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About Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend
Thomas Spicer emigrated in 1638 from Barfreeston, Kent, England and settled in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a Magistrate of Gravesend.
Inhabitants of Aquidneck Island (1638) ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_early_settlers_of_Rhode_Island#First_European_settler
It is generally believed that all of the families of Spicer are descended from three brothers who followed William the Norman Conqueror into England about the year 1066, A.D., and settled in Devonshire, Warwickshire, and County Kent, These families were, for the most part, of the landed gentry of the British Isles. http://genforum.genealogy.com/spicer/messages/945.html
Birth Location Barfreston,,Kent,England Manhattan, NY
- Reynolds, Cuyler. Hudson-mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co, 1911. Print., page 587
THOMAS SPICER OF GRAVESEND
According to "First Settlers in Newton Twp., N.J.
pp 293-300 Thomas Spicer resided on Manhattan
Island; was one of the first settlers of Gravesend in
1643;& as a patentee grantedplantation lots Feb.
20, 1646. He lied in the plains in Flatlands, 17th.
Dec. 1646. In 1654 he purchased Lot No. 20.
In 1657 he is mentioned as having nine morgens?
of land in tillage.
His will is dated 30 Sept. 1658; proved 4 Nov. 1658,
and recorded in the Gravesend records. It is probable
that Thomas Spicer of Newport was the same as
Thomas Spicer of Rhode Island. According to the
Spicer Genealogy written by Susan Spicer Meech and
Miss Susan Billings Meech page 10, Thomas Spicer
of Long Island probably came from Wales.
Thomas Spicer (1591-1658) was a son of Nicholas
Spicer (1545-1607) of Barfreston, K, England and
Martha Grant (1560- ) of Bythrone, K. England.
Martha Grant Spicer was the daughter of Ann____
born (1528- ) of Bythorne, K., England and
Mr. ______Grant born about 1524 and was also of
Bythorne, K. England. (Today called Eythorne, Kent, UK.)
For more information on these families, there is a
Genealogy of the Lake Family written by Adams
and Risley, having been printed in 1915.
All Corrections and additions will be appreciated and
Faversham, (Feversham) and Symonds (Seaman) are also ancestral family names.
The Portsmouth Compact was a document signed on March 7, 1638 that established the settlement of Portsmouth, which is now a town in the state of Rhode Island. It was the first document in history that severed both political and religious ties with mother England. A second Compact of Loyalty was written and signed April 30, 1639, and included the following names: The names below are those of the signers (copied verbatim) of the Compact of Loyalty, Apr. 30, 1639, which was as follows:
"We whose names are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of His Majesty King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politic, unto his laws according to matters of justice."
Signers William Hutchinson Samuell Gorton Samuel Hutchinson John Wickes Richard Maggson Thomas Spiser John Roome (his mark) John Sloffe (his mark) Thomas Beddar (his mark) Erasmus Bullock Sampson Shotten Ralph Earle Robert Potter Nathanyell Potter Wm Heausens George Cleare George Lawton Anthony Payne (his mark) Jobe Haukins Richard Awards John More Nicholas Browne William Richardson John Trippe Thomas Layton Robert Stainton (his mark) John Briggs (his mark) James Davice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_Compact
Thomas Spicer, of Barfreston & Gravesend's Timeline
February 3, 1592
Barfreston, Kent, England
Bristol, City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Sandwich, Kent, England
July 30, 1637
Sandwich, Kent Co, England
England to America
November 4, 1658
Gravesend, Long Island, New York