Edward Spicer

Edward Spicer

Male 1647 - 1731  (84 years)

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  • Name Edward Spicer 
    Born 1647 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1731 
    Age 84 years 
    Person ID I36508  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Peter Spicer 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Busecot 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Stone 
    Married: 1x1. John Spicer
              b. 1 Jan 1698
              d. 28 Aug 1753  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F13565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward2 Spicer, (Peter1), was born probably about 1674 in New London, Ct. His date of death is not known, but his name ceases to appear on record after 1731. He married his cousin Katherine, daughter of Hugh and Abigail (Busecot) Stone. She was born Aug 22, 1674. He is mentined in Groton Town Records as a freeman and landholder in 1708; in 1711 he was chosen one of a committee about school lands; in 1712 and 1716, surveyor for highways; in 1714, fence viewer. Dec 5, 1718, it was decreed that he should take care of the youths on the Lord's Day; Dec 30, 1718, he was chosen grand juryman. From the Groton Land Records it is learned that he received in the first division of land at "Nowayank Neck" )lands taken from the Pequot Indians and allotted to the inhabitants of Groton, Ct, on July 3 and 4, 1712, and Jan 23, 1712-13). Jan 23, 1712-13, "in the second teer, the 2nd lot North 5 rods to a mear stone"; he sold this, and also lot 30 in the second division, to James Morgan, Dec. 12, 1713, the two lots compising three and one half acres. He sold, Sept 7, 1719, to Christopher Avery for ten pounds a tract of land situated in the township of Voluntown, New London County, "one hundred and forty acres in the fifth lot, twelfth teer, in second division," Jan 24, 1721-2, the committee appointed to lot out the commons laid out to him and to his son John Spicer "to each of them a wood lot beginning at a large white oak tree marked formerly on four sides said tree being one of the boundaries of the twenty acres of land granted by the town of New London to Edward Spicer's father & from said white oak tree running Southwest in a straight line to a small white oak which is another boundary of said Spicer's land and upon the same line to said land formerly called coyots and turning Northward thirty two rods to a said white oak tree reputed to be a corner of said Coyots and Peter Spicer's land & from said tree running East by North nearest eighty eight and one half rods to a heap of stones & from said heap of stones running South east by South nearest ninety six rods to a white oak tree mareked on four sides the tree standing on the east side of a path & from the white oak running Southwesterly forty rods to a white oak stoddle marked on four sides standing near the head of a swamp where a spring runs into a swamp & from the stoddle bounds by Peter Spicer's land to first mentioned bound being a white oak tree marked on four sides as abovesaid." Samuel Whipple, Joshua Bill, Nicholas Street, Nehemiah Smith, committee.

      He deeded in 1719 his homestead farm of twenty acres to his sone John. (See Appendix.) Dec 10, 1723, he sells to John Spicer for three pounds and five shillings, four acres more or less, and Jan 12, 1724-5, for the sum of five pounds sells him part of his woodlot; witnesses, Jacob Park Jr., Richard Christopher Jr. May 13, 1727, he sold to Isaac Geer for nine pounds and ten shillings his "second and all after division in the common or undivided land in Groton, 'excepting my right in the land that was laid out to the Pequod Indians to improve on the east side of the road that goes from the head of Mystic to Norwich.'" Witnesses, Jonathan Wickwere and Nathaniel Brown. Jan 15, 1729, for fifteen pounds he sold to son John Spicer, husbandman, from ten to twelve acres; witnesses, Henry Pelton and Peter Tift. Feb 5, 1730-1, for five pounds he sold to Humphrey Avery all "my Right and Title in or Chalenge unto the sequestered corner or Indian land at Mashantucksitt to the East or Northeast of the road that leads from the head of Mystick to Poquetannuck Cove or Norwich that is to say to all that sequestered corner or undivided land which the Indians improve or pretend to improve in township of Groton aforesaid;" witnesses, James Morgan and Ann Morgan. In the deed he is styled farmer and husbandman. He had seven chilren recorded in Groton.