Royal Mistress Arabella Churchill

Female 1648 - 1730  (82 years)


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  • Name Royal Mistress Arabella Churchill 
    Title Royal Mistress 
    Born 23 Feb 1648 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 May 1730 
    Person ID I466  King of Scots
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2009 

    Father Winston Churchill,   b. 18 Apr 1620,   d. 26 Mar 1688  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Drake,   b. Unknown 
    Married May 1643 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet

    Family 1 James II and VII Stuart (King of England, Scotland and King of England and Ireland),   b. 14 Oct 1633, St James Palace London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1701, St-Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. Henriette FitzJames (Countess of Newcastle),   b. 1667,   d. 03 Apr 1730, Navestock, Brentwood, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. James FitzJames (1st Duke of Berwick),   b. 21 Aug 1670, Moulins, Allier, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1734, Philippsburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Henry FitzJames (1st Duke of Albemarle),   b. 06 Aug 1673, St James Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1702  (Age 29 years)
     4. Arabella FitzJames,   b. 1674,   d. 07 Nov 1704  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Charles Godfrey,   b. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Godfrey,   b. Unknown
     2. Charlotte Godfrey,   b. Unknown
     3. Francis Godfrey,   b. Unknown
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Arabella Churchill
    Arabella Churchill
    Personal Collection

  • Notes 
    • Arabella Churchill (23 February 1648 - 30 May 1730) was the mistress of King James II, and the mother of four of his children (surnamed FitzJames Stuart, that is "son of James Stuart"). Arabella was the child of Sir Winston Churchill (an ancestor of the Prime Minister of the same name) and Elizabeth Drake.

      An older sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, she began her relationship with James, then Duke of York, around 1665, while he was still married to Anne Hyde. Arabella became the duchess's lady-in-waiting in that year, and gave birth to two children during Anne's lifetime. Their affair continued after James's marriage to Mary of Modena in 1673, and produced two more children. Some time after 1674, she married Charles Godfrey and had three more children.

      Children with James II of England
      Henrietta FitzJames, (1667 ? 3 April 1730)
      James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, (1670 ? 1734)
      Henry FitzJames, 1st Duke of Albemarle, (1673 ? 1702)
      Arabella FitzJames, (1674 ? 7 November 1704), became a nun.

      Children with Charles Godfrey
      Elizabeth Godfrey, married Hungerford Dunch.
      Charlotte Godfrey, b. bef. 1685, married Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth.
      Francis Godfrey.

      External links
      WorldRoots Royalty Pages
      Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabella_Churchill_(royal_mistress)"


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