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Robert Spencer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cople, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Surry, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas William Spencer, Sr. and Mary Spencer
Husband of Anne Taberer; Elizabeth White and Jane Jordan
Father of Ann Spencer and Charles Spencer
Brother of Col. Nicholas Spencer; Mary Clack; William Spencer; John Spencer; Francis Spencer and 1 other

Occupation: Arrived in Virginia in 1651, Sub-Sheriff of Surry Co, VA
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About Robert Spencer

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Robert Spencer

Name: Robert Spencer

Year: 1651

Place: Virginia

Source Publication Code: 6220

Primary Immigrant: Spencer, Robert

Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977 Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983. Page: 214


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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Robert Spencer

Name: Robert Spencer

Gender: Male

Spouse Name: Ann Taberer

Number Pages: 1


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Residence c. 1652-1678 Surry Co., Virginia Tidewater book: Chapter on Robert Spencer. He may have been related to Nicholas Spencer who was nephew of Wm. Spencer of James City Co. He married 3 times: Ann? Taberer; Elizabeth White; Jane Browne. He had daughters but no sons. He did not support Bacon's Reb'ln.

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From Wikipedia:

Nicholas Spencer was born to an aristocratic English family long seated at Cople, Bedfordshire, England. The family was related to the Spencer family of Northamptonshire, with whom they shared a coat of arms. In 1531 the Spencers bought the manor of Rowlands at Cople, which they owned for several centuries. Nicholas Spencer Sr., father of the Virginia emigrant, and his wife, the former Mary Gostwick, second daughter of Sir Edward Gostwick had several sons, two of whom, Nicholas and Robert, emigrated to Virginia. Robert Spencer later removed from Surry County, Virginia, to Talbot County, Maryland, where his descendants long lived at Spencer Hall, the family plantation.

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   Wills of Surry County, Virginia, p.124. "SPENSER, Robert:
   Estate. 
   To daughter Elizabeth Spenser, land at Blackwater, Surry County
   (not of age). To daughter ANN, sheep given daughter Elizabeth,
   by Capt. George Watkins, deceased and spoons, bought of Mr.
   Place, and chest that came from Accomack... fine thread now
   aboard Capt. Lavemar's ship, and be in care of friend, Wm.
   Edwards, until she is married. Godsons, Henry Browne and James
   Mason. To Jonas Bennett, his Executors. and administrators. To
   Martha Whittson, my grandchild, due her from the estate of her
   deceased father, John Whitson and cows due from Roger Archer and
   to remain with the same, he giving bond to Martha Whitson. To
   William Browns, to William Edwards. To wife, JANE, my land and
   make her exerx. Wit.: George Lee, Jno Phillips (Scotchman, Jane
   Plow. Made: 5 March, 1678. Prob: 6 May 1679, Book 2, p. 207."
   AND 'SPENSER, ROBERT, (Capt.) Estate - Signed: JANE JORDAN, Wife
   of Thomas Jordan, Swears it is a true inventory,, 22 7br: 1681.
   Robt. Ruffin, Wm Newsum, Jno Prise, Wm. Gray. Book 2, p. 292

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   WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE Quarterly Historical Magazine Vol. VII.
   April, 1899. No. 4 ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY RECORDS I. Historical
   Sketch 
   There is in Surry the nuncupative will of Capt. William Corker
   "made at the house of his dau. Judity Clay in ye Isle of Wight
   Co." Feb. 26, 1675-6. Divides his estate between his wife and
   his three daus: Susanna (who m. George Branch, Jr.), Judith Clay
   and Lucy Jordan; he confirms a gift to Elizabeth and Mary White,
   daus. of Capt. John White, of whom Elizabeth md. Capt. Robert
   Spencer, of Surry. Col. George Jordan names in his will his
   nephew Edward Bayley. So he had probably a sister who married
   Bayley. Col. Henry Browne of the Coucil, probably married Anne
   Flood, a sister of Col. John Flood. The Jordans of Isle of Wight
   were leading Quakers. In 1728 Samuel Bownas visited the staid
   with "Old Robert Jordan." In company with Joseph Jordan he
   called on the Governor, who received him kindly and promised to
   release from prison certain friends who refused to perform
   militia duty. "Travels of Rev. Samuel Bownas."
   In the Surry records there is a suit entitled "Col. John
   Lear as marrying exx of Col. John George vs. Thomas Jordan as
   marrying relict of Capt. Robert Spencer, 1680." Capt. Spencer
   was born in 1630; was justice of Surry, and made his will March
   5, 1678. He married several times. His dau. Anne mar. John
   Whitson, a violent rebel, hanged in Bacon's Rebellion. They had
   a dau. Martha Whitson. In 1675 Capt. Spencer married Elizabeth
   White, dau. of Capt. John White (Gen. Court Records). Then he
   married Jane, who survived him. He names (in will pr. 1679)
   children Elizabeth and Ann, which last child was by last wife.
   Capt. John White, of James City, had, (1) John White (will
   proved in Surry, 1679). (2) Lucy m. Capt. William Corker. (3)
   Elizabeth m. Capt. Robert Spencer. (4) Mary m'd probably James
   Barrett. (1) Major John Bond had been a burgess during the
   Commonwealth, and at a time of the restoration he was removed
   from his office as justice by the House of Burgesses, "because
   of factious and schismatically demeanor." Hening's Stats. at
   large, II, p. 39. (2) George Hardy came to Virginia before 1636,
   when he is called "Ship- right." In 1644 he patented 300 acres
   (increased to 500 in 1648), situated upon Lawne's creek and
   bordering upon Alice Bennett's land (doubtless widow of Robert
   Bennett, of London), for 6 persons, Thomas Sabin, Thomas Hardy,
   George Nettleford, James Strong, and John Smith. He had a noted
   mill, which is still used. From this family of Hardy was
   descended Hon. Samuel Hardy, a prominent member of the
   Continental Congress.
   In 1675 Capt. Spencer married Elizabeth White, dau. of Capt.
   John White (Gen. Court Records). Then he married Jane, who
   survived him. He names (in will pr. 1679) children Elizabeth and
   Ann, which last child was by last wife. Capt. John White, of
   James City, had, (1) John White (will proved in Surry, 1679).
   (2) Lucy m. Capt. William Corker. (3) Elizabeth m. Capt. Robert
   Spencer. (4) Mary m'd probably James Barrett
   The following wills answering to the name of George are
   recorded at Bristol, viz.: Julian George (1616), Robert (1628),
   Edward (1633), Richard (1654), Eleanor (1665). In the Surry
   records there is a suit: Col. John Lear as marrying exx of Col.
   John George, plt., vs. Thomas Jordan as marrying exx (Jane) of
   Capt. Robert Spencer. Spencer's first wife was Elizabeth White,
   dau. of Capt. John White. 

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Capt. Robert Spencer's Timeline

1635
May 5, 1635
Cople, Bedfordshire, England
1635
Cople, Bedfordshire, England
1660
1660
Age 25
James City, Virginia
1675
1675
Age 40
1678
1678
Age 43
Surry, Virginia
1701
1701
Age 43
Talbot County, MD, USA
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