Charles Churchill (British Army officer, born 1656)
A painting of Charles Churchill by the circle of Godfrey Kneller
|Born||2 February 1656|
|Died||29 December 1714 58)(aged|
|Commands held||Lieutenant of the Tower of London|
War of the Spanish Succession|
Battle of Blenheim
Battle of Ramillies
|Other work||Governor of Guernsey|
At Blenheim, serving under his elder brother John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, he commanded 18 battalions at the center of the allied line. At the battle of Ramillies, again serving under his brother, he ordered four brigades of foot to attack the village.
He resigned his Lieutenancy of the Tower in 1706, and he served as Governor of Guernsey from 1706 to 1711.
He was the father of Lieutenant-General Charles Churchill, by his mistress Elizabeth Odd, and the grandfather of Charles Churchill (of Chalfont) by his son's mistress, the actress Anne Oldfield. His grandson married Lady Maria Walpole, illegitimate daughter of Robert Walpole, and had issue including Mary Churchill (2nd wife of the Earl Cadogan and ancestor of later earls).
- Courtney 1887.
- Holmes: Marlborough: England's Fragile Genius, ISBN 9780007225712 p. 42. Winston, Henry, Jasper, and Mountjoy all died in infancy. Theobald died in 1685.
- Courtney, William Prideaux (1887). "Churchill, Charles (1656-1714)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 10. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Snell, Elizabeth Churchill. "Churchill, Charles (1656–1714)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/5396. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)