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Biography of Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702

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On 05 Sep 1641 Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 was born to Henry Spencer 1st Earl Sunderland 1620-1643 (20) and Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 1617-1683 (24) at Paris

On 20 Sep 1643 Henry Spencer 1st Earl Sunderland 1620-1643 (22) died . His son Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (2) succeeded as 2nd Earl Sunderland (2C 1643) , 4th Baron Spencer Wormleighton

On 09 Jun 1665 Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (23) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (19) were married . Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (19) by marriage Countess Sunderland (2C 1643) .

In 1666 Robert Spencer 1666-1688 was born to Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (24) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (20) .

In 1667 Anne Spencer 1667-1690 was born to Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (25) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (21) .

In 1668 Isabella Spencer 1668-1684 was born to Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (26) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (22) .

In 1671 Elizabeth Spencer Countess Clancarty 1671-1704 was born to Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (29) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (25) .

On 23 Apr 1675 Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Sunderland 1675-1722 was born to Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (33) and Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (29) .

In 1683 Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 1617-1683 (66) died

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 Jan . 27 Jan 1685 . I din'd at Lord Sunderland's (43) , being invited to heare that celebrated voice of Mr. Pordage, newly come from Rome; his singing was after the Venetian recitative, as masterly as could be, and with an excellent voice both treble and basse; Dr. Walgrave accompanied it with his theorba lute, on which he perform'd beyond imagination, and is doubtlesse orie of the greatest masters in Europe on that charming in strument. Pordage is a priest, as Mr. Bernard Howard (44) told me in private. There was in the roome where we din'd, and in his bed-chamber, those incomparable pieces of Columbus, a Flagellation, the Grammar-schoole, the Venus and Adonis of Titian; and of Vandyke's that picture of the late E. of Digby (father of the Countess of Sunderland (39) ), and Earle of Bedford (68) , Sr Kenelm Digby , and two Ladys of incomparable performance; besides that of Moses and the burning bush of Bassano, and several other pieces of ye best masters. A marble head of M. Brutus, &c.
Sir William Estcourt . It was in a sudden quarrel, and there was doubt whether it was more than manslaughter : but he was advised' to plead guilty, and then had a pardon, for which he paid £l,600.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 Sep . 06 Sep 1685 . Sunday. I went to prayer in the Chapell, and heard Dr. Standish. The second sermon was preach'd by Dr. Creighton, on 1 Thess. 4, 11, persuading to unity and peace, and to be mindfull of our owne businesse, according to the advise of the Apostle. Then I went to heare a Frenchman who preached before the King (51) and Queene (26) in that splendid Chapell next St. George's Hall. Their Maties going to masse, I withdrew to consider the stupendous painting of ye Hall, which, both for the art and invention, deserve the inscription in honour of the painter, Signior Verrio (49) . The history is Edward the 3rd receiving the Black Prince, coming towards him in a Roman triumph. The whole roofe is the history of St. George. The throne, the carvings, &e. are incomparable, and I think equal to any, and in many circumstances exceeding any, I have seene abroad.
I din'd at Lord Sunderland's (44) , with (amongst others) Sr Wm Soames (40) , design'd Ambass. to Constantinople.
About 6 o'clock came Sl Dudley (44) and his brother Roger North (32) , and brought the greate seale from my Lord Keeper , who died ye day before at his house in Oxfordshire. The King went immediately to Council; every body guessing who was most likely to succeed this greate officer; most believing it could be no other than my Lord Chief Justice Jefferies (40) , who had so vigorously prosecuted the late rebells, and was now gone the Western circuit, to punish the rest that were secur'd in the several counties, and was now neere upon his returne. I tooke my leave of his Ma* (51) , who spake very graciously to me, and supping that night at Sr Stephen Fox's (58) , I promis'd to dine there the next day.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 Dec . 04 Dec 1685 . Lord Sunderland (44) was declar'd President of ye Counsel , and yet to hold his Secretarie's place. The forces dispos'd into severall quarters thro' ye kingdome are very insolent, on wch are greate complaints. Lord Brandon (67) tried for the late conspiracy, was condemn'd and pardon'd; so was Lord Grey (30) , his accuser and witnesse.
Persecution in France raging, the French Insolently visite our vessells and take away the fugitive Protestants; some escape in barrells.

