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Spencer, Earl (GB, 1765)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Nov 1765

 

Family name: Spencer

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The arms of John [Spencer], 1st Earl Spencer KG

Stained glass - Great Brington Church, Northamptonshire

The quarterings are: 1 and 8: Spencer Modern; 2: Graunt; 3 Catelin;

4: Digby; 5: Churchill: 6 Jennings; 7: Sub-Quarterly: Granville and Carteret

(Click here for ancestor chart to explain these quarterings)

The shield is surrounded by the Garter and surmounted by an earl's coronet

 

Arms:

Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a Fret Or over all on a Bend Sable three Escallops of the first

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Griffin's Head Azure gorged with a Bar Gemelle Gules between two Wings expanded of the second

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Griffin per fess Ermine and Erminois gorged with a Collar Sable the edges flory-counterflory and chained of the last and on the Collar three Escallops Argent;  Sinister:  A Wyvern Erect on his tail Ermine similarly collared and chained

Motto:

Dieu Defend Le Droit (God defend the right)

 

See the note on The Heraldry of the Early Spencers

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John [Spencer], 1st Viscount Spencer later 1st Earl Spencer

only son and heir of Hon John Spencer MP, of Althorp Park, Great Brington, co. Northampton, and Wimbledon Park, co. Surrey (by his wife Lady Georgina Carolina Carteret, sister and cohrss. of Robert [Carteret], 3rd Earl Granville, and 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Carteret], 2nd Earl Granville), 3rd son of Charles [Spencer], 3rd Earl of Sunderland, by his second wife Lady Anne Churchill, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough

born

19 Dec 1734

mar.

20 Dec 1755 Georgiana Poyntz (b. 27 Apr 1737; d. 18 Mar 1814; bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton), 1st dau. of Rt Hon Stephen Poyntz, of Midgham House, co. Berkshire, by his wife Anna Maria Mordaunt, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Gen Hon Lewis Mordaunt (3rd son of John [Mordaunt], 1st Viscount Mordaunt)

children

1. Hon George John Spencer, later 2nd Earl Spencer

1. Lady Georgiana Spencer (b. 7 Jun 1757; d. 30 Mar 1806), mar. 5 Jun 1774 as his first wife William [Cavendish], 5th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer (b. 16 Jun 1761; d. 11 Nov 1821), mar. 27 Nov 1760 Frederick [Ponsonby], 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

3. Lady Charlotte Spencer (b. 1765; dvp. 1766)

4. Lady Louisa Spencer (b. and dvp. 1769)

died

31 Oct 1783 (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton)

created

3 Apr 1761 Baron Spencer of Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northampton, and Viscount Spencer, of Althorp in the County of Northampton

1 Nov 1765 Viscount Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northampton, and Earl Spencer

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Warwick 1756-61; High Steward of St Albans 1772; Mayor of St Albans 1779

 

George John [Spencer], 2nd Earl Spencer, KG PC

born

1 Sep 1758

mar.

6 Mar 1781 Lady Lavinia Bingham (b. 27 Jul 1762; d. 8 Jun 1831; bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton), 1st dau. of Charles [Bingham], 1st Earl of Lucan, by his wife Margaret Smith, dau. of James Smith, of St Audries, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon John Charles Spencer, later 3rd Earl Spencer

2. Capt Hon Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer KCH RN (b. 24 Oct 1791; d. 4 Nov 1830)

3. Hon Frederick Spencer, later 4th Earl Spencer

4. Very Rev Hon George Spencer, Rector of Brington, co. Northamptonshire, converted to Rome, Priest in West Bromwich 1832-39 and later Superior of the Order of Passionists (b. 21 Dec 1799; d. 1 Oct 1864)

1. Lady Sarah Spencer, a Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42 and Governess to the Royal Children 1842-50 (b. 29 Jul 1787; d. 13 Apr 1870), mar. 4 Mar 1813 William Henry [Lyttelton], 3rd Baron Lyttelton and 3rd Baron Westcote, and had issue

