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  • ID: I5238
  • Name: Thomas SPICER 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 03 FEB 1592 in Barfreston, County Kent, England 3
  • Death: BET 30 SEP AND 04 NOV 1658 in Gravesend, Queens County, New York 4
  • Note:
    The following is quoted from "History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer", p. 8-10. (Segments in quotes were apparently taken from various early records.)

    July 16, 1648, Thomas Spicer signed a contract with Nicholas Eaton of Newport. He was admitted an inhabitant of Newport in 1639 ("Narragansett Hist. and Gen. Register.")

    "Apri130, 1639, We whose names are underwritten doe acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of his majestie King Charles, and in his name doe herebye bind ourselves into a civill body politicke, unto his laws according to matters of justice." Thomas Spicer was one of the signers.

    "At a monthly meeting the last Thursday (1639), it is ordered that no man shall sell his lott or offer it to ye body here in Portsmouth.

    " It is ordered that John Porter and Thomas Spicer shall receive from ye inhabitants of ye lastly purchased meddows, their monies for the year and bring it to ye Town.

    " At a quarter meeting of the first of ye 5th month, 1639, Thomas Spicer and Robert Potter are chosen surveyors for ye highways.

    "1st of ye 8th month, in catalogue of persons admitted to be inhabitants of the Island now called Aquidneck, having submitted (1638) themselves to the government that is or shall be established, is the name of Thomas Spicer.
    "In 1640 Thomas Spicer one of those chosen to layout the lands for the town of Portsmouth."

    "Mr. Spicer appears in the Court Roll of Freemen elected 16th day of March, 1641, Mr. Wm. Coddington Gov.

    "In 1642 Mr. Thomas Spicer is chosen by election Treas'r of Portsmouth for one whole year." (Rhode Island Colonial Records, Vol. I, 1636-1653.)

    In 1643 a Thomas Spicer appears at Gravesend, Long Island, in the Quaker Colony founded by Lady Moody (Bergen's II Early Settlers of Kings County"); said Thomas had wife Michal and had son Samuel born in New England prior to 1640.

    July 8th, 1644, Court Proceedings at Manhattan on file at. Albany, New York, Office Sect'y of State, Vol. II, pp. 119, Mr Moor vs. Mr. Spycer in a case of attachment on a boat belonging to Peter Lourenson and Mr. Grockrnorten, Lourenson is condemned to deliver the bark to Mr Spycer agreably to the power of attorney on condition that the latter give security for the value of the vessel, in case Mr. Moor hereafter prove that "the owner is indebted
    to him, when the money must be returned. "Narragansett Hist. Register," Vol. VIII, page 250.)

    1. Thomas Spicer of Gravesend and a few of his descendants. Gravesend is one of the towns or townships of Kings County, New York; it has an ancient historical record running back to 1640, about which time a few English Quakers came from Massachusetts and joined a number of others who were direct from England. Like many other towns of that date, it originated in the persecution of Friends, of whom some had previously settled in America, where intolerance was as vindictive and overbearing as at home, and some had come to seek an asylum free from such evils, in which religious opinions could be developed and enjoyed. Among those who came from Massachusetts was the Lady Deborah Moody, a woman of rank, education, and wealth, who entertained opinions in common with the followers of George Fox, and who had become an object of disfavor and ill treatment among the Puritans of the Bay State. . Thomas Spicer was one of this little colony and was the head of a family, for in 1656 among the free- holders of the town may be found the names of Samuel Spicer, Jacob Spicer, and Thomas Spicer, who were probably his sons, having then grown to manhood and there settled. John Clement's "First Settlers in Newton Township, New Jersey," pp. 293-300.)

    Thomas resided at first on Manhattan Island; was one of the first settlers of Gravesend in 1643, and as a patentee granted plantation lots Feb. 20, 1646. He resided on the plains in Flatlands, Dec. 17, 1646.

    He bought of William Best, Aug. 6, 1654, plantation lot No. 20.

    In 1657 he is mentioned as having 9 morgens of land in tillage.

    He died in 1658, in which year he was one of the magistrates of Gravesend. His will is dated Sept. 30, 1658; proved Nov. 4, 1658; and recorded on the Gravesend records, in which he devises his real estate to his wife and sons, subject to legacies to his daughters.




    Father: Nicholas SPICER
    Mother: Martha GRANT

    Marriage 1 Ann GRANT
    • Married: 04 FEB 1626 in Sandwich, County Kent, England 5
    Children
    1. Has Children Ann SPICER b: in England
    2. Has Children Susannah Spicer b: in England

    Marriage 2 Michall Jenkins
    • Married: 05 FEB 1635 6
    Children
    1. Has Children Samuel Spicer b: BEF 30 JUL 1637 in Sandwich, County Kent, England

    Sources:
    1. Author: Ferol Frost Hobbs
      Title: "The Bayless Family 1955"
      Publication: Name: Transcribed by Barbara Ribling;
      Repository:
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p. 7
    2. Author: James Savage
      Title: "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol IV"
      Publication: Name: Little, Brown & Company, 1861;
      Repository:
        Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p. 150
    3. Author: Ferol Frost Hobbs
      Title: "The Bayless Family 1955"
      Publication: Name: Transcribed by Barbara Ribling;
      Repository:
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p. 40
      Text: Baptised February 3, 1591/92
    4. Author: Ferol Frost Hobbs
      Title: "The Bayless Family 1955"
      Publication: Name: Transcribed by Barbara Ribling;
      Repository:
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: P. 36
      Text: Will dated September 30, 1658, proved November 4, 1658
    5. Author: Ferol Frost Hobbs
      Title: "The Bayless Family 1955"
      Publication: Name: Transcribed by Barbara Ribling;
      Repository:
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p. 43
    6. Author: Ferol Frost Hobbs
      Title: "The Bayless Family 1955"
      Publication: Name: Transcribed by Barbara Ribling;
      Repository:
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p. 44
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