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Richard SPICER (1751-1811)

and Ann TERRY (1755-1830)

 

Richard Spicer and Ann Terry were most probably my 5x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married by licence on 18 January 1778 at the parish church of St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.  Richard, junior was a bachelor and Ann a spinster.  They were both of Brighton and both made their X marks.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Mitchell, Jacob Washer and Richard Jeffery.

Richard Spicer was baptised on 12 January 1751/2 in Brighton.  He was the son of Richard Spicer (1722-1800) and Mary Ashby (1725-1769).  Richard died aged 61 years and was buried on 31 December 1811 in Brighton.

Ann Terry was baptised on 16 November 1755 in Newtimber, Sussex.  She was the daughter of William Terry (1731-1786) and Elizabeth Steel (1733-1769).  She died aged 77 years and was buried on 29 August 1830 in Brighton.

 

Richard Spicer and Ann Terry may have had the following children:

  1. Mary Spicer was baptised on 21 March 1779 in Brighton.  In 1841, 60 year old Mary Spicer was living at 7 West A Court in Brighton and she was then a nurse.  Also living with her at that time were 35 year old William Evans, Harriet Evans aged 26, 8 year old Alfred Evans and Frances Evans aged 6.  At the time of the 1851 census, 73 year old Mary Spicer was still living at 7 West A Court.  The head of the household was then 48 year old widow Ann Christmas who was most probably Mary's niece, although their relationship was not noted in the census.  An Ann Spicer was born in 1802, the daughter of Richard Spicer (c1780-?) and Martha Howell (1778-1813).  Ann probably married Jesse Christmas in 1822.  The 1861 census records that 86 year old, unmarried Mary Spicer was living at 57 Russell Street, Brighton in the home of her widowed niece, Mary Ann Gunn, and she was the daughter of Jesse Christmas and Ann Spicer.

  2. Richard Spicer, my 4x Great Grandfather, was probably part of this family, but so far I have not found his baptism which I would guess was around about 1780.  He married Martha Howell in 1802.  (They have their own page.)

  3. William Spicer was baptised on 18 July 1784 in Brighton.

    William may have married Sarah Mockford by banns on 13 September 1811 in Brighton.  At the time he was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

    William and Sarah may have had the following children:

    1. Henry Spicer was baptised on 8 October 1812 in Brighton and buried there on 11 October 1812.

    2. Sarah Ann Spicer was baptised on 14 September 1813 in Brighton.  The baptism register records her father was a fisherman of Kent Street.  She married Richard Bray on 29 September 1838 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was the son of William Bray.

    3. Henry Spicer was baptised on 29 July 1815 at St. Nicholas Brighton.  A transcript of the baptism register notes that his father was a shoemaker of West Street.

      Henry Mockford Spicer married Barbara Mitchell on 13 August 1842 in Brighton.  She was the daughter of Thomas Mitchell.  In 1881 the couple were living at 34 Bread Street in Brighton and Henry was a fisherman.

    4. Elizabeth Spicer was baptised on 7 September 1817 in Brighton.  (This baptism doesn't appear in the SFHG transcript of the baptism register.)

    5. Elizabeth Spicer was baptised on 9 July 1820 in Brighton.  The baptism register records her father was a fisherman of Nelson Mews.

    6. Emma Spicer was baptised on 29 September 1822 in Brighton.  The baptism register records that her father was a fisherman of Kent Street.  She had an illegitimate son:

      1. Henry Spicer was baptised on 12 December 1843 in Brighton and buried there on 18 December 1843.  The baptism register records he and his mother were of Kent Street, but the burial register records he was an infant of West Court.

    However, another William Spicer married Sarah Sherlock on 16 April 1810 in Brighton.  He was said to be of St. Antholin, London, whilst Sarah was of Brighton.

    Yet another William Spicer married Elizabeth Piper on 17 July 1825 in Preston, Sussex.  Elizabeth was born about 1786 and died aged 67 years at Mount Pleasant, Brighton.  She was buried on 19 May 1853 in Brighton.  William and Elizabeth had 2 known children:

    1. Eliza Spicer was baptised on 18 October 1829 in Brighton.  The baptism register records her father was a carpenter of Little George Street.

    2. William Spicer was baptised on 11 September 1831 in Brighton.  The baptism register records his father was a carpenter of John Street.

