Spencer-Churchill, George , 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766 -1840)

George Spencer was the eldest son of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, and Lady Caroline Russell. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. in 1786, and D.C.L. in 1792. He was Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1790 to 1796 and for Tregony from 1802 to 1804. From 1804 to 1806 he was one of the Lords of the Treasury, and in the latter year was called to the upper house as Baron Spencer of Wormleighton. He married, in 1791, Susan, second daughter of John Stewart, seventh Earl of Galloway. In 1817 he succeeded to the Dukedom and took the additional name of Churchill. He spent great sums on the gardens and library at White Knights. Because of his extravagance, he was compelled to disperse most of his collections during his own lifetime. The White Knights Library was sold by R. H. Evans in two parts, on 7 and 22 June 1819, and the complete set of the Aldine Classics on 24 May 1820.

Seat / Residence(s): Whiteknights Park, Berkshire, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Library Auction Details: R.H. Evans (7, 22 June 1819), (24 May 1820)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Spencer-Churchill, George , 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766 - 1840) (Stamp 2) Motto: Dieu defend le droit
Crest: Out of the coronet of a marquess a royal orb between the two horns of a crescent
Arms: Quarterly 1 &4. Quarterly argent and gules in the second and third quarters a fret or overall on a bend sable three escallops argent (Spencer) 2 &3. Sable a lion rampant argent on a canton argent a cross gules (Churchill)
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: canton, on a, Heraldic Charges: crescent, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: orb
Spencer-Churchill, George , 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766 - 1840) (Stamp 3) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a griffin's head and wings gorged with a bar gemelle
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bar gemelle, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: griffin's head
Spencer-Churchill, George , 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766 - 1840) (Stamp 5) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a griffin's head and wings gorged with a bar gemelle
Coronet: Baron; Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bar gemelle, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: griffin's head
Motto: Dieu defend le droit
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a griffin's head and wings gorged with a bar gemelle
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Quarterly argent and gules in the second and third quarters a fret or overall on a bend sable three escallops argent (Spencer) 2 &3. Sable a lion rampant argent on a canton argent a cross gules (Churchill)
Quarterings: Quarterly argent and gules in the second and third quarters a fret or overall on a bend sable three escallops argent (Spencer) 2 &3. Sable a lion rampant argent on a canton argent a cross gules (Churchill)
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: canton, on a, Heraldic Charges: coronet, marquess's, out of a, Heraldic Charges: crescent, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: orb
Spencer-Churchill, George , 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766 - 1840) (Stamp 1) Motto: Dieu defend le droit
Monogram:
Crest: Out of the coronet of a marquess a royal orb between the two horns of a crescent
Arms: 1 &4. Quarterly argent and gules in the second and third quarters a fret or overall on a bend sable three escallops argent (Spencer) 2 &3. Sable a lion rampant argent on a canton argent a cross gules (Churchill)
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: coronet, marquess's, out of a, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: horns (2), Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: orb
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a griffin's head and wings gorged with a bar gemelle
Coronet: Baron Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bar gemelle, Heraldic Charges: griffin's head and wings
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a griffin's head and wings gorged with a bar gemelle
Coronet: Marquess
Heraldic Charges: bar gemelle, Heraldic Charges: griffin's head and wings