Family History pages for the Plaistow Spencer family
genealogy of the Spencer's of Plaistow, London E13
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Richard SPENCER

Male 1854 - 1909  (54 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Richard SPENCER 
    Born 3 Nov 1854  The Sussex Tap, Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1909  6 Harcourt Avenue, Manor Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4  Spencer Family
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2013 

    Father George Elliott SPENCER,   c. 22 Apr 1820, Hartfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Mother Elizabeth WEEKES,   c. 21 Oct 1827, Otham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1854  Otham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wicken ROBINSON,   b. 19 Oct 1849, Denmark Row, Brixton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1945, Kilburn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 12 May 1879  St. Mary Lambeth, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. William Richard SPENCER,   b. 24 Jul 1879, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1970, 46 Elmville Ave, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Lilian Mary Weekes SPENCER,   b. 6 Jan 1881, Peckham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1882, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Grace Martha SPENCER,   b. 7 Jun 1882, 21 Grimwade Crescent, Nunhead, Camberwell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [Birth]
    +4. Elliott Victor SPENCER,   b. 4 Dec 1885, 128 Choumert Road, Camberwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1977, St. Andrew's Hospital, Bromley by Bow, London E3, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Ebenezer Cassam SPENCER,   b. 13 Sep 1888, 128 Choumert Road, Camberwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
     6. James George SPENCER,   b. Abt 1891, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1891, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard was a Compositor(Typesetter) in London
      "Working as a compositor required a combination of attributes: a level of education sufficient to facilitate speedy and accurate composition of type; the manual dexterity to aid this; a knowledge of fonts; and an eye for design, especially before the relatively recent rise of professional design typographers...Compositors were relatively affluent and high in status..."
      From http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-compositor-in-london-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-labour-aristocracy/ by by Isidore Cyril Cannon posted 30 Jul 2012 accessed 15 Oct 2013

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] GRO Birth Certificate, Ticehurst Dec 1854 v2b p71.

    2. [S8] GRO Death Certificate, West Ham Jun 1909 v4a p115.

    3. [S5] GRO Marriage Certificate, Maidstone Mar 1854 v2a p473.

    4. [S5] GRO Marriage Certificate, Lambeth Jun 1879 v1d p616.