William Spencer immigrated to Jamestown in 1607 on the Sarah Constant with Christopher Newport.. If Elizabeth was born in Jamestown and not England, her date of birth would be around 1607-1623. If she was born after 1624, then the first 5-7 children credited to her in this bio are probably not hers, but Priscilla's (after immigration) by Robert Sheppard's first marriage. (see Boddie, p. 48, Colonial Surry, amb)
1st Marriage c. 1629-1635 Surry, Surry, Virginia.
Elizabeth was the second wife of Robert Sheppard. His first wife was Priscilla. He patented 300 acres at the head of Chippoakes Creek, current Surry County, 19 July 1635. He was a Burgess for James City County from 1646 until 1648. In 1652/3 he was referred to as "Robert Sheppard of Lawne's Creek, Gent.", at which time Sheppard deeded 1100 acres at the mouth of the creek to Lt. William Caufield. Sheppard was deceased before 5 July 1654, when Elizabeth asked a Mr. Brewster to represent her in a transaction.
From Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume IV, 1981: On September 23, 1654, "Elizabeth (Spencer) Sheppard, widow, and Thomas Warren of Smith's Fort, Surry, Gent., entered into a premarital contract in which Elizabeth was to retain the estate of her deceased husband, Major Robert Sheppard, including one gold seal ring marked D. S., one pair of silver tongs marked R. S., and one silver ink horn marked I. S."
They lived at Smith's Fort Plantation in Surry County, Virginia where Warren had built his house two years prior to their marriage on land which he had purchased from Thomas Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.
↑ Boddie, p. 48 Colonial Surry, states one daughter, Alice, was living with William Spencer and his wife in 1624. The other children must have been married or dead at that time. So, Elizabeth was probably born before 1624-5, retrieved 2014-05-16, amb
McCartney, Martha: Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers", page 663. Thinks she married (3rd) John Hunnicutt, but that is presumably wrong - her 2nd husband survived her and remarried, and her daughter married Hunnicutt.