Viscount Churchill

Viscount Churchill, of Rolleston in the County of Leicester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and held by a branch of the Spencer family.

It was created on 15 July 1902 for the Conservative politician Victor Spencer, 3rd Baron Churchill.[1] The title of Baron Churchill, of Wychwood in the County of Oxford, was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1815 for his grandfather Lord Francis Spencer, younger son of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (see Duke of Marlborough (title) for earlier history of the family). He had previously represented Oxfordshire in Parliament. As of 2010 the titles are held by the first Viscount's youngest son, the third Viscount, who succeeded his half-brother, the second Viscount, in 1973. As a descendant of the fourth Duke of Marlborough he is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.

Barons Churchill (1815)

Viscounts Churchill (1902)

There is no heir to the viscountcy. The heir presumptive to the barony is the present holder's second cousin once removed, Richard Harry Ramsay Spencer (b. 1926). He is the great-grandson of General the Hon. Sir Augustus Almeric Spencer, third son of the first Baron.

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