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3rd Generation (William & Elizabeth)

William (b.5-5-1695–d.1776)–Will Probated Dec.30. 1776–and Elizabeth (née Rice, b.5-6-1698–d.1776) Spencer

William is the second son of John and Audrey (née Greene) Spencer. According to RootsWeb.com, William “born at East Greenwich…was a prominent resident and large land owner there all his life.” William (b.5-5-1695–d.1758) married Elizabeth (née Rice, b.5-6-1698–d.1776) on 5-10-1716. Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Elnathan (née Whipple) Rice of Warwick, Rhode Island. She was the great-granddaughter of Captain Randall and Frances (née Dungan) Holden (page 81, The Greenes of Rhode Island).


Vital Records of Rhode Island, page 66, Marriage of William, second son of John and Audrey Spencer, and Elizabeth Rice, daughter of John Rice of Warwick


In Vital Records of Rhode Island, many Spencer marriages are often performed by John, Thomas or William Spencer who are the Justices.   However on page 66 of Vital Records of Rhode Island, William and Elizabeth were married by a Samuel Greene, Justice.  Since William’s mother’s birth name is Audrey Greene, the Spencers and the Greenes appear to be well connected.

With William and Elizabeth’s marriage, the Rice, the Whipple, the Dungan and the Holden ancestry came into the Audrey Mae, John Edward (“Ed”) and Edith Anna Spencer family line.


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