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Churchill, Viscount (UK, 1902)


Creation: let. pat. 14 Jul 1902


Family name: Spencer




See Baron Churchill



Victor Albert Francis Charles [Spencer], 3rd Baron Churchill later 1st Viscount Churchill, GCVO JP

only child of Francis George [Spencer], 2nd Baron Churchill, by his wife Lady Jane Conyngham, 1st dau. of Francis Nathaniel [Conyngham], 2nd Marquess Conyngham


23 Oct 1864

mar. (1)

1 Jan 1887 (div. 1927) Lady Verena Maud Lowther VA (b. 6 Apr 1865; d. 25 Dec 1938), 2nd dau. of Henry [Lowther], 3rd Earl of Lonsdale, by his wife Emily Susan Caulfield, 1st dau. of St George Francis Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon

children by first wife

1. Hon Victor Almeric Lancelot Spencer (b. and dvp. 18 Jan 1888)

2. Hon Victor Alexander Spencer, later 2nd Viscount Churchill

1. Hon Victoria Ivy Louise Spencer (b. 15 Oct 1897; dsp. 19...), mar. 10 Nov 1920 Capt Hon Cecil Henry Brassey (b. 3 Oct 1896; dsp. 11 Sep 1949), 2nd son of Henry Leonard Campbell [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, by his wife Lady Violet Mary Gordon-Lennox, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 7th Duke of Richmond

2. Hon Ursula Spencer (b. 21 Jun 1901; d. 1 Jun 1934), mar. 16 Jul 1928 Lt Col Alick Frederick Tod DSO, son of Col George Russell Tod JP. of The Red House, Dorchester, co. Oxford

mar. (2)

29 Aug 1927 Christine McRae Sinclair (b. 24 Sep 1895; mar. (2) 12 Jun 1937 (div. 1938) Lt Col Ralph Heyward Isham CBE;  mar. (3) 6 Nov 1939 Sir Lancelot Oliphant KCMG CB;  d. 22 May 1972), 1st dau. of William Sinclair

children by second wife

3. Hon Victor George Spencer, later 3rd Viscount Churchill

3. Hon Sarah Faith Georgina Spencer MBE (b. 5 Jun 1931), mar. 17 Dec 1951 Richard John Palmer JP DL, of Queen Anne's Mead, Swallowfield, co. Berkshire, High Sheriff of Berkshire 1979-80, Director of Huntley & Palmers (b. 5 Nov 1926), 2nd son of Reginald Howard Reed Palmer MC DL, Chairman of Huntley & Palmers, by his wife Lena Florence Cobham, dau. of Alexander Blyth Cobham, and has issue


3 Jan 1934


14 Jul 1902 Viscount Churchill, of Rolleston in the County of Leicester

suc. by

son by first wife


a Page of Honour to Queen Victoria 1876-81; suc. his father 24 Nov 1886 as 3rd Baron Churchill;  a Lord-in-Waiting (Conservative)1889-92, 1885-1901 and 1901-05; the family estate, Cornbury Park, near Charlbury, co. Oxford, was sold for 115,000 in 1897; Master of the Buckhounds 1900-01;  KCVO 1900; was sold for 115,000 in 1897; Lord Chamberlain 1902;  GCVO 1902; Master of the Robes 1911


Victor Alexander [Spencer], 2nd Viscount Churchill


1 Aug 1890

mar. (1)

5 Jul 1916 Katharine Emily Beaven (widow of Capt Stanley Venn Ellis RN;  d. 1 Dec 1943), dau. of Hon Robert Beaven, Premier of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

mar. (2)

19 Oct 1949 Joan Black (d. 12 May 1957), 1st dau. of Joseph Baron Black, of Belfast


s.p. 21 Dec 1973

suc. by



Page of Honour to King Edward VII 1901-07


Victor George [Spencer], 3rd Viscount Churchill


31 Jul 1934


Lieut Scots Guards, 1953-55; investment banker


There is no heir to the Viscountcy of Churchill; the heir presumptive to the Barony of Churchill is Richard Harry Ramsay Spencer, a great-great-grandson of the 1st Baron Churchill, and second cousin once removed of the present Viscount.





3rd Viscount Churchill, of Rolleston in the County of Leicester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jul 1902)

5th Baron Churchill, of Wychwood in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Aug 1815)



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