After a recent trip to Yorkshire I have my ancestry traced back to
James Speight/ Spyke/Spite/Spight/Spike b c 1650 Yorkshire, died 8 Feb 1724/25. Died James Spike, Brickmaker ye 8th Feb. 1724 (old Calendar) - Bridlington Parish Records m1: Elizabeth m2: Susana Pearson, 6 March 1697Bridlington Parish She died 6 March 1698/9 m3. Ann Vickerman 21 May 1699Bridlington Parish Ann died 1727 Bridlington.
His name is spelled variously in the different records but name soon evolved into the SPIKE spelling.
gen 2: Bryan Spight/Spyke/Spike b c 1682 Bapt. Brian ye son of James Spight December 3, 1682 St Mary’s (The Priory) of Bridlington died b1764 buried Nov 14, 1764 16 Oct 1765 (will signed) and 27 April 1769 (probataed) Bryan Spike married Elizabeth B_____ Dec 30 1708 All Saints Church, Hunmanby
gen 3 James Spikeb c 1716/17 James son of Bryan Spike Bapt Apr 7, 1717 All Saints Church, Hunmanby m: Mary Lamb, December 3, 1741 Bempton, Yorkshire, England died 1794 buried Flambourgh Feb 3, 1794. Flamboro Church Register James Spike Buried Febry 3rd 1794 (fragment of parish book PE 85/22 )
gen 4: Bryan Spike b c 1743. Christened: 26 June 1743 Flamborough, Yorkshire, England Son of James Spike. & Mary Lamb d: 1806, buried Sept 1 1806 Flam. ERY. M1 Sarah LNU before. M2: Margaret Harrison Brian Spike age 30 of Flamborough married Margaret Harrison age 22 of Bempton Bonds 1 Dec 1775 Flamborough PC
gen 5:Bryan Spike(The Immigrant) - Resident of Portland Twp, Fontenac Co., Midland District , Ontario, Canada b: June 19, 1774 ( - Flamborough, Yorkshire, England. Son of Bryan Spike & Sarah Moved to New York State in 1795 m: December 13, 1797 - Marbletown Reformed Dutch Church, Stone Ridge, Ulster County, NY. to Mary McGinnis/Meginnes Moved to Ontario, Canada, 1808 d: January 1841 - Harrowsmith, Ontario, Canada
Gen 6: Aaron Spike b: February 20, 1818/19, Ontario. Son of Bryan Spike and Mary McGinnis d: March 4, 1908 - Gladwin, Co, MI age 89 years and 13 days. buried McClure Cementary –[ not d: 23 Jan 1889 buried: Harrowsmith Cem, Harrowsmith, Co Fontenac, Ontario (AFN:1HJT-2VV)] m: Jan 13, 1844 - Eliza Goldsmith Marriage Certificate reads: I certify that I married Aaron Spike and Eliza Goldsmith, both of Portland this 13 of January 1844 By publication of Banns in presence of William Goldsmith and Hester A. Wortman as witness. My Hand Robert Perry Esq. Witnesses Present - William Goldsmith, Hester A Wortman.
Gen 7: William Bryan Spike b. October 3, 1848, Frontenac Co. Ont. Son of Aaron Spike and Eliza Goldsmith d. April 22, 1919. Weston, Wood Co. Ohio of injuries received in a ploughing accident. Buried Elm Lawn Cemetery, Bay City, MI (Obituary) m: Dec 24, 1874 to Sarah Eliza Purdy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Photo)
Gen 8 : William Goldsmith “Goldie” SPIKE b: February 14, 1887;(Feb 11 )Ontario Canada about 15 mi form Kingston on fathers farm 300 acres. d: Feb. 12, 1948 Saline, MI ; m: July 15, 1908 Gladwin MI to Ethel May Schlichter (My great grandparents).
Would like to exchange information with other members of this family or collateral lines.