JANE AUSTEN

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  • ID: I17266
  • Name: Elizabeth SPENCER 1
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 29 OCT 2014
  • Death: JUN 1704 1



    Father: Robert SPENCER 2nd Earl of Sunderland b: 1641 in Paris, France
    Mother: Anne DIGBY

    Marriage 1 Donogh MACCARTHY Earl of Clancarty
    • Married: 31 DEC 1684
    • Note: Donogh MacCarthy, only son of Callaghan, third Earl of Clancarty, by Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald youngest dau. of George sixteenth Earl of Kildare. (See his great-grandfather's burial 27 May 1640, and his uncle's 19 June, 1665.) He succeeded as fourth Earl 16 Nov. 1676. On account of his adhesion to King James II his immense estates (valued at a later period at 200,000 per annum) were forfeited, but his life was spared on condition that he quitted England never to return. He afterwards resided abroad, and died at Hamburg in 1734. Elizabeth Spencer, second dau. of Robert second Earl of Sunderland, by Anne dau. of Greorge Digby second Earl of Bristol. After her husband's disgrace a considerable pension was allowed her by the Government, which at her death reverted to the fund for augmenting small benefices. She died in June 1704. See their daughter's burial, 16 Feb. 1734-5. 1

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church or Abbey of St Peter, Westminster.
      Abbrev: Westminster Abbey Register
      Author: Compiler: Joseph Lemuel Chester
      Publication: London, 1876
      Page: From the marriage record ofDonogh, Earl of Clancarty, and Lady Elizabeth Spencer, daughter to the Earl of Sunderland.
      Page 24, and p.24 note 4
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