Marah "Alice" Shaylor

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About Marah "Alice" Shaylor


Marah Spencer, also called Alice in the records, was born circa 1642 at Lynn, MA. Marah died before 22 Dec 1714, when she went unmentioned in the long-delayed disposal of her husband Thomas Shaylor's estate.

  • Parents: Gerard Spencer b. 25 Apr 1614, d. 3 Sep 1685 & Hannah Hills1 b. s 1618, d. b 1683


  1. as his 2d wife, 1662 at Haddam, CT, Thomas Brooks, a blacksmith of Haddam, with whom she had 4 children. He died at Haddam 18 Oct 1668.4,2
  2. 1669 at Haddam, Thomas Shaylor of Haddam, with whom she had 5 children. Thomas Shaylor was lost at sea circa 1692.


  • Apr 1670, administration of the estate of Thomas Brooks was granted to Thomas Shaylor, "the present Husband of the Widow of sd. Brooks." Marah received £32 and one third of the profits of the Land during life, she maintaining and bringing up the Children & teaching the daughters to read and sew and the son to read and write.4 Sister Shaylor is mentioned in the will, circa 1682, of her brother John Spencer.


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Marah "Alice" Shaylor's Timeline

East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
December 1662
Age 21
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
June 1664
Age 23
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
April 3, 1666
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 1668
Age 27
Haddam, Middlesex, CT
December 16, 1670
Age 29
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut
June 14, 1673
Age 32
Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut