Updated: Feb 27
Harry (christened Henry) Spencer was born on 15 August 1901 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, and was Ari’s great-great-grandfather.
His parents were David Spencer and Elizabeth Pearson, and their address when he was born was No. 6 Bowling Green Lane, Wirksworth.
Bowling Green Lane
Baptism record, Wirksworth St Mary’s (Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1916)
Harry attended Wirksworth New Bridge School from 1912 until 1914.
National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914
From various records, we know that he had several different jobs. In 1928, when he married, he was a service mill hand. In 1934 he was a glove trimmer at the British Celanese factory in Spondon.
Derby Daily Telegraph 31 December 1932
Harry married Edith Winifred Morris on 7 April 1928 at the Salem Chapel in Belper.
They had three sons and three daughters.
Harry was listed on the 1939 Register as an unemployed glove puncher. In 1957, when his daughter Audrey married, he was a fitter’s mate at the locomotive works in Derby.
Harry died on 2 April 1971 and is buried at Belper Cemetery.
Ari, this is how you are related to Harry: