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Mr. Churchill is a character mentioned in Emma. He is a member of the supremely wealthy Churchill family of Yorkshire. His sister married a poor army captain, Mr. Weston, of whom the Churchill family did not approve. His sister and Weston were only married for three years before her death. In that time, Mr Churchill became the head of the Churchill family, and Mrs. Weston bore a son, Frank. As Churchill and his wife had no children of their own, they offered to take Frank in and raise him as one of the Churchill family. Mr. Weston, who would be hard-pressed to find the funds to raise a son, agreed. Frank was sent to Yorkshire to live with his maternal uncle and aunt, and they changed his surname to Churchill.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Emma, Volume I, Chapter 2

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