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Descendents of Thomas Speedy (14 Oct 1815- 26 Jan 1900)
and Isabella Patterson (9 Nov 1815 - 26 Nov 1888)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. William A. Speedy . Son of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson. Born 10 Jun 1842 in Harvey. Christen 10 Jul 1842 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 20 Jan 1921 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    PANB, marriages #F15552, p. 566:   William Speedy to Mary Ann Moffitt on Jul 22, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses James Patterson and Mary Swan.


    From Obituary -- WILLIAM SPEEDY

   Harvey Station, York Co., Jan 24--William Speedy, an old resident of Manners Sutton, died at his home there on Thursday evening.   He was in he seventy-ninth year of his age and has been in poor health for some time.   He was a son of Thomas Speedy, one of the first settlers of the place, and is survived by a large family, among whom are George and Thomas Speedy, of Manners Sutton, Andrew and Nelson Speedy, of McAdam, and Allan, residing at Rumford, Me.   His wife died about two years ago.   He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs James Rutherford and Mrs Isabel Messer, of Manners Sutton, and two brothers, Thomas R. Speedy, of St. Stephen, and John Speedy, residing in Minnesota.   The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended, the services being conducted by Rev. J. F. McKay.


    He married Mary Ann Moffitt, daughter of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy, 22 Jul 1864 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson. Born 18 Aug 1846 in Little Settlement, York Co, NB. Christen 27 Sep 1846 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 15 Nov 1918 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   Ref: Emerson Moffitt, "The Moffitts of Harvey Settlement New Brunswick 1791-1991", 1992, p. 43.

Res: Harvey, York Co, NB.


   From Obituary:   MRS MARY A. SPEEDY

   Harvey Station, Nov. 19 -- Mrs Mary A. Speedy, wife of William Speedy, of Manners Sutton, died at her home there on Monday morning from the effects of a stroke of paralysis sustained a few days ago.   She was in the seventy-third year of her age and was a daughter of Andrew Moffatt, one of the pioneers of Harvey.   She is survived by her husband, five sons and five daughters, also several brothers and sisters, among whom are John Moffatt, of St. Stephen, George Moffatt, Thomas Moffatt and Robert Moffatt, of Manners Sutton; Mrs George Cleghorn and Mrs John Messer, of Tweedside.   Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. McGuire, of McAdam.


    They had the following children:

  37   i.   Thomas Alexander Speedy

  38   ii.   Andrew Tait "Dan" Speedy

  39   iii.   Jane Eleanor "Janie" Speedy

  40   iv.   John Alexander Speedy

  41   v.   Margaret Isabella "Maggie" Speedy

  42   vi.   William "Allen" Speedy

  43   vii.   George Albert Speedy

  44   viii.   Robert "Nelson" Speedy

  45   ix.   Eva May Speedy

  46   x.   Mary Agnes McLean Speedy

  47   xi.   Archibald Noble Speedy

  48   xii.   Myrtle Olive Speedy


Image of grown children of William Speedy and Mary Ann Moffitt. Only two labeled children identified. Any assistance appreciated.

Image courtesy of Kevin Locke, grandson of Myrtle Speedy Locke <dkl78594@hotmail.com>


6. Ann "Annie" Speedy . Daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson. Born 12 Sep 1844 in Harvey. Christen 27 Oct 1844 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 29 May 1876.


    Annie, age 26, and Charles, age 4, are listed in the 1871 Census with her parents Thomas and Isabella Speedy, however they are not listed in the 1881 Census.   No further record.



  49   i.   Charles Adam Speedy