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John Spencer

Male Bef 1640 - 1684  (> 44 years)


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  • Name John Spencer 
    Born Bef 1640  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1684  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I3416  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Michael Spencer,   b. Bef 5 May 1611,   d. Bef 29 Nov 1653, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years) 
    Mother Isabel,   d. 9 Oct 1674 
    Married Bef 1640  [1
    Family ID F2235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah,   d. 1719 
    Married Bef 1666  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Capt. Robert Spencer,   b. 6 Nov 1674, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748, Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F3285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A founder of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, he was granted land for his service in King Philip's War.

      "He evidently came here directly from Newport, where he had been made a freeman in 1668. His wife was Susannah Griffin."
      [The History of East Greenwich, Rhode Island 1677-1960]

      Torrey calls him "Dr. John Spencer."

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

    3. [S493] The History of East Greenwich, Rhode Island 1677-1960 With Related Genealogy by Martha R. McPartland. East Greenwich: East Greenwich Free Library Association, 1960.

    4. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., year only.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., "ca 1665".