Francis Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill

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Francis Almeric Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill DCL FRS (26 December 1779 – 10 March 1845) was a British peer and Whig politician from the Spencer family.

Born Lord Francis Almeric Spencer, he was the second youngest of the 4th Duke of Marlborough.[1] From 1801–15, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxfordshire and on his retirement from the Commons, was raised to the peerage as Baron Churchill, of Whichwood in the County of Oxford.

Lord Churchill married Lady Frances FitzRoy, daughter of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, on 25 November 1800.[1] He died in 1845 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Francis George Spencer.[1] His third son was General The Hon. Sir Augustus Almeric Spencer, G.C.B..


  1. ^ a b c Lodge, Edmund; et al. (1856). The peerage of the British empire as at present existing; arranged and printed from the personal communications of the nobility. Great Britain: London, Saunders and Otley. pp. 123–124. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Charles Spencer
John Fane
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
With: John Fane
Succeeded by
John Fane
William Ashurst
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Churchill
Succeeded by
Francis George Spencer