Census Wayne Co., N. C.
__ | _George GILBERTHORPE _| | | | |__ | | |--Margaret GILBERTHORPE | | __ | | |______________________| | |__
__ | _John HILL __________| | (1737 - ....) m 1762| | |__ | | |--Sarah HILL | | __ | | |_Mary PELL __________| (1741 - ....) m 1762| |__
_____________________ | _Cyrus KANE _________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Isaac Vern KANE | (1883 - ....) | _Isaac BUTLER _______ | | |_Sarah BUTLER _______| (1853 - 1920) | |_Eliza Jane LOW _____+ (1823 - 1896)
 REFN: 1047
 CHAN8 Jun 2001
_Amos LANDERS ________+ | _John LANDERS _______| | | | |_Experience ROBINSON _+ | | |--Levi LANDERS | | _Nathan DAVIS ________+ | | |_Elizabeth DAVIS ____| | |_Hannah SWIFT ________+
_Zebulon LOSEY ______+ | (1743 - ....) _John LOSEY _________| | (1771 - 1855) m 1806| | |_____________________ | | |--John LOSEY | (1815 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Charlotte CUSTER ___| (1787 - 1831) m 1806| |_____________________
Date of Import: Oct 24, 2000
Date of Import: Oct 24, 2000
_James SPOONER ______ | (1569 - ....) _John SPOONER _______| | | | |_____________________ | | |--William SPOONER | | _____________________ | | |_Ann PECK ___________| | |_____________________
WILLIAM SPOONER The earliest record that we have relating to William
Spooner, is the assignment of articles indenturing him by John Holmes to
John Coombs, as is seen in Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. XII, p. 19, as
"Whereas, William Spooner of Colchester, in the County of Essex by this
Indenture, bearing date the twenty-seaventh day of March Anno Dmi., 1637,
in the thirteenth year of his Magisty's Raigne, hath put himself
apprentice with John Holmes, of New Plymouth, in America, gent. from the
first day of May next after the date of the said Indenture unto thend
terme of six yeares thence ensuing with diuers other couenant both pts to
be pformed eich to other by the Indent it doth more plainly appear. Now
the said John Holmes with the consent likeinge of the said William
Spooner hath the first day of July assigned and set ouer the said William
Spooner unto John Coombs of New Plymouth, aforesd gent. for all the
residue of his terme vnexpired to serue the sd John Coomes, and the sd
John Coomes in then of his said terme shall giue the said William Spooner
one comely suit of apparell for holy days and one suit for working days,
and twelve bushells of Indian Wheate, and a good seruiceable muskett,
bandaliers and sord fitt for service."
It thus appears that William Spooner began life in America as an
apprentice to a Mr. John Coombs, a well-to-do citizen of New Plymouth.
His age at the time of his indenture is unknown, but it is natural to
suppose that he was then in his minority.
William Spooner then, "of Colchester, in the county of Essex, " (England
or Massachusetts?), arrived in the New Plymouth settlement early in the
year 1637. Whence he came, whether with Ann Spooner from Leyden,
whether direct from the mother country, or whether - which we think the
most probable - from the little embryo town of Colchester, Massachusetts
Colony, is not known. Let this much be said, however, that considering
his youth, (he probably was not more than sixteen or seventeen years old
at the time of his indenture), and considering also the fact that a Mr.
Ann Spooner (doubtless from Leyden, Holland) was in Salem in 1637, it is
more than probable that william made the journey to America with Ann
Spooner and Thomas Spooner, whom we suppose to have been his mother and
brother, and that, on their arrivalin this country, the family separated,
Ann and Thomas settling tin Salem, and William seeking his fortune first
in the little Colchester settlement and subsequently in New Plymouth.
Of Willaim Spooner's life after his apprenticeship to Mr. Coombs, we
have, from the records, a tolerably well connected account. From the
various orders of the Court, we conclude that he was a faithful and
competent steward, entrusted with the administration of his master's
estate and the custody of his children. These were no common marks of
confidence, especially amoung the early New England settlers, with whom
sturdy self-reliance was one of the first and greatest of virtues.
In the list of August, 1643, William Spooner is mentioned as one "of all
the males that are able to beare arms, from xvi years old to 60 years
with in the several townships." He was proponded to take up his
freedom, June 7, 1653," and was "sworn and admitted June 6, 1654," and at
the same time was appointed Surveyor of Highways. He also served on the
"Grand Enquest" 1657 and 1666.
He continued to reside in Plymouth until about 1660, when he removed to
the new settlement at Acushnet in the Dartmouth purchase. Here he held
lands in his own name and an interest in the purchase, which were
confirmed to him and to his heirs in their proprietory rights by his
will. His lands and the grants made to his sons and grandson, were
situated near The-Head-of-the-River, somewhat to the north and east,
thence to the south on the east side of the river Acushnet; a sm
_____________________ | _Thomas TOBEY _______| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Mehitable TOBEY | | _John KNOWLES _______+ | | |_Rebecca KNOWLES ____| | |_Apphia BANGS _______+
 Still Living.
 CHAN20 Jun 2001