Albertha, Marchioness of Blandford

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About Albertha, Marchioness of Blandford

Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton

ByMarrriage, Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton was styled as Marchioness of Blandford on 8 November 1869. From 8 November 1869, her married name became Spencer-Churchill.

Duchess of Marlborough on 16 April 1883.

Her marriage to George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough.

Links:

The Peerage: http://thepeerage.com/p10595.htm#i105942

Geneall: http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=78680

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertha_Spencer-Churchill,_Duchess_of_Marlborough


Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton was born on 29 July 1847.1 She was the daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russell.1 She married George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough, son of John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane, on 8 November 1869 at Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England.1 She died on 7 January 1932 at age 84.2
    As a result of her marriage, Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton was styled as Marchioness of Blandford on 8 November 1869. From 8 November 1869, her married name became Spencer-Churchill. As a result of her marriage, Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton was styled as Duchess of Marlborough on 16 April 1883. Her marriage to George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough was annulled on 20 November 1883 by petition from Albertha.1

Children of Lady Albertha Frances Anne Hamilton and George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough

Lady Frances Louisa Spencer-Churchill+ b. 15 Sep 1870, d. 13 Nov 19543

Sir Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough+ b. 13 Nov 1871, d. 30 Jun 19344

Lady Lillian Maud Spencer-Churchill+ b. 9 Jul 1873, d. 4 Jan 19513

Lady Norah Beatrice Henriette Spencer-Churchill b. 1 Sep 1875, d. 28 Apr 19463

Citations

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 503. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 2, page 1869. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S8] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, volume 2, page 1870.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 504.


Albertha Frances Anne Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, VA (29 July 1847 – 7 January 1932), was an English aristocrat. She was the daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, and Lady Louisa Russell.

She married George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, eldest son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, on 8 November 1869 at Westminster Palace. They were divorced on 20 November 1883, shortly after her husband 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 (15 September 1870 – 13 November 1954), married 6 June 1893 Sir Robert Gresley, 11th Baronet, by whom she had issue. Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough (13 November 1871 – 30 June 1934). Lady Lillian Maud Spencer-Churchill (9 July 1873 – 4 January 1951), married 6 October 1898 Colonel Cecil Grengell, by whom she had issue. Lady Norah Beatrice Henriette Spencer-Churchill (1 September 1875 – 28 April 1946), married 1 December 1920 Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt, by whom she had issue.[1] Lady Blandford was one of eight train bearers at the wedding of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein on 5 July 1866 at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.[2]

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Albertha, Marchioness of Blandford's Timeline

1847
July 29, 1847
Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland
1870
September 15, 1870
Age 23
Simla, India
1871
November 13, 1871
Age 24
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1873
July 9, 1873
Age 25
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1875
September 1, 1875
Age 28
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
1932
January 7, 1932
Age 84
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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Blenheim - aka Goosie