Lady Diana Frances Spencer

Spencer family

There are many Spencer families, comprising all individuals with the surname Spencer. The below are the Spencer family descended in the male line from a certain Henry Spencer (died c. 1478), male-line ancestor of the Earls of Sunderland, the later Dukes of Marlborough, the Earls Spencer and Lady Diana Spencer, later the Princess of Wales.

Members of the family

Earls of Sunderland

Dukes of Marlborough

Earls Spencer


Non-Spencer descendants of the family

The following individuals are not Spencers, but are also descended from the same Henry Spencer via one or more lines of descent.

It has been claimed that several well known authors such as Jane Austen and George Orwell are descendants of the same family, but evidence for this is limited.

Marriage into the family

  • Sir Anthony Eden (Prime minister). Married the niece of his prime ministerial predecessor, Winston Churchill.
  • Charles, Prince of Wales. Married Lady Diana Spencer, daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer.

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