2. Lady Georgiana Charlotte Spencer (d. 21 Feb 1823), mar. 14 Apr 1814 as his first wife Lord George Taylour later Quin (b. 10 Mar 1792;  d. 6 Feb 1888), 2nd son of Thomas [Taylour], 1st Marquess of Headfort, by his wife Mary Quin, only dau. and hrss. of George Quin, of Quinsborough, co. Clare, and had issue

died

10 Nov 1834 (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Northampton 1780-82 and for Surrey 1782-83; a Lord of the Treasury 1782; High Steward of St Albans 1783-1807; Mayor of St Albans 1790; Privy Councillor 1794; Lord Privy Seal 1794; First Lord of the Admiralty 1794-1801; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1795-1834 and Master 1806-07; Knight of the Garter 1799; Home Secretary 1806-07

 

John Charles [Spencer], 3rd Earl Spencer, PC

born

30 May 1782

mar.

13 Apr 1814 Esther Acklom (b. Sep 1788; d. 11 Jun 1818; bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton), only dau. and hrss. of Richard Acklom, of Wiseton Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Elizabeth Bernard, sister of Francis [Bernard], 1st Earl of Bandon, and dau. of James Bernard MP, of Castle Bernard, nr. Bandon, co. Cork

died

s.p. 1 Oct 1845 (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Okehampton 1804-06, for Northamptonshire 1806-32 and for South Northamptonshire 1832-34; a Lord of the Treasury 1806-07 and 1830-34; Privy Councillor 1830; Chancellor of the Exchequer, a Lord of Trade and a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1830-34

 

Frederick [Spencer], 4th Earl Spencer, KG CB PC

born

14 Apr 1798

mar. (1)

23 Feb 1830 his second cousin Elizabeth Georgina Poyntz (b. 27 Mar 1799; d. 10 Apr 1851), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of William Stephen Poyntz MP, of Cowdray, co. Sussex, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Mary Browne, only dau. of Anthony Joseph [Browne], 7th Viscount Montagu

children by first wife

1. Hon John Poyntz Spencer, later 5th Earl Spencer

1. Lady Georgiana Frances Spencer (dvp. 8 Apr 1852)

2. Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer (d. 9 Nov 1919)

mar. (2)

9 Aug 1854 Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth Seymour (b. 27 Jan 1825; d. 29 Oct 1877), only dau. of Col Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour KCH MP (by his first wife Elizabeth Mallet Palk, dau. of Sir Laurence Palk, 2nd Bt.), 3rd son of Adm Lord Hugh Seymour RN (by his wife Lady Anne Horatio Waldegrave, 3rd dau. of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford

children by second wife

2. Hon Charles Robert Spencer, later 1st Viscount Althorp later 6th Earl Spencer

3. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Spencer (b. 22 Oct 1855; d. 13 Mar 1906), mar. 20 Jul 1881 as his first wife William [Mansfield], 1st Viscount Sandhurst, and had issue

died

27 Dec 1857 (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

entered the Royal Navy 1811, Midshipman on the "Royal George", the "Blake" and the "Malta" 1811-15, Lieut 1818 on the "Glasgow" and the "Superb", Commander 1821 of the "Alacrity", Captain of the "Creole" 1822-24 and the "Talbot" 1825-28; CB 1827; Rear-Adm 1852 and Vice-Adm 1857; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Worcestershire 1831-32, and for Midhurst 1832-34 and 1837-41; Equerry to HRH the Duchess of Kent 1840-45; Privy Councillor 1846; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1846-48; Knight of the Garter 1849; Lord Steward of the Household 1854-57

 

John Poyntz [Spencer], 5th Earl Spencer, KG PC

born

27 Oct 1835

mar.

8 Jul 1858 Charlotte Frances Frederica Seymour VA (b. 28 Sep 1835; d. 31 Oct 1903; bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton), cousin of her step-mother-in-law and 3rd dau. of Frederick Charles William Seymour by his second wife Lady Augusta Hervey, 1st dau. of Frederick William [Hervey], 1st Marquess of Bristol), 4th son of Adm Lord Hugh Seymour RN (by his wife Lady Anne Horatio Waldegrave, 3rd dau. of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford

died

s.p. 13 Aug 1910 (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton)

suc. by

half-brother

note

/Member of Parliament (Liberal) for South Northamptonshire 1857; Privy Councillor 1859; Groom of the Stole to the Prince Consort 1859-61 and to the Prince of Wales 1862-66; Knight of the Garter 1865; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1868-74 and 1882-85;  Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1872-1908; Lord President of the Council 1880-83 and 1886; First Lord of the Admiralty 1892-95; Chancellor of Victoria University, Manchester 1892-1907; Privy Seal to the Prince of Wales 1901-07; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1905-10

 

Charles Robert [Spencer], 1st Viscount Althorp later 6th Earl Spencer, KG GCVO PC

born

30 Oct 1857

mar.

