Margaret Spencer

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Spencer was born in April 1748, in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Roger Spencer, was 33 and her mother, Jane Walmsley, was 31. She married John Jackman on 8 December 1768, in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wrightington, Lancashire, England in 1768. She died on 6 September 1809, in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Jackman
1741–1821
Margaret Spencer
1748–1809
Marriage: 8 December 1768
Mary Jackman
1769–1829
William Jackman
1771–1792
Roger Jackman
1773–1794
John Jackman
1775–
Edward Jackman
1777–1808
Jane Jackman
1780–1811
James Jackman
1783–1832
Margaret Jackman
1785–1786
Thomas Jackman
1788–1815
Margaret Jackman
1790–1794

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  • Margaret Spencer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Spencer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Margaret, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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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