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Anne Emily Innes-Ker (Spencer-Churchill), Duchess of Roxburghe

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Lower Brook Street, Mayfair, London, England
Death: June 20, 1923 (68)
South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, England.
Place of Burial: Kelso Abbey, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Frances Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
Wife of James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 7th Duke Roxburghe; James Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe and James Duke of Roxburghe
Mother of Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke Roxburghe; Alastair Robert Innes-Ker; Victoria Alexandrina Villiers; Robert Edward Innes-Ker; Isabel Innes-Ker and 8 others
Sister of George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough; Lord Frederick John Winston Spencer-Churchill; Cornelia Henrietta Maria Guest, Baroness Wimborne of Canford Magna; Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill; Rosamund Jane Frances Spencer-Churchill and 5 others
Half sister of Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill

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About Anne Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe

"Anne Emily Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe VA OBE (14 November 1854–20 June 1923) was born Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill, and was the daughter of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, who served in Conservative governments as Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Her brother Lord Randolph Churchill was a Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer."

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76340015

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=533239

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I96137&tree=Nixon

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10633.htm#i106322

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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 XII/2, page 86. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume XI, page 228.

[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.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3426. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S1347] Jennifer Morris Lyons, "re: Anne Breese," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 27 April 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Anne Breese."


Anne Emily Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe VA OBE was the daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, who served in Conservative governments as Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. She served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria.

Lady Anne Spencer-Churchill was born on 14 November 1854, in London. She was the fourth daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, who served in Conservative governments as Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and his wife, Lady Frances Vane, daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. Lady Anne had two brothers and five sisters.[2] The children rarely saw their mother, as they were raised by servants. Her brother Lord Randolph Churchill later became a Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer. Through him, Anne was the aunt of Prime Minister Winston Spencer Churchill.

On 11 June 1874, Lady Anne was married to James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, eldest son of the sixth Duke of Roxburghe. He succeeded his father as the seventh Duke of Roxburghe in 1879, and Anne became The Duchess of Roxburghe. He died in 1892.

In 1883, she was appointed Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria by the Liberal Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, and served in that capacity until 1885. In 1892, when Gladstone again came to power, his policy of Home Rule for Ireland had alienated many of the upper classes, and no lady of ducal rank could be found who was willing to serve as Mistress of the Robes. The post therefore remained vacant, while the Duchess of Roxburghe and the Dowager Duchess of Atholl performed the duties of the office. In 1906 she christened the newest and largest ship then in the world, the Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania.

During the First World War, she served as President of the Haddingtonshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 New Year Honours.

She died in 1923 in London, at the home of her daughter Lady Evelyn and her husband, Colonel William Collins, after a lengthy illness.

Lady Margaret Frances Susan Innes-Ker (1875–1930); married on 25 July 1898 to James Alexander Orr Ewing (22 February 1857 – 28 May 1900, South Africa) Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876–1932), from whose only son all current Innes-Ker males are descended. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Innes-Ker (1877–1970) married on 17 August 1901 in London to Charles Hyde Villiers (September 1862 – 23 May 1947, London), and had issue. Lady Isabel Innes-Ker, later Lady Isabel Wilson (1879–1905) married on 23 June 1904 to Hon. Guy Greville Wilson (19 May 1877 – 1 February 1943) Lord Alastair Robert Innes-Ker (1880–1936) married in London on 10 October 1907, Anne Breese (1885 – 30 October 1959, London), an American heiress whose sister married the Earl of Ancaster, and had issue two sons and one daughter. Lady Evelyn Anne Innes-Ker, later Lady Evelyn Collins (1882–1958) married on 23 November 1907 in London to Colonel William Fellowes Collins DSO (17 September 1865 – 15 February 1948), a grandson of Lord de Ramsey, and had issue. Lord Robert Edward Innes-Ker (22 July 1885 – 19 July 1958); married first on 27 October 1920 (divorced 1935) at the Registry Office in London to Charlotte Josephine Cooney, otherwise the musical comedy actress Jose Collins (23 May 1887 – 6 December 1958), as her first husband. The couple divorced in 1935, having had no issue. He married secondly in London on 28 July 1939 to Eleanor Marie Woodhead (1887–1958); there was no issue by either marriage.

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Anne Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe's Timeline

1854
November 14, 1854
Lower Brook Street, Mayfair, London, England
1875
May 13, 1875
Age 20
Kelso, Morayshire, Scotland
1876
July 25, 1876
Age 21
Broxmouth Park, , Roxburghshire, Scotland
July 25, 1876
Age 21
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
1879
January 14, 1879
Age 24
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1880
November 2, 1880
Age 25
Kelso, Morayshire, Scotland
1882
1882
Age 27
1885
July 22, 1885
Age 30
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1923
June 20, 1923
Age 68
South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, England.