The Spoors of Whickham
Ancestors of Jane Spoor (1815-1878)


Spoor Chapel, Whickham

Joseph Spoor Memorial Chapel, Front St, Whickham (1900)

The Spoor family of Whickham began as "keelmen" (boatmen transporting coal down the River Tyne). Methodist evangelism took hold with Joseph, whose name is still commemorated in the chapel on the hill. His sister Jane was also a noted preacher, until crippled by an accident.

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