'Spencer05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Spencer of Cannon Hall, Spencer of Naunton Hall, Spencer of Norwich, Spencer of Rendlesham

                               
Leonard Spencer of Norwich (a 1528)
m. Alice
1. John Spencer, Sheriff of Norwich (a 1540)
  m. Margery Scowles (dau of Henry Scowles of Norfolk)
  A. Leonard Spencer of Worsted, Norfolk
  m. Catherine Hovell (dau of Francis Hovell of Harling)
  i. John Spencer of Bradfield, Norfolk (4th son)
  m. Ursula Man (dau of John Man of Wymondham)
  ii.+ other issue - Leonard, Henry, Thomas, John (2nd)
  B. Barbara Spencer
  m1. Richard Catlyn (Serjeant-at-law)
  m2. Francis Southwell
  m3. Robert Flynt of Norwich
  C. Alice Spencer
  m1. Edward Fenne
  m2. Robert Stanton
  D. Elizabeth Spencer
  m. Thomas Noon (son/heir of Francis of Martelesham)
E.+ other issue - Thomas, John, Henry
2. James Spencer of Naunton Hall & Caketon's Manor in Rendlesham, Suffolk (d by 1567)
  m1. Elizabeth Andrews of Stowmarket
  A. Leonard Spencer of Naunton Hall & Caketon's Manor in Rendlesham (d 1600)
m1. (1571) Agnes or Anne Bexwell (dau of John Bexwell)
  m2. Anne Lee (dau of Sir Anthony Lee, sister of Sir Henry, widow of George Rede of Thorington)
  Visitation (1561) showed that Leonard married twice, 1st to Agnes/Anne Bexwell, 2nd to Anne Lee (dau of Sir Anthony, widow of George Rede), with son Robert by Agnes/Anne Bexwell. Visitation (1664-8) shows just one marriage, to Anne Lee (sister of Sir Henry), showing her as mother of ...
  i. Robert Spencer of Rendlesham
  m. Elizabeth Wingfield (dau of Robert Wingfeld or Wingfield of Letheringham)
  a. Edward Spencer of Rendlesham (a 1664)
  m. Judith Scrivener (dau of John Scrivener of Sipton)
(1) John Spencer of Rendlesham (b c1638, d 1709)
  Visitation ends with this generation. Various web sites show that John was father of Edward by ....
  m. Anne
  (A) Edward Spencer of Rendlesham (d before 02.1731)
  m. Anne (d c1760, m2. Sir William Barker, Bart of Ipswich & Sproughton) mother of Elizabeth, presumed also of ...
  (i) Anne Spencer (d 09.03.1771)
  m1. (21.08.1737) James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton (b 05.01.1702-3, d 09.03.1742-3)
  m2. Hon. Richard Savage Nassau of Easton (b 1722-3, d 05.1780)
  (ii) Elizabeth Spencer
  m. (17.02.1738-9) Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bart of Northbrook & Kirtlington (d 10.11.1779)
  (2) Elizabeth Spencer
  m. Jo. Skipp
  (3)+ other issue (a 1664) - Henry, Anthony
  B. Elizabeth Spencer
  m. Thomas Eden of Blofield
  m2. Elizabeth Harman (dau of Christopher Harman of Naunton Hall (in Rendlesham), widow of _ Russell)
  C.+ other issue - Henry, William, Edward
  m3. (18.01.1546) Elizabeth Bokenham (dau of George Bokenham of Snetterton & Great Livermere, widow of John Bexwell)
  F. Leonard Spencer (2nd of that name)
  m. _ Head of Norwich
  i.+ issue - Robert, William, Edward, Leonard
  G.+ other issue - George, James
3. Elizabeth Spencer (d by 1573)
  m1. Robert Palmer of Lynn
  m2. Edmund Eden of Blofield (d 1563)

 

 

Wikipedia ("Cannon Hall") reports that "In 1660 the estate was purchased by John Spencer, a Welsh hay-rake maker. The Spencer family had arrived in Yorkshire from .. Montgomeryshire in the Welsh borders." It is very unlikely that the following family shared a common root with the Norfolk family above. They share this page for our convenience.
John Spencer of Cannon Hall, South Yorkshire (b 1628-9, d 19.04.1681)
m1. Sarah (b c1624, d 27.10.1657)
1. John Spencer of Cannon Hall (b c1654, d 13.04.1729)
m. (1680) Ann Wilson (bpt 11.07.1659, d 19.04.1699, dau of John Wilson of Wortley, son of Christopher of Broomshead)
  A. William Spencer of Cannon Hall (b c1690, d 30.01.1756)
  m. Christiana Ashton (d 20.11.1737, dau/heir of Benjamin Ashton of Hathersedge, son of Robert of Stony Middleton)
  i. John Spencer of Cannon Hall (b c1718, d unm 09.11.1775)
  ii. Ann Spencer
  m. Walter Stanhope of Horsford & Leeds (son of John by Mary Lowther), m1. Mary Warde)
  Cannon Hall was inherited by their son who assumed the name Spencer-Stanhope.
  iii. Christiana Spencer
m. William Shuttleworth of Horrocksfold (d 1781)
  iv. Alicia Maria Spencer (d 19.01.1812)
  m. (1756) William Greame of Sewerby (dsp 1798)
  v.+ other issue (d unm) - Benjamin (b 1725-6, d 11.06.1759), William (b 1725-6), Susanna (d infant), Dorothy (d infant)
  B. daughter
  m. _ Hall
  C.+ other issue - Edward (b c1699, d unm 1729), John (d 1682), Hugh (b c1681, d 1694), Dorothy
2. Dorothy Spencer
  m. William Green of High Town in Liversedge
3.+ other issue (d infant) - Elizabeth, Sarah, Kitty
m2. Margaret Clayton (dau of John Clayton of Okenshaw, widow of Robert Hartley of Cannon Hall)
6. Rebecca Spencer (b c10.1661, bur 09.05.1663)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (original version uploaded to a Temporary page on 22.07.08) : Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Spencer'), Visitation (Suffolk, 1561 & 1664-8, 'Spencer of Rendlesham')
(2) For lower section : 'Pedigree of Spencer amd Stanhope of Cannon Hall' in 'Joseph Hunter's, S. Yorks, vol ii' (as reported on this web site, sb "Joseph Foster's"?)
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