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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.
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
Birth Location Barfreston,,Kent,England Manhattan, NY
- Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1911. Print., page 587
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
Faversham, (Feversham) and Symonds (Seaman) are also ancestral family names.
Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend's Timeline
February 3, 1592
February 4, 1626
Sandwich, Kent, England
July 30, 1637
Sandwich, Kent Co, England
England to America
November 4, 1658
Gravesend, Long Island, New York
Barfreston, Kent Co, England