|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1771|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1847|
She was the third child and eldest daughter of Isaac Spooner of Elmdon Hall, Warwickshire, a Birmingham banker, and his wife, Barbara Gough-Calthorpe, the sister of the first Lord Calthorpe. On 15 April 1797, while at Bath, she met her future husband, William Wilberforce, to whom she had been recommended by Wilberforce's friend, Thomas Babington. The couple were married at St Swithins Church, Walcot, Bath, on 30 May 1797.
She nearly died following an attack of typhoid in 1800, after which her health was never strong. Nevertheless, she bore six children, all of whom survived to adulthood. The children were William, (July 1798), Barbara (1799), Elizabeth (1801), Robert Isaac (1802), Samuel (1805), and Henry (1807). Her daughters predeceased her, Barbara dying in 1821 and Elizabeth in 1832.
Following her husband's death in 1833, Barbara Spooner Wilberforce spent her time with her sons, Robert and Samuel, or with her sister Ann Neale in Taplow in Buckinghamshire. She is buried in East Farleigh churchyard in Robert Wilberforce's parish.
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William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833)
Barbara Wilberforce (1799 - 1821)*
Robert Isaac Wilberforce (1802 - 1857)*
Samuel Wilberforce (1805 - 1873)*
East Farleigh Parish Churchyard
Created by: Donna Eanes Blum
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
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I first learned of your inspiring life story in the movie, "Amazing Grace". Your part was played by British-Hungarian actress Romola Garai, opposite Ioan Gruffudd portraying your husband William. Rest in peace, dear lady.|
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