Lady Randolph Churchill

Lady Randolph Churchill

U.S.-born British Socialite and Autobiographer
Born Jan 9, 1854

Lady Randolph Churchill, born Jeanette Jerome, was the American wife of Lord Randolph Churchill and the mother of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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1854 Birth A plaque at 426 Henry St. gives her year of birth as 1850, not 1854. … Read More


1874 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Long considered one of the most beautiful women of the time, she was married for the first time on 15 April 1874, aged 20, at the British Embassy in Paris, to Lord Randolph Churchill, the third son of John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane. … Read More


1895 41 Years Old Lord Randolph died in 1895, aged 45.
1900 46 Years Old On 28 July 1900, Jennie married George Cornwallis-West (1874–1951), a captain in the Scots Guards who was the same age as her elder son, Winston.


1908 54 Years Old Around this time, she became well known for chartering a hospital ship to care for those wounded in the Boer War, and in 1908, she wrote The Reminiscences of Lady Randolph Churchill.
1912 58 Years Old She separated from her second husband in 1912, and they were divorced in April 1914, whereupon Cornwallis-West married the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell. … Read More


1918 64 Years Old Her third marriage, on 1 June 1918, was to Montagu Phippen Porch (1877–1964), a member of the British Civil Service in Nigeria, who was three years Winston's junior. … Read More
1921 68 Years Old Died on June 29, 1921.
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