Isaac Spackman, a worsted-comber, was from a small village called Hankerton, near Malmsbury, in Wiltshire, where he died ca 1746. leaving a widow, Esther, and 7 children in straitened circumstances. In 1750, William Beale, who had settled in Whiteland, Chester Co, a brother of the widow, visitedEngland and brought 4 of the children - Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth and Isaac - back with him. They were bound out to service for a length of time to pay for their passage. Their brother George also came over some years later and lived in Wiomington. The children of Isaac and Esther Spackman were:
Thomas Spackman married Jane Wollerton and settled in East Bradford in 1761. He built a mill in that year on Valley Creek, now belonging to Alfred Grubb, and left children - George, Isaac, Hester, Thomas, Sarah, Daniel, Rachel, Elizabaeth and Mary. Their son, Thomas, married Deborah Cope 3-19-1795. amd was the father of George Spackman, now deceased, and others.
Isaac Spackman married, 4-21-1768, Susanna Clayton, of West Bradford, and settled in East Caln. His children were George, ann, James, Isaac. Mary, m to Wm Davis; Susanna m to John Michener; Thomas and Edith.
Of these, Thomas was the father of Isaac S packman, secretary
of the Chester County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Those of the family
who came from England,
with the exception of Thomas, became Friends after their affival in this