John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer (1734-1783)

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John Spencer, High Steward of St Albans, Mayor of St Albans, Baron Spencer of Althorp, Viscount Spencer, Viscount Althorp, 1st Earl Spencer, was born 19 December 1734 in Althorp, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom to John Spencer (1708-1746) and Georgiana Carolina Carteret (1716-1780) and died 31 August 1783 in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Georgiana Poyntz (1737-1814) 20 December 1755 in Althorp, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, Byzantium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belarus, the Byzantine Empire, Italy.


Offspring of John, 1st Earl Spencer and Margaret Georgiana Poyntz (1737-1814)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georgiana Spencer (1757-1806) 7 June 1757 30 March 1806 Devonshire House, London, London, England, United Kingdom William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748-1811)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1885)

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834) 1 September 1758 Wimbledon Park, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 10 November 1834 Althorp, England, United Kingdom Lavinia Bingham (1762-1831)

Henrietta Frances Spencer (1761-1821) 16 June 1761 Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom 11 November 1821 Florence, Italy Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (1758-1844)
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville (1773-1846)

Charlotte Spencer (1765-1766)
Louisa Spencer (1769-1769)

Sources and notes

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • His marriage to Margaret "was performed privately in his mother's dressing-room at Althorp and 'nobody in the house, though near 500 people, knew anything of the matter' until the Saturday following"

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