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George Spencer (1720)  m Mary (1724-1816) and thier children were:

John (1750-1803)

John Spencer m Mary Thornalay (1751-1816) and their children were:

Mary (1772), Jane (1777), John (1780), Thomas (1783), George (1786), Elizabeth, Alice, Sarah (1791).

John Spencer m Arabella Hervey (1781-1870) in 1804

[The Pentrich Rebellion: In 1817 disaffected framework knitters from Pentrich attempted to start an uprising. They set off to march on Nottingham but stopped at a few too many pubs on the way and the whole enterprise failed dismally. The retribution was brutal - the ringleaders were hanged and
beheaded and many others were transported. There is a good account of the whole business at:
www.pentrich.org.uk.     John Spencer (1780) gave evidence in the enquiry that followed. He left Pentrich in 1818 and perhaps this was as a consequence of having given evidence.]

and their children were:

John (1804), Thomas (1806), George (1808), Joseph (1810), James (1813), Humphrey (1815), Octavius (1817-1895), Isaac (1820), Rosaman (1821).

[In the 1920's the Spencer Union was formed as a  breakaway from the National Miners' Federation during the General Strike in 1920's. It was anti-strike and anti-socialist. A later George  Spencer was a labour MP who had worked his way up through the Union and had ended up Gen. Sec of the Notts Miner's  Association. His union was involved in bitter battles with the main union but after the strike he was canny enough to get himself elected as the President of the re-merged union. He was also a JP. What is more interesting is that the  fracture lines set up by the Spencer Union were what caused the UDM to split off from the NUM in the more recent miners' strike of the 1980's.]
 

George Spencer (1808) m Ann Ball (nee Kite, b 1810) in 1834 and their children were:

George (1836), Isaac (1837), Eli (1838-1896), Elizabeth (1840, South Normanton, Derbyshire), Alfred (1841).

Elizabeth Spencer m Andrew Hardy in 1865 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.