William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton

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William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton (christened 4 January 1591 – 19 December 1636) was an English peer from the Spencer family.

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Spencer was the son of Robert Spencer, 1st Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, and his wife, Margaret Willoughby, and was baptised on 4 January 1591 at Brington, Northamptonshire. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, and became a Member of Parliament for Brackley in 1614, for Northamptonshire (1620–22 & 1624–27). From 6 May 1618 to 1621, Spencer held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. On 25 October 1627, he succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton.

Lord Spencer married Lady Penelope Wriothesley, daughter of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, in 1615. He died in December 1636, aged 45, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Henry, who was created Earl of Sunderland in 1643. Lord Spencer's second son the Honourable Robert was created Viscount Teviot in 1685.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Westmorland
Custos Rotulorum of Northamptonshire
1629–1636
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Hatton
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Montagu
William Tate
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
with Sir Edward Montagu 1620–1621
Sir Richard Knightley 1621–1626
Sir John Pickering 1626–1627

1620–1627
Succeeded by
Francis Nicolls
Sir Richard Knightley
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Spencer
Baron Spencer of Wormleighton
1627–1636
Succeeded by
Henry Spencer