Raine Spencer (McCorquodale), Countess Spencer MP

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Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Newbury, Berkshire, England
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About Raine Spencer (McCorquodale), Countess Spencer

"Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer (née McCorquodale; born 9 September 1929) is a British socialite and local politician. She is the daughter of novelist Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale. However her mother later alleged that she was fathered by Prince George, Duke of Kent. At aged 23, she became the youngest member of Westminster City Council. As Countess of Dartmouth, she remained in local government for the following 17 years.

Widely considered a "larger-than-life" figure with a reputation for being immaculately dressed and coiffured at any public function, her actions frequently cause mention in the British and foreign press.

Her taste has frequently been questioned and her relationship with her stepchildren much discussed. As Countess Spencer, Raine was unpopular with her stepdaughter, Lady Diana Spencer, later the Princess of Wales. Her three marriages have, at varying times, accorded her five titles: the Honourable Mrs Gerald Legge, Viscountess Lewisham, Countess of Dartmouth, Countess Spencer and Comtesse Jean-François de Chambrun."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raine_Spencer,_Countess_Spencer

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=16255

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I97894&tree=Nixon

http://thepeerage.com/p10089.htm

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Citations / Sources:

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 2, page 2674. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 193. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

[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, pages 1036, 1040. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 14 p. 238 [DARTMOUTH].

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Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer's Timeline

1929
September 9, 1929
Newbury, Berkshire, England
1948
July 21, 1948
Age 18
1949
September 23, 1949
Age 20
1976
July 14, 1976
Age 46
Caxton Hall Register Office, London, England
1976
Age 46
1993
July 8, 1993
Age 63
Registrar's Office, Westminster, London, England
1995
January, 1995
Age 65