Sir William Spencer1

M, #105361, d. 22 June 1532
Last Edited=6 Jan 2011
     Sir William Spencer was the son of Sir John Spencer and Isabel Grant.1 He married Susan Knightley, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley and Jane Skenard.1 He died on 22 June 1532.1
     He was invested as a Knight in 1529.1 He lived at Althorp, Northamptonshire, England.2 He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire from 1532 to 1533.1

Children of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 167. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Susan Knightley1

F, #105362
Last Edited=6 Jan 2011
     Susan Knightley was the daughter of Sir Richard Knightley and Jane Skenard.1,2 She married Sir William Spencer, son of Sir John Spencer and Isabel Grant.1
     She was also known as Susan Knightly.

Children of Susan Knightley and Sir William Spencer

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 167. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Sir Richard Knightley1

M, #105363, d. 1534
Last Edited=2 Jun 2008
     Sir Richard Knightley was the son of Sir Richard Knightley and Eleanor Throgmorton.2 He married Jane Skenard.2 He died in 1534.2
     He lived at Fawsley, Northamptonshire, England.2

Children of Sir Richard Knightley and Jane Skenard

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 167. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Jane Spencer1

F, #105364
Last Edited=2 Jun 2008
     Jane Spencer was the daughter of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley.1 She married Sir Richard Bruges.1 She married Sir William Harcourt.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Sir Richard Bruges1

M, #105365
Last Edited=8 Mar 2002
     Sir Richard Bruges married Jane Spencer, daughter of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley.1

Citations

  1. [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.


Sir William Harcourt1

M, #105366
Last Edited=30 Dec 2008
     Sir William Harcourt married Jane Spencer, daughter of Sir William Spencer and Susan Knightley.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Sir John Spencer1

M, #105367, d. 14 April 1522
Last Edited=6 Jan 2011
     Sir John Spencer was the son of William Spencer and Elizabeth Empson. He married Isabel Grant, daughter of Walter Grant, before 1506.1 He died on 14 April 1522.1
      On 3 September 1506 he acquired the Wormleighton estate in Warwickshire, as well as the Althorp estate in Northamptonshire.1

Child of Sir John Spencer

Child of Sir John Spencer and Isabel Grant

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 167. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Isabel Grant1

F, #105368
Last Edited=6 Jan 2011
     Isabel Grant was the daughter of Walter Grant.2 She married Sir John Spencer, son of William Spencer and Elizabeth Empson, before 1506.1

Child of Isabel Grant and Sir John Spencer

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S10] John Pearson, Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals (London, U.K.: HarperCollins, 1999), endpiece. Hereinafter cited as Blood Royal.

Lady Dorothy Sydney1

F, #105369, b. 5 October 1617, d. 5 February 1683/84
Last Edited=4 Dec 2012
Consanguinity Index=0.03%
Dorothy, Countess of Sunderland
by van Dyck 2
     Lady Dorothy Sydney was baptised on 5 October 1617.3 She was born at Scion House, England.3 She was the daughter of Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester and Lady Dorothy Percy.1 She married, firstly, Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland, son of William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton and Lady Penelope Wriothesley, on 20 July 1639 at Penhurst, Kent, England.1 She married, secondly, Robert Smythe on 8 July 1652.3 She died on 5 February 1683/84 at age 66.4 She was buried on 25 February 1683/84 at Brington, Northamptonshire, England.3
      From 20 July 1639, her married name became Spencer. As a result of her marriage, Lady Dorothy Sydney was styled as Countess of Sunderland on 8 June 1643. From 8 July 1652, her married name became Smythe.

Children of Lady Dorothy Sydney and Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland

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 XII/1, page 483. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XII/1, page 484.
  4. [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.
  5. [S10] John Pearson, Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals (London, U.K.: HarperCollins, 1999), endpiece. Hereinafter cited as Blood Royal.

Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester1

M, #105370, b. 1 December 1595, d. 2 November 1677
Last Edited=3 Mar 2011
     Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester was born on 1 December 1595 at Barnard's Castle, London, England.2 He was the son of Robert Sydney, 1st Earl of Leicester and Barbara Gamage.2 He married Lady Dorothy Percy, daughter of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland and Lady Dorothy Devereux, circa January 1615.2 He died on 2 November 1677 at age 81.2
     He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) in 1610.2 He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Kent between 1620 and 1622.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Monmouthshire from 1624 to 1625.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Leicester [E., 1618] on 13 July 1626.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount L'Isle [E., 1605] on 13 July 1626.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Sydney of Penshurst, co. Kent [E., 1603] on 13 July 1626.2 He held the office of Ambassador to Holstein in 1632.2 He partipicated in an ordinance between July 1632 and November 1632; Ambassador to Denmark.2 He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1636 and 1641.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Wilton in 1637.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1639.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland between 1641 and 1643.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Kent in 1642.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1660.2

Children of Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester and Lady Dorothy Percy

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 XII/1, page 483. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1078. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]