When her husband succeeded as 2nd Earl of Godolphin in 1712, she became Countess of Godolphin. An act of the English parliament in 1706 allowed the 1st Duke's daughters to inherit his English titles. Following his death in 1722, Lady Godolphin became suo jure Duchess of Marlborough .
Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, PC (3 September 1678 – 17 January 1766), styled Viscount Rialton from 1706 to 1712, was an English courtier and politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1695 and 1712, when he succeeded to the peerage as Earl of Godolphin.
2nd Duchess of Marlborough: 16 Jun 1722 – 24 Oct 1733 Henrietta Churchill (b. 19 Jul 1681 – d. 24 Oct 1733) married Francis Godolphin, 2 nd Earl of Godolphin (b. 3 Sep 1678 – d. 17 Jan 1766), son of Sidney Godolphin, 1 st Earl of Godolphin.
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