Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John SPICER (1750-1809)

and Mary DOWNER (c1755-1847)


John Spicer and Mary Downer married by Licence on 13 May 1782 in Brighton.  He was then a Batchelor and she a Spinster who were both of Brighton.

John Spicer was baptised on 28 September 1750 in Brighton.  He was the son of Richard Spicer (1722-1800) and Mary Ashby (1724-1769).  He was buried on 8 June 1809 in Brighton.

Mary Downer was born about 1755 and died aged 92 years at Victoria Street, Brighton.  She was buried on 28 January 1847 in Brighton. 


John Spicer and Mary Downer had 6 known children:

  1. Mary Spicer was baptised on 15 August 1783 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  She may have married John Jordan by Licence on 15 December 1810.  He was a Bachelor and she a Spinster who married with consent.  They were both of Brighton.

  2. John Spicer was baptised on 3 July 1785 at St. Nicholas, Brighton and probably died as an infant.

  3. John Spicer was baptised on 15 October 1787 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  4. Ashby Spicer (1788-?) married Esther Kent in 1816.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Sarah Spicer was baptised on 6 December 1789 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  A Sarah Spicer aged 36 years was buried on 3 February 1824 in Brighton.

  6. Anne Spicer was born on 10 May 1798 and baptised on 17 June 1798 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.


My 4x Great Grandfather was Richard Spicer who I would guess was born about 1780, but no baptism has been found for him.  I donít think John and Mary were the parents of Richard, unless John was previously married to someone else.



This page was updated on 19 May 2012