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Spencer, John, first Earl Spencer (1734-1783), politician

Richard Milward

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Spencer, John, first Earl Spencer (1734-1783), politician, was born on 19 December 1734, the only son of John Spencer (1708-1746), a landowner, and his first wife, Georgiana Caroline (1716-1780), the third daughter of John Carteret, second Earl Granville (1690-1763). Since he had not been expected to survive infancy he was ...

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