Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Edward Spencer

Male 1710 - 1753  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Edward Spencer 
    Born Nov 1710  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1753  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I87103  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Edward Spencer,   b. Abt 1689, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Winifred Green,   b. 19 Dec 1693, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1727, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Nov 1710  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Spencer,   d. Aft 1770, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Spencer,   b. Bef 1741, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1829, Grant County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 88 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Spencer,   b. Bef 1741,   d. 25 Mar 1762, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     3. Catherine Spencer,   b. Bef 1745,   d. Aft 1786, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Winifred Spencer,   b. Aft 1745,   d. Aft 1761, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F42057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      A DIGEST OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILL BOOKS 1734-1838 {Sparacio}
      SPENCER, Edward
      2 181-183. Est inv made 22 June 1753 rec: 28 June 1753.
      2. 193. Additional inventory rec 28 Mar 1754

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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 27-28.
      Bond of Susanah Anderson as administratrix of Geo. Anderson. Unto Thomas Chew, Gent., first justice. For £150 current money. 22 Nov. 1744.
      Security, Edward Spencer, Gent. Susanah (X) Anderson
      Edward Spencer.
      22 Nov. 1744. Acknowledged.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 31-32.
      Bond of Edward Spencer as guardian of Wm. Lightfoot, orphan of Goodrich Lightfoot, Gent. Unto Thomas
      Chew, Gent., first justice. For £500 current money. 23 Nov. 1744.
      Security, Henry Downs, Gent.
      Edward Spencer
      Henry Downs
      Wit: M. Stanfield.
      22 Sepr. [Nov.] 1744. Acknowledged.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 181-83.
      Edward Spencer, Gent. Inventory. 22 June 1753. Total valuation £1266.2.0 including 31 slaves valued at
      £1020.
      Bryan Sisson
      F. Jamison
      Thos. Thorp junr.
      28 June 1753. Returned.
      ===
      B. SPENCER EDWARD son of Edward and Winnifred Spencer, 20 November 1710.

      THE REGISTERS
      OF
      NORTH FARNHAM PARISH
      1663-1814
      AND
      LUNENBURG PARISH
      1783-1800
      RICHMOND COUNTY
      VIRGINIA

      Compiled and Published
      By
      George Harrison Sanford King
      Fellows American Society of Genealogists
      Fredericksburg' Virginia
      1966
      ===
      1737-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 52-55.
      1 Dec. 1736. William Paine of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, to Edward Spencer of same. For £80. The Honble. Alexr. Spotswood, Esqr., by lease 15. July 1735 did grant unto William Paine 100 acres upon the south side of the River Rappadanne, part of 40,000 acres granted to Alexr. Spotswood, Esq., and called the Spotsylvania Tract, for the lives of his two sons John Payne and George. Paine conveys the 100 acres to Spencer.
      William Payne
      Wit: Jno. Newport, Jno. Bramham.
      24 June 1737. William Paine acknowledged his lease.
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      1737-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 105-09.
      13-14 Dec. 1736. Colo. Goodrich Lightfoot of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Gent., to Edward Spencer of same, Gent. Lease and release; for £80 current money. 446 acres in the great fork of Rappahannock River by the southwest side of the run of a branch being; corner to a pattent formerly granted to Harry Beverley line of Harry Beverley ... formerly granted to Goodrich Lightfoot 30 June 1726.
      G. Lightfoot
      Wit: J. Wood, John Branham, Ja. Currie, Stephen (X) Gupton.
      22 Sept. 1737. Acknowledged by Goodrich Lightfoot, Gent.
      24 Nov. 1737. Mary, wife of Goodrich Lightfoot, Gent., relinquished her right of dower.
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      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 174-77.
