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Sir William Spencer, of Wormleighton

Also Known As: "William Spencer", "of Wormleighton"
Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, , England
Death: Died in Brington, Northamptonshire, , England
Place of Burial: Brington, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Spencer and Lady Isabel Spencer
Husband of Susanna Spencer (Knightley)
Father of Sir John Spencer, MP; Isabel Cotton; Jane Brydges; Anna Spencer, Lady; Dorothy Spencer and 2 others
Brother of Jane Stafford; Leonard Spencer; Lady Isabel Spencer; Anthony Spencer; Dorothy Catesby, Lady and 2 others

Occupation: Sir/Knight, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire / Lived at Althorp, Sheriff of Northamptonshire
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About Sir William Spencer

From the Champlin family gedcom:

He possessed a fine estate at Yarnton, in the county of Oxford. Hereceived the honour of knighthood form Queen Elizabeth in 1502.

Birth: 1555 in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England

Death: 18 DEC 1609 in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England

Note: He lies buried with his lady under a curious altar-monument, raisedagainst the north wall, near the east window of the south chancel ofthe church of Yarnton, in Oxfordshire; it is composed of differentsorts of marble, and adorned with arms of war, battle-axes, swords,carbines, standards, sheafs of arrows,etc. On the tomb, under anarch, lies the figure of a knight on his back, completely armed,excepting his head-piece. His lady on the left in the habit of thetimes. He head rests on a griffin's head, his crest, hers on apillow, with their hands in a devout posture. The arch is supportedby four pillars of the Corinthian order, and at the top between twopyramids, is a shield of the quarterings of arms belonging to thefamily, vis. seven coats. On the side of the tomb is a tablet, andtwo men kneeling on cushions on the right side thereof, as also fourwomen on the left. Another tablet under the arch, exhibits theinscription in gilt letters.


Sir William Spencer was the son of Sir John Spencer and Isabel Grant. He married Susan Knightley, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley and Jane Skenard. He died on 22 June 1532.

Sir William Spencer was invested as a Knight in 1529.1 He lived at Althorp, Northamptonshire, England. He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire from 1532 to 1533.


Sheriff of Nottingham


From thePeerage.com:

    Sir William Spencer was the son of Sir John Spencer and Isabel Grant. He married Susan Knightley, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley and Jane Skenard. He died on 22 June 1532.
    Sir William Spencer was invested as a Knight in 1529. He lived at Althorp, Northamptonshire, England. He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire from 1532 to 1533.

Children of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley

   * Sir John Spencer+ d. 8 Nov 1586
   * Jane Spencer

Of wormleighton & Althorp in Northhamptonshire


Sir William Spencer (c. 1496 – 22 June 1532) was an English landowner and High Sheriff from the Spencer family.

He was the younger son of Sir John Spencer, of Hodnell and Wormleighton, Warwickshire and Althorp, Northamptonshire.

In the parish church for Althorp, St Mary the Virgin in Great Brington, Sir William bequeathed the church's east window of stained glass which depicted St. John the Baptist and the Spencer coat of arms, now in a south window of the chancel, in memory of his father and a plain altar tomb with an Elizabethan tablet commemorating his life and death and that of his lady Susan, the daughter of Sir Richard Knightley.[1]

Sir William Spencer was appointed High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1531–32 but died in office and was replaced by David Cecil. He was succeeded by his son John. Sir William Spencer was buried in Brington church, the parish church for Althorp.

Sir William married Susan Knightley, the daughter of Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawsley, Northamptonshire and had a son and five daughters. He is a direct male-line ancestor of Lady Diana Spencer.


Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire


1496–1532

Birth 1496 • Northamptonshire, England

Death 22 JUN 1532 • Brington, Northamptonshire, England

When Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire was born in 1496 in Northamptonshire, England, his father, Sir, was 59 and his mother, Isabel, was 22. He married Lady Susan Knightley, Baroness Spencer in 1514 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England. They had six children in 10 years. He died on June 22, 1532, at the age of 36.

