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Alice Spencer (Whitbread)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Stotfold, Bedfordshire, , England
Death: May 20, 1646 (67)
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Whitbread, Sr. and Eleanor ‘Helena’ Whitebread
Wife of Gerard Spencer, Sr. and John Clarke
Mother of William Spencer; Elizabeth Tomlins, Twin; Sgt. Thomas Spencer; Richard Spencer; Henry Spencer and 7 others
Sister of Henry Whitbread; William Whitbread; Francis Whitbread; Thomas Whitbread; John Whitbread, Jr. and 2 others

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About Alice Spencer

Alice WHITBRED, was born about 1578 and was buried 20 May 1646 ? in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England. Alice married Gerard SPENCER, (d. Bef 1646) on 10 Nov 1600 in Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England.[10]


Alice was a 2nd great-grand aunt of Samuel Whitbread I. She is probably the most often cited member of any Whitbread on the Internet. She married Gerard (or Gerat) Spencer on 10th November 1600 at Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire. Four of their sons emigrated to New England around 1631 and many present-day Americans can trace their ancestry back to these Spencers. Much of the information on Alice ancestry given on the internet is incorrect. The information given by Torrey (1956) appears to be accurate and the relevant part of his work is correctly cited on the internet page of Steve Lawson "SPENCER-HUXLEY From the files of Stephen M. Lawson

Note: The previous assumption that Alice's mother Eleanor was born Radcliffe or Hervey is incorrect. Her maiden name was in fact Hill.

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Father: John WHITBREAD b: 1548

Mother: Eleanor HILL

Marriage 1 Gerard SPENCER c: 20 MAY 1576 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England

Married: 10 NOV 1600 in St. Giles, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England


  • William SPENCER c: 11 OCT 1601 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Elizabeth SPENCER c: 31 OCT 1602 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • John SPENCER b: 1604 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Henry SPENCER c: 11 AUG 1605 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Thomas SPENCER c: 29 MAR 1607 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Richard SPENCER c: 11 DEC 1608 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • son SPENCER b: 1610 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Michael SPENCER c: 5 MAY 1611 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
  • Gerald SPENCER c: 25 APR 1614 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England

Church Records in Stotfold Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1559.

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Stotfold: Baptisms 1559-1984, Marriages 1559-1993, Burials 1559-1955, Banns 1823-1925, 1961-1997. Transcripts in either book or microfiche form for registers prior to 1813 can be purchased from the BLARS (see website for details).

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Alice Spencer's Timeline

October 7, 1571
Maulden, Bedfordshire, England
October 7, 1571
Maulden, Bedfordshire, England
October 7, 1578
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, , England
October 11, 1601
Age 23
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
October 31, 1602
Age 24
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
January 22, 1603
Age 24
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
August 11, 1604
Age 25
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
August 11, 1605
Age 26
Central Bedfordshire, UK