Charles Spencer (3rd Earl of Marlborough)

Male 1706 - 1758  (51 years)


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  • Name Charles Spencer (3rd Earl of Marlborough) 
    Born 22 Nov 1706 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1758 
    Person ID I499  King of Scots
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2009 

    Father Charles Spencer (3rd Earl of Sunderland),   b. 1674,   d. 19 Apr 1722  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Anne Churchill (Countess of Sunderland),   b. 27 Feb 1683,   d. 15 Apr 1716  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1700 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Trevor,   b. Unknown 
    Children 
    +1. George Spencer (4th Duke of Marlborough),   b. 16 Jan 1739,   d. 29 Jan 1817, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Charles Spencer,   b. 31 Mar 1740,   d. 16 Jun 1820  (Age 80 years)
     3. Diana Spencer (Viscountess Bolingbroke),   b. 1734,   d. 1808  (Age 74 years)
     4. Elizabeth Spencer (Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery),   b. 1737,   d. 30 Apr 1831  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F204  Group Sheet

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    • Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, 5th Earl of Sunderland KG, PC (22 November 1706 ? 20 October 1758) was a British politician of the 18th century.

      He was the second son of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland and Lady Anne Churchill, the second daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough.

      Charles inherited the Sunderland title from his older brother in 1729, becoming 5th Earl of Sunderland, and then the Marlborough title from his aunt, Henrietta, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough in 1733.

      He was one of the original governors of London's Foundling Hospital, the foundation of which in 1739 marked a watershed in British child care advocacy and attitudes. He led the British expeditionary force on Continental Europe in the early part of the Seven Years' War, but died in 1758, leaving command to John Manners, Marquess of Granby.



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