Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend

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Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend

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Birthplace: Barfreston,,Kent,England
Death: Died in Gravesend, Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Spicer and Martha Spicer
Husband of Anne Spicer
Father of Susanna Brazier; Ann Lake; Samuel Spicer and Michael Spicer
Brother of Martha Spicer; Christine Spicer and Ursula Spicer

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About Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend

Thomas Spicer emigrated in 1638 from Barfreeston, Kent, England and settled in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a Magistrate of Gravesend.

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Inhabitants of Aquidneck Island (1638) ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_early_settlers_of_Rhode_Island#First_European_settler

It is generally believed that all of the families of Spicer are descended from three brothers who followed William the Norman Conqueror into England about the year 1066, A.D., and settled in Devonshire, Warwickshire, and County Kent, These families were, for the most part, of the landed gentry of the British Isles. http://genforum.genealogy.com/spicer/messages/945.html

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Birth Location Barfreston,,Kent,England Manhattan, NY

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THOMAS SPICER OF GRAVESEND

According to "First Settlers in Newton Twp., N.J.

pp 293-300 Thomas Spicer resided on Manhattan

Island; was one of the first settlers of Gravesend in

1643;& as a patentee grantedplantation lots Feb.

20, 1646. He lied in the plains in Flatlands, 17th.

Dec. 1646. In 1654 he purchased Lot No. 20.

In 1657 he is mentioned as having nine morgens?

of land in tillage.

His will is dated 30 Sept. 1658; proved 4 Nov. 1658,

and recorded in the Gravesend records. It is probable

that Thomas Spicer of Newport was the same as

Thomas Spicer of Rhode Island. According to the

Spicer Genealogy written by Susan Spicer Meech and

Miss Susan Billings Meech page 10, Thomas Spicer

of Long Island probably came from Wales.

Thomas Spicer (1591-1658) was a son of Nicholas

Spicer (1545-1607) of Barfreston, K, England and

Martha Grant (1560- ) of Bythrone, K. England.

Martha Grant Spicer was the daughter of Ann____

born (1528- ) of Bythorne, K., England and

Mr. ______Grant born about 1524 and was also of

Bythorne, K. England. (Today called Eythorne, Kent, UK.)

For more information on these families, there is a

Genealogy of the Lake Family written by Adams

and Risley, having been printed in 1915.

All Corrections and additions will be appreciated and

duly noted.

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/spicer-nicholas

Faversham, (Feversham) and Symonds (Seaman) are also ancestral family names.

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Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend's Timeline

1592
February 3, 1592
Barfreston,,Kent,England
1625
1625
Age 32
Flatbush,Kings,New York
1626
February 4, 1626
Age 34
Canterbury, England
1632
1632
Age 39
Sandwich, Kent, England
1637
July 30, 1637
Age 45
Sandwich, Kent Co, England
1637
Age 44
England to America
1658
November 4, 1658
Age 66
Gravesend, Long Island, New York
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Barfreston, Kent Co, England
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Magistrate