Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL was a British author. The youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, she worked for multiple public organisations including the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941. She was the wife of Conservative politician Christopher Soames.
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I think this should be Lady Soames, not Baroness Soames, as so far as I'm aware she is not a peer herself. The title Baroness is not used for the wives of Barons, only for ladies who are appointed peers in their own right (ie. Baroness Thatcher). She should therefore be known as Lady Soames. Can someone verify that she holds no peerage? lawsonrob19 January 2006, 11:38 1. See WP:PEER. Proteus (Talk)20:41, 21 January 2007 (UTC) From the United Kingdom's Parliament website and the authoritative Dod's Companion, it would appear that Lady Soames has not, to date, been granted a peerage. She is addressed as Lady Soames by virtue of the fact that she is the widow of the late Lord Soames. In any case, the wife of a baron is never addressed as "Baroness'; simply as Lady X (husband's surname).- Daniel Oh 1. 1.1. The BBC refer to her as Lady not Baroness in this article Racklever (talk) 15:43, 1 June 2014 (UTC) 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. I think there is a difference between what title is used socially an...
I doubt it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:43, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
What happened in May 1965 to make her The Hon? -- Jack of Oz [Talk]00:25, 15 July 2013 (UTC) 1. Her mother Clementine Churchill was created Baroness Spencer-Churchill.Dr. D.E. Mophon (talk) 01:35, 15 July 2013 (UTC) 1. 1.1. Thanks. -- Jack of Oz [Talk]02:10, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
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Mary Spencer-Churchill was born and brought up at Chartwell, and educated at the Manor House at Limpsfield. She worked for the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 with which she served in London, Belgium and Germany in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rising to the rank of Junior Commander (equivalent to Captain). She also accompanied her father as aide-de-camp on several of his overseas journeys, including his post-VE trip to Potsdam, where he met with Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin. In 1945, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire(MBE), in recognition of meritorious military services. She served many public organisations, such as the International Churchill Society, as a Patron; Church Army and Churchill Houses; and chaired the Royal National Theatre Board of Trustees between 1989 and 1995. She was Patron of the Nati...
On 31 May 2014, Lady Soames died at her home in London at the age of 91 following a short illness. Her ashes are buried next to those of her husband within the Churchill plot at St Martin's Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Since 24 September 1982, with the death of her sister Sarah, she had been the last surviving child of Winston Churchill. Six months after her death, on 17 December 2014, Sotheby'sLondon auctioned 255 items out of her collection on behalf of her heirs, including paintings by and memorabilia attached to her father, Winston S. Churchill. According to Sotheby's, the sale "realised an outstanding total of £15,441,822, well above pre-sale expectations of £3.6-5.5 million."
Mary Soames married the Conservative politician Christopher Soames (later created Baron Soames) in 1947 and they had five children:
Books written by Mary Soames (titles may vary between UK and US editions): 1. Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage(1979) 2. Family Album: A Personal Selection from Four Generations of Churchills(1982) 3. The Profligate Duke: George Spencer Churchill, Fifth Duke of Marlborough, and His Duchess(1987) 4. Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter(1990) 5. Speaking For Themselves: The Private Letters of Sir Winston and Lady Churchill(1999) 6. Clementine Churchill: The Revised and Updated Biography(2005) 7. A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill's Youngest Child(2012)Mary Soames at IMDbAppearances on C-SPANA film clip ALLIES TAKE KISKA ETC. (1943) is available at the Internet Archive
Soames was born in 1948 in Croydon, Surrey, the eldest son of Christopher Soames and Mary (née Spencer-Churchill). He is a grandson of the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill , and a grandnephew of the founders of the Scout movement , Lord Baden-Powell and his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell .
Gemma Mary Soames b. 1979, 2. Flora Caroline Soames b. 1982, 3. Archie Christopher Winston Soames b. 1988 The Hon. Charlotte Peel, Countess Peel (née Soames) 17 July 1954: m. Richard Alexander Hambro 1973–1982: 1. Clementine Silvia Hambro b. 1976; m. William James Robert Peel, 3rd Earl Peel, 1989: 2. Lady Antonia Mary Catherine Peel b. 1991 ...
Jun 12, 2014 · Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames. 06/12/2014 03:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017. The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL (née Spencer-Churchill; 15 September 1922 – 31 May 2014) was a British author. Biography Mary Spencer-Churchill was born and brought up at Chartwell,...
Christopher Soames. Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames, GCMG, GCVO, CH, CBE, PC (12 October 1920 – 16 September 1987) was a British Conservative politician who served as a European Commissioner and the last Governor of Southern Rhodesia. He was previously Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford from 1950 to 1966.
Jun 12, 2014 · Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames 06/12/2014 03:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link.
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