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Arabella Churchill, Royal Mistress of James II

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Birthplace: Musbury, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Westminster, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, MP and Elizabeth Churchill
Wife of James Stuart and Colonel Charles Godfrey, MP
Mother of Henrietta FitzJames; Charlotte, Viscountess Falmouth; Col Francis Godfrey, MP; Diana GODFREY; Elizabeth Godfrey and 3 others
Sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough; Admiral George Churchill, MP; Gen. Charles Churchill, MP; Winston Churchill; Henry Churchill and 2 others

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About Arabella Churchill, Royal Mistress of James II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabella_Churchill_(royal_mistress)

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.

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Arabella Churchill (royal mistress)

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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.

[edit]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.

[edit]Children with Charles Godfrey

Elizabeth Godfrey, married Hungerford Dunch.

Charlotte Godfrey, b. bef. 1685, married Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth.

Francis Godfrey.

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The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n61/mode/2up

  • The Drakes of Ashe, in Devon were a very distinguished family, of whom was John Drake, Esq., one of the Council of Plymouth, a member of the original company established by King James, (unreadable (1 06)), for settling New England. Several of his sons came to New England and settled. Richard, with two or more sons and nine daughters, settled in Hampton, N. H.

John Drake of Otterton had Richard, Robert, Thomas, who went to Hartford in Herts Agnes mo.of Sir Wm. Pole, the great Antiquary, and John of Exmouth, Devon, who recovered Ashe and m. Margaret dau. of John Colehill, and had, among others:

I. Joan Drake, m. Walter, son of William and Jane Grenville, dau. of Sir Thomas Raleigh. He m. (2) __ Daniels; (3) Katharine, dau. of Sir Philip Champernown and wid. of Otho Gilbert; by d m. had Sir Walter Raleigh, b. 15?2. 1, John Raleigh, m. Ann Fortesque, sis. of Gertrude who m. Sir Bernard Drake of Ashe. 2. George Raleigh, m. Katharine, dau. of Otho and Katharine (Champernown) Gilbert, and sis. of Sir John, Sir Humphrey and Sir Adwin Gilbert.

II. Sir John Drake, Exq., of Ashe, High Sheriff of Devon; d. 1588; m. 1529, Amy Grenville, sis. to Sir Richard, and had: 1. Sir Bernard Drake, b. abt. 1530; a distinguished Naval Officer; d. Jan. 11, 1585; gave Sir Francis, s. of Edmund Drake, b. 1545, the great Admiral, a box on the ear for assuming the family arms, Sir Francis being of a younger branch. He m. Gertrude Fortesque, and had; 1. John, d. 1628; m. Helena, dau. of John, Baron Boteler of Herts, and his wf. Elizabeth, half-sis. to Geo. Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, and had: 1. Sir John. 2. George, d. unm., 1664. 3. Thomas of Ireland; d. s. i. 1659. 4. Henry, settled at Barnstaple, Devon, of which he was Mayor, 1679. 5. Dorothy. 6. Mary. 7. Eleanor. 8. Elizabeth, m. Sir Winston Churchill. (1). John Churchill, b. at Ashe (while his mother was on a visit to her father) Duke of Marlboro; m. Sarah Jennings. (2) ARABELLA, had 4 chil. by JAMES, Duke of York, afterwards JAMES II, King of England. She afterwards m. Col. CHARLES GODFREY, and had, 1. Charlotte, m. April 23, 1700, High Bascawen, Viscount Falmouth and had 18 chil. (3) George. 2. Margaret, m. John Sherman and had dau. Alice, m. Richard Percival, ancestor of Earls of Egmont. 2. Robert Drake of Wiscomb, m. and had 7 sons and 3 daus. 1. William. 2. Bernard. 3. John, m. and had i. 4. Robert. 5. Henry, killed in army; s. i. 6. Nicholas, m. Katharine, dau. of William Tothill and wid. of Wm. Kingsley. 7. Humphrey. 8. Gertrude. 9. Amy. 10. Ursula. 3. Richard Drake, b. 1534; of Surrey; d. July 11, 1603, Equerry to Queen Elizabeth. Introduced his kinsman, Francis Drake, afterwards the great Admiral, to the Queen; m. Ursula, dau. of Sir Wm. Stafford. 1. Francis Drake of Shardeloes, d. 1613; m. Joan, dau. of Wm. Tothill of Shardeloes, Esq. At her house Thomas Hooker sojourned, afterwards ??u de? of the Conn. Colony. 2. George Drake of Spratshays, Esq.; supposed of this family; had dau; Katharine m. John Ford of Bagton, Devon, Eng. who had Sir Henry Ford, Secretary of Stateof Ireland for Charles II; sold Bagton to Mr. Tothill, whose descendants sold it to Lord Ashburton.

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Arabella Churchill, Royal Mistress of James II's Timeline

1647
March 16, 1647
Chapel at Ashe - Devonshire
1648
February 23, 1648
Musbury, Devonshire, England
February 28, 1648
Ashe Hall,Musbury,Devonshire,England
February 28, 1648
Musbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1667
1667
Age 18
St.James Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1669
1669
Age 20
Of, France
1670
August 21, 1670
Age 22
Moulins, Auvergne, France
1670
Age 21
Cornwall
1673
August 6, 1673
Age 25
France - natural son of James Duke of York
1674
1674
Age 25
St. James Square,Westminster,Middlesex,England