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Sergeant Thomas Spencer

1Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. I-III (1995).
ORIGIN: Stotfold, Bedfordshire
REMOVES: Hartford 1636
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BIRTH: Baptized Stotfold, Bedfordshire, 29 March 1607, son of Gerard and Alice (Whitbread) Spencer [ TAG 27:162]. DEATH: Hartford 11 September 1687 (from inventory). MARRIAGE: (1) After 2 November 1634 Anne Dorryfall, sister of BARNABY DORRYFALL [ NEHGR 105:197-99]. "Anne Dorifall, aged 24," sailed on the Elizabeth of Ipswich in 1634 [ Hotten 281] and was admitted to Boston church 2 November 1634 as "Ann Derifall, our brother Wm. Coddington's maid servant" [ BChR 19]. She died by 1645. (2) Hartford 11 September 1645 Sarah Bearding [ HaVR 606], daughter of Nathaniel Bearding of Hartford. CHILDREN:
With first wife
i OBADIAH ("eldest son"), b. say 1635; m. by about 1666 Mary Disborough (estimated b. of first child), daughter of Nicholas Disborough [ TAG 27:166, 38:209].
ii THOMAS, b. say 1637; m. by about 1666 Esther Andrews (estimated b. of first child), daughter of William Andrews [ TAG 27:166-67, 35:57].
iii SAMUEL, b. about 1639 (if he is the Samuel who d. Windham 8 January 1726/7 aged about 88 [ NEHGR 105:198], and if that age at death is not exaggerated); m. by about 1684 Sarah _____ (estimated b. of first child [ TAG 27:167]).

With second wife
iv SARAH, b. say 1646; m. by 1667 Thomas Huxley (on 26 March 1667 John Winthrop Jr. treated "Huxlye, Sarah, above 20 years, wife of Tho[mas] Huxly of Hartford & daughter of Sergeant Tho[mas] [S]penc[er] of Hartford" [ WMJ 710]).
v ELIZABETH, bp. 26 March 1648 [ HaVR <javascript:APop(p31332,150,180);> 579]; m. by about 1668 Samuel Andrews, son of William Andrews [ TAG 35:55-59].
vi JARED, b. say 1650; m. Hartford 22 December 1680 Hannah Pratt, daughter of John [HaVR Barbour 301].[3 v
vii HANNAH, b. Hartford 15 April 1653 [ CTVR 31]; said to have married (1) George Sexton, (2) Daniel Brainerd and (3) Jonathan Chapman, but the secondary sources are vague and uncertain, and the evidence for these marriages has not been found.
viii MARY, b. Hartford 18 May 1655 [ CTVR 32]; m. Westfield 7 October 1675 Thomas Root [Pynchon VR 31].
ix MARTHA, b. Hartford 19 March 1657[/8] [ CTVR 31]; m. by 1677 Andrew Benton (b. of first child), son of Andrew Benton [ TAG 27:163; NEHGR 60:301-2 (evidence for this marriage not presented in either source)].

ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Spencer was brother of WILLIAM SPENCER of Cambridge and Hartford, and of Michael Spencer and Gerard Spencer of Lynn [ TAG 27:79-87, 161-65]. In this article Jacobus makes the three sons by the first wife of Thomas Spencer slightly younger than we do here.".

2Donald Lines Jacobus, The Four Spencer Brothers: Their Ancestors and Descendants, The American Genealogist, Vol. 27 pp. 162-163 (Jan 1951).
"7. Sergt. Thomas1 Spencer, baptized at Stotfold, Beds, England, 29 Mar. 1607, died at Hartford, Conn., 11 Sept. 1687; wiil 9 Sept. 1687; married first, Ann Derifield, born about 1610; married second, at Hartford, 11 Sept. 1645, Sarah Bearding, who died before 1674, daughter of Nathaniel Bearding.
The will of Barnabas Derifield of Braintree, Mass., proved in 1680, gave all his estate to his kinsman Samuel Spencer, who was to pay to his brothers Obadiah and Thomas Spencer 40 s. each. Since these were the three sons of Sergt. Thomas by his unidentified first wife, and since the will of Sergt. Thomas cuts off his son Samuel with little, "he having received a good portion from his Uncle," it follows that the first wife was sister of Barnabas Derifield. Full details of this connection will appear in an article bt Mrs. W. C. Clark in New England Hist. and Gen. Register (July 1951).
The will of Sergt. Thomas Spencer made his "cousin" Samuel Spencer (his nephew, No. 10) an overseer.
Children by first wife:
11 i. Obadiah2, b. ca. 1639; d. May 1712.
12 ii. Thomas, b. ca. 1641; d. 23 July 1689.
13 iii. Samuel, b. ca. 1643; d. 8 Jan. 1726/7.
Children by second wife:
iv. Sarah, b. ca. 1646; d. 24 Oct. 1712; m. Thomas Huxley, who d. at Suffield, 21 July 1721.
v. Elizabeth, bp. 26 Mar. 1648; m. Samuel Andrews, bp. at Hartford, 21 Oct. 1645, d. there Jan. 1711/12. son of William and Elizabeth.
14 vi. Jared (Gerard), b. ca. 1650-1; d. 1712.
vii. Hannah, b. 15 Apr. 1653; m. (1) George Sexton.; m. (2) 29 Nov. 1698, Daniel Brainerd, Sr.
viii. Mary, b. 18 May 1655; d. at Westfield, Mass., 4 Nov. 1690; m. 7 Oct. 1675, Thomas Root, who d. 16 Aug. 1709, son of John.
ix. Martha, b. 19 Mar. 1658; m. Andrew Benton, bp. at Milford. 12 Aug. 1653, d. at Hartford, 5 Feb. 1703/4.".