Ensign Gerard Spencer

Ensign Gerard Spencer

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  • Name Ensign Gerard Spencer  [1
    Born 16 Apr 1614  Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1685  Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 71 years 
    Buried Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11801  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Gerard Spencer
              b. 20 May 1576, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jun 1646, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Alice Whitebread
              b. 7 Oct 1578, Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Nov 1628, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Nov 1600  Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Joannis Hills
              b. 1618, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Oct 1692, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1636  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years and 8 months - She was 18 years and 12 months  
    Children 
     1. John Spencer
              b. 17 Aug 1636, Luton, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Aug 1683, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Spencer
              b. 27 Jul 1644, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Dec 1666, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     3. Grace Spencer
              b. 1654, Lynn, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Alice Spencer
              b. 1641, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1706, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     5. Hannah Dau Gerard Spencer
              b. 25 Apr 1653, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Apr 1715, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     6. William Spencer
              b. 1640, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1712, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Sarah Backus
              b. 1646, Connecticut, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Hannah Spencer
              b. 27 Jul 1644, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Dec 1714, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     9. Mehitable Spencer
              b. 1642, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1691, Haddam, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     10. Samuel Gerrard Spencer
              b. 27 Jul 1650, Stoltford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Aug 1705, East Hadam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     11. Elizabeth Spencer
              b. 1646, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Aug 1688, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     12. Nathaniel Spencer
              b. 1640  [natural]
     13. Thomas Lawrence Spencer
              b. 1648, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1699, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     14. Hannah Spencer
              b. 15 Apr 1640, Colony, Laurel, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Apr 1715  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 3x15. Nathaniel Spencer
              b. 21 Dec 1658, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1722, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     16. Hannah Spencer
              b. 1641, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1691  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     17. Rebecca Spencer
              b. 1648, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1710, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F3742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Porter
              b. 16 Sep 1630, Felstead, Essex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jan 1682, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1677  Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 62 years and 8 months - She was 46 years and 3 months  
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F3743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The son of GERARD & ALICE (WHITEBREAD) SPENCER, his name also appears as Jarad, Gerard, Gerrett & Garrett. His father, Gerard, was probably named for his grandmother, ANN MERRILL GERRARD. He was baptized in Stotford, Bedfordshire, Eng. on April 25, 1614.

      Jared immigrated with his three older brothers, William, Thomas & Michael Spencer to Cambridge (now Newton), Mass. in 1632 in the party of Rev. Thomas Hooker. He and his brothers were there in 1634, but Jared and Michael removed to Lynn, Mass, while William & Thomas remained in Cambridge and later went to Hartford, Conn.

      Jared married HANNAH HILL on December 17, 1636 in Lynn, Mass. and was made a freeman there on March 9, 1637. In 1639, the Court granted "Garrett Spenser" permission to operate "the fferry at Linn for two yeares".

      The family removed to Hartford about 1660 and to Haddam, Conn. in 1662 where he one of the first settlers. On October 8, 1668, the Court at Hartford appointed Ens. "Jarrad Spencer" as part of a committee to view land leased by Mr. Richard Lord, Sr. that is thought to be in Haddam Plantation and determine the bounds. He was propounded a freeman for Haddam on June 26, 1672, and was appointed Ensign of the Trainband there in September, 1675, serving in the Narraganset Indian War. He was a deputy for Haddam to the General Court at Hartford from 1674 to 1680 and 1683.

      His will, dated September 17, 1683, gave land & houses to his sons, William, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Timothy, and also to his daughter, Rebeckah. To "Jarrad Spencer", the son of his son, Thomas, he gave his Rapier; to Grace Spencer, the daughter of his son, Samuel Spencer, 40 acres; to Alice Brooks, the daughter of my daughter Brooks, 40 acres; to Jarred Cone, the son of my daughter Cone, his Carbine; to the church at Haddam, his pewter Flagon and Urim Bason (if it exists within five years); to Daniel Cone, his son-in-law, and the Cone children equal portions of his estate as his other children; to daughter, Ruth Clarke œ15 and to Joseph Clarke 40 acres of land at Matchemodus. He request that the "honoured MAJOR JOHN TALCOTT" and Capt. John Allyn would oversee his will, and that Daniel Brainard and William Spencer be administrators.

      The children of Jared & Hannah Spencer:
      Mehitable (Spencer) Cone, wife of Daniel Cone
      John Spencer
      Hannah (Spencer) Brainard
      ALICE (SPENCER) BROOKS SHAYLER, my ancestor
      Sarah (Spencer)Backus
      Elizabeth Spencer Stannard b. 1646
      Samuel Spencer
      Thomas Spencer
      Timothy Spencer
      Ruth (Spencer) Clark
      William Spencer
      Nathaniel Spencer
      Rebecca (Spencer) Kenard
      _____________________________________
      He was descended from the Spencer Family who is one of Britain's preeminent aristocratic families. Over time, several family members were Hereditary titles held by the Spencers include the dukedom of Marlborough, the earldoms of Sunderland and Spencer, and the Churchill viscoutcy. Two prominent members of the family during the 20th Century were Sir Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales.
      The Spencers are connected to the British Royal Family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S755] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).