Caroline Susannah Spencer1

F, #106081, d. 5 May 1840
Last Edited=10 May 2003
Consanguinity Index=6.33%
     Caroline Susannah Spencer was the daughter of John Spencer and Lady Elizabeth Spencer.1 She married Charles de Mentque, Vicomte de Mentque on 14 January 1830.1 She died on 5 May 1840.1
     From 14 January 1830, her married name became de Mentque.

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Charles de Mentque, Vicomte de Mentque1

M, #106082
Last Edited=30 Oct 2002
     Charles de Mentque, Vicomte de Mentque married Caroline Susannah Spencer, daughter of John Spencer and Lady Elizabeth Spencer, on 14 January 1830.1 He married Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of John Spencer and Lady Elizabeth Spencer, on 14 January 1830.

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Elizabeth Spencer1

F, #106083, b. between 1791 and 1808
Last Edited=10 May 2003
Consanguinity Index=6.33%
     Elizabeth Spencer was born between 1791 and 1808. She was the daughter of John Spencer and Lady Elizabeth Spencer.1 She married Lacy Rumsey on 22 April 1823.1
     From 22 April 1823, her married name became Rumsey.

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Lacy Rumsey1

M, #106084
Last Edited=21 Mar 2002
     Lacy Rumsey married Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of John Spencer and Lady Elizabeth Spencer, on 22 April 1823.1
     He held the office of Clerk of Bills of the Treasury.1

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

William Robert Spencer1

M, #106085, b. 9 January 1769, d. 23 October 1834
Last Edited=10 Mar 2015
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
William Spencer, 1790 2
     William Robert Spencer was born on 9 January 1769 at Althorp, Northampton, Northamptonshire, EnglandG.3 He was the son of Lord Charles Spencer and Hon. Mary Beauclerk.1 He married Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth, daughter of Francis Graf von Jenison-Walworth and Charlotte Smith, on 13 December 1791.1 He was also reported to have been married on 17 June 1791.3 He died on 23 October 1834 at age 65 at Paris, FranceG.4,3,5 He was buried on 13 November 1834 at Chapel, Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, EnglandG.5
     He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow, London, EnglandG. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandG. The following obituary was published in The Gentleman’s Magazine in January 1835:

W. R. SPENCER, ESQ.
Oct. 23. At Paris, aged 65, William Robert Spencer, esq., cousin-german to the Duke of Marlborough.
This accomplished gentleman was the second son of the late Lord Charles Spencer, by the Hon. Mary Beauclerk, daughter of Lord Vere, and sister to Aubrey fifth Duke of St. Alban’s.
The younger son of a younger son, Mr. Spencer, early in life, found it prudent to accept the appointment of Commissioner of Stamps. The office disqualified him for sitting in Parliament. Mr. Spencer was a poet of much sweetness. His poetical works were a Translation of Leonora, from the German of Burger, a folio volume, embellished with designs by his aunt, Lady Diana Beauclerk, 1796. Urania, or the Illuminé, a comedy; the Prologue by Lord John Townshend, 1802. The Year of Sorrow, 1804, 4to. A volume of Poems, 1811. Mr. Spencer was one of the most highly gifted and accomplished men of the age in which he lived, though a love of contemplation rather than of action, a natural, a constitutional indolence, governed him with irresistible sway, and forbade those exertions which might have ranked him among the great poets of his day, or have placed him in a situation where his extensive knowledge and numerous attainments would have rendered him useful to his country, either in a diplomatic or legislative capacity. As a diplomatist, his qualifications were of a very superior kind. To an intimate acquaintance with the politics of the different courts of Europe, he added, what indeed enabled him to acquire this information, a thorough mastery of the French, Italian, and German languages, which he spoke with a fluency and grace that excited the admiration of all the well-educated foreigners with whom he was in constant intercourse.
Like some to whom nature has been liberal in bestowing genius, but parsimonious in the more useful gifts of activity and steadiness of pursuit, Mr. Spencer shone with extraordinary brilliancy in conversation. His knowledge was extensive, his memory retentive, and his wit ready, refined, and sparkling; but this was so invariably under the control of a benevolent disposition, of pure good nature, that he was never known to exercise it in a manner to give even momentary pain.
Though he never became the colleague of statesmen, he was sought as their companion; and at his house in Curzon-street, the two great political opponents, Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox, met at least once as upon neutral ground, and enjoyed the charms of literary conversation and polished wit, unleavened by party feeling or a struggle for superiority. Among those, too, with whom he lived on terms of intimacy, were the Prince of Wales, Sheridan, Dr. Lawrence, Sydney Smith, Horner, and others of deservedly high reputation.
During the last ten years Mr. Spencer resided in Paris, where he died; not missed, perhaps—because the state of his health had long condemned him to utter seclusion—but lamented by all who had known him, from whose memories the charms of his conversation and his social qualities can never be effaced.
Mr. Spencer married, Dec. 13, 1791, the Countess Susan, daughter of Francis Count Jenison-Walworth, (of the Holy Roman Empire) and widow of Count Spreti; and by that lady, who survives him, he had issue, five sons and two daughters:
1. Louisa-Georgiana ; 2. Charles, who died an infant in 1793 ; 3. The Rev. Aubrey George Spencer, Archdeacon of Bermuda, who married in 1822 Eliza, daughter of John Musson, esq. and has issue; 4. William Spencer, esq. who married in 1820 Frances, daughter of John Garland, esq. and has issue; 5. Harriet-Caroline-Octavia, married in 1819 to her cousin-german Count Charles Westerholt, Chamberlain to the King of Bavaria; 6. the Rev. George John Trevor Spencer, Rector of Leaden Roding, in Essex, and Perpetual Curate of Buxton, in Derbyshire, who married in 1823 Harriet-Theodore, 4th daughter of the late Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, Bart. and has issue; and 7. Frederick-William.
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Susan Churchill’s biographer, Dorothy Howell-Thomas, has the following reflection on William Robert Spencer, who was the grandfather of her subject:

