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Hannah Spencer (Hills?)

Also Known As: "Hannah Johannes Hills", "Hannah Lobdel Calcott HILLS"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: England
Death: October 22, 1692 (74)
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Place of Burial: East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Hills and Sarah Rose Hills
Wife of Ens. Gerard Spencer, of Haddam
Mother of John Spencer; Marah "Alice" Shaylor; Hannah Brainerd; Mehitable Cone; Sarah Backus and 10 others

Managed by: Jonathan William Shea
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About Hannah Spencer

Hannah Hills married, as his 1st wife, 17 Dec 1636 at Lynn, MA, Ens. Gerard Spencer Jr., son of Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbred. She "died before her husband made his will in 1683 and perhaps much earlier," says Jacobus.1

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  • Hannah Hills
  • F, #74443, b. circa 1618, d. 22 October 1692
  • Hannah Hills was born circa 1618 at England. She married Gerard Spencer, son of Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, on 17 December 1636 at Lynn, Essex, MA. Hannah Hills died on 22 October 1692 at Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
  • Family Gerard Spencer b. 16 Apr 1614, d. 20 Jun 1685
  • Child
    • Sarah Spencer+ b. 27 Jul 1644, d. b 16 Apr 1700
  • From:
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  • HILLS, Hannah
  • b. ABT 1618 England
  • d. 22 OCT 1692 Haddam Neck, Middlesex, CT.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 17 DEC 1636 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: SPENCER, Jared
  • b. ABT APR 1614 England
  • d. 23 JUN 1685 Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
  • Children:
    • SPENCER, John
    • SPENCER, Mehitable
    • SPENCER, Hannah
    • SPENCER, Alice
    • SPENCER, Sarah
    • SPENCER, Samuel
    • SPENCER, Elizabeth
    • SPENCER, Thomas
    • SPENCER, Timothy
    • SPENCER, Ruth
    • SPENCER, William
    • SPENCER, Nathaniel
    • SPENCER, Rebecca
  • From:
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  • New England families, genealogical and memorial; a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation; (1914) Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
    • Spencer Pg. 1332 - 1334
  • Pg. 1332
  • Four brother named Spencer were living in New England in 1648, namely - Michael, Jared, Thomas and William. they were legatees of Sir Richard Spencer, of London, England, evidently their uncle. Michael settled first in Cambridge, then in Lynn, and owned land also on the Connecticut river. William settled in Cambridge and then went to Hartford, Connecticut. Thomas lived in Cambridge and Hartford.
  • (I) Ensign Jared Spencer, son of Gerrard or Jerrard Spencer, was born in Stotfold, England, and baptized April 28, 1614. He came to New England in 1632 and was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, . . . . . He died in 1685. His will was dated September 17, 1683, and proved in 1685. He married Hannah ___, Children: John, born at Lynn in 1638; Hannah, 1640; Alice, 1641; Mehitable, 1642; Thomas, about 1650,; Samuel, mentioned below; William; Nathaniel; Rebecca, married (first) John Kennard, and (second) John Tanner; Ruth, married Joseph Clark; Timothy.
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  • Our New England ancestors and their descendants, 1620-1900: historical ... By Henry Whittemore
    • Spencer and Allied Families
  • Pg. 49-84
  • Pg.57
  • Gerrard or Jerrard Spencer, the founder of the Haddam and Saybrook, Connecticut families of this name, born in Stotfold, England, bap. April 28, 1614, was the son of Gerrard Spencer and nephew of Sir Richard. He came to New England in 1632, and was admitted March 9, 1637, a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony March 9, 1637. He was a resident of Cambridge 1634, and owned land on the south side of the river. He removed to Lynn, and at
  • "A .... etc. ... In June, 1656, he was chosen Ensign of the train band of Lynn, and in 1659 Grand Juror. He was in Connecticut the following year, as Simon Lobdell sued him and his daughter Hannah for damages because she refused to marry Lobdell.
  • He was probably in Hartford for a short time. In .... He died in 1685, his will bearing date two years earlier.
    • The Last Will and Testament of Jarrard Spencer, of Haddam.