    As William married to Elizabeth was a carpenter, I don't think he was the same William who was a fisherman.  A William Spicer died aged 55 years in Meeting House Lane in Brighton and was buried on 19 November 1843 in Brighton.  Thus, he was born about 1788.

    On 6 September 1802, a William Spicer was a witness to the marriage of William Tugwell (1782-1846) and Ann Hoad, widow, at St. Nicholas in Brighton.

  4. Sarah Spicer was baptised on 14 August 1786 in Brighton.  She may have married John Howell on 14 August 1805 in Brighton.  John may have been baptised on 17 November 1784 in Brighton and have been the son of John Howell (1751-?) and Sybil Westmore (c1751-1814), but there were several John Howell's of a similar age in Brighton at the same time.  Or, Sarah may have married John Grant by banns on 11 July 1808 in Brighton.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

  5. George Spicer was baptised on 21 October 1790 in Brighton.

    George married Mary Howell by banns on 30 December 1812 in Brighton.  George was a bachelor and signed his name, whilst Mary was a spinster and made her X mark.  The witnesses to the marriage were Richard Spicer, Mary Goffin and John Pocock, who all signed their names.

    Mary was baptised on 26 April 1792 in Brighton and was the daughter of John Howell (1751-?) and Sybil Westmore (c1751-1814).

    When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Kent Court, Brighton and George was a boat builder.

    George and Mary had 7 known children:

    1. Mary Ann Spicer was baptised on 29 May 1814 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time the family were living in West Street and her father was a fisherman.

    2. Elizabeth Spicer was baptised on 27 October 1816 at St. Nicholas, Brighton at which time the family were of Little Russell Street and her father was a sailor.  She died aged 8 years at Russell Court and was buried on 9 April 1825 in Brighton.  (Her baptism does not appear in the SFHG transcript of the baptism register.)

    3. George Richard Spicer was baptised on 12 September 1819 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time his father was a boat builder of Great Russel Row.  He died aged 3 years at Nelsons Court and was buried on 5 September 1822 in Brighton.

    4. Sarah Spicer was baptised on 15 May 1825 in Brighton at which time the family were of Russel Court and her father was a boat builder.

      Sarah married James Measor on 28 May 1849 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  At the time he was a bachelor and a mariner of 28 Great Russell Street.  He was the son of Friend Measor a fisherman.  Sarah was a spinster also of 28 Great Russell Street and her father was named as George Spicer a fisherman.  They were both described as being of full age.  The witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Trugwell and Rebecka Weller.  Only James was able to sign his name, the others made their X marks.  (Could the witnesses have been Thomas Tugwell or Thomas Trigwell and Rebecca Weller - just to help the search engines out!)  Friend Measor may have married Ann Buddel on 17 October 1814 or Elizabeth Monk on 30 December 1814, both in Brighton and both Friends were bachelors.

    5. John Howell Spicer was baptised on 15 May 1825 at St. Nicholas, Brighton.  He was a 19 year old fisherman in 1841 and the eldest of his siblings living at home.

    6. Richard Spicer was baptised on 26 August 1827 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time his father was a shipwright of Great Russell Street.

    7. Mary Spicer was baptised on 8 August 1830 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time the family were of France and her father was a boat builder.  She may have been recorded as 11 year old Hannah Spicer in the 1841 census.

    8. Joshua Francis Spicer was baptised on 19 May 1833 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, at which time the family were of Petty France and his father was a boat builder.  He was 9 years old when the 1841 census was recorded.

    9. Caroline Spicer was born about 1839.  She was 2 years old in 1841.

  6. Ann Spicer was baptised on 19 August 1793 in Brighton.  She may have married John Phillips by banns on 23 May 1819 in Brighton.  At the time he was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Brighton.

 

Jacob Washer was one of the witnesses to the 1778 marriage of Richard Spicer and Ann Terry.  He was a parish clerk in Brighton from at least 1763.  Jacob may have been born in 1724 and have been the son of John Washer and Deborah Williams.  John was most probably the son of Jacob Washer and Sybil Dudin who had married in 1680.  Sybil was the Aunt of Ann Dudding who was the mother of Mary Ashby who was the mother of Richard Spicer married to Ann Terry.

 

SPICER          TERRY

This page was updated on 19 May 2012