      23-24 May 1739. Wm. Eddins of Orange County to Edward Spencer of same. Lease and release; for £200 sterling. 1051 acres, the remaining part of that tract which Eddins purchased of William Connicoe; and 631 acres, all that tract whereon he now lives, exclusive of 250 acres sold by Eddins to William Jordan, Gent., and of 100 acres sold by Eddins to Tully Choice, the remaining part of 981 acres granted to Eddins 10 Jan. 1735 [1736], with 400 acres lately surveyed for Wm. Eddins, for which land yet to be patented Eddins agrees that Edward Sponcer shall take out patents in his own name and Eddins will bear the charges ...
      (W) Eddins
      Wit: James Porteus, John Murray, Philip Pendleton.
      24 May 1724. Acknowledged by Wm. Eddins. Rebecca wife of said Eddins relinquished her right of dower.
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      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 376-79.
      25-25 Oct. 1739. Edward Spencer of Orange county to George Home of same. Lease and release; for £80 current money. 446 acres in the Groat fork of Rappahannock River, being formerly granted to Goodrich Lightfoot 30 June 1726 ... by the south west side of the run of a branch corner to a pattent Formerly granted to Harry Beverly Harry Beverly's line
      Edward Spencer
      Wit: G. Lightfoot, Tully Choice, Samll. Pound, John Bransford
      28 Feb. 1739 [1740]. Acknowledged by Edward Spencer.
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      1741 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 6; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 191-96.
      28 Aug. 1741. Edward Spencer of St. Thomas' Parish, Orange County, Gent., to John Beckett of same, Clerk. For 3500 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres. The Honorable Alexr. Spotswood of Orange County, Esq., by lease 14 June 1735 to Wm. Paine of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, acknowledged 15 July 1735, did demise 100 acres upon the south side of the River Rapidanne, part of the Spotsylvania Tract, during the lives of his two sons John. Paine and George Paine. William Paine made over unto Edward Spencer by deed 1 Dec. 1736, acknowledged 23 June 1737.
      Edward Spencer
      John Becket
      Wit: Wm. Pannill, Thos. Fox, William Smith
      24 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by Edward Spencer, Gent.
      29 Aug. 1741. Bond of Edward Spencer of Orange County, Gent., to John Becket of same, Clerk. For 7000 pounds of tobacco. To convey 100 acres in St. Thomas' Parish.
      Edward Spencer
      Wit: Wm. Pannill, Thos. Fox, William Smith.
      24 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by Edward Spencer, Gent.
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      1742-1743 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 272-75.
      26 March 1743. John Bramham of Orange County to Edward Spencer of same, Gent. For £258.14.- current money. Lease for nine yeare of 104 acers whereon John Bramham now lives, held by virtue of lease from Alexander Spotswood, Esq.; slaves Sarah, Judah, Klttenah, Barber, Cuffy, Peter, Dinah, Boson, Will, Jack, Rose, Easther and Harry; also thirteen head of cattle, one bay mare, one black horse and two other plantation horses, four feather beds and furniture. Yearly rent, £35 for the ordinary or publick houses that now are on said lott of land which is to be deducted out of the £258.14.- as long as the County of Orange remains as it now is and when either of the frontier countys of Augusta or Frederick take place and a court held in either, Edward Spencer be accountable for the ordinarys at the rate of £25 per annum.
      If the Court house or place of holding Court for the County of Orange be removed or held at any other place than where the courts are now held (which is on the land hereby granted), John Bramham shall satisfy Edward Spencer all sums.
      which shall be due.
      John Bramham
      Wit: Wm. Waller, Tavener Beale, Richd. Beale.
      John Bramham shall have the free use and possession of all the Negroes and plantation whereon he now lives. He is to deliver a clear third part of the yearly crops of tobacco to Edward Spencer. If John Bramham pay Edward Spencer the balance of the money due to him out of the £258.14.- which the rents of the ordinary and the third part of the crop have not
      raised, immediately this deed to be void.
      27 May 1743. Mortgage acknowledged by John Bramham.
      ===
      1743-1744 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 52-55
      Indenture 22 March 1743 between ELIJAH DANIEL of Caroline County and MARY, his wife, and EDWD. SPENCER and JAMES COLEMAN, Gentl., Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Thomas, County of Orange.
