Charles Churchill (of Chalfont)

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Charles Churchill (ca. 1720–1812)[1] was a British Member of Parliament.

He was the only son of Lieutenant-General Charles Churchill by the actress Anne Oldfield. His grandfather, also Charles Churchill, was a British army officer and brother of the 1st Duke of Marlborough.[2]

At the 1741 general election he was returned to the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Stockbridge[3] in Hampshire, and held the seat until the next election, in 1747.[1][3] At the 1747 election he was returned as an MP for Milborne Port, but it was a double return[4] and Churchill was not one of those seated.[5] At the 1754 general election he was elected as an MP for Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire, and held that seat until the next election, in 1761.[6][7]

He married Lady Maria Walpole, daughter of Robert Walpole. Their daughter Mary became the second wife of Charles Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, and had issue.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
  2. ^ "1st Duke of Marlborough listing". Stanford University. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 512. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  4. ^ "No. 8660". The London Gazette. 21 July 1747. p. 2.
  5. ^ Stooks Smith, page 535
  6. ^ Stooks Smith, page 20
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 2)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Humphrey Monoux, Bt
John Berkeley
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: Matthew Lamb
Succeeded by
Daniel Boone
William Chetwynd
Preceded by
Merrick Burrell
William Ockenden
Member of Parliament for Great Marlow
With: Daniel Moore
Succeeded by
William Clayton
William Mathew Burt