Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameAlice SPARPOINTE 393
Birth Dateabt 1560
Death Date1581
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC50394, “Alice was born about 1560.” This would mean that she married Thomas Blower when she was 14 years old, however; Threlfall gives no details on the source of this conjectured year of birth.
Will Date28 Sep 1597
Death DateSep 1597
Burial Date1 Oct 1597
Burial PlaceLanvenham, England
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC50395, Thomas Blower, “a tanner of Lavenham, Suffolk, England, came from a family that had lived nearby for many generations.” Threlfall identifies a number of possible ancestors and relations of Thomas, but the exact connections among them are not established. Threlfall continues: “Thomas Blower married first, on 10 August 1574 at Long Melford, Suffolk, Alice Sparpointe. She died in 1581, and he married secondly, on 27 February 1581/2 at Bildeston, Susan Vincent, daughter of Andrew and Alice Vincent of Bildeston. Alice was born about 1560. [“Alice” in this last sentence must refer to Alice Sparpointe, not Alice Vincent, but this would mean Alice Sparpointe married Thomas Blower when she was about 14 years old.]

“[p. 82] On 28 September 1597, sick and knowing that death was near, he made his will and died, probably the next day. He was buried at Lavenham on 1 October 1597. Except for the religious preamble, his will is given in full below. No further record of Susan can be found.” A transcript of Thomas’s will follows along with a facsimile of his signature.
Marr Date10 Aug 1574
Marr PlaceLong Melford, Suffolk, England
ChildrenThomas (Died as Infant) (bp. 1576-)
 Margaret (Died as Infant) (bp. 1577-)
 John (bp. 1579->1597)
 Susanna (~1581-)
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