52 residents #4 'closer to home'

As the Springhill residents by definition lived there, there is plenty of choice here. However I have decided to go with William Spence:

William was the first of three generations named William Spence to farm Springhill Farm, moving there in the first decade of the 20th century from Chapel Hill farm a quarter of a mile up the hill. He was not Rossendale born, having been born in Slaidburn in 1862.

He died in 1914 and is buried in Sion Baptist graveyard. The grave is in the most northwesterly part of the graveyard, just across Edge Lane from his former farmhouse.


gravestone 7 Spence 1