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George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

Also Known As: "Sir George Spencer", "2nd Earl of Spencer"
Birthplace: Wimbledon Park, London, England
Death: Died in Althorpe, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer and Margaret Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer
Husband of lavinia spencer, lady and Lavinia Spencer, Countess Spencer
Father of Vice-Admiral Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer; John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer; Sarah Lyttelton, Baroness Lyttelton; Hon. Richard Spencer; Capt. Hon. Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer and 4 others
Brother of Georgiana Cavendish (Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire; Charlotte Spencer; Henrietta Frances Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough and Louisa Spencer

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About George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

"George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer KG PC FRS FSA (1 September 1758 – 10 November 1834), styled Viscount Althorp from 1765 to 1783, was a British Whig politician. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents."





1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/1, page 154. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 153.

4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 155.

5. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 838. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 157.

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George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer's Timeline

September 1, 1758
Wimbledon Park, London, England
October 16, 1758
Wimbledon, London, England
October 16, 1758
Wimbeldon, Kingston, Surrey, England
October 16, 1758
March 6, 1781
Age 22
Charles Street, Mayfair, London, England
May 30, 1782
Age 23
Spencer House, St. James's Place, St. James's, London, England
July 29, 1787
Age 28
Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire,, England
October 18, 1789
Age 31
Dollington, Durham, England
October 24, 1791
Age 33
Althorpe, Norfolk, England
Age 33