Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John SPICER (c1619-1680)

and Elizabeth (c1620-1683)


John Spicer and Elizabeth may have been my 9x Great Grandparents, twice over.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart, via their eldest great grandchild, and here via their youngest great grandchild.)  They married before or about 1650.  No possible marriage has been found in the IGI or the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.

John Spicer may have been baptised on 18 April 1619 in Newhaven, Sussex.  If so, then he was the son of Robert Spicer (c1590-?) and Lettice Chambers (1596-?).  John was buried on 2 August 1680 and was described in the Brighton burial register as "an old man".  If this John, like later Spicers, was a fisherman, then I expect by the time he reached 60 years of he was looking a little old for his years, in which case the 1619 baptism may very well have been for him.

Elizabeth's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She was buried on 2 October 1683 in Brighton and the burial register noted that she was "an old woman".  Elizabeth left a will dated 18 May 1683 in which she mentioned her son John and 4 grandsons, namely John, Thomas, Robert and Richard.


John Spicer and Elizabeth had 1 known son:

  1. John Spicer may have been born about 1650 and he may have been my 8x Great Grandfather.  He married Sibbell Rickells before or about 1672.  (They have their own page.)