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Name Spence, John H.
Other Names John Harold Spence
Also known as Jack Spence
Born Oct. 19, 1852
Father Captain John Spence
Mother Jane Harold
Spouse Martha Rusk, married in 1878.
Children Harold Alexander;
William Irwin
John Rusk
Jennie Brown
Winnifred Eva
Education Earned is master's (marine) certificate in 1874.
Occupation Mariner and merchant.
Places of residence They moved to Pike Bay in 1886.
Retired to Wiarton in 1897.
Moved to Guernsey, SK, in 1905 or 1906.
Sources Weichel, John. "Skeely Skipper: Southampton's master mariner Captain John Spence." Southampton: Bruce County Museum & Archives, 2001. Print.

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

Image of AX2011.602.002 - Schooner Nemesis ledger and log book, and Schooner Wanderer log book

AX2011.602.002 - Schooner Nemesis ledger and log book, and Schooner Wanderer log book

This log book and ledger records: Schooner Nemesis ledger section: expenses and earnings (1875, 1876, 1877), as well as financial records related to Captain John Spence, John H. Spence ("Jack" Spence), Harry Spence (1877), and other individuals to whom wages were paid, including: Maurice Precious, Thomas Harkness, Asa Garned, Harry Jones, John Cornelius, Laughlin Currie, John R. Black, John McDuff, William Woolway, David Derick, Robert Parker, Charles Greenwood, Edward Marlton, Archie McDonald, Sam Noble, Thomas Tate, Ben Garrison, Martin Gillies, Frank Granville, Malcolm Mathieson, John Mathieson, George Currie, Alex McDiarmid, William McKenzie, Frank Longe, and Charles Hillard. Schoon

Image of AX2011.602.003 - Tobermory, Pike Bay and Dyer's Bay Spence family general stores daybook

AX2011.602.003 - Tobermory, Pike Bay and Dyer's Bay Spence family general stores daybook

This book includes a stock book section, listing the Tobermory General Store's inventory of dry goods, drugs, groceries, hardware, and shoes, as well as a "book accounts" section, both related to January 1895. It also includes a day book section for the Tobermory store, listing the customers and their purchases by day from April 1897 to July 1897. The back half of the book consists of the day book for the Pike Bay and Dyer's Bay General Stores from July 1898 to January 1902.

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AX2011.602.005 - Cash book

Cash book that appears to have been created by John Harold ("Jack") Spence 1893, 1894 and 1901-1908. In the journal, he recorded his financial expenditures and income. Enclosed in the journal was a receipt: to Mr. McMullen, in account with J. H. Spence.

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AX2011.602.007 - Indian land sale grant to John Harold Spence, Township of Lindsay, County of Bruce, 100 acres, dated 20th March 1899

Crown Patent, Indian Land Sale Grant, to John Harold Spence, March 20, 1899, re: Lot 42, Concession 13 East of the Bury Road, Lindsay Township. First clause: "Whereas the Lands herein after described are part and parcel of those set apart for the use of Chippewas of Saugeen and Owen Sound Indians. And whereas we have thought fit to authorize the sale and disposal of the lands hereinafter mentioned in order that the proceeds may be applied to the benefit, support and advantage of the said Indians, in such a manner as We shall be pleased to direct from time to time ..."

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A2008.077.001 - Forgotten lives : early history of a coastal village

This book concerns Southampton's first public burying ground. It features information about the history of the cemetery, a map of the cemetery, and biographical sketches and stories about many of the people buried in Southampton's original cemetery. It includes list of interments, and deaths by year.

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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.