4. William Banks Spain

dob. 1841
Born during the lifetime of his elder brother Thomas, ie before 1844, which is why he didn’t take the name TDS like his younger brother who was born after his elder brother Thomas’s death and so became Reverend Thomas Dixon-Spain (if that all makes sense).

Wonder whether the Banks was paternal grandmother’s surname, ie. Thomas Burkills’s mother’s maiden name?


  1. David S
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Wm Banks Spain b. 1841. Married Elizabeth Stubbs 1861. Business address in 1872 – 3, Steep Hill, Lincoln. Bookseller, Stationer, Printer & Bookbinder. Secretary of Lincoln Cathedral Choral Society. (Refs: Census 1871. White’s Directory (Lincs) 1872.

  2. David S
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    No longer in Lincoln by 1881 – living in Portland Crescent, Leeds – occupation ‘Commercial Traveller (stationer)’. Wife still at same address in 1891 but ‘widowed and living on own means’. (A Wm. Banks S. died Leeds 1890 although age and place of birth not corresponding with above WBS, but given the approximations used in relevant surveys it could well be him.)

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