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Winston Churchill Ancestry

Winston Churchill Ancestry

Paul Talmadge (View posts)
Posted: 25 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Churchill
Do you have the ancestry of Sir Winston Chuchill, Prime Minister? Was he descended from either Henrie Churchill or Richard Chruchill?

Henrie was born in 1565 in North Aston, Oxfordshire, England.
He married Bridgett ? in 1589 in North Aston. He died in 1628.
Bridgett was born in 1565 in North Aston, Oxfordshire, England.
She died in 1625.

Henrie's second wife was Margaret

Henrie's parents were Richard Churchill and ?.
Richard was born in 1524 in
England. He died on 5/28/1594.

Re: Winston Churchill Ancestry

BEV PEASE (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2001 11:27AM GMT
Sir Winston Churchill was a direct descendant of John 1st Duke of Marlborough, through Ann who married a Spencer, hence the surname Spence Churchill. As John Churchill's only son died without issue Ann's son inherited the title.
I am not sure how much proven history is known about the first Duke, his sister Arabella was a mistress of James Duke of York, later King James 2nd. John seems to have been a self made man who was a brilliant general. His ancestors were not aristocracy.

Re: Winston Churchill Ancestry

Posted: 31 Dec 2001 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Apr 2005 2:25AM GMT
Sir Winston's ancestry has been pretty well plumbed to its depths. His Churchill ancestors were of Somerset and West Country stock, stemming from Courcelle (or some such spelling), a Norman-derived family. He's not from your Oxfordshire Churchills, or Chuchills, or Chruchills, or whatever spelling you fancy.



Re: Winston Churchill Ancestry

Posted: 24 Jan 2002 5:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the Winston Churchill book The Historical Record of ninety years.Sir Winstons father was Lord Randoph Churchill,
his father was 7th Duke of Marlborough,then through 6th Duke,5th Duke,4th Duke,3rd Duke to Charles Spencer 3rd Earl of Sunderland.1674-1722,Lord Randolphs mother was Lady Frances Vane.Winstons mother was American born Jennie Jerome 1854-1921,her mother was Clara Hall.Jennies mother was Iroquois indian,her grandmother was Clarissa Wilcox,and her husband was Ambrose Hall 1774-1827.Jennies father was Leonard Jerome 1817-1891.Does anyone have any information farther back than this.

Re: Winston Churchill Ancestry

Posted: 24 Jan 2002 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Apr 2005 2:25AM GMT
Surely Winston Churchill's ancestry is well known. It is avabilable easily on the Internet, even. A simple Google search for Winston Churchill genealogy should find you tons of information. Churchill is descended from a gentry family originally named Courcelle and settled in Devon since the Conquest. By the way, the story that Jennie Jerome had American Indian blood is myth and has been dismissed by most reliable researchers. It is a myth that Churchill himself mischievously put about.
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