'Spencer01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Spencer of Althorp, Spencer of Badby, Spencer of Defford, Spencer of Everdon, Spencer of Hodnell (Hadnell), Spencer of Wormleighton

Visitation provides a pedigree showing a connection between the following William and the Lords Despencer, showing both families as descended from Odard of Dutton. Taking heed of the warnings given at the top of page Despencer1, we ignore those early generations and start with the following William who is the first reported by the family's web site (although Visitation suggests that he died about 1329). The section on the Spencer family within BP1934 ('Marlborough') does not start until the Sir John Spencer who died in 1522. The section within BP2003 ('Marlborough') also starts with that Sir John, reporting that he "descended from a line of Midlands graziers and sheep-herders who had grown in prosperity throughout the 15th century".
William Spencer of Defford (a 1330)
1. John Spencer of Defford
  m. Alice Deverell (dau of Giles Deverell)
  A. Nicholas Spencer of Defford
  m. Joan Pollard (dau of Richard Pollard of Kent)
  i. Thomas Spencer of Defford
a. Henry Spencer of Badby (d 1476)
  m. Isabel Lincoln (d c1479, dau of Henry Lincoln)
  (1) John Spencer of Wormleighton and Hodnell or Hadnell
  m. _ Warstead
  (A) William Spencer of Rodburn (b c1444)
  m. Elizabeth Empson (b c1448, dau of Peter Empson of Towester)
(i) Sir John Spencer of Snitterfield and Wormleighton (b c1470, d 14.04.1522)
  m. Isabel Graunt (b c1474, dau of Walter Graunt of Snitterfield)
  (a) Sir William Spencer of Wormleighton, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b c1496, d 22.06.1532)
  m. Susan Knightley (d after 1539, dau of Sir Richard Knightley of Fawsley)
  ((1)) Sir John Spencer of Wormleighton and Althorp (d 08.11.1586)
  m. Katherine Kitson (dau of Sir Thomas Kitson of Hengrave)
  ((A)) Sir John Spencer of Wormleighton and Althorp (d 09.01.1599)
  m. Mary Catlyn (dau of Sir Robert Catlyn of Berne, Chief Justice)
  ((i)) Sir Robert Spencer of Althorp, 1st Lord of Wormleighton (b 1570, d 25.10.1627)
m. (15.02.1587) Margaret Willoughby (d 17.08.1597, dau of Sir Francis Willoughby of Woollaton)
  ((B)) Thomas Spencer of Claverdon
  m. Mary Cheke (dau of Henry Cheke of Pirgo)
  ((i)) Alice Spencer
  m. Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote
  ((C)) Sir William Spencer of Yarnton (d 18.12.1609)
  m. Margaret Bowyer (d 1608, dau of Francis Bowyer of Middlesex)
  ((D)) Sir Richard Spencer of Offley (d 11.1624)
  m. Helen Brocket (dau of Sir John Brocket of Brocket Hall)
  ((E)) Edward Spencer (dsp)
((F)) Elizabeth Spencer (bur 02.03.1617/8)
  m1 George Carey, 2nd Lord Hunsdon (d 09.09.1603)
  m2. Sir Thomas Chamberlain
  m3. Ralph Eure, 3rd Lord (b 24.09.1558, d 01.04.1617)
  ((G)) Mary Spencer
  m. Edward Aston (dsp)
  ((H)) Margaret Spencer
  m1. Giles Alington of Horseheath (d 1573)
  m2. Edward Elrington
((I)) Anne Spencer (d 22.09.1618)
  m1. (c1575, sp) Sir William Stanley, 3rd Lord Monteagle (d 10.11.1581)
  m2. Sir Henry Compton, 1st Lord (d 12.1589)
  m3. (04.12.1592, sp) Robert Sackville, 2nd Earl of Dorset (b 1561, d 1609)
  ((J)) Alice Spencer (d 26.01.1637)
  m1. (c1580) Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby (d 16.04.1594)
