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Alexandra Mary Spencer-Churchill (née Cadogan), Duchess of Marlborough (1900-1961), Justice of the Peace; wife of 10th Duke of Marlborough; daughter of Viscount Chelsea. Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's daughter-in-law and mother of John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough (30 Nov 1934).

Alexandra Mary Spencer-Churchill (née Cadogan), Duchess of Marlborough…

The Duke of Marlborough who married Consuelo Vanderbilt in NYC, during the Gilded Age, c.1895. Consuelo, the American Heiress - "Dollar Princess", became the Duchess of Marlborough, and resided at Blenheim Palace, in England. With her new cash poor - titled British aristocrat, 'Sunny' Blenheim. Consuelo's millions, saved his palace from continued decay. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Corbis Image)

Portrait of Duke of Marlborough who married Consuelo Vanderbilt. She rescued his Blenheim Palace with her dowry given to her by her father, William Kissam Vanderbilt.

Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough (13.11.1871|30.6.1934) styled Earl of Sunderland until 1883, Marquess of Blandford 1883|92. Often known as 'Sunny' after his courtesy title of Earl of Sunderland. b. Simla, India, the only son of George Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke & Lady Albertha Frances Anne. Nephew of Lord Randolph Churchill + 1st cousin of Winston Churchill, with whom he had a close + lifelong friendship. Educated Winchester College + Trinity College…

Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, Duke of Marlborough and husband of Consuelo [Vanderbilt], Duchess of Marlborough

Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill (1898-1956); son of Consuelo Vanderbilt and the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill, youngest son of Consuelo. (By Bassano Ltd, 28 April He looks so much like his mother, Consuelo.

Country Life (8 Jun 1907) Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and her sons Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill and John Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford.

Country Life Jun Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and her sons Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill and John Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford.

... Duke of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt divorced in 1921. Consuelos son the 10th Duke .

Duke of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt divorced in Consuelos son the Duke .

Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, née Vanderbilt (1877–1964), with her two sons John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, later the 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897–1972), and Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956), dressed for the coronation of King George V in June 1911. Although the Duchess had been separated from her husband since 1906, she was still required to attend the ceremony as one of the most important peeresses of realm. Her sons acted as pages to the King.

King George V and Queen Mary at their coronation, June 1911 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) "The Peeresses at the Coronation" (originall.

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