Spencer Documents Index

Booklet Cover by Audrey Mae (née Spencer) MacDonald
Title Page by Web Site Author
Hand written Table of Contents by Violet E. Kettelle
Electronic Table of Contents by Web Site Author

Names of People, Places, Events and Concepts in the 108 Spencer Documents:

1    Six Generations beginning with John & Susannah (née Griffin) Spencer

2    April 7, 1746 Pasco Whitford, borrowed 15 pounds, Witnesses: John Spencer, Benj. Sweet.
Dec. 21, 1742 Clement Cooper, witness of will of Wm. Spencer

3         Letter “Why then should I suffer in the world’s eye for your baseness?”

4        June 21, 1748 Wm Spencer, Jr. made lieut, 2nd Co. East Greenwich, by Wm Green Gov.    (document to be added)

5        April 2, 1759 Wm. Spencer, Jr. …oblidged unto Samuel Davis, clother…

6,6a        @1750 Deed to Wm. Spencer, Jr. for farm on Middle Road (AudreyMaeSpencer last Spencer to     be born at Spencer homestead)

7,7a,b    “This Indenture, April 16, 1750 (mortgage) money to pay for the farm

8    May 1, 1762 Wm Spencer to pay…fees between Matteson & Thorn

9,9a,b,c  Deed of Sale from John Manchester to Wm Spencer, Jr.

10    (page 8,9 and 10 pages may be two documents and Violet’s translation explanations of page 8)

