Fanny Octavia Louisa Spencer-Churchill

31 January 1853

Daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, and Lady Frances Vane, she was born on 31 Jan 1853. In 1873 she married Edward Marjoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth. The couple had one son.

She hosted gatherings of supporters of William Gladstone, and also spoke publically in favour of Liberal political issues.

Her obituary describes her as one of the finest shots in the UK, and a brilliant horsewoman. She helped develop the Golden retriever breed of dog.

She died of cancer in 1904

Edinburgh Evening News
6 August 1904