Charlotte Ives Spencer

17 January 1805–11 June 1865 (Age 60)
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Charlotte Ives

When Charlotte Ives Spencer was born on 17 January 1805, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Henry Spencer, was 30 and her mother, Abigail Mitchell, was 27. She married Hosea Bicknell on 27 July 1823. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died on 11 June 1865, at the age of 60, and was buried in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Hosea Bicknell
Charlotte Ives Spencer
Marriage: 27 July 1823
William Henry Bicknell
Jesse Wanton Bicknell
Mary Ann Bicknell
Ruth Spencer Bicknell
Abby Eliza Bicknell
John Hosea Bicknell
Beriah Gardiner Bicknell
James Leonard Bicknell
Charlotte Elizabeth Bicknell
Lydia Elizabeth Bicknell

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  • Marriage
    27 July 1823
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · USS Revenge
    Age 6
    On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 16
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Charlotte Bicknall in household of Hosea Bicknall, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Charlotte I. in entry for James L. Bicknell and Alice A. Fort, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
    • Charlotte I. Bicknell in entry for Abby E. Williams, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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