Born: Rouchel Vale 1862
Died Wee Waa 1915
Edward Spencer was the youngest of Thomas and Mary’s children. He was born at Rouchel Vale in 1862.
In 1885 he and his brother William Granville took out homestead leases on two properties adjoining Cuttabunda. The brothers traded as “Spencer Brothers Pastoral and Homestead Lessees.” The total of the three properties was over 36,000 acres and stretched from the Bokhara River to the Narran River. Edwards Homestead Lease was called Narran Plains.
It is not certain that Edward ever actually lived at Cuttabunda although a February 1887 reference in May Spencer's diary has him heading "Up Country" with his brother William and sister in law Eliza who are heading back to Cuttabunda. Of all the brothers he is the only one not mentioned in the various documents and letters relating to the Cuttabunda era. He is however named with the other brothers in the supreme court foreclosure judgement in 1896.
In 1897 Edward and his first wife are in Wee Waa and Edward lived there for the rest of his life. Edwards first wife Mary died in Wee Waa in 1903. He married Alice Georgina Matthews in Sydney in 1905.
He started a grocery business Spencer & Collett in 1906 and bought his partner out in 1907. The business was run by his children until the late 1950’s.
Edward had two children with his first wife Mary and three with his second wife Alice.
Edward died in Wee Waa in 1915