25 Jul 1887 Hon Margaret Baring (d. 4 Jul 1906), 2nd dau. of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, by his wife Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel, dau. of John Crocker Bulteel, of Flete and Lyneham, co. Devon

children

1. Hon Albert Edward John Spencer, later 7th Earl Spencer

2. Lt Cdr Hon Cecil Edward Robert Spencer DSC RN (b. 20 May 1894; d. 14 Feb 1928)

3. Capt Hon George Charles Spencer (b. 15 Aug 1903; d. Oct 1982), mar. (1) 13 Jun 1931 (div. 1962) Barbara Blumenthal (d. 1978), only dau. of Benjamin Blumenthal, of Paris, France, and (2) 9 Nov 1966 Kathleen Elizabeth Sheila Stuart-French (former wife of (1) William Geoffrey Lowndes, and (2) Lt Col Robert Fitzroy Hamilton Pascoe Stuart-French; d. 9 Nov 1968), 2nd dau. of J J Henderson, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Adelaide Margaret Spencer DCVO, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (b. 26 Jun 1889), mar. 18 Feb 1914 Lt Col Hon Sir Sidney Cornwallis Peel, 1st Bt. CB DSO DL, of Eyworth, co. Bedford, Deputy Steward of Oxford University, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Uxbridge 1918-22 (b. 3 Jun 1870; dsp. 19 Dec 1938), 3rd son of Arthur Wellesley [Peel], 1st Viscount Peel, by his wife Adelaide Dugdale, 1st surv. dau. of William Stratford Dugdale. of Merevale Hall and Blyth Hall, co. Warwick

2. Lady Lavinia Emily Spencer (b. 29 Sep 1899; d. 9 May 1955), mar. 9 Apr 1919 Luke Henry [White], 4th Baron Annaly, and had issue

3. Lady Alexandra Margaret Elizabeth Spencer GM (b. 4 Jul 1906; d. 26 May 1996). mar. 7 Jul 1931 (div. 1947) as his first wife Maj Gen Hon Henry Montagu Douglas-Home MBE (d. 1980), 2nd son of Charles Cospatrick Archibald [Home later Douglas-Home], 13th Earl of Home, and had issue

died

26 Sep 1922

created

19 Dec 1905 Viscount Althorp, of Great Brington in the County of Northampton

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for North Northamptonshire 1880-85 and for Mid Northamptonshire 1885-95 and 1900-05; Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1886l Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1892-95; Privy Councillor 1892; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1905-12; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1908-22; GCVO 1911; Knight of the Garter 1913

 

Albert Edward John [Spencer], 7th Earl Spencer

born

23 May 1892

mar.

26 Feb 1919 Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton DCVO OBE, Lady of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (d. 4 Dec 1972), 2nd dau. of James Albert Edward [Hamilton], 3rd Duke of Abercorn, by his wife Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham DBE, only dau. of George [Bingham], 4th Earl of Lucan

children

1. Hon Edward John Spencer, later 8th Earl Spencer

1. Lady Anne Spencer (b. 4 Aug 1920), mar. 10 Feb 1944 Capt Christopher Baldwin Wake-Walker later Hughes-Wake-Walker later Wake-Walker RN, of East Bergholt Lodge, co. Suffolk (b. 16 May 1920; d. 5 Apr 1998), 1st son and heir of Adm Sir William Frederic Wake-Walker KCB CBE RN by his wife Muriel Elsie Collingwood, only dau. of Sir (Alfred) Collingwood Hughes, 10th Bt., and has issue

died

9 Jun 1975

suc. by

son

note

ADC Personal Staff 1917-19, Capt 1924; KStJ

 

