John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough
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John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough

Peer + Colonel + Guard
Male
Born Sep 18, 1897
Died Mar 11, 1972

John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough, styled Marquess of Blandford until 1934, was a British peer. Marlborough was born in London as the first of two sons born to Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough and his first wife, the former Consuelo Vanderbilt, an American railroad heiress. Prior to inheriting the dukedom in 1934 he was a lieutenant-colonel in the Life Guards. He was Mayor of Woodstock from 1937 to 1942.… Read More

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John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough
John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough
d.1972

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CHILDHOOD

1897 Birth Born in 1897.

THIRTIES

1934 37 Years Old Prior to inheriting the dukedom in 1934 he was a lieutenant-colonel in the Life Guards.

FORTIES

1937 40 Years Old He was Mayor of Woodstock from 1937 to 1942. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1972 75 Years Old Six weeks before his death, on 26 January 1972, the Duke married his second wife, (Frances) Laura Canfield née Charteris (London, 10 August 1915 – 1990), the widow of the American publishing heir Michael Temple Canfield (whose first wife had been Caroline Lee Bouvier, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). … Read More