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Churchill, John Winston Spencer, 1822-1883 (7th Duke of Marlborough)



  • Existence: 1822 - 1883


John Winston Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough (1822-83), son of the 6th Duke, was a Conservative politician. As Marquess of Blandford he was M.P. for Woodstock, 1844-45 and 1847-57. Churchill was Lord Steward of the Household, 1866-67, and Lord President of the Council in Benjamin Disraeli's government, 1867-68. Disraeli offered him the Viceroyalty of Ireland in 1874, which he declined, but he accepted the post in succession to the Duke of Abercorn in 1876, and was Lord Lieutenant (Viceroy) until Lord Beaconsfield's ministry resigned in 1880. He was the father of Lord Randolph Churchill.

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John Winston Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough: Political Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9271
Scope and Contents Political papers, mostly relating to Churchill's three offices of state: Lord Steward of the Household, 1866-7, with correspondence, accounts and papers relating to Queen Victoria's household; Lord President of the Council, 1867-8, with correspondence between Marlborough and Prime Ministers, Lord Derby and Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Mayo, Duke of Richmond and Queen Victoria, the last mostly confined to times of Privy Council meetings; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1876-80, with correspondence and...
Dates: 1840-1880
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