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Elizabeth Anne Warren (Spencer)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth (Spencer) Sheppard"
Birthplace: Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Smith's Fort Plantation, Surry County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Place of Burial: Surry County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Spencer, Ancient Planter and Alice Spencer
Wife of Major Robert Sheppard and Capt. Thomas Warren, Sr.
Mother of Elizabeth Jones Lane; Anne Foster; Rev John Sheppard, I; Robert Sheppard, d.s.p.; Carrie Sheppard and 9 others
Sister of Alice Spencer; William Spencer and Anne Amry

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About Elizabeth Anne Warren

Daughter of William Spencer, Ancient Planter, by his wife Alice Lightfoot.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 88163243

1st wed 2 Feb 1644 to Major Robert Sheppard (1604-1654), to this union was born 4 Children:

  • - Anne Sheppard Hart 1645-1711
  • - John Sheppard 1648-1669
  • - Robert Sheppard 1650-1670
  • - William Sheppard 1652-1670

2nd wed 23 Sep 1654 to Honourable Thomas I Warren (1624-1670), to this union was born one daughter:

  • - Elizabeth Warren Hunnicutt 1655-1698

Mother of Elizabeth.

step mother of William, Thomas, William, John, Mary, Alice, Robert, Richard, Allen,

From the Adventurers of Purse and Person, 3rd Edition Published 1987. Page 581

Elizabeth Spencer married (1) as his (2) wife Major Robert Sheppard who patented a 300 acre plantation at the head of the Chippoakes Creek, 19 July 1635. John White of London addressed a letter to him 14 September 1646 at his house in Chipoaks. He was a Burgess for James City County, 1646-48. On 05 January 1652/3, Robert Sheppard of Lawne's Creek, Gentleman, deeded 1100 acres at the mouth of that creek to Lieutenant William Caufield. This land was confirmed to Captain William Canfill (Caufield) in a patent, 04 March 1656/7, which stated that the 1100 acres was part of a patent granted to William Spencer and afterwards in the tenure of Major Robert Sheppard and by him sold to Caufield. He died before 05 July 1654 when his widow Elizabeth asked Mr. Brewster to represent her in a transaction.

Elizabeth (Spencer) Sheppard married (2) Thomas Warren of Smith's Fort, Gentleman with whom she entered into a marriage contract 23 September 1654 by which she was "to have and enjoy all the estate of Major Robert Sheppard, deceased, now in the possession of said Elizabeth his relict", with certain exceptions. The contract recorded on 09 November 1654 after the marriage further provided that on 26 September 1656 Mr. Thomas Warren should give to Anne, John, Robert, and Will Sheppard certain horses and cows and to Priscilla and Sussanna Sheppard their full share of their father's estate.

Thomas Warren who deposed 03 May 1661 that he was aged 40, served in the House of Burgess 01 October 1644 at the early age of 22. He married (3) Jane, widow of John King, and left a will, now lost, 16 March 1669/70-21April 1670.

Elizabeth (Spencer) Sheppard Warren died between 1655-1658 since Thomas Warren, Jr., son of his father's (3) marriage was born 09 January 1659/60.

Issue by Major Robert Sheppard:

  • 1) John-left will 03 February 1668/9 now lost referred by the General Court 25 April 1670 for determination whether he was of age at the time of its writing, died without issue.
  • 2) Robert, died without issue.
  • 3) William, died without issue
  • 4) Anne"

From http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/o/Opal-H-Hooks/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0106.html

23 Sept., 1654. Indenture between Mr. Thomas Warren, gent., and Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard, widow, both of Surry as to a marriage to be solemnized between them. "Mentions children by a former marriage, viz. : Anne, John, Robert, Wiliam, Priscilla and Susanna Sheppard." Wit. : Edward Ffolliott, William Cockerham.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 88146035

Thomas had a total of 7 known children:

  • - Alice Powell (2) Alice and William
  • - Elizabeth Spencer (1) Elizabeth
  • - Jane Allen (4) Thomas Jr., Allen, Robert and William

From "Warren of Virginia and Maryland" Virginia Historical Magazine:

He was a burgess both in James City county and in Surry county as late as 1666. He had as second wife, marriage contract dated 25th September, 1654, Elizabeth, widow of Major Robert Sheppard, of Lower Chipoaks. He had sons, John, Richard and Thomas, but by which wife they were is not in evidence. 