  m2. (20.10.1600) Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley (b 1540, d 1617)
((K)) Katharine Spencer
  m. Sir Thomas Leigh, 1st Bart of Stoneleigh (d 01.02.1625-6)
  ((2)) Isabel Spencer (d 1578)
  m. Sir John Cotton of Lanwade (d 1593)
  ((3)) Jane Spencer (d 1593)
  m1. Sir Richard Brydges of Shefford
  m2. Simon Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt
  ((4)) Dorothy Spencer (d 1575)
  m. Thomas Spencer of Badby and Everdon @@ below
  ((5)) Anne Spencer
m. Sir John Goodwin of Winchington (d 1597)
  ((6)) Mary Spencer
  m. Thomas Bales or Bowes of Wallington (d 1586)
  (b) Richard Spencer (d 1537)
  m. Jane
  (c) Anthony Spencer (dsp)
  (d) Isabel Spencer
  m. Sir Nicholas Strelly of Strelly
  (e) Dorothy Spencer
  m. Sir Richard Catesby of Legers Ashby (d 1553)
(f) Jane Spencer
  m. Richard Knightley of Upton (d 30.03.1537)
  (g) Elizabeth Spencer
  m. Edward Grevill of Milcot
  partner unknown
  (h) Anthony Nothus
  (ii)+ other issue - Thomas, Jane
  (B) John Spencer of Hodnell and Wormleighton
  m1. Anne Empson (dau of Peter Empson or Empon of Towester)
  m2. Jane Graunt (dau of Walter Graunt of Snitterfield)
  Possibly daughter of this John, but by which marriage is unknown, was ...
  (i) Jane Spencer (d 12.02.1525)
m. (before 1496) Sir William Cope of Banbury (b 1450, d 07.04.1513)
  m2. William Saunders of Banbury
  (C) Thomas Spencer of Badby and Everdon
  The following is supported by 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Spencer of Badby and Everdon', p364).
  m. Margaret Smith of Wold (heir)
  (i) William Spencer of Badby & Everdon
  m. Agnes Heritage (dau/heir of Thomas Heritage of Burton Dasset)
  (a) Thomas Spencer of Badby & Everdon, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (d 16.08.1576)
  m. Dorothy Spencer (d 14.09.1575, dau of Sir William Spencer of Wormleighton) @@ above
  ((1)) William Spencer of Everdon (dsp bur 03.5.1593, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Milney of London (bur 15.10.1621)
  ((2)) Dorothy Spencer
  m1. (24.11.1561) George Cope (son of Sir John of Canons Ashby) ## see also here ##
m2. Gabriel Pulteney of Misterton (d 31.08.1599)
  ((3)) Susan Spencer
  m. John Temple of Stowe (b c1542, d 09.05.1603)
  ((4)) Mary Spencer (a 1608)
  m. Richard Wallop of Bugbrooke (son of Sir Oliver of Hampshire)
  ((5)) Katherine Spencer (bpt 15.04.1558)
  m. Thomas Brown of London
  ((6))+ other issue (d infant) - Thomas, Anthony, John, George (bpt 17.07.1561), Ursula, Ursula, Dorothy
  (b) Juliana (or Jane) Spencer
  m1. William Wilmer
  m2. Thomas Spencer of Everton
  (c) Margaret Spencer
  m. tThomas Judkin of Wedon
  (d) Agnes Spencer
  m. Thomas Higginson of Berkeswell
  (e)+ other issue - John of Thames, Giles of Burton Dassett
  (ii) Alice Spencer possibly married to ...
  m. Edmund Belcher of Guilsborough
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas, William, Nicholas/Edward
  ii. William Spencer
  m. Margaret Cleare (dau of Gilbert Cleare)
  a. John Spencer (dsp c1456)

Main source(s):
(1) The Spencer Family web site at http://www.spencer-house.com
(2) Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Spencer), BP1934 (Marlborough), BEB1844 (Spencer of Yarnton)
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