|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1798|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1857|
Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer KG CB PC was a British peer, the son of George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and the younger brother and successor of John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer.
Spencer was born at the Admiralty Building, London and was baptised in St Martin-in-the-Fields. He was educated at Eton College from 1808 to 1811, then joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman. He eventually rose to the rank of Captain in 1822 and was awarded several honours from various European countries for fighting in the Napoleonic Wars in the Mediterranean between 1811 and 1815. These were: Knight of the Order of St Louis of France (1828), the Order of St Anne of Russia (1828) and the Order of the Redeemer of Greece (1828).
He then retired from naval life and became Whig MP for Worcestershire (1831–1832) and Midhurst (1832–1834 & 1837–1841). He was later an equerry in the household of the Duchess of Kent (Queen Victoria's mother) from 1840 to 1845. Spencer was also noteworthy for being the first President of the Roxburghe Club, widely-regarded as the world's first book club.
On 23 February 1830, he married his cousin, Georgiana Poyntz (1799–1851) and they had three children: Lady Georgina Frances, Sir John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah Isabella .
On August 9, 1854, he married secondly, Adlaide Horatia Elizabeth Seymour, a great-granddaughter of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford and they had two children: Lady Victoria Alexandrina and Sir Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer.
George John Spencer (1758 - 1834)
Lavinia Bingham Spencer (1762 - 1831)
Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth Seymour (1825 - 1877)
Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz Spencer (1799 - 1851)*
John Poyntz Spencer (1835 - 1910)*
Charles Robert Spencer (1857 - 1922)*
John Charles Spencer (1782 - 1845)*
Richard Spencer (1789 - 1791)**
Frederick Spencer (1798 - 1857)
George Spencer (1799 - 1864)*
St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard
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Record added: Aug 10, 2006
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