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Robert Spencer

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Birthplace: Ashbury, Devon, England
Death: Died in Spencercombe, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Spencer, I and Anna Focke Spencer
Husband of Anne Spencer and Eleanor Beaufort
Father of John Spencer; Lady Anne Spencer; Margaret Carey; Edmund Spencer and Katherine Spencer, Countess of Northumberland
Brother of John Despencer, Sir; Thomas F Spencer and Henry Spencer

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About Sir Robert Spencer

Sir Robert Spencer of Spencer-Combe and Eleanor Beaufort were married about 1470. Sir Robert was reputed at that time to be the wealthiest individual in England. The Spencer family had been Knightly sheep grazers for many generations.

Robert and Eleanor had two children together:

  1. Catherine Spencer (1477–1542), who married Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland.
  2. Margaret Spencer (c 1472) who married Thomas Carey.

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Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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Robert SPENCER (AFN: 921V-VL) Pedigree

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Event(s)

Birth:   Abt 1430   
 Spencercombe, Devonshire, England   

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Marriage(s)

Spouse:  Elbeanor BEAUFORT (AFN: 921S-JL)  Family  
Marriage:  1465  

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About Ancestral File

Ancestral File is a collection of genealogical information taken from Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records submitted to the Family History Department since 1978 

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Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset married before 1436, Lady Eleanor Beauchamp, widow of Thomas, 8th Lord Ros, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas, Lord Berkeley. Eleanor was an older half-sister of Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick and Anne Neville, Countess of Warwick.

Their unlicensed marriage was later pardoned on 7 March 1438, and they had the following children:

Eleanor – married first James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormonde and second Sir Robert Spencer.

Elizabeth (d. before 1472) – married Sir Henry Fitz Lewis.

Henry Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (1436–1464)

Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford (bef. 1439–1474) – married first Humphrey, Earl of Stafford and second Sir Richard Darell.

Edmund Beaufort, styled 3rd Duke of Somerset (c. 1439– 4 May 1471)

Anne Beaufort (c. 1453 – c. 1496) – married William Paston, Esq.

John Beaufort, styled Marquess of Dorset (c. 1455– 4 May 1471)

Joan Beaufort (d. 11 August 1518) – married first Sir Robert St. Lawrence and second Sir Richard Fry.

Thomas Beaufort (c. 1455–c. 1463) --------------------

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Sir Robert Spencer's Timeline

1435
1435
Ashbury, Devon, England
1450
1450
Age 15
Northamptonshire, England
1465
1465
Age 30
England
1466
1466
Age 31
Spencercomb, Devon, England
1477
1477
Age 42
Spencercombe, Devon, , England
1502
March 13, 1502
Age 67
Spencercombe, Devon, England
1505
1505
Age 67
England
1945
January 29, 1945
Age 67
October 25, 1945
Age 67
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