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Name Spence, David William
Other Names "Will", "Bill"
Born 1861
Deceased Kingston
Spouse Mary Anne Harold, Kingston
Children John,
William Harold,
Jean (known as Jennie)
Margaret Ellen (known as Ella)
Occupation Bill sailed for 35 years and owned the schooner "White Oak" in the early 1900s, selling it in 1908.
Places of residence Lived on Grosvenor Street North, Southampton. He moved to Kingston in about 1914.

Associated Records

Image of AX2011.602.004 - Day book

AX2011.602.004 - Day book

This book consists of a daily record of financial transactions, from 1902 to 1928, likely recorded by a descendant of Captain John Spence, possibly Captain John Harold ("Jack") Spence. The transactions recorded in the book involve individuals including: Alexander Emerson Belcher, Southampton; George E. Smith, Southampton; John Hilditch; Robert Bartley, Peter Knechtel, St. Paul's Church; John H. Spence; H.A. Spence; Cappy Spence, Will Spence, Nellie Currie, John Craig and the Fawcett Farm, some of which appear to have involved the payment of mortgages and transactions with private bankers. The transactions include references to "father's account" in the mid-1902s. The recorded transa

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A2009.051.023 - Skeely Skipper: Southampton's master mariner Captain John Spence

"Skeely Skipper: Southampton's master mariner Captain John Spence" includes a transcript of a personal account of Capt. John Spence's life as told by him to a grandaughter in eithier 1899 or 1900, a few years before his death. Also includes information gathered through research about other major incidents from his life, including his arrival in Southampton with David Kennedy, his fishing company, his wife and children, Spence family ships (including Sea Gull, Forrest, Nemesis, Patton, and White Oak), the rescue he performed in 1876, and the drowning of his son, Alex Spence, in 1895.

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A2010.003.002 - Seeking permanence in a new land : historic houses of Grey and Bruce Counties

Ruth Cathcart profiles more than one hundred historically significant houses in Grey and Bruce Counties, featuring the domestic vernacular styles which emerged in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The book combines architectural descriptions with anecdotes of the builders and residents who came to this region of central Ontario. House names and styles include: Bayside Farm Belvedere Bishop House Bon Accord Bothwell Manor Buchan Manor Campbell/Sudden House Clarke House Classical Revival Cochrane-Jamieson House Colin Russell House Colombage Conrad Kaufman House Daniel Davidson House Daniel Knechtel House Dawe House Dentil Moulding Eagles Nest Eddie Sargent House Frances Eb