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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Dukes of Marlborough
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 07:54:09 -1000


Interesting data. Thank you.

Can anyone tell us on what grounds the barony was created for the second son
of the 4th Duke of Marlborough, in 1815?
--

D. Spencer Hines---Lady Astor, nee Nancy Langhorne of Danville,
Virginia---first woman to serve as an MP---[Conservative, Plymouth]---a
Teetotaller, Appeaser and Ardent Francophobe; at a dinner party with Winston
Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965): "Winston, you're drunk!" WLSC: "Yes
Madam, I am---and you are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober---and you
will still be ugly."

-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Trenchard <>
To: <>
Cc: John Steele Gordon <>; D. Spencer Hines
<>
Date: Sunday, January 18, 1998 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: Dukes of Marlborough

>On Sat 17 Jan John Steele Gordon wrote:
>D. Spencer Hines wrote:
>
>>> 2. Then we have Victor Albert Francis Charles [1864-1934] becoming the
1st
>>> Viscount Churchill on a date unknown to me. What did he do to earn that
>>> honour? Boer War, Great War --- perhaps just a loyal contributor to
the,
>>> presumably, Conservative Party coffers? Some, all or none of the above?
>>>
>>The viscountcy was created in 1902. But I haven't a clue why.
>
>Victor Albert Francis Charles Spencer Churchill had been a Page of Honour
>and then a Lord in Waiting to Queen Victoria and was subsequently a Lord in
>Waiting to King Edward VII. Since Queen Victoria had died the previous
>year, it is suggestive that he received this Honour 'for Services to the
>Crown' at the time of the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902.
>
>This is supported by the fact that in the same year (1902) he received the
>G.C.V.O. (Knight Grand Cross of the Victorian Order). This Royal Victorian
>Order had been founded by Queen Victoria in 1896 and designed as a
>recognition of personal services to Queen Victoria.
>
>He served in the Great War in the Coldstream Guards - I don't know about
>the Boer War. He later became a Conservative Whip in the House of Lords
>and Chairman of G.W.R. (Great Western Railways).
>
>Diana Trenchard
>
>

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