Person:Nancy Langhorne (2)

Nancy Witcher Langhorne
m. 20 Dec 1864
  1. Elizabeth Dabney Langhorne1867 - 1914
  2. Elisha Keene Langhorne1868 - 1916
  3. John Langhorne1870 - 1870
  4. Mary Langhorne1871 - 1871
  5. Chiswell Langhorne1872 - 1872
  6. Irene Langhorne1873 - 1956
  7. Harry Scarisbrook Langhorne1874 - 1907
  8. Nancy Witcher Langhorne1879 - 1964
  9. Phyllis Langhorne1881 - 1937
  10. William Henry Langhorne1882 - 1938
  11. Nora Langhorne1888 -
m. 27 Oct 1897
  1. Robert Gould Shaw, III1898 - 1970
Facts and Events
Name[2] Nancy Witcher Langhorne
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 19 May 1879 Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
Marriage 27 Oct 1897 "Mirador," Greenwood, Albemarle County, Virginia(his 1st wife; her 1st husband)
to Robert Gould Shaw
Divorce 3 Feb 1903 from Robert Gould Shaw
Marriage 19 Apr 1906 London, England(her 2nd husband)
to William Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Alt Marriage 3 May 1906 to William Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Death[1] 2 May 1964 Lincolnshire, EnglandGrimsthorpe Castle
Reference Number? Q195013?
Burial[3] Cliveden Chapel, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England

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Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH (19 May 1879 – 2 May 1964) was an American-born English socialite who made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons. Her first husband was an American, Robert Gould Shaw II, and they divorced. She served in Parliament as a representative of the Conservative Party for Plymouth Sutton until 1945, when she was persuaded to step down.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 MacColl, Gail, and Carol McD. Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989).

    When her husband, who had a promising career in the House of Commons before the War, inherited his title and moved to the House of Lords, she ran in his place and won -- the first woman elected to Parliament.

  3. Lady Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, in Find A Grave.
  4.   Nancy Witcher Langhorne, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.