Mary Etherington (Spencer)
|Death:||Died in Died at sea|
|Cause of death:||Drowning|
Daughter of Thomas Spencer, of Maine and Patience Spencer
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About Mary Etherington
6. MARYC3 SPENCER (2. Patience2 William1), born circa 1634; drowned with her husband Nov 1664 when John Cole's small barge sank on a trip to Boston (qv); married about 1656 THOMAS ETHERINGTON, on whose estate administration was granted to Thomas and William Spencer 18 July 1665 (MPC I:221). An inventory was submitted to the Suffolk Co Probate Court in Boston which totaled £94(Suffolk Wills, 293 and MPC I:226).
"At a meeting of the Magistrates and Recorded, at Boston, the 8th September, 1665...Whereas Thomas Ethrington of Newichewannok, perished with His wife in the sea, Coming for Boston. The County Court being then Informed thereof, & that Zechariah Gillam had his Chest & severall goods in his Custody, the Court, on his Motion, appointed Marshall Richard Wayte & Thomas Fitche, Late Constable, to take into their Hands the said Chest & Goods & Bring a true Inventorye thereof into Court...And Wm. Spencer, the sonne of Thomas Spencer, & Brother in Law to the said Thomas Ethrington, appearing Before the Magistrates & Recorder, desiring administration to ye Estate of said Late Thomas Ethrington as it Lyeth heere, & in Yorkshire [Maine]... The Magistrates Judge it meete to graunt him, the sd Wm. Spencer, Administration to the Estate of Thomas Ethrington, both there & heer...in Behalfe of the children of the Late Thomas Ethrington...Thomas Ethrington, Deceased, sometime Inhabitant of the Town of Kittrye, at Newitchewanneck, whom with his Wife was Cast away in John Coles Lighter in November 1664... (ibid)"
Children (LND, 224), surname ETHERINGTON:
- PATIENCEC4, b ca 1656.
- MARY, b about 1658.