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Richard Spencer (bef. 1580 - 1646)

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Richard Spencer
Born before in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
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Died in London, Englandmap
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Richard Spencer, was baptized on 9 Jul 1580 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England.[1]

He didn't marry.

He died abt May or June 1646 in London, England. [2], will dated 17 Mar. 1645, codicil 29 May 1646, proved 8 June 1646.[3] To THOMAS SPENCER, son of my brother Thomas Spencer, all my copyhold lands and tenements by me purchased of the creditors of Walter Marston, situate in Kingsbury Street near St. Albans, in the county of Hertford, in the parish of St. Michael. To DANIEL SPENCER, of London, grocer, son of my brother John Spencer, deceased, all those eight messuages or tenements &c. lately by me purchased of John Gearing, grocer, from and after the decease of Margaret Greene of London, widow, situated in the parish of St. Margaret Lothbury in London. To SARAH BLAND and HANNAH BLAND, daughters of my sister Catherine Bland deceased, and to ELIZABETH TOMLYNS, widow, daughter of my brother Jarrard (Gerard) Spencer, deceased, my messuage or tenement situated in Grace Church Street, near the great Inn called the Crosse Keys, late in the tenure of William Toone or his assigns, to be equally divided between them, by the rents, issues and profits thereof during their normal lives. And after the decease of the said Elizabeth Tomlyns and Hannah then I give and devise the said messuage(house) and tenement unto the said SARAH BLAND and her heirs forever. To the said DANIEL SPENCER, all my lands and tenements in the counties of Kent and Essex, he to pay unto ANTHONY SPENCER AND JARRARD SPENCER, sons of my brother Thomas Spencer deceased, and unto the two children of Margaret Spencer deceased now in or near London and at the disposing of ELIZABETH CARTER, their aunt, the sum of thirty pounds yearly during their natural lives, i.e. ten pounts per annum to the said two children or their guardians in their minorities, or the survivor of them, and ten pounds apiece to the said ANTHONY AND JARRARD, to be paid unto them and their guardians by half yearly payments as the rents of the said lands and tenements shall grow due after my decease. Item: I give and bequeath unto Jarrard Spencer, Thomas Spencer, Michaell Spencer, sons of my brother Jarrard Spencer deceased, the sum of fifty pounds apiece, and unto the children of William Spencer, son of my said brother Jarrard Spencer deceased, to be divided between them equally, the sum of fifty pounds, to be paid unto their guardians, and within two years next after my decease. To Thomas Martyn and Mary his wife, now dwelling with me, the remaining terms to come in my dwelling house and the hangings and pictures in the two rooms thereof, with all partitions in the upper rooms of it or elsewhere. To Edward Terry vintner, my kinsman, one hundred and thirty pounds which he oweth me by bond. And I bequeth unto him and Elizabeth his wife, my sisters daughter, thirty pounds, within three years &c. The rest to Daniel Spencer whom I make and ordain sole executor. Witness: John Norburie, William Norburie Twisse,

79 Source: NEHGR July 1891, #45, p: 232 (In the June Term of Essex Co. Court (Salem), 1671, in a trial of the case of John Ruck, Administrator, versus Joseph Armitage, the following paper was put in-- Boston, in New England ye 19 Jan'y 1648. Att thirty days sight of this my seacond bill of exchange (my first & third of the same tenour & date not being payed) pay unto Mr Thomas Ruck, haberdasher, att the Seauen Starres on London Bridge, or to his assignes, the some of thirty pounds stery & is part of the Legacy gyuen mee by my Unckle Richard Spencer & the payement hereof shalbee your sicharge fo soe much at day,pray you make good payements & place it to acco.: I say pay Pounds 30. (Signed) Michaell Spenser "The dyrection is-To my louinge Couse Mr Danyell Spense Grocer in Firday Streee in London." This bill was protested by Joshua Mainett, Notary and Tabellion publick of London, who reportd that "the said Danyell Spencer answered that hee will pay noe monnneyes nor haue to doe in the sayd bill of exchange" The above case was referred to the arbitration of Capt. Roger Spenser and Christopher Lawson. I find that Michael and Jarrard Spencer were both at Lynn, for a while, and that Timothy Tomlin owned land next to the latter." Henry F. Waters. He never married. Source: The American Genealogist, Whole Nr. 105, Vol 27, Nr. 1, Jan 1951 (author unknown)


  1. The Parish Register of Stotfold 1558-1812. Bedfordshire County Record Office 1948.
  2. NEHGR July 1891, #45 pp: 231-232 Gentleman of London
  3. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 196 [1]

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Died May 1646 in London, Middlesex

Died June 1646

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