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LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1832.

ENVI

LONDON: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

THE

ANNUAL

BIOGRAPHY AND OBITUARY,

OF

1831.

PART I.

MEMOIRS OF CELEBRATED PERSONS, WHO HAVE

DIED WITHIN THE YEARS 1830-1831.

No. I.

THE HON. SIR ROBERT CAVENDISH SPENCER,

KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL HANOVERIAN GUELPHIC ORDER, CAPTAIN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP MADAGASCAR, SURVEYOR-GENERAL OF THE ORDNANCE, AND AN EXTRA GROOM OF HIS MAJESTY'S BEDCHAMBER.

This gallant officer was the third, but second surviving, son of George John, second and present Earl Spencer, K. G., and the Hon. Lavinia Bingham, eldest daughter of Charles, first Lord, and afterwards Earl of, Lucan.

Sir Robert was born on the 24th of October, 1791; and received his education at Harrow. He commenced his naval career in August, 1804, as midshipman on board the Tigre, 80, Captain Benjamin Hallowell, with whom he first sailed to the Mediterranean; and from thence accompanied Nelson to the West Indies, in pursuit of the combined fleets of France and

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