Source of Speechleys Speechley
Robert Speechley
(Cal 1775-Bef 1841)
Mary Clare
(Cal 1780-After 1851)
Sarah Speechley
(Cal 1817-1874)


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David Lilley

Sarah Speechley 2

  • Born: Cal 1817, Hunts, Yaxley
  • Christened: 2 Feb 1817, Yaxley 3
  • Marriage: David Lilley on 11 Jul 1836 in Yaxley 1
  • Died: 24 Jun 1874, Yaxley, Peterborough, England 4

  General Notes:

Many Speechleys in Yaxley in 1851 but this seems the most likely family with George (on the next census page) the last child and mother Elizanbeth still under 40. The baptisms of siblings from IGI are "submitted" records but seem to fit.
In the shops and farms very close by are what seem to be her siblings and nephews/nieces.



She worked as a Farmer of 28 acres in 1871 and resided at Yaxley. 5


Sarah married David Lilley, son of William Lilley and Lucy Milburn, on 11 Jul 1836 in Yaxley.1 (David Lilley was born in 1812 in Warmington, Northamptonshire 6, christened on 25 Oct 1812 in Warmington, Northamptonshire,7 died on 5 Jul 1869 in Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 8 and was buried on 8 Jul 1869 in St Peters Church, Yaxley.)


1 Alan Lilley, David Lilley married Sarah Speechley in Yaxley on 11 Jul 1836.

2 Documents - Joan Cross (from Doreen Mitchell), Pedigree Chart. 1861 Census - 44 yrs.

3 Web (Misc), Joan Bray May 2009.

4 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Death. Deaths Jun 1874 LILLEY Sarah 57 Peterbro' 3b 133.

5 Online Census and BMD,, 1871C.

6 Online Census and BMD,, 1841C 25 (ie 25-29)
1851C 36
1861C 48
Death b1812.

7 Alan Lilley, They also appear to have had Sarah who was baptised in Warmington on 25 Aug 1811, Daniel who was baptised in Warmington on 23 Jan 1820, and Harriet who was baptised in Warmington on 9 Jan 1825. David was baptised in Warmington on 25 Oct 1812.

8 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Death. Name: David Lilley Birth Date: abt 1812 Year of Registration: 1869 Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep Age at death: 57 District: Peterborough County: Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire Volume: 3b Page: 121