Churchill Winston

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), 8th cousin 2x removed

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-45 & 1951-55)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a predominantly Conservative British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.  He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century and served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55).  A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer and an artist.  He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States.  At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions.  Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which he had sponsored, caused his departure from government.  He then served briefly on the Western Front, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for Air.  After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-War parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy.  Also controversial were Churchill’s opposition to increased home rule for India, and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.  Out of office and politically “in the wilderness” during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about the danger from Hitler and in campaigning for rearmament.  On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty.  Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister.  His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler.  Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people.  He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory had been secured over Nazi Germany.  After the Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition.  In 1951, he again became Prime Minister, before retiring in 1955.  Upon his death, Elizabeth II granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen ever.  Named the Greatest Briton of all-time in a 2002 poll, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential persons in British history.

 

We have two common ancestor couples with Winston Churchill, and we are 8th cousins 3x removed in two different ways:

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965), 8th cousin 3x removed – Jeanette Jerome (1854 – 1921) – Clarissa Hall (1825 – 1895) – Clarissa Wilcox (1796 – 1827) – David Wilcox (1763 – 1828) – William Wilcox (1739 – 1782) – Dorothy Allen (1707 – 1782) – Benjamin Allen (1682 – 1755) – Increase Allen (1660 – 1723) – Ralph Allen (1615 – 1698) – Joseph Allen (1642 – 1704) – Joseph Allen (1667 – 1735) – Joseph Allen (1704 – 1782) – Daniel Allen (1729 – 1822) – Joseph Allen (1758 – 1838) – Elizabeth Allen (1788 – 1871) – Laura Ann King (1811 – 1883) – Harriet Allen Clarke (1839 – 1898) – Clarence Clark Hamlin (1868 – 1940) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965), 8th cousin 3x removed – same as above until – William Wilcox (1739 – 1782) – William Wilcox (1711 – 1742) – Daniel Wilcox (1680 – 1720) – Hannah Cook (1659 – 1736) – John Cook (1630 – 1691) – Sarah Cook (1658 – 1735) – Mary Waite (1680 – 1769) – William Earle (1710 – 1797) – Caleb Earle (1745 – 1820) – Prudence Earle (1767 – 1843) – Elizabeth Allen (1788 – 1871) – same as above until – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

Also 8th cousins 2x removed:

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965), 8th cousin 2x removed –  same as above until – Dorothy Allen (1707 – 1782) – Deborah Russell (1681 – 1755) – Hassadiah Smith (1649 – 1723) – John Smith (1618 – 1692) – Gershom Smith (1644 – 1718) – Ruth Smith (1701 – 1775) – Daniel Allen (1729 – 1822) – same as above until -Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

He is also a descendant of Henry Howland.

 

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