'Spence1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Spence of London, Spence of Malling, Spence of Wiggenale

Thomas Spence of Wiggenale, Norfolk
1. Richard Spence of Wiggenale
  A. Thomas Spence of London (a 1465)
  Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4) identifies Thomas's wife as the dau/heir of Roger Cavendish of Suffolk (by Allice, dau/heir of Sir Godfrey Stratton) brother of William of London (ancestor of the Cavendishes of Suffolk) and son of Sir William Cavendish (of Cavendish) son of Sir William son of Sir John of Cavendish, the Justice. Noting that there is also confusion regarding the ancestry of Roger Cavendish, provisionally we discount that as Roger Cavendish's dau/heir (Margaret) married William Lowney/Leveney not Thomas Spence.
  i. William Spence of Pargrave, Norfolk (a 1503)
  m. Margaret Cockett (dau of John Cockett of Ampton, sister of Edward of Apleton)
  a. Thomas Spence of London
m. _ Clarke of Whetstone
  (1) Elizabeth Spence
  m. _ Page of London
  (2) Margery Spence
  m. William Pert of Whetstone & Fryerne or Fryarne
  b. William Spence of Pargrave
  m1. _ Shatlock
  (1)+ issue - William, John, Aubrey
  m2. Sybell Byron (dau of Nicholas Byron of Lancashire by?? FitzGeffrey)
  (4) Richard Spence (dsp)
  (5) Thomas Spence
  (A)+ issue - son, Grace
  (6) Robert Spence of London & Stratford Bowe, Middlesex (d by 1618) the first mentioned by Berry
  m. Audrey Lovaine (d before 06.11.1635, dau of John Lovaine of Cleveland)
  (A) Robert Spence of Neyland in Banscome, Sussex (bur 17.01.1656/7)
  m1. Elizabeth Hever (dau/heir of John Hever of Hevers Wood)
(i) Elizabeth Spence
  m2. Joane/Joane Widnall (dau of William Widnall alias Wignall of Tandridge)
  (ii) William Spence of South Malling, Sussex (dsp 16.07.1671)
  m. Mary Short (dau of Samuel Short of Tenterden)
  (iii) John Spence of Lindfield, Sussex (b c1594, d 1691, 3rd son)
  m. Ruth Stapley (b c1630, d 1693, dau of John Stapley of Hickstead)
  (a) John Spence 'of Malling' (b c1664, bur 23.09.1713)
  m1. Mary Fagge (bur 03.10.1683, dau of Sir John Fagge of Whiston)
((1)) John Spence 'of South Malling & Ledbury Manor' (b 1683-4, d 15.06.1741)
  m1. Byne Walker (b c1691, d 1721, dau/coheir of Sir George Walker)
  ((A)) Luke Spence'of Malling' (2nd son)
m. Henrietta Frederick (b c1697, d 1755, dau of Sir Thomas Frederick)
  ((i)) Henry Spence (b 26.02.1747-8)
  m. Philippa Butts (dau of Robert Butts, Bishop of Ely, by Ann)
  ((a)) Augustus Frederick Spence (b 17.05.1772, dsp)
  ((b)) Henry Hume Spence (b 02.04.1775)
  m. Elizabeth Lowry
  (((1))) Harriet Spence possibly the Harriet who married ...
m. Rev. Robert Hare (d 1832)
  (((2)))+ other issue - Eliza, Picary
  ((c)) Harriet Spence (b 01.02.1769)
  m. Rev. R. Hare
  ((d)) Mary Ann Spence (b 06.05.1770)
  m. Count de Burbell
  ((B)) Byne Spence (b 1715-6, d 26.08.1761)
m. Thomas Beale of Salop
  ((C))+ other issue - William (b c1712, d 1721), Benjamin (d 1721), Henry (dsp)
  m2. Graciana Cox (dau of Sir Charles Cox of Southwark)
  ((F)) Charles Spence (b 06.09.1726, youngest son)
  m. Sarah North (dau of Thomas North of Southwark)
  ((i)) Gratiana Spence
((F))+ other issue - William (b 29.02.1724), Grace (b 25.07.1727), Mary (b c1727, dsp 1751), Sarah (b c1731, dsp 04.12.1753)
  m2. Dorothy Roberts (d 1685, dau of Sir Rowland Roberts of Glassenbury)
  ((2)) Dorothy Spence (d young)
  m3. (15.10.1685) Anne Trevor (d 1748, dau of Sir John Trevor, Secretary of State)
  ((3)) Thomas Spence 'of Palgrave' (d 1737, sergeant-at-arms to the House of Commons, youngest son)
  m. Ann Barrett
  ((A)) Henrietta Spence
  m. Thomas Powis of Lilford (d 1766)
  ((4))+ other issue (dsp) - Robert (d 1750), Ruth (d 1767), Anne (d 1737), Mary (d 1764), Elizabeth (b c1694, d 1764)
  (b) Audrey Spence (b c1665, d 1691)
  (c) Mary Spence (b c1670, d 1737)
  m1. Luke Hodges of London
  m2. Benjamin Avery (d 1764, treasurer of Guy's Hospital)
  (iv) Audrey Spence
m. _ Wyatt
  (v)+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Aubrey (bpt 20.09.1625)), George (bpt 28.04.1628, d 1630), Edward (bpt 15.04.1630
  (B)+ other issue - John (dsp), Audrey (d young)
  (7) Alice Spence
  m. John Myters or Miders
  ii. daughter
  m. _ Maynard of London
  iii. Alice Spence
  m. Sir William Lock, Sheriff (not Lord Mayor) of London

Main source(s): Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, Spence), CountyGen (Sussex, Berry), with some support from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Spence), Visitation (Sussex, 1662, Spence of Lindfield and South Malling)
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