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Gerard Spencer

Male Bef 1576 - Bef 1646  (< 69 years)


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  • Name Gerard Spencer 
    Born Bef 20 May 1576  Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 20 May 1576  Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Died Bef 1646  [2, 3
    Person ID I853  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2016 

    Father Michael Spencer,   b. Abt 1530-1535, of Edworth, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1599, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   d. Bef 18 Nov 1599, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft Feb 1562  [1
    Family ID F484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. 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)
    +2. Jared Spencer,   b. Bef 25 Apr 1614,   d. Aft 17 Sep 1683, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Gerat.

      "It seems quite possible that Gerard and his family moved from Stotfold some years before the emigration of his sons to New England; perhaps to London, where his brother Richard had become a prosperous haberdasher." [Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Four Spencer Brothers -- Their Ancestors and Descendants," citation details below.]

      According to projections by the Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library, Alice Whitbread and her husband Gerard Spencer were among the six couples living circa 1600 from whom the largest number of contemporary Americans are directly descended; in 1985 their posterity was estimated at about eighteen million.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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

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