1.Johannis1Speake was born 1600 in England, and died 1659.He married ElizabethBieseley May 05, 1622 in Whalley, Lancashire, England.She was born Abt. 1600 in England. Notes for Johannis Speake: The name Speak dates back to the Norman Conquest 1066, and the first ancestor of which definite knowledge is available was William Espec, a Norman baron, who held of the conqueror the Honour of Warden in Bedfordshire, England, a barony of some 7500 acres. Available records show that the Speak family in America descend from Richard Espec, Lord of Braumford, (which is now known as Bramford Speke) in Devonshire, England, who also had a seat at Hayward, near Wentworthy, in the same county. The connection between William and Richard is not known, but Richard was propbably a grandson, or a great-grandson in a junior line, for the Bradfordshire estate descended to Walter Espec, of Yorkshire, who was a conspicious figure in the history of this time. He was the leader of the Normans against the Scottish forces under King David, who was defeated at the Battle of the Standard at North Allerton in 1137. The accounts of his nobleness, his life and deeds, and the legends concerning him have held the interest of English historians for many years. He was possessed of vast domains, the gift of the King for signal service. Walter Espec established the Priority of Kirkham, in 1121, the Abbeys of Rievaux in 1132, as well as the Warden in 1137. The Ruins of Rievaux in Yorkshire are considered among the most beautiful in England, while little is left of Kirkham and not a tract of Warden. Walter Espec was Lord of Helmsley and of Wark, or Carham. The Castle of Helmsley descended through his sister, Adeline, who married Peter de Ros, to an heiress of that family, and by her family and marriage to the family of Manners, Earls of Rutland. The main line of descent from Richard Espec to the present date in England is well established, indicating the family was one of distinction. Historical references are made to the Ancient and Honourable House of Speke. In the 15th Century, Sir John Speke, of the Devonshire family, married an heiress of Somershire which was the Wake and Beauchamp line, and by right of his wife came into possession of vast estates in that county. The Wakes trace their ancestry to Hereward le Wake, the sole Saxton chiefton whom William the Conqueror did not subdue, and with whom he made peace and allowed to keep his possessions. The Beauchamp ancestor was Hugo de Belcamp, one of the powerful Norman barons who held lands adjoining those of William Espec in Bedfordshire. More About Johannis Speake: Alt Born: 15981 Known as: Johannes More About Johannis Speake and Elizabeth Bieseley: Marriage: May 05, 1622, Whalley, Lancashire, England Children of Johannis Speake and Elizabeth Bieseley are:
Rosamanda2 Speake, born September 11, 1625 in Downham, Lancashire, England.
Janeta Speake, born September 23, 1627 in Downham, Lancashire, England.
Elizabeth Speake, born June 04, 1629 in Downham, Lancashire, England.
More About Elizabeth Speake: Alt name: Elizabetha Speake Nickname: Elizabetha