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Alice Marah Spencer

Also Known As: "Marah Alice"
Birthplace: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Haddam, Middlesex County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ens. Gerard Spencer, of Haddam and Hannah Spencer
Wife of Deacon Thomas Brooks and Thomas Shaylor, I
Mother of Sarah Ingram / Lord; Deacon Thomas Brooks; Mary Brooks; Alice Brooks; Thomas Shaylor and 4 others
Sister of John Spencer; Hannah Gerard Brainerd; Mehitable Cone; Sarah Gardner Backus; Elizabeth Stannard and 8 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Alice Marah Spencer

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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Alice Marah Spencer's Timeline

Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
December 1662
Age 21
Haddam, Connecticut Colony
June 1664
Age 23
Haddam, Connecticut
June 1666
Age 25
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
December 1668
Age 27
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
December 26, 1670
Age 29
Haddam, New London County, Connecticut
June 14, 1673
Age 32
Haddam, Middlesex, Ct, Usa
Age 34
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut