Jane Clothier

1789–1870 (Age 81)
Chew Magna, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Clothier was born in May 1789, in Chew Magna, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Clothier, was 12 and her mother, Elizabeth Chancellor, was 22. She married Thomas Spencer on 23 August 1812, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Newchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 3 September 1870, in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Jane Clothier
Thomas Spencer
Marriage: 23 August 1812
Sarah Spencer
Eliza Spencer
Jane Spencer
Mary Anne Spencer
Caroline Spencer
Matilda Spencer
Emily Spencer
Thomas Spencer
Frederick Spencer
William Charles Spencer
Caroline Spencer
Elizabeth Woolsey Spencer

Spouse & Children

23 August 1812
Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


  • Sarah Spencer


  • Female1816–Female

  • Female1817–Female

  • Thomas Spencer


  • Female1820–Female

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 12

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 19

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 26

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth and clothes, from Middle English cloth (Old English clāð) + the agent suffix -(i)er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jane Spencer in household of Thomas Spencer, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Jane Spencer in household of Thomas Spencer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Jane Spencer in entry for William Charles Spencer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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