      Whereas Act of the General Assembly intitled "An Act for the Better Support of the Clergy of this Dominion and for their more Regular Collecting and Paying the Parish .." It where good .. Glebes are not already purchased, and appropriated on good and convenient .. land, to contain 200 acres at the least, any may be purchased by the Vestry, and shall be assigned, and set apart for a Glebe for the use of the minister
      of such Parish, his successors, by the said Act .. and whereas the Vestry of the Parish of St. Thomas aforesaid .. hath agreed with .. ELIJAH DANIEL to purchase of him 307 acres for the
      use .. In consideration of 20,000 pounds of Tobacco Levyed by the said Vestry on the Tithable persons in the said Parish ..
      Indenture witnesseth .. in consideration of 20,000 pounds of Tobacco .. paid by sd Edward Spencer and James Coleman, Church Wardens .. 307 acres of land, Parish of St. Thomas, land conveyed to Elijah Daniel by William Daniel of Caroline County by Deeds 27th and 28th October 1734 .. bounded .. Mr. Nicholas Battaile .. on the River side .. Mr. Richard Thomas River Rappadan .
      Witnesses: Elijah Daniel Seal
      Ja. Madison Mary Daniel Seal
      Thos. Scott, Thomas Jones.
      Receipt acknowledged of 20,000 pounds Tobacco 22 March 1743 ..
      possession recorded.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      25 October 1744, O.S. p. 223
      Edward Spencer Gent haveing retd on the ordr. that that he had agreed with workmen to Build a bridge over the wilderness run Theophilus Eddings With Jonath.n Gibson Gent his Security
      Entered into bond to Compleat the same.
      ===
      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      25 October 1744, O.S. p. 224
      County Levy
      To Capt. Edward Spencer P Theo: Eddings for building a bridge Over the Wilderness run as P agreemt. . . 1,050 pounds of tobacco.
      ===
      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 368-369
      Indenture 26 Aug 1746 between BUTLER SPOTSWOOD, ELLIOT BENGER and ROBERT ROSE, Exrc., ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, Decid .. and EDWARD SPENCER, Gent., lease 200 acres north side River Rapidann during natural lives of Edward Spencer and Winnifred, his wife .. for 1000 pounds Tobacco .
      Witnesses: Elliot Benger
      Mungo Marshall, John Spotswood Robert Rose
      Recorded Orange County 26 August 1746.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 370-374
      ndenture 27 Aug 1746 between BUTLER SPOTSWOOD, ELLIOT BENGER and ROBERT ROSE, Executors of ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, Dec'd .. and EDWARD SPENCER .. for 150 acres .. payment of 800 pounds of Tobacco yearly during natural lives of Edward Spencer Junior and Winifred Spencer, his wife, or longest liver . .
      Witnesses: Elliot Benger
      John Spotswood, Daniel Campbell Robert Rose
      Recorded Orange County 27 August 1746.
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      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 531-532.
      Know all men by these presents that JOHN CHRISTOPHER, EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of Orange County, Gents., bound unto MARY TALIAFERRO and LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and WILLIAM HUNTER Esqr. .. Executors of JOHN TALIAFERRO, dec'd, son and heir of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, and BENJAMIN PORTER in penal sum of 1000 pounds sterling, truly to be made joyntly and severally .. 22 Oct 1747.
      The condition is the above named JOHN TALIAFERRO and FRANCIS CONWAY, the father, and Benjamin Porter become bound as securities for Ann James for her faithful administration of the estate of Edward Southall, dec'd, by Bond on 5 Oct 1728 .. with sd Ann James afterwards intermarried with the above bound John Christopher. Now if the above bound John Christopher, and Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh, or either of them .. above obligation to be void.
      Witnesses: John Christopher
      T. Lewis Edward Spencer
      George Wythe Alexr. Waugh
      Recorded Orange County 22 October 1747.
