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Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer

Also Known As: "Bobbie", "Lord Chamberlain", "Robbie"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: St James Place, Westminster, London, England
Death: September 26, 1922 (64)
St James Place, Westminster, London, England
Place of Burial: St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard Great Brington Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Vice-Admiral Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer and Adelaide Spencer, Dowager Countess Spencer
Husband of Margaret Spencer, Viscountess Althorp
Father of Adelaide Margaret Delia Peel; Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer; Cecil Edward Robert Spencer; Lavinia Emily White; Captain Hon. George Charles Spencer and 1 other
Brother of Victoria Alexandrina Mansfield (Spencer)
Half brother of Lady Georgina Frances Spencer; John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer and Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer

Occupation: British Liberal Party politician, Lord chamberlain of the household, 6th Earl Spencer
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About Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer

"Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer KG, GCVO, PC, VRD (30 October 1857 – 26 September 1922), styled The Honourable Charles Spencer until 1905 and known as The Viscount Althorp between 1905 and 1910, was a British courtier and Liberal politician. An MP from 1880 to 1895 and again from 1900 to 1905, he served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1892 to 1895. Ennobled as Viscount Althorp in 1905, he was Lord Chamberlain from 1905 to 1912 in the Liberal administrations headed by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith. In 1910 he succeeded his half-brother in the earldom of Spencer. Lord Spencer was a great-grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales."





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 XIII, page 39. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. [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 2673. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

3. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 28. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

4. [S4] C.F.J. Hankinson, editor, DeBretts Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 147th year (London, U.K.: Odhams Press, 1949), page 1007. Hereinafter cited as DeBretts Peerage, 1949.

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Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer's Timeline

October 30, 1857
St James Place, Westminster, London, England
November 26, 1857
Age 13
St James Westminster, London, England
June 26, 1889
Age 31
Age 33
Holbeton, Devon, England
May 23, 1892
Age 34
London, Middlesex, England
May 20, 1894
Age 36
September 29, 1899
Age 41
Dallington, Northamptonshire, England
Age 43
Chelsea, London, England