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Spencer, Georgiana, Countess

British, 1737 - 1814

Poyntz, Georgiana

The elder daughter of Right Honorable Stephen Poyntz of Midgham, Berkshire, Georgiana married John, 1st Earl Spencer and Viscount Althorp on 20 December 1755. They had two daughters and a son: Georgiana, who married William, 5th Duke of Devonshire; Henrietta Frances, who married the 3rd Earl of Bessborough; and George John, who succeeded his father as 2nd Earl Spencer. A portrait of her daughter, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, by Thomas Gainsborough, is now in the NGA (1937.1.93).
Cooper, Douglas, ed. Great Family Collections. New York, 1965:197-240
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