19 Feb 1686 . John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Feb . Many bloody and notorious duels were fought about this time. The Duke of Grafton (22) kill'd Mr. Stanley , brother to the Earle of Shrewsbury (25) , indeede upon an almost insufferable provocation. It is to be hop'd his Ma* (52) will at last severely remedy this unchristian custome. Lord Sunderland (44) was now Secretary of State , President of the Council , and Premier Minister.

In 1687 Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (45) was appointed 494th Knight Garter: James II

On 28 Sep 1702 Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (61) died at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire . His son Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Sunderland 1675-1722 (27) succeeded as 3rd Earl Sunderland (2C 1643) , 5th Baron Spencer Wormleighton . Anne Churchill Countess Sunderland 1683-1716 (19) by marriage Countess Sunderland (2C 1643) .

On 26 Apr 1715 Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 1646-1715 (69) died .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Spencer

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 21 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 16 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 14 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Henry Spencer 1st Earl Sunderland 1620-1643 Great x 8 Grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413


GrandFather: William Spencer 2nd Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1591-1636 Great x 8 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Robert Spencer 1st Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1570-1627


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Spencer 1549-1600


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Spencer 1524-1586


Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Kitson 1524-1586


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Caitlin Unknown


Great GrandMother: Margaret Willoughby 1566-1597 Great x 7 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Francis Willoughby 1546-1596 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Willoughby 1517-1549 Great x 11 Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Grey 1520-1548 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Littleton


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Littleton -1595


GrandMother: Penelope Wriothesley Baroness Spencer Wormleighton 1598-1667 Great x 7 Granddaughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413


Great GrandFather: Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton 1573-1624 Great x 7 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl Southampton 1545-1581


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550


Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Cheney Countess Southampton


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Browne Countess Southampton 1552- Great x 6 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Radclyffe -1552 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Vernon Countess Southampton 1572-1655 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Vernon 1546-1592 Great x 5 Grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413


Great x 3 GrandFather: George Vernon 1520-1553 Great x 4 Grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413


Mother: Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 1617-1683 Great x 8 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


GrandFather: Robert Sidney 2nd Earl Leicester 1595-1677 Great x 10 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandFather: Robert Sidney 1st Earl Leicester 1563-1626 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Sidney 1529-1586


Great x 3 GrandFather: William Sidney 1482-1554


Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Pakenham 1485-1544


Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Dudley 1530-1586 Great x 8 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 Great x 7 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 1509-1555 Great x 8 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307


Great GrandMother: Barbara Gamage 1563-1621 Great x 12 Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 2 GrandFather: John Gamage of Coity Castle -1584 -1584 Great x 11 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Gamage of Coity Castle 1510-1553 Great x 10 Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216


GrandMother: Dorothy Percy Countess Leicester 1598-1659 Great x 7 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandFather: Henry "Wizard Earl" Percy 9th Earl Northumberland 1564-1632 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Percy 8th Earl Northumberland 1532-1585 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Percy 1504-1537 Great x 4 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Harbottle 1504-1567 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Countess Northumberland 1545-1596 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 4th Baron Latimer Snape 1520-1577 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Lucy Somerset Baroness Latimer Snape 1524-1583 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great GrandMother: Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 1564-1619 Great x 7 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandFather: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 1541-1576 Great x 6 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Devereux 1513-1547 Great x 5 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandMother: Dorothy Hastings 1516-1541 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 2 GrandMother: Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377


Great x 3 GrandFather: Francis Knollys 1512-1596


Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Carey 1524-1569 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377