Edward John [Spencer], 8th Earl Spencer, LVO

born

24 Jan 1924

mar. (1)

1 Jun 1954 (div. 1969) Hon Francis Ruth Burke Roche (b. 20 Jan 1936; mar. (2) 2 May 1969 (div. 1990) Peter Shand Kydd; d. 3 Jun 2004), 2nd dau. of Edmund Maurice [Roche], 4th Baron Fermoy, by his wife Ruth Sylvia Gill, yst. dau. of Col William Smith Gill CB, of Dalhebity, Bieldside, co. Aberdeen

children by first wife

1. Hon John Spencer (b. and d. 12 Jan 1960)

2. Hon Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, later 9th Earl Spencer

1. Lady (Elizabeth) Sarah Lavinia Spencer (b. 19 Mar 1955), mar. 17 May 1980 Neil Edmund McCorquodale, of Stoke Rochford, Grantham, co. Lincoln, only son of Alistair McCorquodale by his wife Rosemary Turnor, 1st dau. of Maj Herbert Broke Turnor, and has issue

2. Lady (Cynthia) Jane Spencer (b. 11 Feb 1957), mar. 1978 Robert [Fellowes], Baron Fellowes (Life Peer), and has issue

3. Lady Diana Frances Spencer (HRH the Princess of Wales later Diana, Princess of Wales) (b. 1 Jul 1961; d. 31 Aug 1997; bur. at Althorp Park, co. Northampton), mar. 29 Jul 1981 (div. 1996) HRH The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, 1st son and heir ap. of Queen Elizabeth II, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Jul 1976 Raine Legge (b. 9 Sep 1929; former wife of Gerald Humphrey [Legge], 9th Earl of Dartmouth;  mar. (3) 8 Jul 1993 (div. 1995) Count Jean-Francois de Chambrun; d. 21 Oct 2016), only child of Alexander George McCorquodale, of The White Lodge, Speen, co. Berkshire, by his first wife Dame (Mary) Barbara Hamilton Cartland DBE, author, of Camfield Place, Hatfield, co. Hertford, only dau. of Maj Bertram Cartland, of Littlewood House, Polbrook, nr. Malvern, co. Worcester

died

29 Mar 1992

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Charles Edward Maurice [Spencer], 9th Earl Spencer

born

20 May 1964

mar. (1)

1989 (div. 1997) (Catherine) Victoria Lockwood (mar. (2) 8 Jan 2005 Jonathan Aitken), only dau. of John Lockwood, of London

children by first wife

1. Hon Louis Frederick Spencer, styled Viscount Althorp (b. 14 Mar 1994)

1. Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer (b. 28 Dec 1990)

2. Lady Eliza Victoria Spencer (b. 10 Jul 1992)

3. Lady Katya Amelia Spencer (b. 10 Jul 1992)

mar. (2)

15 Dec 2001 Caroline Victoria Freud (former wife of Matthew Rupert Freud, 2nd son of Sir Clement Raphael Freud, of 14 York House, Upper Montagu Street, London W1, and Westons, Walberswick, co. Suffolk, by his wife June Beatrice Flewett, dau. of H W Flewett), dau. of Rupert Hutton by his wife Mrs Malcolm Barr

children by second wife

2. Hon Edmund Charles Spencer (b. 6 Oct 2003)

4. Lady Lara Spencer (b. Apr 2006)

mar. (3)

18 Jun 2011 Karen Gordon (former wife of Michael Gordon, film producer), dau. of ..... Villeneuve

only child by third wife

5. Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer (b. 30 Jul 2012)

 

Last updated 15 Jan 2017

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Titles:

9th Earl Spencer

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Nov 1765)

9th Viscount Spencer, of Althorp in the County of Northampton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 3 Apr 1761)

9th Viscount Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northampton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 3 Apr 1765)

4th Viscount Althorp, of Great Brington in the County of Northampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Dec 1905)

9th Baron Spencer of Althorp, of Althorp in the County of Northampton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 3 Apr 1761)

 

Address:

Althorp Park, Great Brington, Northamptonshire NN7 4HG

 

Website for Althorp Park:

www.althorp.com

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