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Robert 
Spencer
1641 - 1702


Robert 
Spencer
, only son and heir. Politician; ambassador at Madrid, Paris, and Cologne (1671-78); secretary of state for northern department (1679) and member of inner cabinet (1679-81); opposed Shaftsbury; worked to exclude Duke of York from succession and thereby lost his place in privy council (1681); reinstated as secretary of state (1683); architect of [Missing XREF c-stuart63726]'s pro-French foreign policy; influential under [Missing XREF c-stuart63730] as lord president of council and principal secretary of state; effected dismissal of his rival, Rochester, after professing Roman Catholicism (1687); dismissed for disapproving James's plans (1688). On arrival of [Missing XREF c-unknown64498] in England fled to Holland; returned (1690); established himself as one of William' s chief advisers; made lord chamberlain (1697) and one of lord justices; induced William to choose all his ministers from one party, the modern system; virtual head of government until forced by popular indignation to resign (1697).

Born: Paris, France 5th Sep 1641 Baptised:
Died: Althorp, Northants., England 28th Sep 1702 Buried:
Family:
Spencer

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Robert 
Spencer
(
Digby
) 1641 - 1702
2.
Henry 
Spencer
(
Sidney
) 1620 - 1643
4.
William 
Spencer
(
Wriothesley
) 1591 - 1636
5.
Penelope 
Wriothesley
(
Spencer
) + 1667
3.
Dorothy 
Sidney
(
Spencer
) 1617 - 1684
6.
Robert 
Sidney
(
Percy
) 1595 - 1677
7.
Dorothy 
Percy
(
Sidney
) + post 1622

Siblings


1.
Penelope 
Spencer

2.
Dorothy 
Spencer
(
Savile
) 1640 - 1670
3.
George 
Spencer
+ 1695

Spouses



1. 1665
Anne 
Digby
(
Spencer
) 1646 - 1715

Descendants
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a.
Anne 
Digby
(
Spencer
) 1646 - 1715
1.
U/? 
Spencer
2.
U/? 
Spencer
3.
U/? 
Spencer
4.
Robert 
Spencer
1664 - 1688
5.
Anne 
Spencer
(
Hamilton
) 1667 - 1690
6.
Charles 
Spencer
(
Cavendish
,
Churchill
,
Tichborne
) 1675 - 1722
6a.
Arabella 
Cavendish
(
Spencer
) 1673 - 1698
6.1.
Frances 
Spencer
(
Howard
) ante 1699 - 1742 ...
6b.
Anne 
Churchill
(
Spencer
) 1688 - 1716
6.2.
Robert 
Spencer
1701 - 1729
6.3.
Anne 
Spencer
(
Bateman
) 1702 - 1769
6.4.
Charles 
Spencer
(
Trevor
) 1706 - 1758 ...
6.5.
Diana 
Spencer
(
Russell
) 1708 - 1735 ...
6.6.
John (Jack) 
Spencer
(
Carteret
) 1708 - 1746 ...
6c.
Judith 
Tichborne
(
Spencer
,
Sutton
) + 1749
6.7.
William 
Spencer
* post 1708
7.
Elizabeth 
Spencer
(
MacCartie
) + 1704
Sources

Timeline


5th Sep 1641Born Paris, France
1643
Robert 
Spencer
(
Digby
) 1641 - 1702 inherited the title
Spencer
  [E]
1665Married
Anne 
Digby
(
Spencer
) 1646 - 1715
28th Sep 1702Died Althorp, Northants., England
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