  • "In the first place it is my will that all my lawful debts shall be payd concerning my estate that God hath left me. It is my will that my sons have after tbe rate of twenty and my daughters fifteen. I give unto my son William that land which I bought of Stephen Laxford's estate ; how I came by it the Court Records will show, I give unto my son William the third part of forty-eight acres, be it more or less, lying by that which is commonly called Mills his brook ; likewise I give unto my son William an acre of swamp mowing land adjoining to my house meadow lot, which particulars mentioned shall be all his part of my estate.
  • I give to my son Nathaniel, and to his heirs, my now dwelling house in the lot with an addition lying by the side of it, granted by the committee : likewise I give my son Nathaniel one-third part of that lot formerly mentioned lying by Wells his brook, likewise I give unto my son Nathaniel an acre of swamp lying at the end of my meadow lott, and joining to his brother William formerly given ; likewise I give unto my son Nathaniel forty acres, which is a third part of six score acres, and this is to be his portion.
  • "I give unto my daughter Rebecca that house lot I bought of Thomas Smith ; likewise I
  • Pg.58
  • give unto my daughter Rebecca one-third part of that lott by Wells his brook, and this is to be her portion if she will accept it; if not to take what falls to her in the distribution.
  • I give unto my son Thomas forty acres on Matchamoodus side, being part of that lot whereof his brother Nathaniel hath a share. I give unto my son Thomas his son, Jarrard Spencer, my rapier.
  • "I give unto my son Timothy Spencer the remaynder of that six acre lot whereof his two brothers had their shares before, which six acres are those my sons shall choose. The other six acre-lot I dispose of as followeth, to Grace Spencer, the daughter of my son John Spencer, forty acres; to Alice Brooke, the daughter of my daughter Brooke, forty acres; to Grace Spencer, the dauughter of my son Samuel Spencer. I give the other forty acres. I give unto Jarrard Cone, the son of my daughter Cone, my carbine. A pewter flagon and rim bayson I give unto the chuch at Haddam, if there be one within five years after the date hereof. It is my will that my son John, his children, and my son-in law. Daniel Cone, his children, have an equal proportion of my estate with my other children. It is my will that however my estate falls out for portion to my children that my daughter Ruth Clark's portion shall be fifteen pounds, which was my covenant with her father at her marriage, which fifteen pounds she hath received some part of it as my books will testify. One thing I forgot : one feather bed which I give to my son Nathaniel.
  • Dated Sept. 17, 1683. JERRARD SPENCER.
  • .... etc.
  • The children of Gerrard Spencer and Hannah, his wife, were
    • I. John, born at Lynn, Mass., 1638; died Aug. 3, 1682.
    • II. Hannah, born 1640; married Daniel Brainerd.
    • III. Alice, born 1641; married, 1st Thomas Brooks, 2nd Thomas Shailer.
    • IV. Mehitable, born 1642; married Daniel Cone.
    • V. Thomas, married Elizabeth Bates; removed to Westbrook before 1679.
    • VI. Samuel.
    • VII. William.
    • VIII. Nathaniel.
    • IX. Rebecca, married 1st John Kennard, of Haddam, about 1692; he died Feb. 1689; she married 2nd John Tanner, of Lyme, Conn.
    • X. Ruth, married Joseph Clark
    • XI. Timothy.
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  • Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut By Lucius Barnes Barbour
  • Pg.555
  • Gerald Spencer s of Michael & Elizabeth bp May 26, 1575
  • Pg. 556
  • (Eng) mar Alice.
  • children:
    • William bp Oct 11, 1601 m. Agnes
    • Thomas bp Mch 29, 1607 m/1 ( ) m/2 Sarah Bearding
    • Michael bp May 5, 1611
    • Gerald bp Apl 25, 1614 m. Hannah
  • William Spencer s of Gerald & Alice bp Oct 11, 1601 (Eng) died 1640 mar Agnes who m William Edwards. Early member 1 ch. Name on Founders Mounument.
  • children:
    • Sarah b. 1636 m. John Case
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Hannah Spencer's Timeline

April 4, 1618
August 17, 1636
Age 18
Lynn, Essex, MA, USA
October 12, 1641
Age 23
Lynn, Essex County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Age 22
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Age 22
Age 23
Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 27, 1644
Age 26
Lyme, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
Age 27
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA