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John Spencer
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1734
Great Brington
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Dec. 31, 1783
Bath
Somerset, England

John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer was the son of The Hon. John Spencer, of Althorp and Lady Georgiana Carolina Carteret, daughter of John Carteret, Earl Granville, 2nd Lord Carteret and Frances Worsley.

1st Earl Spencer Married 20 December 1755 at Althorp, the Spencer family country estate to Georgiana Poyntz, daughter of The Rt. Hon. Stephen Poyntz and Anna Maria Mordaunt.

The couple had five children;
Lady Georgiana Spencer (17571806), married William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and had issue.
George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (17581834)
Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer (17611821), married Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough and had issue.
Lady Charlotte Spencer (17651766), died in infancy.
Lady Louisa Spencer (b. & d. 1769), died in infancy.

Spencer was MP for Warwick from 1756 to 1761. He was High Steward of St Albans in 1772. He was Mayor of St Albans in 1779. On 3 April 1761, he was created Baron Spencer of Althorp and Viscount Spencer by George III, and on 1 November 1765, he was created Viscount Althorp and Earl Spencer. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Spencer (1708 - 1746)
  Georgiana Caroline Carteret Spencer (1716 - 1780)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Spencer (1737 - 1814)*
 
 Children:
  Georgiana Spencer Cavendish (1757 - 1806)*
  George John Spencer (1758 - 1834)*
  Louisa Spencer (1769 - 1769)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Spencer (1734 - 1783)
  Diana Spencer (1735 - 1743)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard
Great Brington
Daventry District
Northamptonshire, England
 
Created by: KRW
Record added: Jul 24, 2009
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- Linda Newbrough
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
A relative of mine, may you rest in peace, sir.
- Renae✫
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013
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- historylover4ever
 Added: Jan. 25, 2013
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