'Spooner1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Spooner (Sponer) of Henwood Hall, Spooner in Warwickshire

Visitation identifies the arms of the following family as "Azure, boar's head in bend Argent, armed Or, couped Gules, dropping blood proper".
Thomas Sponer of Wickwantford (Worcestershire) then Tanworth (Warwickshire)
1. William Sponer
  m. Elianor Rouse of Worcestershire
  A. William Sponer or Spooner of Henwood Hall in Solihull, Warwickshire (d 1674)
  m. Margaret Huggeford (d 1674, dau of John Huggeford of Henwood)
  i. William Spooner of Henwood Hall (b c1630, a 1683)
  m. Mary Hill (dau of Samuel Hill of Hill End near Upton-upon-Severn)
  a.+ issue (a 1683) - Samuel (b c1657), Mary, Barbara, Anne, Margaret
  ii. Anne Sponer or Spooner
  m. Walter Brascey of Odston (dsp)



Commoners reports that "The Spooners were in possession of property in the vicinity of Birmingham temp. Henry VIII., and at Henwood Hall, in the county of Warwick, towards the close of te fifteenth century." Whilst Commoners gives precedence to the arms of Lillingston over those of Spooner, it identifies the Spooner arms as "az. a boar's head in bend ar. armed or, couped, guttée de sang." It is clearly believed that the following family was connected to the one shown above.
John Spooner of Handsworth, Staffordshire (b 1600)
1. John Spooner (b 1640, d unm)
2. Abraham Spooner
  m1. Ursula Hades
  A. Isaac Spooner (b 1665, dsp)
m. Elizabeth Brandwood (dau/heir of Richard Brandwood of Little Bromwick)
  m2. ??
  B. Abraham Spooner of Birmingham (b 1690)
  m1. Anne Birch (dau of George Birch of Harbourn, sister of Sir Thomas (judge))
i. Anne Spooner (dsp c1814)
  m. Capel Bond of Coventry
  m2. Anne Knight (dau of Richard Knight of Downton Castle)
  ii. Isaac Spooner (b 1736, d 06.1816)
m. (01.1770) Barbara Gough (d 03.1826, dau of Sir Henry Gough, 1st Bart of Edgbaston, sister of 1st Lord Calthorpe)
  a. Abraham Spooner, later Lillingston of Elmdon Hall (b 1770)
  m. (17.08.1797) Elizabeth Mary Agnes Lillingston (d 06.01.1830, dau of Luke Lillingston of Ferriby Grange)
  (1) Isaac William Lillingston (d 03.10.1850) had issue
  m. (09.01.1832) Katherine Innes Lindsay (d 19.10.1875, dau of Hugh Lindsay, great-niece of Sir Hugh Innes of Balmacara House)
  (2) Charles Lillingston of The Chantry, Ipswich (b 25.04.1804, d 28.08.1851) had issue
  m. (12.06.1827) Harriette Fonnereau (dau of Rev. Charles William Fonnereau of Christ Church Park, Suffolk)
  (3) Alfred Lillingston of The Lodge, Southwold (b 1805, d 03.03.1866) had issue
  m1. (07.1832) Ann Maria Tharp (d 1854, dau of John Tharp of Chippenham Park)
  m2. (22.01.1857) Mary Grey Mason (d 1873, dau of Capt. Thomas Monck Mason)
  (4) George Lillingston (b 06.04.1807, d 29.03.1849, rector of Southend) had issue
  m. (26.03.1832) Barbara Ann Spooner (d 20.12.1858, dau of Capt. Henry Spooner) @@ below
  (5) Edward Lillingston
  b. Isaac Spooner (b 1774)
  m. Lucy Tyler (dau of John Tyler of Redlands)
  (1) Isaac Spooner of Wightwick, Wolverhampton (b 1801, d 1879) had issue
m. (1853) Charlotte Augusta Tyler (dau of John Chatfield Tyler)
  c. Henry Spooner of London (b 1776, d 19.04.1849)
  m. Anne Jane Johnson (bur 19.12.1829, dau of Nathaniel Palmer Johnson of Burleigh Fields)
  (1) Barbara Ann Spooner (d 20.12.1858)
  m. (26.03.1832) George Lillingston (b 06.04.1807, d 29.03.1849, rector of Southend) @@ above
  d. William Spooner (b 08.1778, d 02.09.1857, Archdeacon of Coventry) had issue
  m. (11.09.1810) Anna Maria Sidney O'Brien (d 24.12.1846, dau of Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bart of Dromoland)
  e. Richard Spooner of Birmingham (b 1783, d 1864) had issue
  m. (20.12.1804) Charlotte Wetherell (d 1860, dau of Nathan Wetherell, Dean of Hereford, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University)
  f. Barbara Spooner (d 1847)
  m. (30.05.1797) William Wilberforce (d 29.07.1833, son of Robert of Kingston-upon-Hull, the abolitionist)
  g. Ann Spooner
  m. (03.01.1809) Edward Vansittart Neale of Atheley Park (d 21.01.1850, son of George of Bisham Abbey)
  h.+ other issue - John (b 1785), Eliza (d unm)
  iii. Christiana Spooner (dsp 1825)
  m. Richard Geast of Moseley (d before 1825)
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth (d 1815), Mary (d 1823)



It is not known whether or not the following family was connected to the ones shown above. It is shown here for our convenience.
John Spooner of North Elmham, Norfolk (d before 07.04.1674)
m. Amy (d before 22.04.1678)
1. Anne Spooner (Sponer)
  m1. William Turner of North Elmham
  m2. John Anguish of Great Melton
2. Amy Spooner (a 08.1678)
  m. (by 08.1678) Daniel Goodwyn
3.+ other issue - Peter (a 1678, m. ??), John (a 1678, clerk), Paul of Holkham (d c06.1681)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 18.06.22) : Visitation (Warwickshire, 1683, 'Spooner of Henwood Hall, parish of Solihull")
(2) For middle section (uploaded 25.01.07, updated 07.04.14) : Commoners (vol 1, 'Spooner-Lillingston of Elmdon', p185+), BLG1952 ('Innes-Lillingston of Loch Alsh House formerly of West Torrington')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 18.06.22) : 'The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley' (G.A. Carthew, 1877, Part 3, 'Spooner', p136)
Back to top of page