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Agnes Spencer Edwards (Harris)

Nicknames: "Spencer"
Birthplace: Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bartholomew Harris; Bartholomew Harris; Elizabeth Collamore and Elizabeth Harris
Wife of William Edwards; William Spencer, Rev. and William Edwards
Mother of Elizabeth Joy; Sarah Case; John Spencer; Agnes Spencer; Samuel Spencer, Sr. and 4 others
Sister of George Harris; Agnes Harris; Priscilla Harris; Joan Harris; Phillip Harris and 5 others

Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Agnes Spencer Edwards (Harris)


"THE ENGLISH ORIGIN OF AGNES HARRIS OF HARTFORD, CONN., WIFE OF WILLIAM1 SPENCER AND WILLIAM 1 EDWARDS" by Douglas Richardson; The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) viewed by Kris Stewart, May 11, 2013

excellent article explaining how the parents of Agnes are known.


The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

  • Rev. Richard Edwards came from Wales to London, time Queen Elizabeth; he was a minister of the established chh. His wf. Anne was employed in some capacity in the Queen's household. She m. 2d hus. James Coles and came with her only child WILLIAM EDWARDS to America. She d. in Hartford Feb. 20, 1679, leaving by will the use of her house and land to her son WILLIAM during his life, then to her gr. s. Richard Edwards and his heirs forever. WM. EDWARDS is named with Wm. Tuttle and others as concerned in the East Haven settlement. He m. about 1643 AGNES __, wid. of WILLIAM SPENCER; the latter of Hartford; selectman 1639, and d. 1640. AGNES, it is said, had two brothers in England, one of them Mayor of Exeter the other of Barnstable, Devon. By WILLIAM EDWARDS she had an only child, Richard, who m. Elizabeth Tuttle; (2) Mary, dau. of Lieut-Col. John Talcott of Hartf. Col. Talcott was Justice of the Peace, Assistant from 1662 to 1668, Treasurer of the colony nineteen years, and distinguished himself as an officer in King Philip's war, in which he commanded a body of 550 men, composed of Englishmen and Mohegan Indians. He d. July 23, 1688. Inv. (english pound)2,272. Chil. of Richard Edwards by 2d m. 5 sons and 1 dau. 1. Jonathan, b. June 20, 1692; d. March 11, 1693. 2. John, Feb. 22, 1694; Dea.; d. May 16, 1769; m. Dec. 14, 1719, Christian Williamson, who d. June 18, 1769. 3. Hannah, Jan. 3, 1696; d. Oct. 17, 1747; m. March 1, 1722, Joseph Backus, jr. 4. Richard, Jan. 5, 1608; d. May 10, 1713. 5. Daniel, April 11, 1701; Hon.; d. Sept. 6, 1765; m. 1728 Sarah Hooker (gr. dau. of Rev. Thomas), who d. July 31, 1775, a. 70 yrs. 6. Samuel, Nov. 1, 1702; d. Nov. 4, 1732; m. 1731 Jerusha Pitkin, who d. July 31, 1799, a. 89 yrs--Godwin's Gen. Notes of Conn.

--------------------------------- Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut By Lucius Barnes Barbour Pg.556 -----------

-------------------- Agnes Spencer came to America in the ship Charles in 1632.

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Agnes Spencer Edwards's Timeline

April 6, 1604
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
April 6, 1604
Barnstaple, UK
April 6, 1604
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
April 1604
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
Age 20
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
April 20, 1636
Age 32
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
September 1638
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 33
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
May 1640
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, CT