A man in public so irresistibly amusing that for years his anecdotes and mimicry were remembered, was with his own family morose and silent. He was clever, an excellent linguist, and a sensitive user of his own language; but all that he is now remembered by is a collection of light society verse and an opera or two; while some of his serious and 'moving poetry does not deserve to have been so well forgotten . He had, without doubt, an innate charm and friendliness, but he was weak, and, with an unhappy marriage and heavy debts, became increasingly addicted to brandy and laudanum. He had the intelligence and articulateness, as well as the rank, to have made his mark in politics; yet as the years went by he was despised and written of with contempt —'never solid, never steady'.4,6

Children of William Robert Spencer and Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S465] Marquis Ruvigny, Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, being a complete table of all the descendants now living of Edward III, King of England: Essex Volume (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1907), p.89. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: Essex.
  4. [S218] Unknown author, "Obituaries", Gentleman's Magazine : obituary of W. R. Spencer Esq., volume 3, January 1835. Hereinafter cited as "Obituaries."
  5. [S460] Unknown author, The Annual biography and obituary (London, UK: Longman, 1836), No. XXVI, the Hon. William Robert Spencer, p.292. Hereinafter cited as The Annual biography and obituary.
  6. [S464] Dorothy Howell-Thomas, Lord Melbourne's Susan (n.p.: Gresham Books, 1978), p.5. Hereinafter cited as Lord Melbourne's Susan.
  7. [S3821] Edmund Lodge, compiler, The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (London, U.K.: Hurst and Blackett, 1859). Hereinafter cited as Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire.
  8. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.


Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth1

F, #106086, b. 21 January 1770, d. circa 1839
Last Edited=4 Apr 2015
     Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth was born on 21 January 1770. She was the daughter of Francis Graf von Jenison-Walworth and Charlotte Smith.1 She married, firstly, unknown Spreti, Count of Spreti before 1791.1 She married, secondly, William Robert Spencer, son of Lord Charles Spencer and Hon. Mary Beauclerk, on 13 December 1791.1 She was also reported to have been married on 17 June 1791.2 She died circa 1839.3
     From before 1791, her married name became Spreti. From 13 December 1791, her married name became Spencer.

Children of Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth and William Robert Spencer

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S465] Marquis Ruvigny, Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, being a complete table of all the descendants now living of Edward III, King of England: Essex Volume (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1907), p.89. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: Essex.
  3. [S464] Dorothy Howell-Thomas, Lord Melbourne's Susan (n.p.: Gresham Books, 1978), p.30. Hereinafter cited as Lord Melbourne's Susan.
  4. [S3821] Edmund Lodge, compiler, The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (London, U.K.: Hurst and Blackett, 1859). Hereinafter cited as Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire.
  5. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.

Cuthbert Heron1

M, #106087
Last Edited=26 Mar 2015
     Cuthbert Heron lived at Chipchase, Northumberland, England.1

Child of Cuthbert Heron

Citations

  1. [S6289] The History of Parliament Online, online http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Hereinafter cited as History of Parliament.

unknown Spreti, Count of Spreti1

M, #106088, d. before 1791
Last Edited=11 Jul 2011
     unknown Spreti, Count of Spreti married Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth, daughter of Francis Graf von Jenison-Walworth and Charlotte Smith, before 1791.1 He died before 1791.

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Rt. Rev. Aubrey George Spencer1

M, #106089, b. 8 February 1795, d. 24 February 1872
Last Edited=21 Feb 2006
     Rt. Rev. Aubrey George Spencer was born on 8 February 1795.1 He was the son of William Robert Spencer and Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth.1 He married Eilza Musson, daughter of John Musson, on 14 July 1822.1 He died on 24 February 1872 at age 77.1
     He graduated with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)1 He held the office of Bishop of Jamaica.1

Children of Rt. Rev. Aubrey George Spencer and Eilza Musson

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]

Eilza Musson1

F, #106090, d. 1883
Last Edited=2 Nov 2002
     Eilza Musson was the daughter of John Musson.1 She married Rt. Rev. Aubrey George Spencer, son of William Robert Spencer and Susan Gräfin von Jenison-Walworth, on 14 July 1822.1 She died in 1883.1
     From 14 July 1822, her married name became Spencer.

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 2, page 1867. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]