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Susanna Joy (Spencer)

Also Known As: "Susanna Gattensby"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: South Berwick, York County, Maine, United States
Death: December 19, 1700 (64)
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Spencer, of Maine and Patience Spencer
Wife of Ensign John Gattensby and Ephraim Joy, I
Mother of Moses Gattensby; Elizabeth Gattensby; John Gattensby; Ephraim Joy, II and Tabitha Joy
Sister of William Spencer; Margaret Goodwin; Mary Etherington; Humphrey Spencer; Moses Spencer, Sr. and 1 other

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About Susanna Joy

Susannah Spencer's second marriage took place before 1 Jul 1673. She died after June 1684 (GDMNH).


7.  SUSANNAC3 SPENCER (2. Patience2 William1), born Berwick ME circa 1636; died after 13 June 1684 (LND, 393); married first circa 1657 (LND, 254-255) Ensign JOHN GATTENSBY, died S Berwick about 1670 (TMS), administration granted 4 Aug 1671 to Richard Waldron (LND, 254), grandson Daniel Wadley/Wadlin was granted administration on 15 May 1718 (MPA 2/208); married second Kittery before 1 July 1673 (MPC II:254) EPHRAIM2 JOY, born Boston MA 7 Dec 1646/7, baptized First Church of Boston 28 Dec 1646/7, died Kittery (S Berwick) before 1699, son of Thomas1 and Joan (Gallup) Joy (Joy Family in Maine).  Ephraim was ten years Susanna's junior.

John Gattensby was licensed to keep an ordinary at "Newgewanacke" (S Berwick) in 1670 (MPC II:192).  He was deeded land in Unity (Berwick) from Thomas Spencer 20 June 1662 and bought half of Tatnic (a region in the west of Wells bordering what is now S Berwick) in 1664 (LND, 254).  After Gattensby's death, it was ordered that his widow "now the wife of Ephraim Joy" be given her thirds in her late husband's estate (MPC II:254).  Ephraim and Susanna Joy went to Hingham MA after their marriage.

Children with first husband (LND, 254-6; YD, 6:61), born after 1657 and before 1672, surname GATTENSBY:

  1.             i.            JOHNC4, b prob Wells.  He bought fishing supplies from Philip English in 1687 (LND, 254).
  2. 27        ii.           MOSES.
  3. 28        iii.          ELIZABETH.

Children with second husband (LND, 393), surname JOY:

  1. 29        iv.           EPHRAIMC4, b Kittery ca 1675.
  2. 30        v.            TABITHA, b Hingham MA 25 Sep 1677.


  1. The Maine Spencers page 72
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Susanna Joy's Timeline

South Berwick, York County, Maine, United States
Age 21
Wells, York, Maine, United States of America
Age 21
Berwick, York, Maine
Age 21
South Berwick, York County, Maine, United States
Age 39
Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts
September 25, 1677
Age 41
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
December 19, 1700
Age 64
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States