John Spencer
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John Spencer (1734 - 1783)

John "1st Earl Spencer" Spencer
Born in Althorpe, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 20 Dec 1755 in Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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Died at age 48 in Bath, Somerset, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Nov 2008
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European Aristocracy
John Spencer was a member of the aristocracy in England.

John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer (1734-1783) was the son of Hon. John Spencer and Lady Georgiana Caroline Carteret. He married Margaret Georgiana Poyntz, daughter of Rt. Hon. Stephen Poyntz and Anne Maria Mordaunt, on 20 December 1755 at Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, England.

He was created 1st Viscount Spencer of Althorp and 1st Baron Spencer of Althorp [GB] on 3 April 1761, and 1st Earl Spencer and 1st Viscount Althorp [GB] on 1 November 1765.

Children of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer and Margaret Georgiana Poyntz

  1. Lady Georgiana Spencer b. 7 Jun 1757, d. 30 Mar 1806
  2. George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer b. 1 Sep 1758, d. 10 Nov 1834
  3. Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer b. 16 Jun 1761, d. 11 Nov 1821
  4. Lady Charlotte Spencer b. 1765, d. 1766
  5. Lady Louisa Spencer b. 1769, d. 1769


  • Richard Milward, ‘Spencer, John, first Earl Spencer (1734–1783)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 17 Aug 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.

  • Clifford Pedigree: Table Showing the Descent of the Barony of Clifford


  • WikiTree profile Spencer-2111 created through the import of HUNTER FAMILY TREE (3).ged on Aug 27, 2011 by Restricted Hunter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Restricted and others.

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