~1420, John Spenser born in Warwickshire, England, s/o §§Henry Spencer & §§Isabel Lincoln.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
~1425, Joan born in England.
~1443, John married Joan.
6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London. [War of the Roses.]
1469, John Spencer of Hodnell, co. Warwick, lessee (tenant) of Wormleighton, co. Warwick.
1473, “John Spencer ‘of Wormleighton and Hodnell’ had joined in diverse deeds of feoffment Sir Edward Raulighe of Farneborowe Kt. and others”. [John’s seal was quartered with those of his wife, Warsted, and mother’s, Lincolne, families.]
1476, John and his brother Thomas named executors in their father’s will. John’s mother Isabel appointed overseer.
3/4/1476, John’s father died.
1478-79, John’s mother died.
1479, “John Spencer ‘of Wormleighton and Hodnell’ had joined in diverse deeds of feoffment with Sir Edward Raulighe of Farneborowe Kt. and others”.
1486, Plaintiffs: John Peyto, of Warwickshire, esquire. Defendants: John Spencer, of Hedenhill, yeoman. Subject: Land in Chesterton. Warwickshire. (S) UKNA.
1486, John Spencer of Hodnell, co. Warwick, lessee (tenant) of Althorp, co. Northampton.
10/17/1492, John named Co-executor in the will of his son-in-law William Saunders.
1/29/1493, John one of the “provers” of the will of his son-in-law William Saunders.
1495, “Master” John joined the Warkwickshire Guild of Knowle. (S) Studies in Peerage, Round, 1901, P287.
9/15/1496, John Spencer, of Hodnell, co. Warwick, Esq. wrote his will. ‘My body to be buried at Hodnell. My wife Joane ; my son Thomas ; my daughter Elizabeth ; my daughter Jane, wife of William Cope. I appoint my nephew William Spencer, Joan, wife of Walter Graunt, and my nephew John Spencer (of Snitterfield, heir of his brother William) my executors.’ (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P427.
1/10/1497, John of Hodnell, Warwickshire, died. (S) UKNA. [His nephew John of Snitterfield moved to Hodnell.]
(S) Studies in Peerage and Family History, Round, 1901. (S) The Baronage of England, Kimber, 1771. (S) Moumental Remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, Blore, 1826, P3.
· Isabel, d/o §§Henry Lincoln.
· 4/24/1418, Roger Rogerson' of Wyberton' and Henry Spenser, querents, and Peter Rouse, shipman, and Isabel, his wife, deforciants. 1 and a half acres of land in Wyberton'. Roger and Henry have given them 100 shillings of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.
· John’s brother William married Elizabeth Empson.
· John “of Hodnell” in Warwickshire, Esq., the father of a great sheep-farming family of south Warwickshire.
Children of John and Anne:
i. Thomas Spencer, born ~1445 in England.
Thomas heir to John.
Thomas married Margaret Smith of Wold.
Thomas died without issue – Jane became heir to Thomas.
ii. Johane Spencer (237691), born ~1450 in England.