11    1764 “Deed” from Sheriff to William Spencer (Sheriff at public auction to Wm Spencer,     highest bidder…gave deed…)
12    (missing document and Violet’s translation and explanation)
13     (missing document and Violet’s translation and explanation)
14,14a,b    Jan. 31, 1778 Mary Spencer appointed administratiix of late husband Wm Spencer, Jr.
15,15a,b    January 31, 1778 Inventory of personal estate of Wm Spencer, Jr.
(John Johnson and Thomas Shippee, inventory)
15y,z    April 1172 to Jan. 1777 bill by Wm Arnold
16    July 22, 1781  Widow of Wm Spencer applied to draw from the inventory…
17    Feb. 7,1778 Gideon Tripp (also Violet’s translation of page 18)
18    Thurston Carr of E.G., 500 pounds owed to Mary Spencer (entire document not scanned)
19,19a        Jan. 12, 1778 John Spencer becomes owner of his father’s farm
20    June 1, 1778 …one barrel of cider for the ride of my “mair” Tom Mateson… July 6, 1778 rec’ of     Mary Spencer 13 shillings and 4 pence Oliver Arnold..July 12, 1778 5 pounds and 6 pence     Pardon Tillinghast… July 8, 1778 Joe Joslyn (1 of 4 document missing)
21    Sept. 23, 1778 Mary Spencer, administrix to Richard Spencer…Caleb Whitford…Oct. 19,1778     12 shillings…Thomas Place, Jr. … Jan.7, 1778  2 pounds, 17 shillings and 11 pence
22    Nov. 28, 1778  Issac Johnson and Thomas Shippee, inventory, of Richard Spencer’s estate and     his father Wm. Jr.’s
23    Nov. 28, 1778 Rec’ of  Mary Spencer, administratrix of Richard Spencer,… for probate of     inventory…Preserved Pearce (Pres. Of Council)…March 7,1780  5 pounds … nursed son     Richard for the small pox, washed his clothes…Morgin Calven
24    Mar. 24, 1780  Rec’ 18 pounds from Mary Spencer…Samuel Tarbox
25    (missing document)
26    March 1780 Rec’ of Mary Spencer, 50 shillings…Thomas Shippee…Amos Peary…Rich     Matteson…C. Lewis
27    May 4, 1781 Rec’d of Mary Spencer by the hand of Caleb Whitford…for tax…Jonathan Salsbury
28    June 1781 “To my time, trouble and expense in settling business of said Wm. Deseased” … H.     Cooke … Nov 7, 1783 Anthony Holden … 1784 Richard Matheson
29    Oct. 29, 1784 Rec. all that Wm Spencer gave to his dau. Elener…Audrey… Edw Carr …     dissevered of John Spencer all debts and demands of Wm. Spencer estate…John Griswold
30    Sept. 28, 1783 Letter from Edw. And Elener Carr to her mother Mary Spencer …
31    (missing document)
32    Nov. 27,1793  Promise to pay John Johnson … Dec. 30,1797 Promise to pay Thomas Shippy     Jr. , witness Andrew Boyd
33    Mar. 26,1798  Rec’ of Capt. John Pitchir … Rufus Brayton … July 28, 1798 (missing document     with caption “Huldah was John Spencer’s wife” … John Spencer bought of Greenw Langford 6     bu. Oats…
34    (missing document)
35    1792 To Geo Whitford-for making shoes for John Spencer (document on permanent loan to     Marjorie Raymond March 17, 1981)…… Jan. 7, 1792 & Feb. 2, 1792 Promise to pay Richard     Mathewson
36    Mar. 12 Rec’ of John Spencer…for shoveling together with house rent due to Rodman Vaughan-    by Sam Whitford … May 28, 1793 Rec’ of John Spencer 6 shillings.  Caleb Coggeshall…June     20, 1793 Settles all accounts between Sanford Case and John Spencer
37    Apr. 30, 1792  Wm Briggs nominates Wm Gardner,…John Spencer,…John Place
38    (missing document) but on page 37: “On the next page is John Spencer’s notice of being chosen     as lieut.”
39    Nov. 12, 1788 Promise to pay Wilson Spencer…Ingon Marchintot Carn…Mar.19,1784 Promise     to pay Edw. Carr … Nov. 25, 1790 Rec’ one barrel cider of John Spencer on acct. of Peter     Turner. Wm King … Nov. 18, 1791 for Peter Turner…J.S. Taylor
40    April 16, 1791  Jonathan Pitcher, witness Andrew Pitcher … Nov. 2, 1791 impower John     Spencer to collect the debts…H. Cooke, town clerk … 1793 Wm. Gardner
41    June 26, 1779 John Spencer inoculated by Hope Joslyn…June 13, 1788 John Spencer, anthony     Spencer, John Nichols sued by Yelverton Briggs
42    Jan. 17, 1783 Promissory note to Joseph Wrightman … Jan. 26, 1784 Rec.’ of John     Spencer…Whitmarsh …July 10, 1786 no encumbrance on record…Hopkins Cooke, Town     Clerk…Oct. 27, 1788 Promissory note to Levi Whitford ten bushel of Indian corn (document on     permanent loan to Marjorie Raymond, March 17, 1981)
44    Dr. Obe Johnson, Amos Spencer, Caleb Greene-to work on schoolhouse at framing
45    Dec. 19, 1806 Bonds to build…Obe Johnson, Caleb Greene, Tillins, Amos Spencer, Thomas     Shippee, John Spencer, Benj. Vaughn
46    1807, To work on The Schoolhouse (Moosehorn Road)
47    Another acct. of Schoolhouse (on Moosehorn Rd-almost across from John (“Mack”) Spencer
48,48a  Sept. 1, 1800  Building John’s Spencer house, this acct. kept by Thomas Shippee, Jr.
49,49a  Building House (not John Spencer’s nor Shippee’s writing)
50    Mar. 20, 1800, indenture of lease between John Spencer and Thomas Nichols and Fones     Scranton
51    Mar. 22, 1800 “Then reckned (sic) and settled all acompts (sic) and demands”…John     Carpenter…Sept. 1, 1800 “met on the farm that John Spencer now lives”…Slade Gorton, Benoni     Hudson, Reubin Whitman
52    Jan. 5, 1801 “shew (sic) one horse…”  Fones Scranton…witness: George Potter… Dec. 6, 1801     Rec’ of John Spencer one dollar…Stephen Allin … Dec. 23, 1802  Mr. Stephen Williams …     watch to the bearrer (sic)
53    Feb. 13, 1802 promise to pay (Dr.) Peter Turner… witness: Daniel Turner (missing     document)…March 8, 1802 “his part of the schooling the preceeding winter”…J. Howland

