Spens of Wormiston Family

Spens of Wormiston Family

  • The Feudal Barony of Spens of Wormiston is the junior line of the Clan Spens group of families.  (being junior to the Spens of Lathallan Feudal Barony)
  • The Feudal Barony was first recognized in 1379.
  • The seats of the family were first at Castle Crail and later at the Wormiston House (which was sometimes referred to as Wormiston Castle).
  • The family of Spens of Wormiston became extinct in 1601.
  • There are descending branches of this family:
    • The senior branch is the Despence family of France, founded in 1460.
    • The junior branch is the Counts Spens of Sweden, founded in 1626.