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Biography of John Poyntz Spencer 5th Earl Spencer 1835-1910

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In 1835 John Poyntz Spencer 5th Earl Spencer 1835-1910 was born to Frederick Spencer 4th Earl Spencer 1798-1857 (36) and Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1799-1851 (35) .

On 10 Apr 1851 Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1799-1851 (52) died

On 27 Dec 1857 Frederick Spencer 4th Earl Spencer 1798-1857 (59) died . His son John Poyntz Spencer 5th Earl Spencer 1835-1910 (22) succeeded as 5th Earl Spencer , 5th Viscount Althorp , 5th Viscount Spencer , 5th Baron Spencer Althorp .

24 Dec 1861 . Times Newspaper Funerals. Yesterday , with little of the pomp and pageantry of a State ceremonial, but with every outward mark of respect, and with all the solemnity which befitted his high station and his public virties, the mortal remains of the husband of our Queen (42) were interred in the last resting-place of England's Sovereigns-the Chapel Royal of St. George's, Windsor . By the express desire of his Royal Highness the funeral was of the plainest and most private character; but in the Chapel, to do honour to his obsequies, were assembled all the chiefest men of the State, and throughout England, by every sign of sorrow and imourning, the nation manifested its sense of the loss wlhich it has sustaiined. Windsor itself wore an aspect of the most profound gloom. Every shop was closed and every blind drawn down. The streets were silent and almost deserted, and all wvho appeared abroad were dressed in the deepest mourning. The great bell of Windsor Castle clanged out: its doleful sound at intervals from an early hour, and minute bells were tolled also at St. John's Church . At the parish church of Cleover and at St. John's there were services in the morning and: aternoon, and the day was observed throughout the Royal borough in the strictest manner. The weather was in character with the occasion, a chill, damp air, with a dull leaden sky above, increased the gloom which hung over all. There wvere but few visitors in thc town, for the procession did not pass beyond the immediate precincts of the Chapel and Castle, and none were admitted except those connected with the Castle andi their friends. At 11 o'clock a strong force of the A division took possession of the avenues leading to the Chapel Royal, and from that time only the guests specially invited and those who were to take part in the ceremonial were allowed to pass. Shortly afterwards a of honour of the Grenadier Guards, of which regiment his Royal Highness was Colonel, with the colonrs of the regiment shrouded in crape, marched in and took up its position before the principal entrance to the Chapel Royal. Another guard of honour from the same regiment was also on duty in the Quadrangle at the entrance to the State apartments. They were speedily followed by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards dismounted, and by two companies of the Fusileer Guards, who were drawn uip in single file along each side of the road by which the procession was to pass, from the Norman gateway to the Chapel door. The officers wore the deepest military mourning-scarves, sword-knots, and rosettes of crape. In the Rome Park was stationed a troop of Horse Artillery, which commenced firing minute guns at the end of the Long Walk, advancing slowly until it reached the Castle gates just at the close of the ceremony. The Ministers, the officers of the Queen's Household, and other distinguished personages who had been honoured with an invitation to attend the ceremonial, reached Windsor a special train from Paddington. They were met by carriages provided for them at the station, and began to arrive at the Chapel Royal soon after 11 o'clock. The Earl of Derby (62) , the Archbishop of Canterbury (81) , Earl Russell (69) , and the Duke of Buccleuch were among the first to make their appearance, and as they alighted at the door of the Chapel they were received by the proper officials and conducted to the seats appointed for them in the Choir. In the Great Quadrangle were drawn up the hearse and the mourning coaches, and, all the preparations having been completed within the Castle, the procession began to be formed shortly before 12 o'clock. It had been originally intended that it should leave the Castle by the St. George's gate, and, proceeding down Castle-hill, approach the Chapel through Henry VII.'s gateway, but at a late hour this arrangement was changed, and the shorter route by the Norman gatewvay was chosen.
The crowd which had gradually collected at the foot of Castle-hill, owing to this change, saw nothing of the procession but the empty carriages as they returned to the Castle after setting down at the Chapel. The few spectators who were fortunate enough to gain admission to the Lower Ward stood in a narrow fringe along the edge of the flags in front of the houses of the Poor Knights, and their presence was the only exception to the strict privacy of the ceremonial. The Prince of Wales (20) and the other Royal mourners assembled in the Oak Room, but did not form part of the procession. They were conveyed to the Chapel in private carriages before the coffin was placed in the hearse, passing through St. George's gatewayinto the Lower Ward. In the first carriage were the Prince of Wales (20) , Prince Arthur (11) , and the Duke of Saxe Coburg (8) . The Crown Prince of Prussia (30) , the Duke of Brabant (26) , and the Count of Flanders (24) followed in the next; and in the others were the Duke de Nemours (47) , Prince Louis of Hesse (24) , Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (38) , and the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, with the gentlemen of their respective suites. Scarcely had they alighted at the door of Wolsey's Chapel, from which they were conducted through the Chapter Room to the door of the Chapel Royal to be in readiness to meet the coffin, when the first minute gun fired in tlhe distance, and the rattle of the troops reversing arms announced that the procession had started, and exactly at 12 o'clock the first mourning coach moved from under the Norman gateway. First came nine mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying the Physicians, Equerries, and other members of the household of the late Prince. In the last were the Lord Steward (63) (Earl St. Germans), the Lord Chamberlain (56) (Viscount Sidney), and the Master of the Horse (57) (the Marquis of Ailesbury). The carriages and trappings wvere of the plainest description; the horses had black velvet housings and feathers, but on the carriages there, were no feathers or ornaments of any kind. The mourning coaches were followed by one of the Queen's carriages, drawn by six horses, and attended by servants in State liveries, in which was the Groom of the Stole (26) , Earl Spencer, carrying the crowvn, and a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord George Lennox, carrying the baton, sword, and hat of his late Royal Highness. Next escorted by a troop of the 2nd Life Guards, came the hearse, drawn by six black horses, which, like the carriages, was quite plain and unornamented. On the housings of the horses and on the sides of theW hearse were emblazoned the scutcheons of Her Majesty and of the Prince, each surmounted by a, crown, the Prince's arms being in black and Her Majesty's in white. The procession was closed by four State carriages.

