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John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer

Birthplace: Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire,, England
Death: Died in Bath, Somerset, England
Place of Burial: Spencer Family Vault, St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Northamptonshire, England
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Son of Hon. John Spencer MP and Georgiana Caroline Cowper (Spencer), Countess Cowper
Husband of Countess Lady Margaret Georgina Spencer and Margaret Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer
Father of George Spencer 2nd Earl; Georgiana Cavendish (Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire; George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer; Charlotte Spencer; Henrietta Frances Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough and 1 other
Brother of Diana Spencer

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About John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer,_1st_Earl_Spencer -------------------- John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer (19 December 1734 – 31 October 1783) was a British peer and politician. Spencer was born in 1734, at his family home, Althorp. He was the son of Hon. John Spencer and Georgiana Carolina Carteret (1716–1780), and a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Sunderland. Spencer was MP (Whig) for Warwick from 1756 to 1761. He was also High Steward of St Albans in 1772 and 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. On 20 December 1755, Spencer privately married Georgiana Poyntz (1737–1814), daughter of Stephen Poyntz, in his mother's dressing room at Althorp. They had five children: Lady Georgiana Spencer (1757–1806), married William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue. George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758–1834) Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer (1761–1821), married Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and had issue. Lady Charlotte Spencer (1765–1766), died in infancy. Lady Louisa Spencer (b. & d. 1769), died in infancy. He was the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales. Spencer died in 1783, aged 48 in Bath, and was buried in the family vault at St Mary's Church, Great Brington, Northamptonshire.

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December 19, 1734
Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire,, England
December 20, 1755
Age 21
Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, England
June 7, 1757
Age 22
September 1, 1758
Age 23
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
September 1, 1758
Age 23
Wimbledon Park, London, England
June 16, 1761
Age 26
Wimbledon, London, England
Age 30
Age 34
October 31, 1783
Age 48
Bath, Somerset, England
November 9, 1783
Age 48
Spencer Family Vault, St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Northamptonshire, England