Roger Spencer

about 1620–February 1684 (Age 64)
Risley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Roger

When Roger Spencer was born about 1620, in Risley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Spencer, was 31 and his mother, Ann Hardman, was 16. He married Jennet Halsall about 1648, in Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died in February 1684, in Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Roger Spencer
1620–1684
Jennet Halsall
1625–1700
Marriage: about 1648
Thomas Spencer
1649–1649
Thomas Spencer
1658–1658
Thomas Spencer
1659–1659
Thomas Spencer
1660–1660
Spencer
1661–1661
Mary Spencer
1662–1662
Mary Spencer
1652–1656
William Spencer
1655–1726
William Spencer
1655–1726
James Spencer
1657–1730
Henry Spencer
1661–1725

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1648Aughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Spence
    Spenser
    Spender

    Sources (16)

    • Roger Spencer in entry for Tho. Spencer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Roger Spencer in entry for Henry Spencer, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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