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William Spencer

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in South Berwick, York , Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Spencer, of Maine and Patience Spencer
Husband of Unmarried
Brother of Margaret Goodwin; Mary Etherington; Susanna Joy; Humphrey Spencer; Moses Spencer, Sr. and 3 others

Occupation: unmarried
Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About William Spencer

i.          WILLIAM SPENCER b ca 1630/1; d 15 May 1696.  His will mentions no wife or children. He may be the child referred to by Torrey as b 1630.  William was granted land in Berwick in 1651 and served the town in various capacities.  He and Walter Allen were in charge of Great Works Mills sometime after 1650 (LND, 652).  As eldest son he inherited a considerable estate (MPA 1/34), which he left to his nephew Humphrey  Spencer as his sole heir on 18 June 1687 (MW 110-1).  A codicil to his will provided for servant Moses Spencer.


As stated in "Thomas Joy and His Descendants" by Thomas R. Joy published by James Richard Joy, Plainfield, NJ, July 4, 1900; compiled by James Richard Joy, New York:

"In 1684 William Spencer [?brother or uncle?] conveys land in Berwich (on eastern highway leading to Hutchinson's Mill) to Ephraim and Susanna (Spencer) Joy.


  1. The Maine Spencers page 74-76


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William Spencer's Timeline

May 15, 1696
Age 65
South Berwick, York , Maine