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Mary Etherington (Spencer)

Birthplace: York, Maine
Death: November 1664 (25-34)
Died at sea (drowned on John Cole's ship)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Spencer of Maine and Patience Spencer
Wife of Thomas Etherington
Mother of Patience Hearl and Mary Wincoll
Sister of William Spencer; Margaret Goodwin; Susanna Joy; Humphrey Spencer; Moses Spencer, Sr. and 1 other

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About Mary Etherington

6.  MARYC3 SPENCER (2. Patience2 William1), born circa 1634; drowned with her husband Nov 1664 when John Cole's small barge sank on a trip to Boston (qv); married about 1656 THOMAS ETHERINGTON, on whose estate administration was granted to Thomas and William Spencer 18 July 1665 (MPC I:221).  An inventory was submitted to the Suffolk Co Probate Court in Boston which totaled  £94(Suffolk Wills, 293 and MPC I:226).


"At a meeting of the Magistrates and Recorded, at Boston, the 8th September, 1665...Whereas Thomas Ethrington of Newichewannok, perished with His wife in the sea, Coming for Boston.  The County Court being then Informed thereof, & that Zechariah Gillam had his Chest & severall goods in his Custody, the Court, on his Motion, appointed Marshall Richard Wayte & Thomas Fitche, Late Constable, to take into their Hands the said Chest & Goods & Bring a true Inventorye thereof into Court...And Wm. Spencer, the sonne of Thomas Spencer, & Brother in Law to the said Thomas Ethrington, appearing Before the Magistrates & Recorder, desiring administration to ye Estate of said Late Thomas Ethrington as it Lyeth heere, & in Yorkshire [Maine]... The Magistrates Judge it meete to graunt him, the sd Wm. Spencer, Administration to the Estate of Thomas Ethrington, both there & Behalfe of the children of the Late Thomas Ethrington...Thomas Ethrington, Deceased, sometime Inhabitant of the Town of Kittrye, at Newitchewanneck, whom with his Wife was Cast away in John Coles Lighter in November 1664... (ibid)"

Children (LND, 224), surname ETHERINGTON:

  1. PATIENCEC4, b ca 1656.
  2. MARY, b about 1658.


  • York Deeds, Volume 4 Page 21 GoogleBooks Mary Etherington, daughter of Thomas Etherington of Kittery decd; sister of Patience. William Spencer is her guardian.
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Mary Etherington's Timeline

York, Maine
Berwick, York County, ME, United States
Berwick, York County, Maine, United States
November 1664
Age 30
Died at sea