Mary Spencer- Stanhope

Female9 November 1859–23 February 1867

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Spencer- Stanhope was born on 9 November 1859, in Cannon Hall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth King, was 27. She lived in Cobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 23 February 1867, in Italy, at the age of 7, and was buried in Cimitero Accatolico, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

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John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
Elizabeth King
Mary Spencer- Stanhope

Sources (7)

  • Mary S Stanhope in household of John B S Stanhope, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Spencer Stanhope, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Spencer Stanhope, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (4)


Age 1

Northern Italy was joined to the Kingdom of Sardinia.


Age 2

The Kingdom of Italy was formed under the leadership of Giuseppe Garibaldi.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 4

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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