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Family of Thomas SPEED and Lucy Ann INMAN

Husband: Thomas SPEED (c. 1831-1883)
Wife: Lucy Ann INMAN (c. 1841-1880)
Children: Thomas William SPEED (c. 1870- )
Lucy SPEED (c. 1872- )
Rose SPEED (1874- )
Walter SPEED (1875- )
Myrtle SPEED (c. 1877- )
Violet SPEED (c. 1879- )

Husband: Thomas SPEED

Name: Thomas SPEED1,2,3
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas SPEED (c. 1795-1864)
Mother: Mary OF MOULTON (1792-1881)
Birth c. 1831 Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England
Baptism 1 Jan 1832 (age 0-1) Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England
Occupation Head Gardener; Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England2
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 9) Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England4
Keepers Lodge, (part of Abington Hall estate), Abington, Cambs., England
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 19) Abington, Cambridgeshire, England5
Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 19-20) Gardener; Abington, Cambridgeshire, England5
Occupation btw 1852 and 1856 (age 20-25) foreman of the flowers and conservatory and then the forcing department; Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Wrotham Park
He was with William Thomson at Wrotham Park as foreman of the flowers and conservatory and then the forcing department. Wrotham Park, a Palladian Mansion set in the heart of a 2,500 acre estate located just 17 miles from Hyde Park Corner, was designed by Isaac Ware in 1754 and built by Admiral John Byng, the fourth son of Admiral Sir George Byng. It is doubtful whether the Admiral ever lived at Wrotham. Following the failure of his inadequately equipped expedition to relieve Minorca from the French, the Government sought a scapegoat to assuage the public outcry. He was tried by Court Martial which acquitted him of cowardice and disaffection but finding that he had made an error of judgment convicted him of negligence for which there was a mandatory death sentence under the Twelfth Article of War. Although he was recommended for mercy he was executed in 1757. thus providing the occasion for Voltaire's famous quip "In this country it pays well, from time to time, to kill an Admiral to encourage the others".
Occupation btw 1856 and 1859 (age 24-28) foreman of the glass houses; Grantham, Leicestershire, England
Belvoir Castle
to Belvoir Castle as foreman of the glass houses, where he learnt about geology and its influence on plants.

In 1859
Occupation btw 1859 and 1868 (age 27-37) -; Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England
Berry Hill (Near Mansfield)
Worked for Sir Edward Walker of Berry Hill. There he laid out new flower gardens, replanted the vineries, built new hot houses and indeed remodelled the whole place. His speciality was grapes, in quantity and quality rarely equalled "through the liberality of the owner and the skilful management of the gardener".
Occupation btw 1868 and 1883 (age 36-52) in charge of the Duke of Devonshire's gardens at Chatsworth
Chatsworth Estate
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 39) Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire6
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 39-40) Gardener; Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire6
Death 26 Dec 1883 (age 51-52) Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England2
Cause: Suicide with a gun on Boxing day 1883, following depression
Address: Barbrook Lodge, Edensor
Burial 29 Dec 1883 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Edensor Churchyard (outside?), Edensor

Wife: Lucy Ann INMAN

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Lucy Ann INMAN, 1880, age 39, Lucy Inman's grave in Edensor Church cemetry

Name: Lucy Ann INMAN2,7,8
Sex: Female
Father: William INMAN (c. 1811-1881)
Mother: Lucy INMAN ( - )
Birth c. 1841 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Birth 18 Jan 18429
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 29) Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire6
Death 11 May 1880 (age 38-39) Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England2,8
Barbrook Lodge, Edensor
Burial Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Edensor

Child 1: Thomas William SPEED

Name: Thomas William SPEED10
Sex: Male
Nickname: William
Birth c. 1870 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 1) Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire6

Child 2: Lucy SPEED

Name: Lucy SPEED7,11
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1872 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Census 1891 (age 19) Sutton, Surrey, England
Boarder
Civil Parish: Sutton
Ecclesiastical parish: St Nicholas
County/Island: Surrey, England
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 544; Folio 60; Page 49; GSU roll: 6095654.
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 19) Sutton, Surrey, England12
96 High Street, Sutton
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 18-19) Dressmaker; Sutton, Surrey, England12

Child 3: Rose SPEED

Name: Rose SPEED
Sex: Female
Birth 1874
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 17) Sutton, Surrey, England12
96 High Street, Sutton
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 16-17) Assistant Dressmaker; Sutton, Surrey, England12

Child 4: Walter SPEED

Name: Walter SPEED
Sex: Male
Birth 1875

Child 5: Myrtle SPEED

Name: Myrtle SPEED7,11
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1877 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 13) West Battersea, London, England13
Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, Wandsworth
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 13-14) Boarder, Pupil; West Battersea, London, England13
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 22) Harrow on the Hill, Hendon, Middlesex, London14
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 23-24) Servant; Harrow on the Hill, Hendon, Middlesex, London14

Child 6: Violet SPEED

Name: Violet SPEED7,15
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1879 Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Census 1901 (age 22) London, England
Mile End Old Town
Occupation: Boarder
Civil Parish: Mile End Old Town, Eastern
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity Stepney
Other Household Members:
Ann Fayers 54
Gertrude Fayers 15
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 336; Folio: 18; Page: 27.
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 22) Stepney, London, England16
19 Venour Road, Mile End Old Town
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 21-22) Millinery; Stepney, London, England16

Note on Husband: Thomas SPEED (1) - shared note

At an early age Thomas assisted his father in the garden at Abington Hall, where he stayed until 1851 when he went to work under his brother Joseph at Edmonton and who was a foremost exhibitor at London Flower Shows.

