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John Spencer (abt. 1648 - 1683)

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John Spencer
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Died in Bucks County, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 30 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 5 Feb 2020
19:57: Jeffrey Spencer posted a comment on the page for John Spencer (abt.1648-1683) [Thank Jeffrey for this]
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John and his wife, Margaret, were both drowned in flood of the River Neshaminy around 1684.

According to Howard Jenkins in his 1904 publication on the Spencer Family, John Spencer of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, received a grant of 150 acres in Pennsylvania from William Penn in October 1681. It was granted to "John Spencer of London, Taylor". On October 16, 1683, John Spencer assigned this lease to a Henry Jones of Barbadoes. Howard writes, "The records of the Orphan's Court of Bucks County show that John Spencer died Tenth month (December) 22, 1683, leaving two children:

James, born Eleventh month, 27, 1670
Samuel, born Eleventh month, i, 1672"

Howard writes further that, "It may be that the two sons of John Spencer and his wife, upon their parents' death in the flood on the Neshaminy, in 1683, were sent to Barbadoes, to be brought up by relatives there, such as Samuel Spencer mentions in his will, 1705, and that they returned after growing up, to Pennsylvania, as we know to have been the case with our Samuel. The minutes of the Board of Property indicate that James Spencer, in 1707, was in Philadelphia, (or in Bucks county), making his application for the warrant for his father's remaining right of land."


  • WikiTree profile Spencer-3612 created through the import of nicholson.ged on Nov 16, 2012 by Jimmy Nicholson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jimmy and others.

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Discovered this in searches. This is one of my ancestors. Trying to put together the full tree. I have a comprehensive Spencer tree that goes back to 980 AD and a completed GEDCOM, but don't know how to upload it. Thanks for the record!
posted by Jeffrey Spencer
edited by Jeffrey Spencer
Spencer-3612 and Spencer-361 appear to represent the same person because: With same vital dates, same spouse (profile ID), a merge. should be completed
posted by [Living Woodhouse]

John is 21 degrees from Peter Roberts, 15 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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