The Earl of Spencer
Lady Elizabeth (Moore) Rochfort is an ancestral relation of Diana Frances Spencer, known to us all as Diana, Princess of Wales. The link is as follows:- Lady Elizabeth Moore was daughter of Hamilton, Henry, Moore; 3rd Earl of Drogheda, Her grandfather was Henry Moore, 1st Earl of Drogheda. Henry was married to Countess Alice Spencer. (Her Grandmother) Countess Alice Spencer (her grandmother) came from a family of royalty. Her sister Margaret was a Countess, her Brother Robert was a Viscount and her brother was
Henry Spencer 1st Earl of Sunderland. Henry was the father of Robert 2nd Earl of Sunderland Robert was the father of Charles 3rd Earl of Sunderland Charles was the father of John of Althorp Hon MP John of Althorp MP was the father of John 1st Earl of Spencer John 1st Earl of Spencer was the father of George John 2nd Earl of Spencer George John 2nd Earl of Spencer was the father of Fredrick 4th Earl of Spencer Fredrick 4th Earl of Spencer was the father of Charles Robert 6th Earl of Spencer Charles Robert 6th Earl of Spencer was the father of Albert Edward 7th Earl of Spencer Albert Edward 7th Earl of Spencer was the father of Edward John 8th Earl of Spencer Edward John 8th Earl of Spencer was the father of Diana Frances Princess of Wales
Several other links to royal families are traceable back to George Rochfort and though George himself only entered the peerage as Rt. Hon, he is the first Rochfort of Gaulstown to marry into “Royal” bloodlines thus opening the door for future members of the clan to enter the peerage. His first son Robert being created 1st Earl of Belvedere in 1756.