[LMB] Marrying out of Vor

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Thu Dec 4 02:05:19 GMT 2014

At 05:54 PM 12/3/2014, Paula Lieberman wrote:
>There are some titles in Europe and the islands in the vicinity, 
>which -can- be inherited by women, e.g. the first Duke of 
>Marlborough had daughters, no sons, but Parliament authorized the 
>title to be inheritably by his daughters.

The Marlborough title went to the Duke's eldest daughter, but as she 
had only daughters, did not go to them, instead to the eldest son of 
the next daughter, Anne, who had married a Spencer.  The Spencer 
surname remains in the title, although as Spencer-Churchill since the 
18th century.

Regards, Pete 

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