Margaret Spencer

4 August 1579–January 1653 (Age 73)
Cople, Bedfordshire, England

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Spencer was born on 4 August 1579, in Cople, Bedfordshire, England, her father, Robert Spencer, was 46 and her mother, Rose Cockayne, was 23. She died in January 1653, in her hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cople, Bedfordshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Robert Spencer
Rose Cockayne
Jane Spencer
Nicholas de Spencer , of Cople
John Spencer
George Spencer
Margaret Spencer
Robert Spencer
Oliver Spencer
Ann Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer
Arnold Spencer
Edward Spencer
Cecily Spencer
Rose Spencer

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World Events (5)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 6

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 8

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 21

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Spencer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Spencer - Published information: birth-name: Margaret Spencer

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