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Peregrine Spencer-Churchill, nephew of Sir Winston, at 88
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Julian Spencer-Churchill
2021-10-28 18:00:08 UTC
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In fact Peregrine Churchill did have an illegitimate child with the wife of his business partner, Valerie Munn, from the 1940s and 1950s. While the DNA is incontrovertible (the far less likely alternative is his older brother Johny), and the opportunity is clear (Peregrine worked on camouflage during WW2), how this is compatible with his apparently conservative personality is unresolved.
(Henry Winston) Peregrine Spencer-Churchill, who died 19 March, 2002,
after a short illness, aged 88, was a nephew of Sir Winston Churchill,
and a trustee of the Churchill archives containing the personal papers
of Sir WSC and his younger brother John, and other members of the
family.
Henry Peregrine Winston ( he was always known by his last Christian
name and the nickname *Prebbin*), was born 25 May, 1913, the second
son of John Strange Spencer-Churchill, (1880-1947), and his wife, the
former Lady Gwendeline (Goonie) Bertie, fourth daughter of the 7th
Earl of Abingdon.
Although six years Sir Winston's junior, John Spencer-Churchill from
their schoolroom days & throughout their lives were mutually devoted,
and their wives, Clementine and Goonie, became close confidantes.
In the First World War the two families shared Jack and Goonie's house
in Kensington, and Peregrine, with his elder brother, John George, and
sister Clarissa, grew up in close proximity to Sir Winston's
offspring, and were frequent visitors to Chartwell down the years.
Peregrine's elder brother was born in 1909, and the sister, wife of
Churchill's successor as PM, Anthony Eden, followed in 1920.
Peregrine was educated at Harrow and at Cambridge, and married
firstly, in 1954,
Patricia Ethel Louise, daughter of Thomas March, of Chesham,
Buckinghamshire. She died in 1956. His second marriage, in 1957, was
to Yvonne Henriette Marie, second daughter of Constant Jehannin, of
Rennes, France.
There were no children from either marriage.
In 1993, it was announced that the personal archives of Sir Winston
Churchill, containing the drafts of his great war-time speeches, were
to be saved for the nation.
Peregrine Churchill, as senior trustee, announced that an outline
agreement had been reached between the Churchill family and the
Government over the sale of the collection.
Whilst attending the funeral of his elder brother (in 1992),
Peregrine, a Civil Engineer, was shocked at the condition of the
family graves in Bladon
Churchyard, inluding the graves of Sir WSC and Clemmie, and his
parents John and Goonie, and grandparents, Lord and Lady Randolph
Churchill. He therefore proposed to use some of the profits from the
sale of the archives for £250,000 restoration work at the Oxfordshire
country churchyard where the statesman and kin are interred.
This he did. And in recent years the Duke of Marlborough and
Churchill's descendants attended a service at Bladon after the
completion of restoration work.
He is survived by his sister, ther Countess of Avon, and by an
extended family of nephews and nieces.
Peregrine Spencer-Churchill is to be privately cremated, and a
Memorial Service is planned for a later date.
...Michael Rhodes.
Kenny McCormack
2021-10-28 18:49:45 UTC
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Post by Julian Spencer-Churchill
In fact Peregrine Churchill did have an illegitimate child with the wife
of his business partner, Valerie Munn, ...
Just ou of curiosity, which was this "Valerie Munn":

1) The business partner?
2) The business partner's wife?
3) The business partner's wife's (illegitimate) child?
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Louis Epstein
2021-10-29 05:28:19 UTC
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Post by Julian Spencer-Churchill
In fact Peregrine Churchill did have an illegitimate child with the wife of his business partner, Valerie Munn, from the 1940s and 1950s. While the DNA is incontrovertible (the far less likely alternative is his older brother Johny), and the opportunity is clear (Peregrine worked on camouflage during WW2), how this is compatible with his apparently conservative personality is unresolved.
(Henry Winston) Peregrine Spencer-Churchill, who died 19 March, 2002,
after a short illness, aged 88, was a nephew of Sir Winston Churchill,
and a trustee of the Churchill archives containing the personal papers
of Sir WSC and his younger brother John, and other members of the
family.
Henry Peregrine Winston ( he was always known by his last Christian
name and the nickname *Prebbin*), was born 25 May, 1913, the second
son of John Strange Spencer-Churchill, (1880-1947), and his wife, the
former Lady Gwendeline (Goonie) Bertie, fourth daughter of the 7th
Earl of Abingdon.
Although six years Sir Winston's junior, John Spencer-Churchill from
their schoolroom days & throughout their lives were mutually devoted,
and their wives, Clementine and Goonie, became close confidantes.
In the First World War the two families shared Jack and Goonie's house
in Kensington, and Peregrine, with his elder brother, John George, and
sister Clarissa, grew up in close proximity to Sir Winston's
offspring, and were frequent visitors to Chartwell down the years.
Peregrine's elder brother was born in 1909, and the sister, wife of
Churchill's successor as PM, Anthony Eden, followed in 1920.
Peregrine was educated at Harrow and at Cambridge, and married
firstly, in 1954,
Patricia Ethel Louise, daughter of Thomas March, of Chesham,
Buckinghamshire. She died in 1956. His second marriage, in 1957, was
to Yvonne Henriette Marie, second daughter of Constant Jehannin, of
Rennes, France.
There were no children from either marriage.
In 1993, it was announced that the personal archives of Sir Winston
Churchill, containing the drafts of his great war-time speeches, were
to be saved for the nation.
Peregrine Churchill, as senior trustee, announced that an outline
agreement had been reached between the Churchill family and the
Government over the sale of the collection.
Whilst attending the funeral of his elder brother (in 1992),
Peregrine, a Civil Engineer, was shocked at the condition of the
family graves in Bladon
Churchyard, inluding the graves of Sir WSC and Clemmie, and his
parents John and Goonie, and grandparents, Lord and Lady Randolph
Churchill. He therefore proposed to use some of the profits from the
sale of the archives for ?250,000 restoration work at the Oxfordshire
country churchyard where the statesman and kin are interred.
This he did. And in recent years the Duke of Marlborough and
Churchill's descendants attended a service at Bladon after the
completion of restoration work.
He is survived by his sister, ther Countess of Avon, and by an
She is apparently still alive at 101!
Post by Julian Spencer-Churchill
extended family of nephews and nieces.
Peregrine Spencer-Churchill is to be privately cremated, and a
Memorial Service is planned for a later date.
...Michael Rhodes.
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