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William Spencer (1739 - abt. 1780)

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William Spencer
Born in Lincolnshire ,Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1764 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 1 Feb 2020 | Created 27 Jun 2014 | Last significant change: 1 Feb 2020
23:48: Raewyn Vincent edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for William Spencer (1739-abt.1780). (Removed UK from birth location. Pre 1801. Correcting a Database error. Cleaned up after import and added to unsourced category for assistance. ) [Thank Raewyn for this]
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William Spencer was born about 1739 in Lincolnshire.

In 1764, William married Sarah Sharp.

William passed away about December 1830, in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey. [1]

Previous Notes

Date: BET 1774 AND 1780
Place: William Spencer owns 20 acres off Wolfpit Road, which his heirs sell at some point and is acquired by Francis King of Wantage. King sells it to William Elston of Wantage on 09 JUN 1791 in Deed D-92. Approx location of land on Google maps: /Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA[2]
Type: Deed
Date: 01 MAR 1780
Place: Buys 67 acres from Commissioner's of Forfeited Estates, land previously belonging to loyalist Oliver Delancey/Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA[3]


  1. A source for this fact is still needed.
  2. Source: #S1 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William Spencer
  3. Source: #S1 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for William Spencer
  • Bible records of Family Bible published by McCarty and Davis No. 171 Market Street, Philadelphia, I. Ashmead and Company, printers, title page bears date 1831.


Thank you to Michael Spencer for starting this profile on 26th June 2014.

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