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Katherine Spencer (Kitson), Lady

Also Known As: "Catherine Spencer", "Catherine Kitson"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Hengrave, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Brington, Northamptonshire, , England
Place of Burial: Brington, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Biological daughter of Sir Richard Longe of Shingay and Margaret Donington, Countess of Bath
Wife of Sir John Spencer, MP
Mother of Margaret Spencer; Katharine Spencer; Sir John Spencer (c.1549-1600) MP; Lady Mary Spencer; Elizabeth Carey, Baroness of Hunsdon and 6 others
Sister of Elizabeth Croftes (Kitson); Frances Bourchier; Sir Thomas Kitson, Kt.; Anne Kitson and Dorothy Pakington
Half sister of Thomas Long and Henry Long, MP

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About Katherine Spencer, Lady

  • Katherine Kitson1
  • F, #86742, b. circa 1525, d. before 8 November 1586
  • Father Sir Thomas Kitson1,2 b. c 1485, d. 11 Sep 1540
  • Mother Margaret Donington1 b. 1499, d. 20 Dec 1560
  • Katherine Kitson was born circa 1525 at of Hengrave, Suffolk, England.1 She married John Spencer, son of William Spencer and Susanna Knightley, circa 1547 at of Hengrave, Suffolk, England.1 Katherine Kitson died before 8 November 1586.1
  • Family John Spencer b. c 1522, d. 8 Nov 1586
  • Children
    • Anne Spencer1 d. 22 Sep 1618
    • Mary Spencer+1 b. c 1550, d. 1590
    • Elizabeth Spencer+3 b. c 1553
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • 2.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 390-1.
  • 3.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 629-630.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2887.htm#i86742
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  • Katherine Kitson1
  • F, #105346
  • Last Edited=7 Feb 2011
  • Katherine Kitson was the daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson.2 She married Sir John Spencer, son of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley.3
  • Children of Katherine Kitson and Sir John Spencer
    • 1.Sir John Spencer+3 d. 9 Jan 1599/0
    • 2.Sir William Spencer+3 d. 18 Dec 1609
    • 3.Sir Richard Spencer3
    • 4.Elizabeth Spencer2
    • 5.Anne Spencer+3 d. 22 Sep 1618
    • 6.Katherine Spencer+3 d. 1639
    • 7.Alice Spencer+1 b. c 1556, d. 23 Jan 1637
  • Citations
  • 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 II, page 272. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 629.
  • 3.[S9] Charles Kidd and David Williamson, editor, DeBretts Peerage and Baronetage (London, U.K.: DeBrett's Peerage, 1999), volume 2, page 1870. Hereinafter cited as DeBretts Peerage, 1999.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10535.htm#i105346
  • _________________________________
  • Catherine KYTSON
  • Born: ABT 1525, Hengrave, Suffolk, England
  • Died: BEF 8 Nov 1586
  • Buried: Brington, Northamptonshire, England
  • Father: Thomas KYTSON (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Margaret DONNINGTON (C. Bath)
  • Married: John SPENCER of Wormleighton (Sir) 1545, Hengrave, Suffolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne SPENCER (B. Mounteagle/B. Compton/C. Dorset)
    • 2. Catherine SPENCER
    • 3. Elizabeth SPENCER (B. Hundson /B. Eure of Witton)
    • 4. Alice SPENCER (C. Derby)
    • 5. John SPENCER of Wormleighton (Sir)
    • 6. Mary SPENCER
    • 7. Margaret SPENCER
    • 8. Thomas SPENCER
    • 9. William SPENCER of Yarnton (Sir)
    • 10. Richard SPENCER
    • 11. Edward SPENCER
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/KYTSON.htm#Catherine KYTSON1
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  • SPENCER, Sir John (1524-86), of Althorp, Northants. and Wormleighton, Warws.
  • Family and Education
  • b. 1524, o.s. of Sir William Spencer of Althorp and Wormleighton by Susan, da. of Sir Richard Knightley of Fawsley, Northants. educ. ?M. Temple. m. by Oct. 1545 Catherine, da. of Sir Thomas Kitson of London and Hengrave, Suff., 5s. inc. John†, Richard† and William† 6da. suc. fa. 22 June 1532. Kntd. 2 Oct. 1553.1
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/spencer-sir-john-1524-86
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  • Our New England ancestors and their descendants, 1620-1900: historical ... By Henry Whittemore
  • http://archive.org/details/ournewenglandanc00whit
  • http://archive.org/stream/ournewenglandanc00whit#page/98/mode/1up
  • Pg.50
    • Spencer.
  • Collins states further: This family (the Spencers) claim a descent from the ancient Baronial family of De Spenser, of whom Robert de Spenser came over with the Conqueror and was, as his name imports, steward to that monarch. At the time of the Domesday Book he had four lordships in Warwickshire, one in Gloucestershire, fifteen in Lincolnshire and seventeen in Leicestershire. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/ournewenglandanc00whit#page/100/mode/1up
  • Pg.51
  • Sir John Spencer, eldest son of John, was denominated of Smithfield. On Sept. 3, 1506, he purchased the great lordship of Wormleighton, in co. Warwick. He died April 14, 1522. He married Isabel, daughter and co-heir of Walter Gaunt, Esq., of Snellerfield in Warwickshire, who had issue,
  • Sir William Spenser, who received the honor of Knighthood A. D. 1529, and in 23 and 24 Henry VIII, was Sheriff of Northamptonshire. He died 1532. He married Susan __, and had
  • Sir John Spenser, who was Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 5 Edward VI, and elected one of the Knights of the shire in parliament for that county in the 1st Queen Mary. He died Nov. 8, 1586, having married Katharine, daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, and had William.
  • Sir William Spenser, third son of Sir John, received the honor of Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, 1592, and died Dec. 1609. By his wife Margaret, daughter of Francis Bowyer, he had two sons, Thomas the eldest, and five daughters. ....
