|Birthplace:||Cople, Bedfordshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Surry, Virginia|
Son of Nicholas William Spencer and Mary Spencer
|Occupation:||Arrived in Virginia in 1651, Sub-Sheriff of Surry Co, VA|
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About Capt. Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer Gender: Male Christening: May 5 1635 Cople, Bedford, England Father: Nicholas Spencer Mother: Mary Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00351-1 System Origin: England-ODM GS Film number: 599352 England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Robert Spencer
Name: Robert Spencer
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Spencer, Robert
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977 Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983. Page: 214
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Robert Spencer
Name: Robert Spencer
Spouse Name: Ann Taberer
Number Pages: 1
Residence c. 1652-1678 Surry Co., Virginia Tidewater book: Chapter on Robert Spencer. He may have been related to Nicholas Spencer who was nephew of Wm. Spencer of James City Co. He married 3 times: Ann? Taberer; Elizabeth White; Jane Browne. He had daughters but no sons. He did not support Bacon's Reb'ln.
Nicholas Spencer was born to an aristocratic English family long seated at Cople, Bedfordshire, England. The family was related to the Spencer family of Northamptonshire, with whom they shared a coat of arms. In 1531 the Spencers bought the manor of Rowlands at Cople, which they owned for several centuries. Nicholas Spencer Sr., father of the Virginia emigrant, and his wife, the former Mary Gostwick, second daughter of Sir Edward Gostwick had several sons, two of whom, Nicholas and Robert, emigrated to Virginia. Robert Spencer later removed from Surry County, Virginia, to Talbot County, Maryland, where his descendants long lived at Spencer Hall, the family plantation.
Wills of Surry County, Virginia, p.124. "SPENSER, Robert: Estate.
To daughter Elizabeth Spenser, land at Blackwater, Surry County (not of age). To daughter ANN, sheep given daughter Elizabeth, by Capt. George Watkins, deceased and spoons, bought of Mr. Place, and chest that came from Accomack... fine thread now aboard Capt. Lavemar's ship, and be in care of friend, Wm. Edwards, until she is married. Godsons, Henry Browne and James Mason. To Jonas Bennett, his Executors. and administrators. To Martha Whittson, my grandchild, due her from the estate of her deceased father, John Whitson and cows due from Roger Archer and to remain with the same, he giving bond to Martha Whitson. To William Browns, to William Edwards. To wife, JANE, my land and make her exerx. Wit.: George Lee, Jno Phillips (Scotchman, Jane Plow. Made: 5 March, 1678. Prob: 6 May 1679, Book 2, p. 207." AND 'SPENSER, ROBERT, (Capt.) Estate - Signed: JANE JORDAN, Wife of Thomas Jordan, Swears it is a true inventory,, 22 7br: 1681. Robt. Ruffin, Wm Newsum, Jno Prise, Wm. Gray. Book 2, p. 292
WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE Quarterly Historical Magazine Vol. VII. April, 1899. No. 4 ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY RECORDS I. Historical Sketch
There is in Surry the nuncupative will of Capt. William Corker "made at the house of his dau. Judity Clay in ye Isle of Wight Co." Feb. 26, 1675-6. Divides his estate between his wife and his three daus: Susanna (who m. George Branch, Jr.), Judith Clay and Lucy Jordan; he confirms a gift to Elizabeth and Mary White, daus. of Capt. John White, of whom Elizabeth md. Capt. Robert Spencer, of Surry. Col. George Jordan names in his will his nephew Edward Bayley. So he had probably a sister who married Bayley. Col. Henry Browne of the Coucil, probably married Anne Flood, a sister of Col. John Flood. The Jordans of Isle of Wight were leading Quakers. In 1728 Samuel Bownas visited the staid with "Old Robert Jordan." In company with Joseph Jordan he called on the Governor, who received him kindly and promised to release from prison certain friends who refused to perform militia duty. "Travels of Rev. Samuel Bownas."
In the Surry records there is a suit entitled "Col. John Lear as marrying exx of Col. John George vs. Thomas Jordan as marrying relict of Capt. Robert Spencer, 1680." Capt. Spencer was born in 1630; was justice of Surry, and made his will March 5, 1678. He married several times. His dau. Anne mar. John Whitson, a violent rebel, hanged in Bacon's Rebellion. They had a dau. Martha Whitson. In 1675 Capt. Spencer married Elizabeth White, dau. of Capt. John White (Gen. Court Records). Then he married Jane, who survived him. He names (in will pr. 1679) children Elizabeth and Ann, which last child was by last wife. Capt. John White, of James City, had, (1) John White (will proved in Surry, 1679). (2) Lucy m. Capt. William Corker. (3) Elizabeth m. Capt. Robert Spencer. (4) Mary m'd probably James Barrett. (1) Major John Bond had been a burgess during the Commonwealth, and at a time of the restoration he was removed from his office as justice by the House of Burgesses, "because of factious and schismatically demeanor." Hening's Stats. at large, II, p. 39. (2) George Hardy came to Virginia before 1636, when he is called "Ship- right." In 1644 he patented 300 acres (increased to 500 in 1648), situated upon Lawne's creek and bordering upon Alice Bennett's land (doubtless widow of Robert Bennett, of London), for 6 persons, Thomas Sabin, Thomas Hardy, George Nettleford, James Strong, and John Smith. He had a noted mill, which is still used. From this family of Hardy was descended Hon. Samuel Hardy, a prominent member of the Continental Congress.
In 1675 Capt. Spencer married Elizabeth White, dau. of Capt. John White (Gen. Court Records). Then he married Jane, who survived him. He names (in will pr. 1679) children Elizabeth and Ann, which last child was by last wife. Capt. John White, of James City, had, (1) John White (will proved in Surry, 1679). (2) Lucy m. Capt. William Corker. (3) Elizabeth m. Capt. Robert Spencer. (4) Mary m'd probably James Barrett
The following wills answering to the name of George are recorded at Bristol, viz.: Julian George (1616), Robert (1628), Edward (1633), Richard (1654), Eleanor (1665). In the Surry records there is a suit: Col. John Lear as marrying exx of Col. John George, plt., vs. Thomas Jordan as marrying exx (Jane) of Capt. Robert Spencer. Spencer's first wife was Elizabeth White, dau. of Capt. John White.
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May 5, 1635
Cople, Bedfordshire, England
Cople, Bedfordshire, England
James City, Virginia
Talbot County, MD, USA