Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The 6th Baron Churchill 1926-2020

 _. The Lord Churchill, 6th Baron, died 19 October, 2020, aged 94.

Richard Harry Ramsay Spencer was born 11 October, 1926, the son of Colonel Richard Augustus Spencer [1888-1956], by his wife the former Maude Evelyn Ramsay [died 1989], scion of the Earls of Dalhousie.

He married firstly, 19 April, 1958, Antoinette Rose-Marie de Charrière [1928-1994], daughter of Godefroy de Charrière,of Perverenges, Lausanne, Switzerland ; he married secondly, in 1999, Cressida Josephine Alice de Hallé.

He succeeded to the barony of Churchill [created in 1815], on the demise of his kinsman, the 3rd and last Viscount Churchill, 18 October, 2017.

The peerage was created for his ancestor, Francis Almeric Spencer [1779-1845], a younger son of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough [1738-1817].

Lord Churchill had two sons from his first marriage, the Hon Michael Spencer and the Hon David Spencer. The peerage now passes to the elder son, Michael Richard de Charrière Spencer, who was born 9 November, 1960.


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