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Monday, May 3, 2010

Bell 92338 & 92339

92338. Sir Robert Spencer & 92339. Eleanor Beaufort {Bell}

~1435, Robert born in England, heir & s/o 184676. John Spencer & 184677. Joan ?.

~1436, Eleanor born in England, eldest d/o 184678. Edmund Beaufort & 184679. Eleanor Beauchamp.

1457, Eleanor “married” [as his 2nd wife] James Butler, Earl of Ormonde and Wiltshire, K.G. [No children.]

5/1/1461, James beheaded at Newcastle.

Robert, Lord of Spencer Combe, captain of the castles of Homet and Thomeline in Normandy.

~1465, Sir Robert, of Spencercombe, Devon, married Eleanor.

5/6/1471, Eleanor became co-heir of her brother Edmund, Duke of Somerset, killed at the battle of Tewkesbury.

6/20/1482 at Westminster, “Grant for life to Robert Spencer, knight, and Eleanor his wife, late the wife of James Ormond, … to hold with advowsons, courts, …”. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

6/3/1491, 6/3/1496, 6/3/1498, 6/3/1501, “Receipt of 40 marks by Sir Robert Spencer and Elinor his wife, Countess of Wiltshire, widow of James Earl of Wiltshire, from the Earl of Ormond, … and Thomas Cary in part payment of an annuity of 80 marks payable during Ormond's life.” (S) UKNA.

8/16/1501, Eleanor, Countess of Wiltshire, died.

Bef. 4/12/1510, Robert died: “Will of Sir Robert Spenser or Spencer Chilton Foliatt, Wiltshire.” (S) UKNA.

(S) The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families, 1883, Foster, P22. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P761.

Children of Robert and Eleanor:

i. Katherine Spencer, born ~1469 in England.
Katherine married Henry Percy, K.G., Earl of Northumberland.

ii. Margaret Spencer (46169), born ~1472 in England.

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