53z   (missing page explanation and page number)

54   “stand in need of 50 cents” … “under the necessity of attending the assembly”  J. Howland

55   Aug. 31, 1802-Quitclaim, Hopkins Cooke of EG and Othniel Whitman of Warwick …Obadiah Johnson…witness Stephan Franklin and Jonathan Andrews

55a   1803 (missing page explanation and page number)

56   1803, recording a deed … Dec. 23, 1803 “Promise to pay…to Dr. Peter Turner, witness Henry Turner … Mar.16,1804 “schooling of your son” J. Howland

57   Mar. 16, 1804 “house rent for the preceeding quarter’s schooling”…Mar. 28,1804 “Rec’d of John Spencer 80¢ for his taxes…Anthony Olin, Collector … July 16, 1804 “by the hand of his wife” … Allen Johnson

58   Dec. 19, 1805 – This is not John Spencer’s writing or spelling.  Bill continues on the other side.

59   (missing document and page explanation)

60    Dec. 13, 1805- Rec’ of John Spencer for accounts “my honored father David Vaughn deceased had against him.    Lodowick Vaughn   … Aug-1806 bought from Caleb Green … May 27, 1806 John Spencer was overseer of poor.

61   Oct. 25, 1806  Mr Fones Scranton  Please to pay the bearer Mr. John Spencer 75¢ and charge the same to my acct.    Nathaniel Greene  (document to be added)

61z    Dec. 10, 1816  one of the Tarbox papers…Billy Tarbox gave to Mandy?

62   Nov. 5, 1806  A recommendation for Dexter Spencer by Wm. Richmond an overseer

63   Now. 15, 1806  a letter to John Spencer from Dexter Spencer

64   Dec. 6, 1806 From Esther M. Northup to John Spencer…Mr. Tennant  … Tarbox

65   Another letter to overseer of poor, John Spencer.  Lydia G. Carey…Welcome Stone

66   1807  John Spencer bought “sundary” nails from Caleb Greene … May 2, 1807- Rec’ of Henry Niles…Witness Clarke Brown … Sept.24, 1807  promise to pay unto Wm Shippe $100. Witness J. Howland

67   Apr. 9, 1808 promise to pay to Job Perice … Apr.9.1808  to John Fry for cleaning bushels of flaxseed … Nov. 26, 1808  promise to pay to John Spencer Junior ate (sic) dollars

68   May 17, 1809 Promise to pay John Pitcher…Witness Andrew Pitchar … Oct. 3, 1809 Rec. of John Spencer 25 cents in full satisfaction—estate of Hopkins Cooke deceased.   John W. Tibbitts Admin. … Oct. 30, 1809 on acct. of Thomas Shippee who has rec’ pay for the same.  Job Pierce

69   Rec’ of John Spencer Taxes for, Ben Vaughn, Rodman Vaughn, Ben Vaughn Jr, David Vaughn Estate, Lodowick Vaughn, David Shippee. (Wm Fry-collector) … 1808-1810 Bill of Dr. Joseph Cary to John Spencer

70   Jan. 2. 1810 Rec. $6.41 of John Spencer  (Dr) Joseph Cary … Mar. 9, 1810  by the hand of John Carpenter Jr-$1.25 for town tax.  Wm Fry … Apr. 27,1810 Promise to pay to Spencer Shippee…pay to John Godfrey for value received…X Spencer Shippee’s mark

71   Aug 27, 1810 settled all accounts against  John Spencer    Joseph Runels (Reynolds)   Witness-Paul King … Dec. 1810, Wm. F. Potter sold to John Spencer

