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Raine Spencer (McCorquodale), Countess Spencer

Birthplace: Newbury, Berkshire, England
Death: October 21, 2016 (87)
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Alexander George (Sachie) McCorquodale and Barbara Cartland
Wife of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
Ex-wife of Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth and Private
Mother of William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth; Private; Private and Private
Half sister of Private and Private

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About Raine Spencer, 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."








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

September 9, 1929
Newbury, Berkshire, England
September 23, 1949
Age 20