Tenth Generation

10357. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer CHURCHILL was born on 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.101,2933 He died on 24 January 1965 at the age of 90 in London, Middlesex, England.101 He is buried at Bladon near Woodstock.

Bladon lies on the south side of Blenheim Park with many quaint cottages. St Martin's Church is a Victorian reconstruction of 1894 on the site of an earlier church rebuilt in 1801.

In January 1965 Sir Winston Churchill was buried in the churchyard at the head of the grave of Lady Randolph Churchill his mother. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill is buried alongside.

In "The River War" (1899), Winston Churchill's account of the Sudanese campaign, there's a memorable passage which is reproduced below:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries*! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."
* Votaries are devoted followers.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer CHURCHILL and Clementine Ogilvy HOZIER were married on 12 September 1908 at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.

Clementine Ogilvy HOZIER was born in 1885.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer CHURCHILL-9112 and Clementine Ogilvy HOZIER-10445 had the following children:



Randolph CHURCHILL was born after 1909.



Diana CHURCHILL was born after 1910.



Sarah CHURCHILL was born after 1911.



Mary CHURCHILL was born after 1912.
Last Updated: 12 March 2013