m. 10 Nov 1600 Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England
Facts and Events
The Parentage of the Four New England Spencer Brothers
"The records cited … establish the parentage of the four New England brothers (William, Thomas, Michael and Gerard Spencer), and their descent from John and Anne Spencer of Edworth. Various attempts which we have seen to push the line further back either contain fatal flaws or lack any acceptable evidence to sustain them. The New England Spencers made efforts to obtain payment of the £50 apiece bequeathed to them by their uncle, Richard Spencer of London, whose chief heir and executor was their cousin, Daniel Spencer of London. On 8 (11) 1748, i.e. 8 Jan 1648/9, Garrard [Gerard] Spencer appointed Thomas Broughton of Watertown, Mass., and Samuel King of London, England, his attorneys to collect his legacy under the last will of Richard Spencer, late of London, linen draper, deceased; and the same date, "Michaell Spencer of Linne" did likewise [Aspinwall Notarial Records (1903), 182, 190]."