Consuelo’s Marriage

In my continued searching through the archives of the New York Times, I’ve just located a newspaper article about the marriage of Consuelo Vanderbilt to Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, the Ninth Duke of Marlborough.  The wedding was certainly a grand affair (though apparently, Consuelo was forced into it by her mother).

In the article were a couple of pictures that may be worthwhile sharing.  There is a sketch of the church where the marriage was held, as well as a portrait of some of Consuelo’s bridesmaids.



The bridesmaids pictured are

  • Marie Winthrop – daughter of Buchanan Winthrop, a descendant of John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts.
  • Edith Morton – daughter of Levi P. Morton, a governor of NY and Vice-President of the United States.
  • Julia Jay – according to the article, she had not yet been “formally” introduced to society, so not much is said about her. She was the daughter of Col. William Jay.
  • Katherine Duer – daughter of William A. Duer who was a son of a president of Columbia College
  • Daisy Post – not much is said about her either; she too had not yet been”formally” introduced to society.
  • Elsie Bronson – daughter of Frederic Bronson
  • Evelyn Borden – daughter of I. Townsend Burden
  • Mary Goelet -another one not yet formally introduced to society

3 thoughts on “Consuelo’s Marriage

  1. Note that May Goelet was a niece of Grace Graham Wilson, later Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III. May soon married Marlborough’s first cousin, the Scottish Duke of Roxburgh.

    Two male kinsmen of Evelyn Burden also married Vanderbilt descendants, a Twombley and a Sloane.

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  3. Hi,
    I am researching the Gwynne family,who a Evan Gwynne emigrated to Baltimore in 1773 from Wales. A Alice Claypoole married a Cornelious Vanderbilt.11. now are researching the Vanderbilt family


    Thomas Gwynne


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