Lady (Henrietta) Blanche Ogilvy was married to Colonel Henry Hozier at the time of her liaison with Capt. William George (Bay) Middleton. Their daughter, Lady Clementine Hozier, who went on to marry Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. The liaison was later confirmed by Lady Blanche's granddaughter Mary Soames, from a letter made public in August 2002. Entered by Lynden Rodriguez, Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Clementine's Paternity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Bertram_Freeman-Mitford,_1st_Baron_Redesdale
Clementine was born in Mayfair, London to Lady Henrietta Blanche Hozier (1852– 1925), daughter of the 10th Earl of Airlie and second wife of Sir Henry Montague Hozier (1838– 1907); she was second among four children (three daughters, one son).
Clementine was probably an illegitimate child, most likely fathered by Bay Middleton - her paternity is a subject of much debate, as Lady Blanche was well known for sharing her "favours". After Sir Henry found Lady Blanche with a lover in 1891, she managed to avert her husband's suit for divorce due to his own infidelities, and thereafter the couple separated. Lady Blanche maintained that Clementine's biological father was Capt. William George "Bay" Middleton, a noted horseman; Mary Soames, Clementine's youngest child, believes this.
On the other hand, Clementine's biographer, Joan Hardwick, has surmised (due in part to Sir Henry Hozier's reputed sterility) that all Lady Blanche's "Hozier" children were actually fathered by her sister's husband, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford (1837– 1916), better known as a grandfather of the famous Mitford sisters of the 1920s.
Whatever her true paternity, Clementine is recorded as being the daughter of Lady Blanche and Sir Henry. Entered by Leslie Ridley-388 5 Apr 2014
1861 England Census St Mary Abbott Parish Kensington London Age 8
1871 England Census St Mary Abbott Parish Kensington London Single Age 18
Blanche and Henry married 1873; separated 1891
1891 England Census St Mary Abbott Parish Kensington London Married Age 38 with children Nellie and Bill
1901 England Census St Peter, Great Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire 85 High Street Blanche H Hozier Age 48 with children Clementine 15yrs, Nellie 12yrs and William 12yrs
1911 England Census St Margaret & St John at 33 Trevor Square Knightsbridge Widow with daughter Nellie
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1925 :
HOZIER Lady Blanch Henrietta of 41 Bloomfield-terrace Pimlico Middlesex widow died 28 Mar 1925 at Dieppe France Probate London 16 Jul to Ernest Humbert Solicitor Effects 4539Pounds 13s 1d Entered by Leslie Ridley-388 5 Apr 2014
Profile Ogilvy-142 created through the import of Worrall_Tree1 26122012.ged on Dec 27, 2012 by Andrew Worrall.
Profile/Bio edited by Leslie Ridley-388 8 Apr 2014
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