The Honorable Charles Robert Spencer (6th Earl Spencer)

The Honorable Charles Robert Spencer (6th Earl Spencer)

Male 1857 - 1922  (64 years)

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  • Name The Honorable Charles Robert Spencer (6th Earl Spencer) 
    Title The Honorable 
    Born 30 Oct 1857  St James Palace London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Sep 1922  St James Palace London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I606  King of Scots
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father Frederick Spencer (4th Earl Spencer),   b. 14 Apr 1798, Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1857, Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Adelaide Seymour,   b. 1825,   d. 1877  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 09 Aug 1854 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Baring,   b. 14 Dec 1868,   d. 04 Jul 1906  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1887 
    Children 
     1. Adelaide Margaret Delia Spencer,   b. 26 Jun 1889,   d. Jan 1981  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Albert Edward John Spencer (7th Earl Spencer),   b. 23 May 1892, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1975, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Cecil Edward Robert Spencer,   b. 20 May 1894,   d. 14 Feb 1928  (Age 33 years)
     4. Lavinia Emily Spencer (6th Earl Spencer),   b. 29 Sep 1899, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1955, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. George Charles Spencer,   b. 15 Aug 1903,   d. Oct 1982  (Age 79 years)
     6. Alexandra Maragret Spencer,   b. 04 Jul 1906,   d. 26 May 1996  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1857 - St James Palace London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1922 - St James Palace London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer, KG, GCVO, PC, VRD (30 October 1857 ? 26 September 1922) was a British Liberal Party politician.

      Spencer was born in 1857 in the parish of St. James's, Westminster[1], the son of the 4th Earl Spencer and his second wife Adelaide, daughter of Horace Beauchamp Seymour and granddaughter of Admiral Hugh Seymour. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. On 23 July 1887, he married Margaret Baring (14 December 1868 ? 4 July 1906), a daughter of the 1st Baron Revelstoke at St James's Church, Piccadilly. They had six children:

      Lady Adelaide Margaret Delia Spencer (1889?1981), married Sir Sidney Peel, 1st Baronet and had issue.
      Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer (1892?1975), the grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.
      Lt.-Cdr. Hon. Cecil Edward Robert Spencer RN DSC Croix de guerre (1894?1928), died unmarried in a riding accident.
      Lady Lavinia Emily Spencer (1899?1955), married the 4th Baron Annaly and had issue.
      Captain Hon. George Charles Spencer (1903?1982), married (1) Barbara Blumenthal and had issue, married (2) Kathleen Henderson; no issue.
      Lady (Alexandra) Margaret Elizabeth Spencer (1906?1996), married Hon. Henry Douglas-Home (son of the 13th Earl of Home) and had issue. She was the author of "A Spencer Childhood", published in 1994.[2]
      Spencer represented the constituency of North Northamptonshire from 1880 to 1885 and Mid Northamptonshire from 1885 to 1895 and again from 1900 to 1905. In 1898 he contested Hertford.[3] He was a Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria between February and June 1886, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1892 to 1895 and a Privy Councillor from 1892.[4] Between 1900 and 1905 he was a Liberal whip.[5] On 19 December 1905, he was created 1st Viscount Althorp so as to allow him to become Lord Chamberlain (his older brother was still Earl Spencer at that time). From 1908 he was Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire.[4]

      On 13 August 1910, he succeeded to his childless brother's titles, and died 12 years later at his home in St James Place, London. He had been ill for four months after contracting a 'chill' at a public event in his home county of Northamptonshire.[6]

      He held a large number of foreign decorations: the Grand Cross of Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark, Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav, Order of the Polar Star of Sweden, Order of the Rising Sun of Japan, the White Eagle of Serbia, Order of the Red Eagle of Prussia, Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III and Order of Philippe le Bon of France. He was also an honorary major in[5] and later honorary colonel of the 4th Volunteer Battalion, Northamptonshire regiment.[4]

      Styles
      1857?1880: The Hon. Charles Spencer
      1880?1892: The Hon. Charles Spencer, MP
      1892?1895: The Rt. Hon. Charles Spencer, MP
      1895?1900: The Rt. Hon. Charles Spencer
      1900?1905: The Rt. Hon. Charles Spencer, MP
      1905?1910: The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Althorp, PC
      1910?1922: The Rt. Hon. The Earl Spencer, PC

      References
      ^ Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901 PRO RG13 Piece 74 Folio 12 p. 16
      ^ Charles Mosley (ed.), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition (Burke's Peerage and Gentry LLC, 2003) vol. III p. 3695
      ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1885 - 1918 (Macmillan Press Ltd., London, 1974) p.295
      ^ a b c George Edward Cokayne, H A Doubleday and Lord Howard de Walden, The Complete Peerage (St Catherine's, London, 1940) vol. XIII p. 39
      ^ a b Michael Stenton and Stephen Lees, Who's Who of British Members of Parliament (Harvester Press, Sussex, 1978) vol. II p. 334
      ^ The Times (London), Wednesday, 27 September 1922 p. 10 col. D


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