1-1-2001 GCarter

Hi Greg, Happy New Year!!!

I just finished inputting info on our line all the way through the Frank Kings. Since you have been doing this longer than me maybe you can answer this question. Since many of our distant grandparents are king, queens, etc., in Europe would there be an appropriate word for referring to us? I don't know but it seems like there s/b something which denotes we descend from such people even if they are 38th grandparents, etc.

I asked you once what benefits you derived from being a descendant of such people. I can partly answer that question for myself now. I am so much more interested in people when I find out I am one of their descendants. It gives me such a different perspective. I think I might be interested in affiliating with some groups such as you have in order to meet some other people who are also descended from some of the same people. Even distant kinship is kinship and I think it is a basis for many possibilities. Do you have any suggestions regarding some such groups which you might recommend? I would appreciate your advice.

Right now I am in a state of awe of all of this recent information. I need to talk to other people are interested in this. So many people could care less.

Hope to hear from yor soon. Cuz Jewell

Subj: Re: SPENCER-D Digest V99 #82 Date: 4/26/99 1:27:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: ndnblu@texoma.net (Linda Cowan Baker) To: JewellC@aol.com

I am researching an Elizabeth Spencer also. I have found this on yours: Elizabeth Spencer b 1625 in Jamestown, Surry, VA d 1655-59 Surry Parents: Willian Spencer b abt 1560 Eng. m 1620 James City, VA Alice b 1582 Eng. Elizabeth m Thomas Warren 9-23-1654 in Jamestown, James City, VA. They had a daughter Elizabeth Warren. Thomas Warren b 1-30-1624 Ripple Court, Kent, Eng d 4-21-1670 Smith's Fort Pla., Surry, VA buried Smith's Fort, Surry, VA. His father was William Warren m 6-1-1619 Catherine Gookin b 1597 Canterbury, Kent, Eng. She also married John Sewall 1632, Kent, Eng. Elizabeth Spencer also married Robert Sheppard 1653-54 Surry, VA. LDS shows them having 6 children but they were born before the marriage so they had to be by his first wife Pricilla. Hope this helps,

Date: 4/28/99 1:22:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: GCarter To: JewellC

Hi Jewell well I see you have been doing some research , I can find only two children for Major Robert Sheppard and Elizabeth Spencer and I have never seen any children from his first marriage to Pricilla and since Robert died and Elizabeth Married Thomas and thomas had agreed to take Elizabeth's Children Ann and John into his home and does not list any other children I would like to know the source of these other four children ?? As far as William Spencer nothing is known of his family in England as far as the records show we do know that he was on the Susan Constant with Christopher Newport in 1607 . there is a book you might want to buy "Adventures of purse and person Virginia 1607 - 1624/25 Cuz Greg

Subj: WARREN-SPENCER Date: 5/3/99 10:19:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: cajun@primenet.com (Margaret Jeanne) To: JewellC@aol.com

JewellC@aol.com wrote:

Hello fellow members!!

I'm looking for Warren cousins. Thomas Warren is my 9th great grandfather.

I'm new to your list. I'm researching Thomas Warren b: 1-30-1623 in Ripple Court, Kent, England; m: Elizabeth Spencer; d: Surry, VA. April 21, 1670. Here is what I have on his descendants:

How about a SPENCER cousin? I'm descended from Elizabeth SPENCER from her first marriage to Maj. Robt. SHEPPARD - here's my line:

Anne SHEPPARD m. Wm. NEWSOME John NEWSOME m. Sarah CRAWFORD Joel NEWSOME m. Rebecca DICKENSON Isaac NEWSOME m. Mary "Mollie" DORTCH John NEWSOME m. Martha "Patsy: ALFORD Millie NEWSOME m. John CHEVES James M. CHEVES m. Mary Jane GRIFFIN James Owen CHEVES m. Sara Emma WAGGONER Eula R. CHEVES m. Elbert WARREN Wm. WARREN m. Marguerite FAYARD Margaret "Peggy" WARREN m. C HALL (div)

The earliest WARREN ancestor I have is Jeremiah WARREN b. 1767, VA , but I don't know who his parents were. There were WARRENs in my grandmother's family bible records who have definitely been placed with the descendants of Thomas of Surry, but I think Jeremiah is from the Essex Co., VA descendants of John WARREN. I think the bible records could have been handed down via the NEWSOME family. Or, they could have come from Mary Jane GRIFFIN's Aunt Mary WISDOM m. Ezekiel WARREN. Then I could turn out to be desc. of Thomas...who knows????



X-Message: #1 Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 11:19:15 -0400 From: "Charles W. Newsome" <cwnews@ili.net> To: SPENCER-L@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <37481C73.CA70818E@ili.net> Subject: Elizabeth Spencer, 1650, Jamestown, VA Content-Type: text/plain; charset=x-user-defined Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this list, so have no way of knowing what ground has been covered on my Spencer ancestor, so here goes:

I'm looking for any material on Elizabeth Spencer, wife of Major Robert Sheppard, c. 1650, Jamestown, VA. This couple had a daughter, Anne, b. 1650, who married William Newsom, 1669, Surry County, VA., after first being married to a Thomas Hart.

Particularly, is Elizabeth of the line of the Earl of Spencer (Princess Diana's line)?


Chuck Newsome Riverview, Michigan U.S.A.

Hi all,

If any of this has been duplicated, please delete! I have been researching this line due to the discrepancy over where our Alice Warren Marriot is linked backwards. So far, I have discovered that her mother was the daughter of William Powell due to various records. If you are interested, I have found the Warren Family Cemetery wherein her (Elizabeth Spencer Sheppard Warren) and other ancestors graves are located in Surry, VA. The information on the find a grave site and link are as follows:

Elizabeth Spencer Sheppard Warren ... Birth: 1625 Jamestown James City County Virginia, USA Death: 1655 Surry County Virginia, USA

1st wed 2 feb 1644 to Major Robert Sheppard (1604-1654), to this union was born 4 Children: - Anne Sheppard Hart 1645-1711 - John Sheppard 1648-1669 - Robert Sheppard 1650-1670

- William Sheppard 1652-1670

2nd wed 23 Sep 1654 to Honourable Thomas I Warren (1624-1670), to this union was born one daughter: - Elizabeth Warren Hunnicutt 1655-1698

Elizabeth and Thomas had a premarital contract that states as follow: On Sep. 23, 1654, Elizabeth (Spencer) Sheppard, widow of Lower Chippoake, and Thomas Warren of Smith's Fort, Surry, Gent., entered into a premarital contact in which Elizabeth was to retain the estate of her deceased husband, Major Sheppard, including one gold seal ring marked D.S.., one pair of silver tongs marked R.S., and one silver ink horn marked I.S. But Thomas Warren "is to have and enjoy all the estate of Major Robert Shepard, deceased, now in the possession of the said Elizabeth his relict."

Elizabeth died a little more than an year after her marriage to Thomas Warren.

Her parents were: 12294. William Spencer, born 1589 in Kent County, England387; died July 05, 1654 in Jamestown, Virginia. Alice Lightfoot

Family links:

 William Spencer (____ - 1652)

 Thomas Warren (1624 - 1670)*

 Elizabeth Warren Hunnicutt (1655 - 1699)*

Burial: Warren Family Surry County Virginia, USA


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Elizabeth Anne Warren's Timeline

Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 2
in city, , parish, England
Age 6
Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
Age 14
Long Bennington, Newark, Lincolnshire, England
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Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
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Jamestown, Surry County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
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Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United States
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Age 23
Jamestown, Surry County, Virginia, United States