SPEER, SPEAR, SPEIRE, SPEERE, SPERRA, FAMILY GENEALOGY of Scotland to Ulster, Ireland to San Francisco, U.S.A in 1883

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  • ID: I1091
  • Name: John Speer
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Speer
  • Suffix: Esquire 2nd
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1665 in Carron Mount, Balnasaggart, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
  • Death: Y 1
  • _UID: 0B67BC2C67374881ADD455D3A9199935FA6E
  • _FSFTID: LHW7-MMH
  • Change Date: 16 May 2014 at 09:14
  • Note:
    John Speer of Carron Moat, near Ballygawley, Tyrone; Left the interest of Carkree and Crollarda for 20 years. Attainted by King James II at Dublin 1689, following the Siege of Londonderry.

    Note: The Siege of Derry took place in 1689 when the citizens of the town refused to allow entry to the armies of King James. They were then besieged behind the walls for 105 days. Eventually James was defeated by William III of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and was subsequently crowned King with Mary his wife (King James Stuart II daughter).

    An Act for the Attainder of divers Protestants in Ireland.
    Introduced in the Irish Parliament, Dublin 12 May 1689. Extracted from the Annals of Derry, Robert Simpson, Londonderry, Hempton, 1847. Reprinted North West Books, Limavady, 1987.
    This act repealed the acts of settlement and all grants, patents and certificates as applied to the persons named. They were all Protestants named by Members of Parliament. The Act was immediately passed three times and then locked away so that any Protestants might not see it, until the expiry date (November) by which time any appeals had to be made. In consequence the property and goods of the persons named were seized for King James II. Some 2,441 persons were named and all declared " traitors, and adjudged to suffer the pains of death and forfeiture, without hope of any pardon, after the first day of November then ensuing." To make sure James also approved another Act which prevented the English Parliament from rescinding the Irish legislation. GDSS

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    www.books.google.com/books Parliamentary Memoirs of Fermanagh and Tyrone, from 1613 to 1885 by Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry Belmore - 1887 - Tyrone (Northern Ireland) Page 365

    A List of those attainted by King James II, in his Parliament held in Dublin, 1689, belonging to the Counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone, as given by Dr. William King, Dean of St. Patrick's, in the Appendix to his work on the State of the Protestants of Ireland, &c. Dublin, A.D. 1713.

    In the County of Tyrone; John Speere of Mullaghmossagh, [Aghaloo Parish, next to Caldon] also John Speer of Kinard [Kinard is now known as Caldon].

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    The modern spelling of Balnasaggart is Ballynasaggart which is near Ballygawley.

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    Speer Family Pedigree Chart #1 of 3; Speer of Balnasaggart, Tullybryan and Carron Moat, Co. Tyrone. Derived partly from information collected by Alfred Ernest Speer And partly from the pedigree of Speer included in Vol. II of O'harts Irish pedigrees, 2nd┘Csup┘D ┘C/sup┘D Edition (British museum) Arranged and brought up to date in 1961 by Roy Thompson Monier Williams, [genealogy@speer.org of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA added Jan. 2006]

    Speer Family Pedigree Chart #2 of 3; Pedigree of Speer of Ireland, there are 6 sources listed on this chart; #1 O'harts Irish Pedigrees, #2 Ulster King of Arms, #3: Bethams Extracts, #4 Tyrone County Deed Records, #5 Scottish Exchange Rolls and research of Alfred Speer 1890, [genealogy@speer.org of G. D. Speer Sr. of Brentwood CA, USA added Jan. 2006]




    Father: John Speer b: 1623 in Drumbanaway, Parish Of Ballyclog, Near Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland
    Mother: Agnes Robertson b: Est 1626 in Armagh, Co. Armagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland

    Marriage 1 Margaret Lamie
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 5 Dec 2007
    Children
    1. Has Children John Speer b: 8 Nov 1697 in Ballynasaggart, Errigal Keerogue Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
    2. Has Children Henry Speer b: Abt 1710 in Carron Mount, Balnasaggart, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland
    3. Has No Children Several Daughters Speer
    4. Has No Children Margaret Speer b: 1711 in Carron Mount, Balnasaggart, Co. Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: SPEER Genealogical Work
      Title: The Works of George Presley and Ina G. Hopkins Speer
      Author: George Daniel Speer Sr
      Date: 4 Apr 1994
      Text: This Speer Genealogical Work is dedicated to my Parents; George Presley Speer Jr. and Ina Grace Hopkins. This is the product of their 45 years of Family Records; researched, and assembled by them. It is amazing that they did this, without the use of computers!

      I would like to share a note written by my Father, in my copy of the Hopkins Family Genealogy Book; ((Quote, to;)

      Teresa and G. Daniel Speer Family

      - A Goodly Heritage -
      "Keep thy fathers commandments, and forsake not the Law of thy mother;
      Bind them continually upon thy heart." Proverbs 6: 20-21

      Herein are examples from the lives of goodly people to sustain us, guide us, motivate us and strengthen us to live righteously. We can provide a heritage for our posterity by honoring our name, sharing our testimony and writing personal and family histories.
      Ina & George Speer, Christmas 1987 (end quote))

      With much love and Devotion, your son, George Daniel Speer Sr. April 4, 1994
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