Spencer, Edward John 8th Earl Spencer

Male 1924 - 1992  (68 years)


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  • Name Spencer, Edward John 
    Suffix 8th Earl Spencer 
    Born 24 Jan 1924  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1992  Westminster London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11094  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Spencer, Albert Edward John 7th Earl Spencer,   b. 23 May 1892, Queen Street Mayfair London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1975, Northampton England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Hamilton, Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix,   b. 16 Aug 1897, St. George Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1972, Brixworth Northamptonshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1919  St. Martin's-In-The-Fields London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roche, Hon. Frances Ruth Burke,   b. 20 Jan 1936, Sandringham Norfolk England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 2004  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1954  Westminster Abbey London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1969 
    Children 
     1. Spencer, Lady Sarah Lavinia
     2. Spencer, Lady Cynthia Jane
     3. Spencer, Lady Diana Frances,   b. 1 Jul 1961, Park House Sandringham Norfolk England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1997, Paris France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Spencer, Charles Edward Maurice 9th Earl Spencer
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F7720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Edward Spencer
    Edward Spencer

  • Notes 
    • Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer was styled as Viscount Althorp between 1924 and 1975.
      He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.
      He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.
      He was educated at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.
      He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Scots Greys.
      He fought in the Second World War from 1944 to 1945, where he was mentioned in despatches.
      He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of South Australia from 1947 to 1950.
      He held the office of Equerry to HM King George VI from 1950 to 1952.
      He held the office of County Councillor for Northamptonshire in 1952.
      He held the office of Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1954.
      He was invested as a Member, Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) in 1954.
      He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1959.
      He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Norfolk in 1970.
      He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl Spencer [G.B., 1765] on 9 June 1975.
      He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Althorp [G.B., 1765] on 9 June 1975
      He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Althorp [U.K., 1905] on 9 June 1975
      He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Spencer of Althorp [G.B., 1761] on 9 June 1975.
      He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Spencer of Althorp [G.B., 1761] on 9 June 1975.


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