's brother William. William was in Scotland working!
Lizzie was living in Townparks in 1911 and lived there until she died 1938.

Regards
Alison

Gins

Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 11:46

This is Lizzie and the children, she is listed as married

Residents of a house 2 in Raphoe Townparks (Raphoe, Donegal)

Spence Lizzie 45 Female Wife Irish Church Co Donegal - Read and write - Married - 14 7 6
Spence David 14 Male Son Irish Church Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Spence William 12 Male Son Irish Church Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Spence Annie 9 Female Daughter Irish Church Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Spence Maggie 7 Female Daughter Irish Church Co Donegal Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Spence Robert 4 Male Son Irish Church Co Donegal - Cannot read - Single - - - -
Spence Samuel 2 Male Son Irish Church

Quoy

Quoy Report 19 Oct 2012 11:42

hello Alison

you have probably searched Trove but I will post anyway

I put in "Alexander Spence"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22alexander+spence%22&l-category=Family+Notices


you can then narrow this down by decade

Gins

Gins Report 19 Oct 2012 11:37

I know on the record it has a ditto , not married but who is the daughter inlaw married to?


Residents of a house 7 in Beltany (Raphoe, Donegal)

Spence Alexander 75 Male Head of Family Irish Church Co Donegal Agricultural Labourer Cannot read - Married -
Spence Mary J 65 Female Wife Irish Church Co Donegal - Cannot read - Married -
Spence Lizzie 35 Female Daughter in Law Irish Church Co Donegal - Read and write - Married -
Spence David 3 Male Grand Son Irish Church Co Donegal - Cannot read - Not Married -
Spence William 1 Male Grand Son Irish Church Co Donegal - Cannot read - Not Married -
Spence Alexander Male Grand Son Irish Church Co Donegal - Cannot read - Not Married -
Spence Alexander 40 Male Son Irish Church Co Donegal Agricultural Labourer Cannot read - Not Married -
Holmes Robert 74 Male Boarder Irish Church


Do you know when he died?

Aspen

Aspen Report 19 Oct 2012 10:51

I am looking for Alexander Spence from Raphoe Donegal Ireland who emigrated after 1901. He was on the Donegal census then. I have been told that he had a sheep station in Australia but where in Australia is not known. I know he was born 24/09/1856 but I know from the census and his army records he must have thought he was born 1860. His parents were called Alexander and Mary Jane (nee Hamilton) Another interesting item, when he died his money came back to Ireland to his nephew. No dates for that either. Alexander was not married in 1901 I am looking forward to any information as I have been unable to get anything after 1901. I have checked Wills here in Dublin and Belfast but nothing there. :-S
Kind regards
Alison