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Richard SPICER (1682-1749)

and Mary (?-1751)


Richard Spicer and Mary were, I believe my 7x Great Grandparents twice over.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart, via their eldest child, and here via their youngest child.)  They may have married before or about 1706 in the Brighton, Sussex area, but no possible marriage has been found in the IGI or the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index.

Richard Spicer was baptised on 24 September 1682 in Brighton.  He was the son of John Spicer (c1650-?) and Sibbell Rickells (1655-?).  He was buried in August 1749 in Brighton.  Richard was mentioned in the 1683 will of his grandmother Elizabeth Spicer.

Mary's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  She may have been buried in November 1751 in Brighton, but the burial register only records that widow Spicer was buried.


Richard Spicer and Mary had 7 known children:

  1. Mary Spicer, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 24 November 1706 in Brighton.  She married William Westmore in 1739.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Elizabeth Spicer was baptised on 5 September 1708 in Brighton.

    Elizabeth married John Washer on 10 November 1741 in Brighton.

    John may have been baptised on 16 September 1716 in Brighton and have been the son of John Washer and Deborah Williams.

    John and Elizabeth had 5 known children:

    1. Richard Washer was baptised on 29 August 1742 in Brighton.

    2. Elizabeth Washer was baptised on 15 April 1744 in Brighton.

    3. John Washer was baptised on 6 April 1746 in Brighton.

    4. Deborah Washer was baptised on 14 August 1748 in Brighton and buried there on 14 August 1753.

    5. Ann Washer was baptised on 2 December 1750 in Brighton.

    (Note John Washer and Deborah Williams were also the parents of Jacob Washer (1724-?) who was a parish clerk of Brighton from at least 1763.)

  3. Sibylla Spicer was baptised on 30 April 1710 in Brighton.  She married Robert Punnett on 6 February 1731/2 in Iford, Sussex.

  4. Ann Spicer was baptised on 12 March 1713/4 at the Presbyterian Chapel in Brighton.  Both her parents were named in the baptism register and they were said to be of Brighton.

    Ann married Edward Blaber on 18 November 1732 in Brighton.

    Edward was baptised on 14 October 1712 in the parish of St. John sub Castro in Lewes, Sussex and was the son of Joseph Blaber (1670-?) and Ann Pannet (1670-?).

    Edward and Ann had 8 known children:

    1. Joseph Blaber was baptised on 20 May 1733 in Brighton.

    2. Edward Blaber was baptised on 28 March 1735 in Southover, Sussex.

    3. Mary Blaber was baptised at St. Michaels, Lewes on 20 July 1737 and buried on 2 October 1737 at St. John the Baptist in Lewes.

    4. John Blaber was baptised on 19 September at St. Michaels, Lewes.

    5. Thomas Blaber was baptised on 12 February 1743/4 at St. John the Baptist in Southover.  He married Elizabeth Jenner on 14 July 1775 at St. Annes in Lewes.  The couple had 10 known children.

    6. Ann Blaber was baptised on 5 October 1746 at St. Michaels, Lewes.

    7. Richard Blaber was baptised on 23 April 1749 in Lewes.  He was buried on 11 March 1827 in Southover.  He married Margaret Stanes on 4 February 1772 in Chailey.  She was baptised on 12 April 1752 in Brighton and was buried on 30 June 1814 in Lewes.  She was the daughter of John Stanes and Mary.  Richard and Margaret had 6 known children.

    8. Benjamin Blaber was baptised on 5 April 1752 at St. John the Baptist in Southover.  He was buried on 20 July 1828 in Lewes.  Benjamin married Elizabeth Anscombe on 15 November 1772 at All Saints in Lewes.  The couple had 2 known children.

  5. Sarah Spicer was baptised on 21 April 1718 at the Presbyterian Chapel in Brighton.  Both her parents were named in the baptism register.  She may have married Thomas Pollard on 29 October 1743 in Brighton.

  6. John Spicer was baptised on 14 January 1719/20 at the Presbyterian Chapel in Brighton.  Both his parents were named in the baptism register.  A John Spicer was buried on 8 May 1749 and another John Spiser was buried on 5 March 1750/1, both in Brighton.  (He did have an Uncle John Spicer who was born in 1675.)

    John may have married twice, firstly to Mary Idle on 2 November 1741 in Brighton.

    Mary was baptised on 28 October 1722 in Brighton and was the daughter of Jacob Idle (1688-1745) and Joane Rayner (1687-?).

    John and Mary had 1 known son:

    1. John Spicer was baptised on 15 April 1744 at the Presbyterian Chapel in Brighton and buried at the parish church of St. Nicholas, Brighton on 4 October 1745 on the same day as he maternal Grandfather Jacob Idle.

    John may then have married Anne sometime before 1754 and they had one known daughter:

    1. Mary Spicer was baptised on 5 August 1754 in Brighton.

  7. Richard Spicer, my 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 3 December 1722 at the Presbyterian Chapel in Brighton.  Both his parents were named in the baptism register.  He married Mary Ashby in 1746.  (They have their own page.)