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  • The Visitation of the county of Warwick in the year 1619. Taken by William Camden, Clarenceaux king of arms (1877) Vol. 12
  • http://archive.org/details/visitationcount01britgoog
    • Spencer - CHART Pg.282-285
  • http://archive.org/stream/visitationcount01britgoog#page/n311/mode/1up
  • Pg.285
  • Willm's Spencer de Wormleighto' ob 1532. = Susanna fil. Ric'i Knightley de Fanesley militis.; ch: Anna (m. _ Goodwin), Dorothea (m. Tho. Spencer), Joh'es (m. Katherina Kitson), Jane (m. Ric'i Bridges), Isabella (m. Johes Cotton), Maria (m. Tho. Bowes) Spencer.
  • Joh's Spencer de Elthorp in Comitat. Northamp. miles. = Katherina fil. Tho. Kitson de Comitat. Suff. militis.; ch: Alicia (m. Ferdinan. Comitis Darbiae & Tho. Egerton), Mary (m. Edw. Aston), Joh'es (m. Margareta Catlin), Katherina (m. Tho. Leigh), Elizab. (m. Georgij Carye), Margareta (m. Egidij Alington & Edw. Elrington), Anna (m. Will'i Monteagle & Henrici Compton & Rob'ti Dorset). Willi'm (m. Margareta Bowier), Ricus (m. Elinora Brokett), Thomas (m. Maria' Cheeke) Spencer.
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  • Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical (1812)
  • http://archive.org/details/collinsspeerage_01coll
  • http://archive.org/stream/collinsspeerage_01coll#page/n410/mode/1up
  • Pg.385
  • Sir William Spencer received the honour of knighthood, A. D. 1529; and in 23 and 24 Henry VII. was sheriff of Northamptonshire. His last will bears date June 17th, 1532, whereby he bequeaths his body to be buried at Brington, in such manner as his executors shall think fit; orders his father's will to be complied with in every article, not then performed: appoints Dame Susan, his wife, Sir Nicholas Strelley, Knight; Anthony Cope, Esq.; Walter Smith, Esq.; and two others, his executors; and that they take care of John, his only son, then very young; .... etc.
  • Over the said tomb, on a tablet under an arch, is likewise an inscription, whence it appears that he died 1532, having married Susan, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawsley in Northamptonshire, Knight, and had issue, first, Sir John, only son; second, Isabel, marrried to Sir John Cotton, of Lanwade in Cam-
  • http://archive.org/stream/collinsspeerage_01coll#page/n411/mode/1up
  • Pg.386
  • bridgeshire, Knight; third, Jane, wife of Sir Richard Brugis, of Shefford in Berkshire, Knight; fourth, Dorothy, marrried to Thomas Spencer, of Everdon in Northamptonshire, Esq.; fifth, Anne, wife of Sir John Goodwin, of Winchendon in Northamptonshire, Knight, which Anne died without issue; sixth Mary, wife of Thomas Boles, of Walington in Hertfordshire, Esq.
  • Sir John Spencer, the only son, .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/collinsspeerage_01coll#page/n412/mode/1up
  • Pg. 387
  • He died November 8th, 1586, having married Katherine daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave in Suffolk, Knight, by whom he had issue; first Sir John Spencer, Knight; second, Thomas Spencer, of Claredon in Warwickshire, Esq.; third, Sir William Spencer, of Yarnton, com. oxford, Knight, fourth, Richard Spencer, of Offley in Hertfordshire, Esq.; fifth, Edward Spencer, who died without issue; sixth, Margaret married to Giles Allington of Horseheath in Cambridgeshire, Esq. and afterwards to Edward Eldrington, Esq.; seventh, Elizabeth married to George Lord Hunsdon; eighth, Katherine, wife of Sir Thomas Leigh, of Stoneley in Warwickshire, Knight; ninth, Mary married to Sir Edward Aston of Tixhall in Staffordshire, Knight; tenth, Anne, wife of William Lord Monteagle who had no issue by her; and afterwards married to Henry Lord Compton; and lastly to Robert Sackville, son and heir of Thomas Lord Buckhurst, lord treasurer; eleventh, Alice, married to Ferdinando, Earl of Derby, and then to Sir Thomas Egerton, Knight, lord keeper of the great seal.
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  • John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, DL, JP (born 13 April 1926), is the son of Lt.-Col. John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough and his wife, Hon. Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan. He is also a relation .... etc.
    • Patrilineal descent[6][7]
  • Raoul de Tancarville .... etc.
  • Sir John Spencer, Kt. of Snitterfield & Althorp, (1447-1522. He bought Wormleighton, co. Warwick, 1506, and Althorp, co. Northampton, 1508. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1511, and was knighted in or after 1519. At this point, the family became hereditary armigers.
  • Sir William Spencer, Kt. of Wormleighton & Althorp, (1483-1532), Sheriff of Northamptonshire; married Susan, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawsley, Northamptonshire
  • Sir John Spencer, Kt. of Wormleighton & Althorp, (1517 [1524 per Cracroft]-1586) MP for Northampton, Sheriff and sometime Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire; married Katherine Kitson (bur. at Great Brington, co. Northampton), 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk, Sheriff of London 1533, by his wife Margaret Donnington, later Countess of Bath, only child and hrss. of John Donnington, of Stoke Newington, co. Middlesex, and Donnington, co. York. Of their five sons, three became MPs, and of their six daughters, three married peers.
  • Sir John Spencer, Kt. of Wormleighton & Althorp, MP (1550-1599) married Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Catlyn. It was this Sir John Spencer who assumed the arms of the medieval Despencer family.
  • Robert Spencer, 1st Baron Spencer .... etc.
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  • Links
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Spencer_(died_1586)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Spencer_(died_1600)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kytson_the_Elder
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Spencer
  • http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/spencer-john-1549-1600
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Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer


