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William Spencer

  • Birth unknown Althorp, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Death 22 Jun 1532 Althorp, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Burial Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Memorial ID 13869984

Sir William Spencer Kt, of Wormleighton & Althorp, Northants was the son of Sir John Spencer, Kt, of Snitterfield & Wormleighton and Isabel (Graunt) and was born before 1516. He married Susan, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawsley, Northamptonshire. To this union six children were born; Sir John Spencer, Kt, of Wormleighton & Althorp, Isabel, Jane, Dorothy, Anne, and Mary.

Sir William Spencer was invested as a Knight at York Palace (Now Whitehall) in 1529 by Henry VIII. He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire from 1531 to 1532.


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  • Created by: KRW
  • Added: 5 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13869984
  • Michael Dunne
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Spencer (unknown–22 Jun 1532), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13869984, citing St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .