George Charles Spencer-Churchill (8th Duke of Marlborough)

Male 1844 - 1892  (48 years)


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  • Name George Charles Spencer-Churchill (8th Duke of Marlborough) 
    Born 13 May 1844 
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Nov 1892  Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I553  King of Scots
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2009 

    Father John Winston Spencer-Churchill (7th Duke of Marlborough),   b. 02 Jun 1822,   d. 05 Jul 1883, Mayfair, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Francis Anne Emily Vane,   b. 15 Apr 1822,   d. 16 Apr 1899, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1843  St George Street, Mayfair, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton (Marchioness of Blandford),   b. 29 Jul 1847,   d. 07 Jan 1932  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 08 Nov 1869  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 20 Nov 1883 
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lillian Warren Price,   b. Unknown,   d. 11 Jan 1909, Deepdene, Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Jun 1888  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F232  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Nov 1869 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jun 1888 - New York City, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Nov 1892 - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    • George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough (May 13, 1844?November 9, 1892) was the son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough.

      He was educated between 1857 and 1860 at Eton College and later joined the army, gaining the rank of Lieutenant in 1863 in the service of the Royal Horse Guards.

      He married, firstly, Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton, a daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, on 8 November 1869 at Westminster Palace. They were divorced on November 20, 1883, shortly after Churchill inherited the dukedom after the death of his father. Though the new duchess was technically Albertha, Duchess of Marlborough after their divorce, she preferred to use the title she used throughout most of the couple's married life and was known as Albertha, Marchioness of Blandford. They had four children:

      Lady Frances Louisa Spencer-Churchill (1870?1954), married Sir Robert Gresley, 11th Bt. and had issue.
      Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough (1871?1934)
      Lady Lillian Maud Spencer-Churchill (1873?1951), married Col. Cecil Grenfell and had issue.
      Lady Norah Beatrice Henriette Spencer-Churchill (1875?1946), married Francis Bradley-Birt and had issue.
      The duke was cited as one of four co-respondents in the sensational divorce trial of Lady Colin Campbell. He married, as his second wife, (Jane) Lilian Warren Price, the widow of Louis Carré Hamersley, a New York real-estate millionaire, and a daughter of Cicero Price. The civil marriage took place on 29 June 1888 at New York City Hall, with the ceremony officiated by the Mayor of New York City, Abram S. Hewitt. A religious ceremony followed the same day, in the chancel of Tabernacle Baptist Church and presided over by its minister, Dr. Daniel C. Potter.[1] There were no issue from this marriage.

      The 8th Duke of Marlborough died in 1892, aged 48 at Blenheim Palace.


      References
      ^ "An American Duchess; The Duke of Marlborough Marries Mrs. Hamersley; A Civil Marriage Ceremony before Mayor Hewitt and a Religious Ceremony in Church", The New York Times, 30 June 1888, page 1


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