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TITLE
Springfield House (now "Voresheed"), Kirkwall
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HUNTLY_002
PLACENAME
Kirkwall
ASSET ID
28770
KEYWORDS
houses
manses
clergy
ministers
Springfield House (now "Voresheed"), Kirkwall

Springfield House was built by James Spence, a banker and merchant in Kirkwall, a magistrate for 32 years and Provost of the Burgh for 12 years. The house was lived in for many years by Spence's son-in-law, Reverend William Spark.

Reverend Spark was a minister at St Magnus for over 40 years. He was ordained on 14 December 1843 as Minister of the Second Charge at St Magnus and succeeded Reverend William Logie as Minister of the First Charge on 25 November 1856.

William Spark was born in Eccles, Berwickshire on 15 March 1816 and
studied Divinity at Edinburgh University. He was the son of John Spark, a
farmer, and Mary Hymers. He died at Springfield on the 7 February 1884 and was buried in St Magnus Churchyard on the 12 February 1884.

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Springfield House (now "Voresheed"), Kirkwall

houses; manses; clergy; ministers

Springfield House was built by James Spence, a banker and merchant in Kirkwall, a magistrate for 32 years and Provost of the Burgh for 12 years. The house was lived in for many years by Spence's son-in-law, Reverend William Spark.<br /> <br /> Reverend Spark was a minister at St Magnus for over 40 years. He was ordained on 14 December 1843 as Minister of the Second Charge at St Magnus and succeeded Reverend William Logie as Minister of the First Charge on 25 November 1856.<br /> <br /> William Spark was born in Eccles, Berwickshire on 15 March 1816 and <br /> studied Divinity at Edinburgh University. He was the son of John Spark, a <br /> farmer, and Mary Hymers. He died at Springfield on the 7 February 1884 and was buried in St Magnus Churchyard on the 12 February 1884.