George Charles Spencer-Churchill 8th Duke of Marlborough

Brief Life History of George Charles

When George Charles Spencer-Churchill 8th Duke of Marlborough was born on 13 May 1844, in Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Winston Spencer-Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough, was 21 and his mother, Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane, was 22. He married Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton on 8 November 1869, in London, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 9 November 1892, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 48, and was buried in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Charles Spencer-Churchill 8th Duke of Marlborough
Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton
Marriage: 8 November 1869
Frances Louisa Spencer-Churchill
Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill
Lady Lillian Maude Spencer- Churchill
Nora Beatrice Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

Sources (27)

  • George Charles Churchill in household of Marquis Blandford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Charles Spencer Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough - Published information: birth-name: George Charles Spencer Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough
  • George Churchill, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1859 · Big Ben

Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.

Name Meaning

Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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