Birth

Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire was born in 1496 in Northamptonshire, England, to Isabel Graunt, age 22, and Sir John Spencer, age 59.

Northamptonshire, England

1496 • Northamptonshire, England

     

1498

Age 2

Birth of Brother

His brother Anthony was born in 1498 in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England, when Sir William was 2 years old.

Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England

Anthony Spencer


1498–

   

1498 • Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England

     

1507

Age 11

Birth of Sister

His sister Dorothy was born in 1507 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England, when Sir William was 11 years old.

Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

Dorothy Spencer


1507–1553

   

1507 • Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England

     

1514

Age 18

Marriage

Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire married Lady Susan Knightley, Baroness Spencer in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England, in 1514 when he was 18 years old.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Lady Susan Knightley, Baroness Spencer

1498–1532

 

1514 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

1515

Age 19

Birth of Daughter

His daughter Isabel was born in 1515 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Isabel Spencer


1515–1578

   

1515 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

1517

Age 21

Birth of Son

His son John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire was born in 1517 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

John Sir Althorp High Sheriff of Hamptonshire Spencer


1517–1586

   

1517 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

1519

Age 23

Birth of Daughter

His daughter Jane was born in 1519 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Jane Spencer


1519–1593

   

1519 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

10 Sep

1521

Age 25

Death of Half-Brother

His half-brother Robert died on September 10, 1521, when Sir William was 25 years old.

St Albans, Bedfordshire, England

Robert Spencer


1460–1521

   

10 Sep 1521 • St Albans, Bedfordshire, England

     

1521

Age 25

Birth of Daughter

His daughter Dorothy was born in 1521 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Dorothy le de Spencer


1521–1575

   

1521 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

1523

Age 27

Birth of Daughter

His daughter Anne was born in 1523 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Anne Spencer


1523–

   

1523 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

12 Feb

1525

Age 29

Death of Half-Sister

His half-sister Jane died on February 12, 1525, in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England, when Sir William was 29 years old.

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England

Jane Spencer


1465–1525

   

12 Feb 1525 • Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England

     

1525

Age 29

Birth of Daughter

His daughter Marie was born in 1525 in Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.

Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

Marie Spencer


1525–

   

1525 • Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England

     

1530

Age 34

Death of Mother

His mother Isabel passed away in 1530 in Norfolk, England, at the age of 56.

1671476, Norfolk, England

Isabel Graunt


1474–1530

   

1530 • 1671476, Norfolk, England

     

4 Feb

1532

Age 36

Death of Half-Brother

His half-brother John died on February 4, 1532, in Bedfordshire, England, when Sir William was 36 years old.

Bedfordshire, England

John Spencer


1462–1532

   

4 Feb 1532 • Bedfordshire, England

     

22 Jun

1532

Age 36

Death of Half-Brother

His half-brother William died on June 22, 1532, when Sir William was 36 years old.

Brington, Northamptonshire, England

William Spencer


1496–1532

   

22 Jun 1532 • Brington, Northamptonshire, England

     

22 Jun

1532

Age 36

Death

Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire died on June 22, 1532, when he was 36 years old.

Brington, Northamptonshire, England 22 Jun 1532 • Brington, Northamptonshire, England

     

Marriage

Sir William Spencer, Baron Spencer, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire was married.

Towcester, Rutland, England Towcester, Rutland, England

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Sir William Spencer's Timeline

1496
1496
Northamptonshire, , England
1510
February 3, 1510
Age 14
Fawsley, Northamptonshire, , England
1511
1511
Age 15
Althorp, Northamptonshire, England
1519
1519
Age 23
Northamptonshire, UK
1519
Age 23
Fawsley, Northamptonshire, , England
1521
1521
Age 25
Fawsley,,Northamptonshire,England
1523
1523
Age 27
Hampstead, Middlesex, England
1525
1525
Age 29
England, United Kingdom
1532
June 22, 1532
Age 36
Brington, Northamptonshire, , England