Note: Other possible Grandchildren: (not by Gerrard)
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope:
Edward, Lynne, propr. 1638
Mr. John, gent. came in the mary and John, March 26, 1633-4. Frm Sept 3, 1634. Settled at Ipswich. Had liberty to build a mill and weir, Nov. 1634. Deputy. Authorized by the Court 3 March, 1635-6, to have a house built for the plantation to be settled at Wenicunnett. Res. at Newbury, and was a propr. in 1635. Testimony regarding his business, Ips. De. I, 38. He ret. to England and d. about 1650. His will dated 1 (6) 1637, recorded Ips. De. I, 55; beq. all his land and goods in N.E. to his nephew John Spenser, who is to pay (pound symbol) 10 to his reverent instructor in Christ Mr. Cotton after three years; to every child of bro. Thomas Spenser; in case John die the est. to go to bro. T.S. and his ch.; or if they die, then to ch. of bro. Nicholas and sister Rachel Kidwell; to cosen Gardner's ch. The nephew sold some of the N. lands 28 Aug. 1650.
CT Nutmegger vol. 24, issue 3, page 437-8 describes Gov. Winthrop sending a ship, the Bachelor,from Massachusetts to Saybrook, CT. to construct a fort in spring of 1636. Between the fall of 1636 and May 1637, when war was declared against the Pequots, eight men were killed from Indian attacks, plus three others wounded by arrows. John Spencer is listed as one of these wounded. It also states "it is said that John Spencer returned to England in 1637 and died shortly thereafter."
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