He remained there for a season, learning, helping and attending all the great shows.

Next year he was with William Thomson at Wrotham Park as foreman of the flowers and conservatory and then the forcing department.

After four years he went to Belvoir Castle as foreman of the glasshouses, where he learnt about geology and its influence on plants.

In 1859 Thomas left Belvoir for Sir Edward Walker of Berry Hill, Mansfield. There he laid out new flower gardens, replanted the vineries,built new hot houses and indeed remodelled the whole place.

His speciality was grapes, in quantity and quality rarely equalled "through the liberality of the owner and the skillful management of the gardener".

In 1868 he was appointed in charge of the gardens at Chatsworth for the Duke of Devonshire and his management of these compared favourably with his predecessors e.g. Sir Joseph Paxton. His skill and experience with hot house plants helped him manage the Great Conservatory built by Paxton as the forerunner of the Crystal Palace, and the Lily House which housed the giant water lily Victoria Regia. This plant, grown from seed each year, still survives in the modern conservatory.

Thomas lived in Barbrook Lodge near the old kitchen gardens and the Great Conservatory, married Lucy Ann Inman and raised a family of four children before tragically, his wife died on 11 May 1880 and was buried at Edensor.

1883 Thomas Speed died,

For some years he had suffered greatly from gout, the severe pain being barely eased by the drugs of the period. A side effect of the drugs was increasing severe depression, creating further problems at work and home.

 

To help with the family his mother-in-law Lucy came to live with them at Barbrook Lodge. In 1881 His mother in law, Lucy Inman, died, buried Edensor

 

On Boxing Day 1883 he retired as usual after dinner, a gunshot was heard,but he was dead before the room was entered.

 

He was buried on 29 December at Edensor in an unmarked grave next to his wife. Left six children born at Chatsworth.

William b.1870

Lucy b.1872

Rose b.1874

Walter b.1875

Myrtle b.1877

Violet b.1879

 

The Estate Office say that they have no records of Thomas or his work.

Barbrook Lodge still stands, near the Estate Building yard.

 

Facts:

1826 Paxton came to Chatsworth

1842 Railway came to Ambergate

1849 Railway came to Matlock

 

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Note on Husband: Thomas SPEED (2)

?? check good data as lost something here "Date 1901"??

 

26 Dec 1883? was it babtism?

Note on Wife: Lucy Ann INMAN - shared note

died on 11 May 1880 and was buried at Edensor

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Sources

1Nicholas Pendrigh, "Speed History from Nicholas Pendrigh, via Genes Reunited" (Genes Reunited contact).
2"PeaceSp.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003
3Brian Webb
4"Census 1841 Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England (Chilford Hundred)". Cit. Date: 6 June 1841.
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Source: Census 1841 Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England (Chilford Hundred), Census 1841 Speeds in Abington Keepers Lodge Part1

5"Census 1851 Abington HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 157, Page 5" (HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 157, Page 5).
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Source: Census 1851 Abington HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 157, Page 5, 1851 Census-Thomas1794_andWilliam1797SpeedP1

6"Census 1871 Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire". Cit. Date: 2 April 1871.
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Source: Census 1871 Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1871_ThomasSpeed1831-83_LucyInman

7"DonTaylor files of Morley and Speed 1758". Record originated in...
8"MyTotalFile.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: Sep 22, 1998
9"File (merged): L:\!epworth_big_tree_USBMerged.ged".
101871 1881 census
11census
12"Census 1891 Sutton, Surrey, England RG12/544 District 11 (Institution)". Cit. Date: 5 April 1891.
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Source: Census 1891 Sutton, Surrey, England RG12/544 District 11 (Institution), 1891Census Speeds Lucy Rose in Sutton

13"Census 1891 West Battersea, London RG12/439". Cit. Date: 5 April 1891.
14"Census 1901 Harrow on the Hill, Hendon, Middlesex, London". Cit. Date: 31 March 1901.
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Source: Census 1901 Harrow on the Hill, Hendon, Middlesex, London, Census1901_MyrtleSpeedHarrow

151881 census
16"Census 1901 Stepney, London, England RG13/336". Cit. Date: 31 March 1901.
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Source: Census 1901 Stepney, London, England RG13/336, Census1901_VioletSpeedMileEnd