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David Spence (b. 05 Apr 1639, d. 30 Jul 1679)David Spence (son of John Spens and Helen Morris) was born 05 Apr 1639 in Dysart Fife Scotland68, and died 30 Jul 1679 in Wiccomocomo Somerset Cty Md.He married Anne Alexander on 1663 in Wiccomocomo, Somerset Cty, MD, USA69, daughter of James Alexander.
Notes for David Spence:
Emigration: Bef: 1665 Scotland to Maryland
Fact1: owned 1000 acre tract of land call Despence
Fact2: also show birth 5 April 1639
Land: land was on south side of Wicomico River
I found a deed in Somerset County, Maryland Court proceedings where David
Spence and his wife Anne sold land located on Dashiells Creeke, dated 1665 1668.
BIRTH: The John Spens family follows:Children by Helen Morris, whom he married in Dysart in 1633/1634:1. Patrick , who was born ca. 1633/1634, whose name does not appear on Dysart records. It is possible that the family was living elsewhere at the time of Patrick's birth. Patrick became progenitor of the Westmoreland, VA Spence families. His earliest deed of record there is dated 1657. His wife's name was Dorcas. Her surname was believed to have been Youell; however, current researchers no longer view this as correct. Patrick Spens's family became loyal members of the Presbyterian Church.2. Margaret, who was born 5 November 1637 and who was christened 14 June 1638 in Dysart. She died young.3 & 4 David and James (twins), who were born 5 April 1639 and who were christened 16 April 1639. The mother died in childbirth. David survived: this is David Spence of Somerset, MD. I do not know the status of James.[Note: My thanks to Pat Jones of Surprise, Arizona, who sent me a copy of the actual christening records for David and James. I had originally presumed James' name was John; however, the christening records clearly show that his name was James. He was named, no doubt, for his uncle, Sir James Spens of Wormiston.
More About David Spence:
Record Change: 07 Jan 2007
More About David Spence and Anne Alexander:
Marriage: 1663, Wiccomocomo, Somerset Cty, MD, USA.69
Children of David Spence and Anne Alexander are:
- +James Spence, b. 25 Jan 1674, Wicomoco Somerset Cty MD., d. 20 Mar 1740, Pasquatank City NC..