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Robert Spencer

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

Son of Robert Spencer, I and Anna Focke Spencer
Husband of Eleanor Beaufort
Father of Margaret Carey and Katherine Spencer, Countess of Northumberland
Brother of Thomas F Spencer; Henry Spencer and John Spencer, Sir
Half brother of Sir John Spencer, Lord of Wormleighton

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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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Robert SPENCER (AFN: 921V-VL) Pedigree



Birth:   Abt 1430   
 Spencercombe, Devonshire, England   



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


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 

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

Ashbury, Devon, England
Age 31
Spencercomb, Devon, England
Age 42
Spencercombe, Devon, , England
January 11, 1510
Age 75
Spencercombe, Devon, England
January 29, 1945
Age 75
October 25, 1945
Age 75
Devon, England