John Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
|born on||12 January 1686 Jul.Cal. (22 Jan 1686 greg.) at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Musbury, England, 50n4444, 3w0137|
|Timezone||LMT m3w0137 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||02°46' 05°41 Asc. 29°51'|
British peer, the heir apparent to the Dukedom of Marlborough – as the only surviving son of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, an accomplished general, and Sarah Jennings, a close friend of Queen Anne. Blandford died childless in 1703, and upon his father's death in 1722, the dukedom passed to his eldest sister, Lady Henrietta Godolphin (née Churchill).
In early 1703, seventeen-year-old Blandford contracted smallpox, then a deadly disease. Queen Anne dispatched her own personal doctors to attend to him. On Saturday morning, 20 February, Blandford died at King's College, plunging his father into "the greatest sorrow in the world."
- child->parent relationship with Churchill, John (born 26 May 1650 Jul.Cal. (5 June 1650 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough (born 19 July 1681 Jul.Cal. (29 July 1681 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Mary Churchill, Duchess of Montagu (born 15 July 1689 Jul.Cal. (25 July 1689 greg.))
Sy Scholfield cites the Duchess of Marlborough's Bible quoted in "The life of John Churchill Duke of Marlborough to the accession of Queen Anne, Volume 1" by Viscount Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (R. Bentley & Son, 1894), p. 196: "Jack was born the 12 of January 1686 about six o'clock in the morning."
- Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 17)
- Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Churchill family)