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Henrietta Blanche (Ogilvy) Hozier (1852 - 1925)

Lady Henrietta Blanche (Blanche) Hozier formerly Ogilvy
Born in Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 28 Sep 1873 in Cortachy Castle, Angusshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dieppe, Sienne Maritime, Upper Normandy, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2013
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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:,_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


  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Blanche H Hozier, Great Berkhampstead Urban, Hertfordshire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Berkhampstead subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.


Profile Ogilvy-142 created through the import of Worrall_Tree1 26122012.ged on Dec 27, 2012 by Andrew Worrall.

Thank you to Lynden Rodriguez for creating Unknown-219750 on 3 Dec 13.

Profile/Bio edited by Leslie Ridley-388 8 Apr 2014

See Changes page for the details of edits by Andrew and others.


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Hello! Regarding the proposed merge, I want to make sure Henrietta and Blanche are one-in-the-same. This is an historically important profile. Thank you to all!

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