1521–1586

Birth 1521 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England

Death 08 NOV 1586 • Brington, Northamptonshire, England

When Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer was born in 1521 in Hengrave, Suffolk, England, her father, Sir, was 27. She married John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer in 1545 in her hometown. They had 13 children in 25 years. She died on November 8, 1586, at the age of 65.

Birth

Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer was born in 1521 in Hengrave, Suffolk, England, to Sir Richard Shengay Longe, age 27.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England

1521 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England

     

1524

Age 3

Birth of Half-Brother

Her half-brother Richard was born in 1524 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, when Lady Catherine was 3 years old.

Glastonbury, Somerset, England

Richard Long


1524–

   

1524 • Glastonbury, Somerset, England

     

1541

Age 20

Birth of Half-Brother

Her half-brother Thomas was born in 1541 in Dorset, England, when Lady Catherine was 20 years old.

Dorset, England

Thomas Long


1541–1593

   

1541 • Dorset, England

     

31 Mar

1544

Age 23

Birth of Half-Brother

Her half-brother Henry was born on March 31, 1544, when Lady Catherine was 23 years old.

1657893, Cambridgeshire, England

Henry Long


1544–1573

   

31 Mar 1544 • 1657893, Cambridgeshire, England

     

1545

Age 24

Marriage

Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer married John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer in Hengrave, Suffolk, England, in 1545 when she was 24 years old.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England

John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer

1517–1586

 

1545 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England

     

1545

Age 24

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Katharine was born in 1545 in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England.

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England

Katharine Spencer


1545–1639

   

1545 • Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England

     

1546

Age 25

Birth of Son

Her son John was born in 1546 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England.

Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

John Spencer


1546–1599

   

1546 • Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

     

1546

Age 25

Birth of Half-Sister

Her half-sister Jane was born in 1546 when Lady Catherine was 25 years old.

