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Baron Spencer of Wormleighton William Spencer
12 generations from the origin. Great x 10 grandfather.
Birth: c. Dec 1591, Brington, Northamptonshire, England; 191
Death: Dec 19, 1636; Brington, Northamptonshire, England; 191
Age: 45
Burial: Dec 27, 1636; Brington, Northamptonshire, England;

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Titles:
  • 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton - Dates: 1627-1636
  • Knight Bachelor - Dates: 1616
  • Member of Parliament, Brackley England - Dates: 1614
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire - Dates: 1618-1621
  • Member of Parliament, Northamptonshire - Dates: 1624-1625, 1626

Notes:

William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton was born circa December 1591. He was the son of Sir Robert Spencer, 1st Baron Spencer of Wormleighton and Margaret Willoughby. He was baptised on 4 January 1591/92 at Brington, Northamptonshire, England. He married Lady Penelope Wriothesley, daughter of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton and Elizabeth Vernon, in 1615. He died on 19 December 1636. He was buried on 27 December 1636 at Brington, Northamptonshire, England. His will was probated in 1637.

William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton was educated in 1607 at Magdalen College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Brackley in 1614. He was invested as a Knight Bachelor on 4 November 1616. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Northamptonshire from 6 May 1618 to 1621. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Northamptonshire from 1620 to 1622. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Northamptonshire in 1624. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Northamptonshire from 1624 to 1625. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Northamptonshire in 1626. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton on 25 October 1627.

Children of William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton and Lady Penelope Wriothesley:
Hon. Elizabeth Spencer b. 16 Feb 1617/18, d. 11 Aug 1672
Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland b. c Oct 1620, d. 20 Sep 1643
Robert Spencer, 1st Viscount Teviot b. a 1621
Hon. William Spencer b. a 1622
Hon. Alice Spencer b. 29 Dec 1625, d. bt Jul 1696 - 1712
Hon. Margaret Spencer b. 1627, d. 1693

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Father
Baron Spencer of Wormleighton Robert Spencer
1570 - Oct 25, 1627
Mother
Baroness Spencer Margaret Willoughby
c. 1560 - Aug 17, 1597
Spouse/Consort/Mate
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: , Place: , Status: Marriage, Note:
Baroness Spencer of Wormleighton Penelope Wriothesley
bef Nov 8, 1598 - Jul 16, 1667
Issue
Countess of Shaftesbury Margaret Spencer
Great x 9 grandmother
Jul 19, 1627 - 1693
Earl Sunderland Henry Spencer
Great x 9 granduncle
c. Oct 1620 - Sep 20, 1643
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