[Milton-L] Milton and Lady Di?

carl bellinger bcarlb at comcast.net
Fri Sep 7 15:51:31 EDT 2007


Isn't Di decended from the poet Spencer?  All on a sunshine day.  -Carl
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From: "Schwartz, Louis" <lschwart at richmond.edu>
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> According to Parker, Lady Alice, Countess Dowager of Derby (the
> *Arcades* Alice) was married twice (once when she was about 20 and again
> at the age of 41, a few years after the death of her first husband).
> She had 3 daughters by the first husband who lived to get married (no
> sons survived), including Lady Frances, who ended up marrying John
> Egerton.  Frances and John's 11th child was the Lady Alice of *A Mask*.
> I'm not sure, however,--and Parker doesn't say--if the second Alice had
> any children.  She didn't marry until 1652 when she was 33.  Lots of her
> siblings, however, married young and had children (so did the Countess
> Dowager of Derby's other two daughters), so I suppose it's possible that
> Lady Di is descended from the elder Lady Alice, but possibly not from
> the younger one.
>
> Parker gives lots of names and dates, so if someone wanted to trace the
> decent, they might be able to at least start there.
>
> Louis
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> Thickstun
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>
> She would have to be a collateral descendant, because it is my memory
> that Lady Alice either never married or married past child-bearing age.
>
> I'll see if I can dredge up that information.
>
> Christopher Baker wrote:
>> Is it possible that Princess Diana (Lady Diana Frances Spencer) was a
> descendant of Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby, for whom "Arcades" was
> written?  I have done some looking in the DNB, but there do not seem to
> be any connections there.  If there were a distant link, it would be an
> interesting tidbit to mention to students.
>> Thanks,
>> Christopher Baker
>>
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