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Diana Spencer (abt. 1736 - abt. 1743)

Diana Spencer
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European Aristocracy
Diana Spencer was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.


Diana Spencer, was the only daughter and second child of Hon. John Spencer, of Althorp, and his wife, Lady Georgiana Carteret.

Her dates of birth and death vary in the sources. A birth date of May 1735 is given in Collins, Peerage of England,[1] and followed by other sources, but this is impossible as her brother John Spencer, later 1st Earl Spencer, was born on 19 December 1734.[2] She was baptised on 11 June 1736, and although her birth date on the register isn't totally clear, it is possibly 17 May 1736 (though it has been transcribed as 17 April that year).[3]

Although Debrett's peerage lists her death as occurring in 1771[4], it seems more likely she died as a child. Collins, Peerage, states that she died "about 6 years old"[1], and the Wikipedia article for her father, that she died aged 8, three years before her father, who died 20 June 1746,[5] but there aren't any sources for this statement. There is also a FindAGrave record[6] for her, which states that she died 12 June 1743, and was buried the following day in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin and St John, Great Brington, Northamptonshire, England. Although this also doesn't cite any sources and hasn't been confirmed, it seems the most likely at this point.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brydges, Sir Egerton, Collins's Peerage of England: Genealogical, biographical and historical, vol. 5, p. 43, London: FC & J Rivington, 1812. Digitised by Microsoft (MSN) from Robarts Library, University of Toronto ( : viewed 6 June 2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage: or a history of the House of Lords and all its members from the earliest times, 2nd ed., vol. 12 (part 1), rev. & ed. by Geoffrey H. White, London: St Catherine Press, 1953. Electronically produced by ABC Publications, London, 2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 St George, Hanover Square (Westminster, Middlesex, England), Baptisms & Burials (date range unknown), p. 289, "Diana Spencer of the Hon. John Esqr & Georgina" baptised 11 June 1736; digital images, ( : viewed 6 June 2015), from Westminster Archives.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Debrett, John, The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland in two volumes, 10th ed., vol.1 - England, p. 272, London: G. Woodfall, 1816. Digitised by Google Books ( : viewed 6 June 2015)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'John Spencer (British politician )', in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, updated 24 December 2014, ( : viewed 6 June 2015).
  6. 6.0 6.1 KRW, creator, "St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard" database, Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 21 December 2022), memorial page for Diana Spencer (May 1735–12 Jun 1743), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15204401, citing St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England; Maintained by Memento Mori (contributor 46517473).


  • WikiTree profile Spencer-2676 created through the import of Spencer Family Tree 4 2002.GED on Nov 28, 2011 by Chet Spencer.

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Spencer-2676 and Spencer-21 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, only had one daughter named Diana
posted by John Atkinson

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