Hexham, Northumberland

The Hexham branch descends from Robert SPURRIT b.1783 who was in the militia and married a lady from Hexham, presumably who he met on his tours of duty around the country.  They had eight children who used various combinations of the spelling of the name, including SPIRIT, SPARRIT, SPURRET, SPURIT – and probably a few more that I missed.  I suspect they were illiterate and were relying upon the phonetic interpretation of the name by different registrars.   There are still living SPIRITs in Hexham that descend from this branch.

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