Cambridgeshire, England

Jane Longe


1546–1562

   

1546 • Cambridgeshire, England

     

1547

Age 26

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Elizabeth was born in 1547 in Hengrave, Suffolk, England.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England

Elizabeth Spencer


1547–1616

   

1547 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England

     

1548

Age 27

Death of Father

Her father Sir Richard Shengay passed away in 1548 in Wiltshire, England, at the age of 54.

Wiltshire, England

Sir Richard Shengay Longe COUNT


1494–1548

   

1548 • Wiltshire, England

     

1550

Age 29

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Mary was born in 1550 in Hengrave, Suffolk, England.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England

Mary Spencer


1550–1590

   

1550 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England

     

1551

Age 30

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Margaret was born in 1551 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England.

Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

Margaret Spencer


1551–1626

   

1551 • Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

     

1554

Age 33

Marriage

Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer married John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer in Hengrave, Suffolk, England, in 1554 when she was 33 years old.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England.

John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer

1517–1586

 

1554 • Hengrave, Suffolk, England.

     

1554

Age 33

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Alice was born in 1554 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

St Martin Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Alice Spencer


1554–1637

   

1554 • St Martin Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

     

1555

Age 34

Birth of Son

Her son William was born in 1555 in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England.

Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England

William Spencer


1555–1609

   

1555 • Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England

     

1556

Age 35

Birth of Daughter

Her daughter Ann was born in 1556 in Dorset, England.

1662467, Dorset, England

Ann Spencer


1556–1585

   

1556 • 1662467, Dorset, England

     

1558

Age 37

Birth of Son

Her son Thomas was born in 1558 in Warwickshire, England.

Warwickshire, England

Thomas Spencer


1558–1580

   

1558 • Warwickshire, England

     

1558

Age 37

Birth of Son

Her son Charles was born in 1558 in Lincolnshire, England.

1670302, Lincolnshire, England

Charles SPENCER


1558–

   

1558 • 1670302, Lincolnshire, England

     

1559

Age 38

Birth of Son

Her son Richard was born in 1559 in Hertfordshire, England.

Hertfordshire, England

Richard Spencer


1559–1624

   

1559 • Hertfordshire, England

     

1561

Age 40

Birth of Son

Her son Edward was born in 1561 in England.

Of, Offley, Herfordshire, England

Edward Spencer


1561–1584

   

1561 • Of, Offley, Herfordshire, England

     

1562

Age 41

Death of Half-Sister

Her half-sister Jane died in 1562 when Lady Catherine was 41 years old.


Jane Longe


1546–1562

   

1562

     

1570

Age 49

Birth of Son

Her son Robert was born in 1570 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England.

Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

Robert Spencer


1570–1627

   

1570 • Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

     

15 Apr

1573

Age 52

Death of Half-Brother

Her half-brother Henry died on April 15, 1573, in England when Lady Catherine was 52 years old.

St Andrews Wardrobe, England

Henry Long


1544–1573

   

15 Apr 1573 • St Andrews Wardrobe, England

     

8 Nov

1580

Age 59

Death of Son

Her son Thomas passed away on November 8, 1580, at the age of 22.

Brington, Warwickshire, England

Thomas Spencer


1558–1580

   

8 Nov 1580 • Brington, Warwickshire, England

     

1584

Age 63

Death of Son

Her son Edward passed away in 1584 at the age of 23.


Edward Spencer


1561–1584

   

1584

     

1585

Age 64

Death of Daughter

Her daughter Ann passed away in 1585 in Dorset, England, at the age of 29.

1662467, Dorset, England

Ann Spencer


1556–1585

   

1585 • 1662467, Dorset, England

     

8 Nov

1586

Age 65

Death of Husband

Her husband John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire passed away on November 8, 1586, in Rockingham, Northamptonshire, England, at the age of 69. They had been married 41 years.

Rockingham / Brington, Northamptonshire, England

John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer


1517–1586

   

08 Nov 1586 • Rockingham / Brington, Northamptonshire, England

     

8 Nov

1586

Age 65

Death

Lady Catherine Kitson Baroness Spencer died on November 8, 1586, when she was 65 years old.

Brington, Northamptonshire, England 08 Nov 1586 • Brington, Northamptonshire, England

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Katherine Spencer, Lady's Timeline

1515
May 30, 1515
Suffolk, England
1547
1547
Age 31
Suffolk, England
1549
1549
Age 33
Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England
1549
Age 33
Hengrave, , Suffolk, England
1550
1550
Age 34
Hengrave, , Suffolk, England
1552
June 29, 1552
Age 37
Suffolk, England
1553
1553
Age 37
Offley, Hertfordshire, England
1555
1555
Age 39
Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England
1555
Age 39
Altrop, Northamptonshire, England