Spicer, Jacob (1716-1765)

New Jersey merchant and assemblyman.

Wealthy merchant of Cape May, New Jersey. Assemblyman (1744-65). Contractor for provisioning troops in the Seven Years’ War. With Aaron Leaming, compiled and edited The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of … New Jersey (1758).

Son of Jacob Spicer of Cape May County, New Jersey. Married (1) Judith Hughes; one daughter. Married (2) Deborah Leaming (1752); they signed a remarkable pre-nuptial agreement outlining rules for marriage, child- rearing, and household management.