I have John Swayne marrying Eliz Spires on 16 May 1733 at Thame, Oxfordshire. I have no further info about them. There are lots of Spiers/Spires in that area. In general they probably came from the Spier family at Ewelme and scattered going north in the villages up from Reading, through Brightwell Baldwin and on up to Oxford.
: Sorry that should be Thame,
: Oxfordshire, not Thames...
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: I found out about this forum via the
: profile at one-name.org. In
: addition to my Paddick one-name
: study I am also tracing my own
: family history, and have an
: Elizabeth SPIRES who married John
: SWAINS in Thames, Oxfordshire, UK in
: 1733. Does anyone know anything
: about this lady or any SPIRES family
: in that area in the right period? I
: can find no trace of her origins
: before marriage.