Spooner, John Pilgrim-Anne

Male Abt 1587 - 1630  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Spooner, John 
    Suffix Pilgrim-Anne 
    Born Abt 1587 
    Gender Male 
    AFN BRXB-06 
    Died 1630 
    Person ID I3400  32 Generations
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2008 

    Family Peck, Ann,   b. 1600,   d. WFT Est 1626-1693  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1616  Leyden, Hol Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Spooner, Thomas,   b. Abt 1600, LEIDEN, , HOLLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1664, SALEM, ESSEX, MASS Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Spooner, William,   b. Abt 1600, Colchester, Essex CO., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1683/4, Dartmouth, Bristol CO., Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Family ID F2823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • At Leyden, Holland with Pilgrims

      1030 / B 58 / 24-12-1616 Marriage certificate

      Parties: John Spooner, widower of Suzanna Bennett, ribbonmaker,
      England, dwelling in the house of Douver, Ann Peck, spinster, England;

      Marriage certificate John Spooner and Ann Peck, 1616

      Witnesses: Samuel Lee, Elisabeth Spalding.

      John Spooner was born ca. 1594 in Bucking(ham), England. His father was James Spooner of Colchester, England.

      In 1609, John moved to Leiden, Holland, where he took up the trade of ribbonmaker. We know that he was actively employed in various capacities in the textile trades, as evidenced by a record at the Leiden City Archives that reads as follows:

      20-2-1627 Statement of Facts
      Parties: John Spooner, ca. 40, merchant, Leyden;
      Statement made at the request of Thomas Barret, merchant in Norwich, about payment arrears. In 1625

      John Spooner was Barret's agent and in that capacity he has sold a large shipment of English hose to Peter Passavant, merchant in Amsterdam, for an amount of one hundred and forty-eight guilders and fourteen stivers.

      Witnesses: Heynderick van Noorduyn, shoemaker, Cornelis Oegstgeest, clerk.
      John probably knew Jonathan Brewster (son of William Brewster) quite well, as they shared the same trade and were often partners on various transactions.

      On December 24, 1616, John married Ann Peck, daughter of Robert Peck and Prudence Brewster, William's sister. The marriage certificate is also on file with the Leiden City Archives. This important genealogical document confirms that John was widowed from Suzanna Bennett, and that he was residing at the Douver House, a local house for bachelors in Leiden (the Douver House still exists today). Ann was born ca. 1598 in Scrooby, England, and had migrated to Amsterdam and then to Leiden with the original Pilgrim contiongent lead by her uncle and John Robinson, their minister.

      John died in Leiden, Holland in 1628.

      In 1637, Ann and her two sons, Thomas and William, left Leiden on a ship for the new world. Although there is no hard evidence to support it, they probably travelled on the ship "Hector", which sailed from Holland to Massachusetts and then to Connecticut that year. Ann first settled in Salem, where William was apprenticed to John Holmes of New Plymouth.
      Ann died about 1650 in Plymouth, MA.