Spencer Documents

In 1957, the following documents were enclosed in a 3-ring binder for or by Audrey Mae (née Spencer) MacDonald.  Audrey’s cousin, Violet E. Ketelle, attached each document to a lined sheet of paper and, also, wrote a shorten explanation or translation on each of the pages that held the Old English document(s). (See back cover of booklet after page 109a below for Violet’s credentials.)  Audrey Mae had inherited these papers on the death of her parents, William J.B. and Mary Jane (née Vaughn) Spencer.

Web site author believes these papers were kept by Esther Amanda (née Spencer) Briggs as many of the papers were of her great-grandparents, William and Mary (née Manchester) Spencer, and her grandfather, John Spencer, as well as her father, Richard Anthony (“Deacon”) Spencer. Esther Amanda (aka Aunt Mandy) is the great-aunt of Audrey Mae, Edith Anna and John (“Ed”) Edward Spencer.

Audrey gave the 3-ring binder (booklet) to her third daughter On-a-Permanent-Loan basis with the understanding the contents of these  documents were to be available for all researchers and would be passed on to each successive generation as part of the Vaughn, Manchester, Green, Matteson and Spencer legacy. This Spencer Documents web page makes this information available to all descendants and carries on our commitment to Audrey Mae in her requests for preservation of her family’s archives and dissemination of this knowledge to anyone interested in historical research and writing.

Not all documents (pages 18, 19, 22, 27, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 55, 58, 63, 65, 71, 76, 81, 87, and 101) were scanned entirely because of the extensive length of some of the letters or documents. Some documents (pages 6, 12, 13, 20 (1 of 4), 25, 31, 34, 38, 43, 52 (top of page), 53, 59, 97, 98, 103, and 104)  are missing with no explanation. On-Permanent-Loan basis, some documents (pages 2, 4, 7, 33 (middle of page), 35 (top of page), 42, 61, 79 and 94)  were removed from 3-ring booklet by Audrey and given to her other daughters and possibly other relatives or colonial descendants who ancestor was named or signed the document.

 

On-Permanent-Loan Booklet of Old English Documents:

 

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Booklet Cover

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Title Page

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Violet Ketelle’s Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Page 1

Page 1

 

 

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page 2

page-31

page 3

page-41

page 4

page-51

page 5

page-61

page 6

page-6a1

page 6A

page-71

page 7

page-7a1

page 7a

page-7b1

page 7b

page-81

page 8 & 9

page-91

page 9

page-9a1

page 9a

page-9b1

page 9b

page-9c1

page 9c

page-10

page 10 (doc 9)

page 11

page 11a

11a

page   11b

page 11b

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page 12 missing

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page 13 missing

page 14

page 14

page 14a

page 14a

page 14 b

page 14b

page 15

page 15

page 15a

page 15a

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page 15b

page-15y1

page 15y

page-15z1

page 15z

page-161

page 16

page-171

page 17

page-181

page 18

page-191

page 19

page 19a

page 19a

page-201

page 20

page-211

page 21

page-221

page 22

page-231

page 23

page-241

page 24

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page 25 missing

page-261

page 26

page-271

page 27

page-281

page 28

page-291

page 29

page-301

page 30

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page 31

page-321

page 32

page-331

page 33

page-34-missing1

page 34 missing

page-351

page 35

page-361

page 36

page-371

page 37

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page 38 missing

page-391

page 39

page-401

page 40

page-411

page 41

page-421

page 42

page-431

page 43 missing

page-441

page 44

page-451

page 45

page-461

page 46

page-471

page 47

page-481

page 48

page-48a1

page 48a

page-491

page 49

page-49a1

page 49a

page-501

page 50

page-511

page 51

page-521

page 52

 

page-531

page 53

page-53z-illegible1

page 53z

page-541

page 54

page-551

page55

page-55a1

page 55a

page-561

page 56

page-571

page 57

page-581

page 58

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page 59 missing

page-601

page 60

page-611

page 61

page-61z1

page 61z

page-621

page 62

page-631

page 63

page-641

page 64

page-651

page 65

page-661

page 66

page-671

page 67

page-681

page 68

page-691

page 69

page-701

page 70

page-711

page 71

page-721

page 72

page-72a2

page 72a

page-731

page 73

page-741

page 74

page-74a1

page 74a

page-74b1

page 74b

page-751

page 75

page-761

page 76

page-771

page 77

page-781

page 78

page-791

page 79

page-801

page 80

page-811

page 81

page-821

page 82

page-831

page 83

page-841

page 84

page-851

page 85

page-861

page 86

page-871

page 87

page-881

page 88

page-891

page 89

page-901

page 90

page-911

page 91

page-921

page 92

page-931

page 93

page-941

page 94

page-951

page 95

page-961

page 96

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page 97 missing

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page 98 missing

page-991

page 99

page-1001

page 100

page-1011

page 101

page-1021

page 102

page-1031

page 103 missing

page-1041

page 104 missing

page-1051

page 105

page-1061

page 106

page-1071

page 107

page-1081

page 108

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page 108a

page-1091

page 109

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page 109a

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Violet E. Kettelle