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Jared Spencer

Male Bef 1614 - Aft 1683  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Jared Spencer 
    Born Bef 25 Apr 1614  Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Apr 1614  Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Died Aft 17 Sep 1683  Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death Abt Jun 1685  [2
    Alternate death Bef 29 Jun 1685  [1
    Person ID I782  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2015 

    Father Gerard Spencer,   b. Bef 20 May 1576, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1646  (Age < 69 years) 
    Mother Alice Whitbread,   b. Abt 1578, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Nov 1600  Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah,   d. Bef Sep 1683 
    Children 
     1. John Spencer,   b. Abt 1636,   d. 3 Aug 1682, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacobus calls him Gerard. He is called Jared in The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S. He was a ferryman by trade.

      From Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Four Spencer Brothers -- Their Ancestors and Descendants," citation details below:

      "[M]arried first, Hannah _____, who died before her husband made his will in 1683 and perhaps much earlier; perhaps married second, after 1677, Rebecca (Porter) Clark, baptized at Felsted, co. Essex, England, 16 Sep 1630, died 9 Jan 1682/3 (recorded at Saybrook), daughter of John and Anne (White) Porter of Windsor, and widow of John Clark of Saybrook.

      "Gerard settled in Lynn, Mass., later came to Hartford and thence to Haddam, Conn. There are several good accounts of him and his family in print, but some of them omit the daughter Sarah, proved by an undated deed in Haddam Deeds [1:49] given by "Steuen Backas with my wief Sarah of Norwich" to Daniel Brainerd of Haddam of one acre 'that fell to us by portion of the estat of our fther Garrard Spencer.'

      "The second marriage is suggested for Gerard because there was, by elimination, no other adult Spencer in Connecticut of proper age to be the widow Clark's husband (and unencumbered with a wife known to be living) execpt his brother Thomas, who was an older man and resident at a greater distance from Saybrook. Nevertheless, she may have been a third wife of Sergt. Thomas Spencer. All that the records disclose is that she died under the name of Spencer, and the loss of the early New London probate records where her estate was settled may leave it forever a matter of conjecture who her Spencer husband was."

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S906] The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, by N. Grier Parke II, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. Woodstock, Vermont: The Elm Tree Press, 1960.

    3. [S390] Freeman Family Lines, from the files of Stephen M. Lawson (via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine).

    4. [S389] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Four Spencer Brothers -- Their Ancestors and Descendants." The American Genealogist 27:79, April 1951.