Michael Spencer

Michael Spencer (1611 - 1653)

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Michael Spencer
Born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 1640 (to about 29 Sep 1653) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 31 Jan 2020 | Created 6 Aug 2010 | Last significant change: 31 Jan 2020
10:58: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography for Michael Spencer (1611-1653). (Add source.) [Thank Rick for this]
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Michael Spencer migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Michael Spencer, son of Jarrard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, was baptized 5 May 1611 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England.[1]

1634 - Emigrated to Cambridge, Massachusetts

Michael Spencer settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634, and later removed Lynn.[1][2]


New England Marriages: Michael Spencer married Mar 1635 Isabel named Spencer as his 2nd wife, Michael died 1653, his widow Isabel Spencer married 2nd 30 Nov 1654 Thomas Robbins; Isabel Robbins died 9 Oct 1674.


Death: 1653-05-06 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.
Buried: 6 May 1653 in Essex Co., Lynn, MA
Michael Spencer findagrave memorial 44849433: his widow is believed to be buried in The Burying Point, Salem, Massachusetts.
see images Spencer group one dna, with offerings of the four Spencer brothers, also sourced by Donald Lines Jacobus, 64 pages Spencer Genealogy.

Research Notes

Source: Spencer Family History and Genealogy, Robert Closson, Reprint from the collections of the New York Public Library; Preface Robert C. Spencer, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1 Aug 1869. This reprint will provide much information on Spencer Genealogy, when coupled with the authored works of Donald Lines Jacobus, 64 pages Spencer Genealogy, a proper profile is generated. It is important to refer to the Spencer DNA images to maintain accuracy in documentation. It is advised for interested persons in this profile, to refer to the wills of Michael Spencer Spencer-97, (his second wife Isabel ____, Robbins unknown-137152) and Thomas Robbins Robbins-215. For those requesting sources, please refer to the wiki profiles in the first, second, third, and fourth generations of Michael Spencer provided in the two images I uploaded. Correcting the errors presented in these profiles is a task I do not have time to correct, my husband and I are close to our 80s, our time is for our living children. GOD Bless all of you.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Great Migration 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. (2009). Profile for Michael Spencer, Vol VI, pp 436 - 439
  2. John A Farmer, Genealogical Register of first settlers of New England 1620-1692
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. Profile for Michael Spencer, Vol VI, pp 436 - 439

See also:

  • S1. FamilySearch Michael Spencer, born 5May1611 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England. Christened 5May1611 in Stotford. Died 6May1653 in Lynn, Essex, Mass. There is a lot of information here that may help improve this profile, including 4 children listed as well as his wife, Isabel Robbins.
  • S2. Geni Michael Spencer. Significant notes and references included here.
  • Book Reviews, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 50 (1896), page 244. (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2008), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA)

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Michael, John, Peleg, Peleg; proven Y-DNA; Peleg 1717-1789 Spencer-3304 names his sons in his will, family is documented in wiki, son Peleg Spencer 1756-1834 Spencer-7489 married Sarah Wright 1768-1844 descendant of Abel Wright 1631-1675. This is the ancient Wright Ancestry sourced by author Curtis Wright,1844, pub. 1990: Descendants of John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, Essex, England, including Thomas Wright of Wethersfield, CT., Samuel Wright of Northampton, MA. Sarah Wright-12109 and Zeruiah Wright-12110 are sisters, married sons of Peleg and Audria Spencer, Peleg Spencer 1756-1834 Spencer-7489 and Charles Spencer 1749-1835 Spencer-7465. These Wrights and Spencers connect to time of William the Conqueror and the "Domesday Book".

Michael is 18 degrees from Danielle Liard, 11 degrees from Jack London and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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