72   Oct. 11, 1812   April 19, 1814   Sept. 8,1816 by Miss Huldah Spencer  Dr. Joseph Cary’s bill

72a  Mar.1, 1817  by Francis Sweet for Anthony Tarbox, administrator of Dr. Cary’s estate

73   Mar. 11, 1811 “To schooling 3 schollars”-Wm Clapp (to John Spencer) … Sept. 29, 1811 bought of W. Brown 6 milk pans … Jan. 1814  a bill for John Spencer from Wm. F. Potter

74   Mar. 15, 1817 Bill to John Spencer from Nicholas W. Harrington forr 88 days tutition -$1.81 …Mar.9, 1818  Bill to John Spencer from Oliver Johnson for teaching son and grandson $1.87 … July 29, 1815 Promise to pay Hannah Pitcher…Witness Andrew Pitcher

74a   Oct. 3, 1824 Promise to pay Oliver C. Spencer $37.86  Witness:  John Spencer Jr.  … Mar.21, 1825 Promise to pay … Apr. 13, 1827 Promise to pay John Spencer

74b   Feb. 1, 1830 –  Bill…from Caleb B. Card…Henry Ford bought mill and moved it “west”  … I. Tillinghast, Isaac Sweet , Allen Fry, Wm. G. Brown (W.G. Bowen)

75   Dec. 4, 1833 Bill to John Spencer from Chas Eldredge … Jan. 19, 1841 Rec. of Richard Spencer $2 in full balance of all demands which the estate of Dr. Chas Eldredge holds against him.   Nichoas S. Fry, Admin.

76   Mar. 22, 1827 – Wm. Spencer of WG, blacksmith, $125 pd him and a life lease to my father by Richard Spencer of E G for a certain lot…Pardon Vaughn , Betsey Spencer wife of Wm.  Witnesses – John Tiffany and Benj. Spencer

77   May 19, 1827 – John Spencer sold to Hesikiah Spencer of WG for land.  …  David Tarbox, Joseph Card, Jos. Tarbox

78   Mar. 2, 1841  Rec’ of John Spencer – $1.31 for town and state tax.  Silas Matteson, collector … on back-This tax is settled between us- John Spencer and Gary (sic) Tarbox … July 29, 1843- John Shippee, overseer of poor, …  Oliver Doud (Dowd)

79   May 7, 1838 (sic) – Richard Spencer appointed Justice of Peace by Wm Sprague, gov.  (document to be added)

80    Some Schooling Bills:  Mar. 30, 1779  Bill to Richard Nichols from Joseph Howland … Mar. 24, 1798 Bill to Richard Nichols from Joseph Howland   Preceptor … Mar. 31, 1809 Bill to Spencer Shippee from Joseph Howland

81   “for 1/2 profits Plant 6 acres corn, 1/2 A of potatoes, I make the cider and Joe find his 1/2 of the barrels and pay for 1/2 cost of press. I mow grass and stack it. I am to sow flax and to divide it when retted (sic). … on back is written “This lease of land to be left in John Spencer’s care”.  … Mar. 10, 1787 – Lease between Joseph Carr of WG and Robert Vaughn son of David of EG, who is to have Joseph’s farm for the year.

82    1784  John Grinnole or Grinnold   To 7 weeks of schooling and his proportion of wood  … 1788  Silas Spencer to John Grinnold Dr- to visiting a sick heiffer as a doctor of cows…Madison Adequake (sic) … John Grinel certificate

83   Tanning 1 cowhide-thick upper leather  pair of shoes – one pr. sheep skin____making 1 p. of boots … To shoes two pair for myself…

84   Incomplete pieces:  Feb. 20, 1765- To Sheriff.  (Thomas Shippee as Justice of Peace) Complaint by Wm Manchester of EG-…Gideon Tripp, Abel Potter of WG, attorning at law,…”strike with a stafe (sic)

