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Margaret (or Eleanor) Spencer (1472 – 1536) was the daughter of Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, in the English County of Devon, by his wife Lady Eleanor Beaufort, the daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset and Lady Eleanor Beauchamp.
In 1490, she was married to Sir Thomas Carey, of Chilton Foliat, in Wiltshire, son of Sir William Carey and Alice Furford. They had eight children:
- Sir John Carey, of Plashey (1491–1552), married Joyce Denny (1495–1559). She was the daughter of Sir Edmund Denny, of Cheshunt by his second wife, Mary Troutbeck.
- Anne Carey (1493–1550)
- William Carey (1500–1528), Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII of England, married Mary Boleyn. It is thought that shortly after the marriage, Henry VIII began an affair with Mary, and around this time she gave birth to two children whose parentage is questioned by historians, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon and Catherine Carey. If they were Margaret's biological grandchildren, then her descendants include Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Margaret Carey (1496–1560)
- Eleanor Carey (died after 1528). She was a nun at Wilton Abbey.
- Daughter Carey. She was a nun at Wilton Abbey.
- Edward Carey (1498–1560)
- Mary Carey (1501–1560), married John Delaval, Sheriff of Northumberland (1493–1562).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Margaret Spencer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- Weis, Frederick Lewis; William R. Beall; Kaleen E. Beall; and Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700: lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and other historical individuals. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2004), p. 3, line 1-34.
Margaret Spencer b. abt 1472; m. abt 1490, Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot, co. Wilts, and Moulsford, co. Berks, M.P., b. 1455, d. 1500, son of Sir William Cary of Cockington, co. Devon, b. 1437, beheaded 1471, an eminent Lancastrian, by his wife, Alice, dau. Sir. Baldwin Fulford. (CP IX: 720; NEHGR 104:271). Line goes back through Edward III of England to Cerdic, King of the West Saxons, and down to American colonists Edward Pelham and his half-sister Penelope Pelham Winslow.
- Margaret Spencer, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.