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John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer
(1734-1783)
Margaret Georgiana Poyntz
(1737-1814)
George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer
(1758-1834)
Lavinia Bingham
(1762-1831)

Frederick Spencer 4th Earl Spencer
(1798-1857)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz

2. Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth “Yaddy” Seymour

Frederick Spencer 4th Earl Spencer 1

  • Born: 14 Apr 1798, Greater London, England
  • Christened: St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz on 23 Feb 1830
  • Marriage (2): Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth “Yaddy” Seymour on 9 Aug 1854
  • Died: 27 Dec 1857, Althorp, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England at age 59
  • Buried: St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
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bullet  General Notes:


Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer KG CB PC was a British peer, the son of George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and the younger brother and successor of John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer.

Spencer was born at the Admiralty Building, London and was baptised in St Martin-in-the-Fields. He was educated at Eton College from 1808 to 1811, then joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman. He eventually rose to the rank of Captain in 1822 and was awarded several honours from various European countries for fighting in the Napoleonic Wars in the Mediterranean between 1811 and 1815. These were: Knight of the Order of St Louis of France (1828), the Order of St Anne of Russia (1828) and the Order of the Redeemer of Greece (1828).

He then retired from naval life and became Whig MP for Worcestershire (1831\endash 1832) and Midhurst (1832\endash 1834 & 1837\endash 1841). He was later an equerry in the household of the Duchess of Kent (Queen Victoria's mother) from 1840 to 1845. Spencer was also noteworthy for being the first President of the Roxburghe Club, widely-regarded as the world's first book club.

On 23 February 1830, he married his cousin, Georgiana Poyntz (1799\endash 1851) and they had three children: Lady Georgina Frances, Sir John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah Isabella .

On August 9, 1854, he married secondly, Adlaide Horatia Elizabeth Seymour, a great-granddaughter of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford and they had two children: Lady Victoria Alexandrina and Sir Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer.


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Frederick married Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz on 23 Feb 1830. (Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz was born on 27 Mar 1799 in London, England, died on 10 Apr 1851 in St Leonards, Hastings Borough, East Sussex, England and was buried in St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England.)


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Frederick next married Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth “Yaddy” Seymour on 9 Aug 1854. (Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth “Yaddy” Seymour was born on 27 Jan 1825 in Greater London, England, died on 28 Oct 1877 in Guilsborough, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England and was buried in St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England.)


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Sources


1 Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/).


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