85   Incomplete pieces:

86   Incomplete pieces:

87   Incomplete pieces:   On the back of this is the word tickets. These number may be the numbers on the tickets

88   June 11, 1792 … Henry Niles Green Capron’s tax … Feb. 21, 1807 Allen Tillinghast, Dr. … Fones Scranton … Pardon Vaughn

89    Ezra Barton, Dr.  On house…Wm Rice to one house (horse ?), Joshua Godfrey, Joseph Matteson, Sanford Case, Benj. Vaughn, Caleb Carr…Ezra Barton’s mother Freelove was sister to Mercy wife of John Weathers. May Barton said Weathers was Ezra’s father.  … one pair of lamps(?) and one qual of Rum   Mr. B. Healey

90   July 29, 1811   Christopher Coggeshall was in the line (sic) of Wm Spencer

91   Mr. Bowen Vaughn Dr. to Emily Pond for tuition…rec. payment of Mr. Andrew Pitcher

92   Briggs:   Mar. 25, 1803  Daniel Briggs (of Sweet) and Mary Cornell (of Joseph) married by H. Cooke, Town Clerk … Sept. 22, 1813 Rec’ of Daniel Briggs $166.67 for his half of the rent of the Great Neck farm for 1 yr. for Daniel Lyman      Thomas Lyman

93    Aug. 21, 1816 (This from the navigator’s book of Job’s father, Dan Briggs 1780-186_)  “Mr. Clark Carnel…2nd Co. of militia…the inn of Dan Whitman…Thomas______Com. …Carmmi Harrington … Apr. 16, 1830 Bill to Dan Briggs from M.D. Stone…

94   Nov. 25, 1853 – Teacher’s certificate for Amanda E. Spencer (document to be added) … Nov. 21, 18_0 –  Theodore A. Foster  m Julia Green of Jacob 1804

95   Sept. 19,1767  Writ Silas Spencer vs Caleb Spencer “required to arrest the body of Caleb Spencer to attach his goods…

96 Tarboxes:  July 2, 1762 – To arrest Samuel Tarbo on complaint of Geo Weaver – court held at Preserved Pearce’s on July 24 at 3 PM.  sum of 8 pounds and 19 shillings owes.

97   (missing document)

98   (missing document and page number)

99   Shippee, Thomas Jr.  Mar,  a lease between Thomas Shippe and Thomas Nichols for 3 yrs at $80 yr. plus taxes.  The farm formerly belonging to Thomas Shippee

100   Apr. 23, 1804, Tom Shippee owed Amos Gardiner for keeping one brown horse that is the property of Samuel Tarbox from Mar. 25- Rec’s payment of John Spencer

101   Deed-Samuel Weight of N. Kingstown to Henry Sumoners of EG Sept 3, 1737.  Witnesses Henry Joslin and John Hammeth- Lot 28 of Mishnock Swamp and drawn by Robert Spencer. Henry Summers married Ruth Whitford Dec 21, 1737.  She as sister of Pasco & Robert … Henry Joslin m Elizabeth Mathson  Jan 22, 1718-9.  She a dau. of Thomas and Martha Shippee.

102    1762, overpaid by

103     (missing document and page number)

104     (missing document and page number)

105     Tax Due   on the back is the list of men who worked on the highway

106     … the list of men who worked on the highway

107    Mar. 24, 1850 – Indenture between Andrew Pitcher (a Cooper) and David Shippee (husbandman). David Shippee hired part of farm for 1 yr.

108    Mar. 20, 1745, Abner Spencer, constable.  James Reynolds against Edw Capron at court at home of John Arnold for 5 pounds.  John Olin, Justice of peace. Took 1 bed bolster and a blanket to sell

108a  (back of 108)

109    July 24, 1765.  Shomas Fry, Jr,  tax collector, complaintant against Daniel Brayton of Coventry.  court in goal house.  2 pounds and two shillings.

109a   (back of 109)