In 1865 John Poyntz Spencer 5th Earl Spencer 1835-1910 (30) was appointed 741st Knight Garter: Victoria .

In 1910 John Poyntz Spencer 5th Earl Spencer 1835-1910 (75) died . His brother Charles Robert Spencer 6th Earl Spencer 1857-1922 (52) succeeded as 6th Earl Spencer , 6th Viscount Althorp , 6th Viscount Spencer , 6th Baron Spencer Althorp . Margaret Baring Countess Spencer by marriage Countess Spencer .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Spencer

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 29 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 20 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 26 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 21 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 12 Grand Son of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509

Kings Scotland: Great x 18 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 15 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422

Ancestry

Father: Frederick Spencer 4th Earl Spencer 1798-1857 Great x 11 Grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


GrandFather: George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer 1758-1834 Great x 10 Grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


Great GrandFather: John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 Great x 9 Grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Spencer 1708-1746 Great x 11 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Sunderland 1675-1722 Great x 10 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Churchill Countess Sunderland 1683-1716 Great x 18 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 2 GrandMother: Georgiana Caroline Carteret 1716-1780 Great x 8 Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville 1690-1763 Great x 13 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Frances Worsley Countess Granville 1693-1743 Great x 7 Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509


Great GrandMother: Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1737-1814 Great x 11 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Stephen Poyntz 1685-1750 Great x 13 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Poyntz 1640-1720 Great x 12 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 2 GrandMother: Anna-Maria Mordaunt -1771 Great x 10 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Lewis Mordaunt 1670-1713 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandMother: Lavinia Bingham Countess Spencer 1762-1831


Great GrandFather: Charles Bingham 1st Earl Lucan 1735-1799


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Bingham 1690-1749


Great x 3 GrandFather: George Bingham -1730


Great GrandMother: Margaret Smith Countess Lucan 1740-1814


Great x 2 GrandFather: James Smith of Canon's Leigh in Devon 1691-


Mother: Elizabeth Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1799-1851 Great x 13 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandFather: William Stephen Poyntz 1770-1840 Great x 12 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: William Poyntz 1734-1809 Great x 11 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Stephen Poyntz 1685-1750 Great x 13 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Poyntz 1640-1720 Great x 12 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272


Great x 2 GrandMother: Anna-Maria Mordaunt -1771 Great x 10 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Lewis Mordaunt 1670-1713 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandMother: Elizabeth Mary Browne 1767-1830 Great x 12 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Anthony Joseph Browne 7th Viscount Montague 1730-1787 Great x 11 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Anthony Browne 6th Viscount Montague 1686-1767 Great x 10 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Browne 5th Viscount Montague -1717 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Barbara Walsingham Viscountess Montague Great x 10 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandMother: Frances Falconer Mackworth Viscountess Montague