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      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 532-533.
      Indenture 22 Oct 1747 between JOHN CHRISTOPHER and ANN, his wife, of Orange County and EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of the other .. Whereas Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh by Bond dated same day with these presents, together with John Christopher, bound themselves unto Mary Taliaferro, Lawrence Taliaferro, William Hunter, Francis Conway and Benjamin Porter .. sum £1000 in consideration of the premises .. for Ten shillings .. have bargained and sell unto Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh three negro slaves .. To have and to hold said slaves .. upon condition that if said John Christopher and Ann, his wife, discharge bond .. slaves shall consistently be kept in the said County of Orange .. or the New Erected County when the said County of Orange shall be divided .. the above sale to be void.
      Witnesses: Jno. Christopher
      T. Lewis, George Wythe Ann (X) Christopher
      Recorded Orange County Oct. 1747.
      ===
      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 24-25
      ndenture 27 Nov 1747 between THOMAS FOX of Orange County and EDWARD SPENCER, Gent., of same for five shillings .. lease for one year 150 acres land granted to Thomas Fox by the Executors of tenements of Alexander Spotswood Esqr., lately dec'd, by a certain deed of lease 27 Aug 1746, during the natural lives of John and Joseph Fox, sons of the said Thomas Fox, sold unto Edward Spencer goods and chattels following (listed horses, cows, piggy, household items) to hold for full sum of £30 .. and 2200 pounds of Tobacco with interest rate of 5% per annum by 26 Nov 1749, then the estate hereby granted shall be void .. Witnesses: Thos. Fox
      T. Lewis, George Wythe, W. Russell
      Recorded Orange County 27 November 1747.
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      1747-1754 Orange County, Virginia Order Book 5; [Antient Press]; p. 199
      Orange County Court 27th of July 1749
      - JOHN BAYLOR, Esqr., as Lieutenant of this County, EDWARD SPENCER Gent., as Major, and ALEXANDER WAUGH, one of the Gentlemen named in the Commission of the Peace took the Oaths to his Majesty's Person and Government, the Abjuration Oath and subscribed the Test, then ALEXANDER took the Oaths of a Justice of the Peace and of the County Court in Chancery
      ===
      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 10-12
      ndenture 21 March 1750 between THOMAS CHEW of Orange County, and MARTHA, his wife, of one part and EDWARD SPENCER of other part .. £115 .. paid for 350 acres of land .. bounded .. dividing line of Thomas Chew and James Madison .. Robert Martin .. part of a larger tract of 4675 acres granted 15 Nov 1723 .. recorded in Secretary's Office of this Dominion . .
      Witnesses: Thos. Chew
      Thomas Thorp Junr. Martha Chew
      Thomas (X) Walsh, John Fennil
      Recorded Orange County 23rd May 1751
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 31
      Know all men .. I TULLY CHOICE of Louisa County, for £80 paid by EDWARD SPENCER of Orange County, Gent., sold three negro slaves, one woman named Mary Fields, one woman named Elizabeth McDaniel, one boy named Henry Pickett, cattle, horses, three feather beds and furniture and all goods which I am at this time possessed with .. upon condition that if Tully Choice pay by 10 May 1753 .. sale to be void .. otherwise in full force.
      Witnesses: Tully Choice
      Edward Herndon, G. Hume
      Recorded Orange County 27th September 1751
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 75-78
      Indenture 14 March 1752 between EDWARD SPENCER of Orange County, Gent., and ELIZABETH, his wife, and JAMES MADISON of same, Gent., for £200 .. grants 350 acres which Edward Spencer purchased of Thomas Chew and Martha, his wife, by deed 21 March 1750 .. bounded .. dividing line of Thomas Chew and James Madison .. Robert Martin...
      Witnesses: Edward Spencer
      Jos. Eve, Eras. Taylor, Eliza Spencer
      William Taliaferro
      Recorded Orange County 28th May 1752

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