Alice Whitbread

Female 1571 - 1628  (57 years)


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  • Name Alice Whitbread  [1
    Born 1571  Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Nov 1628  Stotfold, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10035  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father John L. Whitbread,   b. Abt 1550, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1598, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Radcliffe,   b. 1552, Elstow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1628, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1570  Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F5874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerard Spencer,   b. 20 May 1576, Edworth, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1625, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1600  Upper Gravenhurst, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Gerrard Spencer,   b. 16 Apr 1614, Stotfold, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1685, Haddam, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Michael Spencer,   b. 5 May 1611, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1653, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     3. Sgt Thomas Spencer,   b. 29 Mar 1607, Stotfold, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1687, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Jared Spencer,   b. 16 Apr 1614, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1685, Haddam, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     5. William Spencer,   b. 11 Oct 1601, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - According to Familypedia: Alice Whitebread Spencer was born circa 10 November 1578 in Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England to John Whitebread (1548-1598) and Eleanor Radcliffe (1547-1628) and died 20 November 1628 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England of unspecified causes. She married Gerard Spencer (1576-1646) 1600 in Uppergravenhurst, Bedfordshire, England.

      - Partial excerpt from the biography of William Spencer from the book "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III (see notes of William Spencer for full citation):
      "William Spencer
      Origin: Stotfold, Bedfordshire
      Migration: 1631... Birth: Baptized Stotfold, Bedfordshire, 11 October 1601, son of Gerrard and Alice (Whitbread) Spencer [TAG 27:162]...
      Associations: William Spencer was brother of Thomas Spencer of Cambridge and Hartford, and of Michael Spencer and Gerard Spencer of Lynn [TAG 27:79-87, 161-65]..."

      2. Partial excerpt from the biography of Thomas Spencer from the book "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III (see notes of Thomas Spencer for full citation):
      "Thomas Spencer
      Origin: Stotfold, Bedfordshire
      Migration: 1633..
      Birth: Baptized Stotfold, Bedfordshire, 29 March 1607, son of Gerard and Alice (Whitbread) Spencer [TAG 27:162]..."

      3. "The American Genealogist," 27:161: "The Four Spencer Brothers: Their Ancestors and Descendants," by Donald Lines Jacobus:
      "Gerard Spencer, baptized at Stotfold, co. Bedford, 20 May 1576, died before 1646; married at Upper Gravenhurst, Co. Bedford, 10 Nov. 1600, Alice Whitbread or Whitbred (see 32:129), who belonged to a family of some prominence. An account of her family is reserved for a later chapter. It seems quite possible that Gerard and his family moved from Stotfold some years before the emigration of his sons to New England; perhaps to London, where his brother Richard had become a prosperous haberdasher.
      Children, recorded at Stotfold
      i. William, bapt. 11 Oct. 1601.
      ii. Elizabeth, bapt. 31 Oct. 1602; m. ___ Tomlins.
      iii. John, bapt. 22 Jan. 1603/4 almost certainly d. young or without issue before 1646, since neither he nor his heirs are named in the will of his uncle Richard which gave a large legacy to each of his three surviving brothers and the same amount to the children of his deceased brother William.
      iv. Henry, bapt. 11 Aug. 1605; bur. 20 Oct. 1607.
      v. Thomas, bapt. 29 Mar. 1607.
      vi. Richard, bapt. 11 Dec. 1608; bur. 6 May 1614.
      vii. A son, bur. 24 Mar. 1609/10.
      viii. Michael, bapt. 5 May 1611.
      ix. Gerard, bapt. 25 Apr. 1614."

      3. FHL book 929.273 Sp33 "The Spencers of the Great Migration," by Jack Taif Spencer and Edith Woolley Spencer (Gateway Press, Baltimore; 1997) vol. 1, pp. 55-57:
      "Chart II. The Near Relatives of Alice Whitbread who Married Gerard Spencer of Stotfold, Beds. - Parents of the Five Spencer Siblings who Came to New England about 1630:
      -Thomas Whitbread (b. ca 1522)
      -John (b. ca. 1548 Upper Gravenhurst, Beds. = Eleanor Radcliffe. Children all b. Upper Gravenhurst:
      -Elizabeth
      -William (ca1573-1640) = Elizabeth ___. Children b. Upper Gravenhurst: Henry (b. 1601) = Eliz. Farnell; William (1602-1602); John (1603-1621); Elizabeth (1605); Henry Whitbread; Thomas (b. 1607) = Joan Carter; Sibyl (b. 1610) = Caesar Lucas; William (b. 1612) = Joan Cooper. [Note that the author continues with another generation or two from children of this family.]
      -Henry (b. ca 1576) = Elizabeth Leventhorpe. Children b. Cardington, Beds.: Henry (b. 1605) = Eliz. Whitbread; John (unm.); Elizabeth (b. 1607); Eleanor = Robt. Sheering; Mary; Ann = Samuel Baker; Frances.
      -Alice = Gerard Spencer
      -Francis (b. 1581)
      -John (b. 1584) = Mary Newman. Children b. Elstow, Beds.: Eleanor 9b. 1616) = William Newman; William (1617-ca 1660) = Eliz. Peck; John (b. 1617 - twin); Judith (b. 1619 = Wm. Edwards; Mary (b. 1622), and Thomas (b. 1624).
      -Judith (b. 1591) = Richard Poulter"

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.

    2. [S9] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;;), Database online.
      Record for John Whitbread