Person:Gerard Spencer (1)

Gerard Spencer
d.bef 8 Jun 1646
m. abt 1563
  1. Joan Spencer1564 -
  2. Alice Spencer1566 -
  3. Thomas Spencer1571 - 1631
  4. Catherine Spencer1573 - bef 1645
  5. Gerard Spencer1576 - bef 1646
  6. Richard Spencer1580 - 1646
m. 10 Nov 1600
  1. Lieutenant William Spencer1601 - bet 1640
  2. Elizabeth Spencer1602 - ABT 1645
  3. John Spencer1603/04 - bef 1645/46
  4. Henry Spencer1605 - 1607
  5. Sergeant Thomas Spencer1607 - 1687
  6. Richard Spencer1608 - 1614
  7. Unknown Spencerbef 1609/10 - 1609/10
  8. Michael Spencer1611 - bef 1653
  9. Ensign Gerard Spencer1614 - bef 1685
Facts and Events
Name Gerard Spencer
Alt Name[3] Gerrard Spencer
Gender Male
Christening[1][4] 20 May 1576 Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage 10 Nov 1600 Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, Englandto Alice Whitbread
Death[4] bef 8 Jun 1646
Will[2] 8 Jun 1646 Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, EnglandWill proved

Jacobus: “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.” His children were all baptized at Stotfold. (Jacobus, Donald Lines, “The Four Spencer Brothers: Their Ancestors and Descendants,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 27-28, 1951).


6g grandfather of Harriett Beecher Stowe through son William. 8g grandfather of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and 5g grandfather of J.P. Morgan through son Thomas.

Source: Stotfold P.R. Upper Gravenhurst P.R. p B15.

References
  1. Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George). Bedfordshire parish registers (Stotfold 1559-1812). (Shire Hall: Bedford County Record Office, 1948).
  2. Lawson, Steven M., “Kinnexions,” http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/index.htm, Viewed often 2000-2001 (last updated 6/18/2004),.

    Most research from respected and primary New England sources.

  3. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), William Spencer.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gerard Spencer, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. The Four Spencer Brothers: Their Ancestors and Descendants. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr, Jul 1951; Jan, Apr, Oct 1952; Jan, Apr, Jul 1953; Jan, Oct 1954), 27:84.

    Gerard Spencer, baptized at Stotfold, co. Bedford, 20 May 1576, died before 1646;