Richard Spicer
Walter Swyre
Anne [-?-]
Thomas Spicer
Anne Swyre
Walter Swyer Spicer


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1. Mary Talbot

Walter Swyer Spicer

  • Born: 1734
  • Christened: 7 Mar 1733/34, Broadmayne, Dorset, England 1720,1721
  • Marriage (1): Mary Talbot 5 Jun 1775 in West Knighton, Dorset, England 1717
  • Died: 1789 at age 55
  • Buried: 3 Jun 1789, Broadmayne, Dorset, England 1722

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bullet  Research Notes:

Name on baptism record is slightly misspelled: "Walter Swire Spicer"
Militia lists:

Dorset, England, Militia Lists, 1757-1860 for Walter Spicer - looks to be Walter Swyer Spicer
Image 297 - Dorset but tything of Blachpole?


bullet  Events

Will, 6 Nov 1761, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. 1724 Signed X his mark. Names Ann Spicer, wife heir.
Wills 5 to son Walter. One shilling each to his brothers John and Richard, one shilling each to sisters Catherine Hellier and Mary Lock.
Names wife Ann Executrix. Proved by Ann 26 March 1774.

Occupation: Stone-mason, 1765-1789, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. 1725

Lease: Bond for Cottage, garden, backside and common pasture and estovers, 19 Oct 1765, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. 1725

Probate: Will Proved, 7 Mar 1781, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. Proved by oath of James Sherron and Walter Swyer Spicer.
The will named James Sherron and William Thresher executors. Walter becomes final executor presummed that William Thresher died or became incapacitated between 1777 and 1781

Will, 1781, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. 1684 Strangely the will is not dated but proved 17 April 1781 by Leonard Pount and James Lake. Signed by her own hand.

Names son Walter Spicer, wife of Walter Spicer, Granddaughter Catherine, and granddaughter Ann Spicer heirs. Names granddaughter Ann Spicer executrix even though she is only 5.
Does not name grandson Robert Talbot Spicer

Other grand children not named were born after she died.


Walter married Mary Talbot, daughter of William Talbot (VII) and Ann Lush, 5 Jun 1775 in West Knighton, Dorset, England.1717 (Mary Talbot was born in 1753, christened 28 Mar 1753 in Broadmayne, Dorset, England,1718 died in 1797 in Broadmayne, Dorset, England and was buried 5 Aug 1797 in Broadmayne, Dorset, England 1719.)


Banns: Published April - May 1775, 1775, Broadmayne, Dorset, England. 1723 Both of "this parish."

bullet  Marriage Notes:

There are possibly other children of this marriage: Anne baptised 15 April 1776. Christian Spicer baptised 18 April 1779, Catherine Spicer baptised 26 Sept 1787, Margaret Spicer baptised 15 July 1787 but parents are not identified. Also may have been another John Spicer who died young in 1785. The registers are confusing in that baptisms and burials appear to be somewhat mixed.

Christian Spicer likely the son of John Spicer. There is a burial for "Christian Spicer wife [sic] of John Spicer.....2." in Puddleton. Parents names are not on the baptism record in Broadmayne in 1779.

Dorset OPC for Broadmayne has a marriage 5 June 1775 for Walter and Mary, Witnesses Elizabeth Butter and William Taylor. Dorset OPC does not have that marriage.

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