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Timothy Spencer (1652 - 1704)

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Timothy Spencer
Born in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Massachusettsmap
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Timothy Spencer (Ensign Gerard, Gerald, Michael S., John) was born about 1652 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. He is the son of Garrard Spencer and Hannah unknown-148821 (maiden name uncertain). Timothy died in 1704 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co CT.


Married about 1675, Wife was thought to be named "Sarah Clark," but this was in error. Sarah Clark married a different John Fenner. Name of wife is currently not known.

See the discussion of her name and disproven ancestry in The Connecticut Nutmegger, 27: 410-412; 30: 188-190.
Timothy Spencer
Sarah Spencer
Deborah Spencer
Ruth Spencer
Jonathan Spencer
Hannah Spencer was born about 1681 and died about 1705. She was mentioned in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 1705; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Received distribution of her share of the estate of her father. Listed as Azariah Dickinson & wife Hannah.

Documented events

2 Mar 1691/92; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Took Inventory; Along with Daniel Brainerd, took inventory of the estate of Joseph Arnold, who died 22 Oct 1691.

17 Jun 1696; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Executor or Overseer of Will; . John Bailey, Sen., in his will dated 17 Jun 1696, appointed "my neighbors Timothy Spencer & James Brainard to be Overseers."

29 Mar 1700; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Took Inventory; Along with Josiah Arnold & William Scovell, took inventory of the estate of Widow Elizabeth Cockshott of Haddam, who died 20 Mar 1699/1700.

6 May 1704; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Inventory Taken; £240-00-05

4 Aug 1704; Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Probate; Name: Timothy Spencer Location: Haddam. Invt. ?240-00-05.

6 May, 1704, Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Taken , by Thomas Brooks and James Wells. The children: Timothy, Sarah, Hannah and Deborah, all of age; Jonathan, age 12 years; Ruth 15 years. Court Record, Page 57--4

August, 1704: Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Adms. to Timothy Spencer, son of the deceased. Page 57--7

September, 1704: Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Account of Adms. exhibited and accepted. Ruth Spencer chose James Braynard of Haddam to be her guardian; allowed. And Jonathan Spencer chose his brother Timothy Spencer to be his guardian; allowed. This Court appoint Daniel Braynard, Sen., Ensign James Wells and Thomas Brooks to dist. the estate to the surviving heirs. Dist. File: 1705: To Timothy Spencer, to Joseph Chapman and wife Sarah Spencer, to Azariah Dickinson and wife Hannah, to John Hungerford and wife Deborah Spencer. A further division to Timothy, to Ruth, to Jonathan, to Sarah (the wife of Joseph Chapman), to Hannah (the wife of Azariah Dickinson), and to Deborah (the wife of John Hungerford). By Daniel Braynard and Thomas Brooks. Page 70--6

September, 1705: Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. Report of the distributors. Page 110--5

April, 1708: Haddam, Middlesex Co CT. James Braynard, guardian to Ruth Spencer, exhibits in Court an acquittance or discharge, under the hand of sd. Ruth, now of age. Bond now cancelled.


  • Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 1, p 132, and p 535.
  • Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 2, p 19.
  • Albert C. Bates, Hartford, Connecticut, Land Records,1639-1688; Births, Marriages and Deaths: 1644-1730. Vol 2, p 118.
  • Source S1408038301: Repository: #R1350374592: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Author: Yates Publishing: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv: Note:  : APID: 7836::0

Merged WikiTree Files

  • Created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.
  • Created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • Created through the import of Bishop Family Tree.ged on 18 February 2011.
  • Created through the import of Glover.ged on 03 April 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Spencer-1858 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough.

Ancestral File Number

  • Ancestral File Number: 1QPF-H8Q


Thank you to Beverly Henry for creating Spencer-5546 on 11 Oct 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Beverly and others.

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Spencer-599 and Spencer-335 do not represent the same person because: Person researching Spencer-335 felt that the wife did not have the same name as the wife of Spencer-599. Further research needed before committing either way
posted by CJ Livingston
PGM never saw these comments because the project is not a profile manager. This profile falls out of the scope of PGM. if the profile needs continued protection, Massachusetts could protect it. But I don't think the profile meets current criteria dot protection. I'm removing it.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Thank you for your response Beverly, however, Katherine Patterson is profile manager (with you) of this profile, but not project leader of PGM. Project leaders are Anne B and Jillaine Smith.

I care about this profile because he is my 8th ggrandfather.

Question to PGM project leaders: Should this profile then be PGM Adjunct?

Timothy Spencer is a protected family member (son) of "Gerard Spencer" who is protected by the "Puritan Great Migration Project".

The Project Leader is Katherine Patterson.

posted by Beverly Henry
Which project is protecting this profile?
Which project is protecting this profile?

Timothy is 17 degrees from Peter Roberts, 8 degrees from Emma Smith and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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