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The Astor family is a Anglo
United Kingdom
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-American
United States
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 business family of German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 descent notable for their prominence in business
Business
A business is an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners. Businesses may also be not-for-profit...

, society
Socialite
A socialite is a person who participates in social activities and spends a significant amount of time entertaining and being entertained at fashionable upper-class events....

, and politics.

Founding family members


John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor , born Johann Jakob Astor, was a German-American business magnate and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States...

 and his brother George (b. Walldorf
Walldorf
Walldorf is a town in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.Walldorf is currently probably best known as the city that headquarters the world's third largest software company SAP, but it is also the birthplace of the millionaire John Jacob Astor, at the time of his death the...

/Heidelberg
Heidelberg
-Early history:Between 600,000 and 200,000 years ago, "Heidelberg Man" died at nearby Mauer. His jaw bone was discovered in 1907; with scientific dating, his remains were determined to be the earliest evidence of human life in Europe. In the 5th century BC, a Celtic fortress of refuge and place of...

 28 April 1752; d. London December 1813), known as 'George & John Astor,' were flute makers who came to England c. 1778 from Walldorf
Walldorf
Walldorf is a town in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.Walldorf is currently probably best known as the city that headquarters the world's third largest software company SAP, but it is also the birthplace of the millionaire John Jacob Astor, at the time of his death the...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. In 1783, John Jacob left for Baltimore, Maryland, and was active first as a dealer in woodwind instruments, then in New York as a merchant in furs, pianos and real estate. After moving to New York, Astor met and married Sarah Todd.

Another brother, Henry Astor
Henry Astor
Four members of the Astor family were named Henry:1. Henry Astor was the brother of furrier and 18th century New York City real estate mogul John Jacob Astor....

 also emigrated to America. He was a horse racing
Horse racing
Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has a long history. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC...

 enthusiast, and purchased a thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed...

 named Messenger
Messenger (horse)
Messenger was an English Thoroughbred stallion bred by a John Pratt and imported into the newly formed United States of America just after the American Revolution.-Breeding:...

 who had been brought from England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 to America in 1788. The horse became the founding sire of all Standardbred horses in the United States today.

During the 19th century, the Astors became one of the wealthiest families in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. Toward the end of that century, some of the family moved to Britain and achieved great prominence there. During the 20th century, the number of American Astors began to decline, but their legacy lives on in their many public works including the New York Public Library
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is the largest public library in North America and is one of the United States' most significant research libraries...

. In fact, the family remains the seventeenth wealthiest family in history. By marrying into two British noble families, British descendants of the Astors hold two hereditary peer
Hereditary peer
Hereditary peers form part of the Peerage in the United Kingdom. There are over seven hundred peers who hold titles that may be inherited. Formerly, most of them were entitled to sit in the House of Lords, but since the House of Lords Act 1999 only ninety-two are permitted to do so...

ages: a viscount
Viscount
A viscount or viscountess is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, above a baron, below an earl or a count .-Etymology:...

cy and a baron
Baron
Baron is a title of nobility. The word baron comes from Old French baron, itself from Old High German and Latin baro meaning " man, warrior"; it merged with cognate Old English beorn meaning "nobleman"...

y.

Family namesake places


For many years, the members of the Astor family were known as “the landlords of New York.” Their New York City namesakes are the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
The Waldorf-Astoria is a luxury hotel in New York. It has been housed in two historic landmark buildings in New York City. The first, designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, was on the Fifth Avenue site of the Empire State Building. The present building at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan is a...

, an Astor Row
Astor Row
Astor Row is the name given to 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. More specifically, it refers to the semi-attached row houses on the south side of the street. These were among the first speculative townhouses built in Harlem,...

, Astor Court, Astor Place
Astor Place (Manhattan)
__notoc__Astor Place is a short two-block street in lower Manhattan, New York City, which runs from Broadway just below East 8th Street, through Lafayette Street, past Cooper Square and Fourth Avenue, and ends at Third Avenue and St. Marks Place. The name is also used for the neighborhood around...

, and Astor Avenue in the Bronx where the Astors used to stable horses. The neighborhood of Astoria, Queens
Astoria, Queens
Astoria is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of the borough of Queens in New York City. Located in Community Board 1, Astoria is bounded by the East River and is adjacent to three other Queens neighborhoods: Long Island City, Sunnyside , and Woodside...

, is named after the family as well.

Beyond New York City, the Astor family name is imprinted in a great deal of United States history and geography. There are towns of Astor in the states of Florida
Astor, Florida
Astor is a census-designated place in Lake County, Florida, United States. It is located along the St. Johns River between Lake George and Lake Dexter, across from the community of Volusia. The population was 1,487 at the 2000 census...

, Georgia
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...

, Iowa
Iowa
Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". It derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many American Indian tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New...

, and Kansas
Kansas
Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

 and there are Astorias in Illinois
Astoria, Illinois
Astoria is an incorporated town in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,193 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Astoria is located at ....

, Missouri
Missouri
Missouri is a US state located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It...

 and Oregon
Astoria, Oregon
Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River, the city was named after the American investor John Jacob Astor. His American Fur Company founded Fort Astoria at the site in 1811...

. There is an Astor Park in Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

. A large number of town and city thoroughfares also bear the family name.

The Astors were also prominent on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is an island and resort area covering in land area, part of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island was home to a Native American settlement before European...

, Michigan
Michigan
Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake"....

 and Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War...

 with their summer house, Beechwood
Beechwood (mansion)
Beechwood is a Gilded Age estate located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.-History:Built in 1851 for New York merchant Daniel Parrish by architects Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux, it later became the summer estate of the Astor family, before moving in, Mrs Astor hired Architect...

. At Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island)
The Grand Hotel is a historic hotel and coastal resort located on Mackinac Island, Michigan, a small island located at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac within Lake Huron between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Constructed in the late 19th century, the facility advertises itself as...

 on Mackinac Island, there are the Lord and Lady Astor Suites; the hotel salon is called Astor's. Cliveden House Hotel in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. The county town is Aylesbury, the largest town in the ceremonial county is Milton Keynes and largest town in the non-metropolitan county is High Wycombe....

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

, once home to Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor was an American-born British politician and newspaper proprietor.-Early life:...

 and Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the House of Commons in December 1918 after running for the Sinn Féin party in 1918 General Election, but in line...

 (née Langhorne), also contains Lord and Lady Astor Suites.

A number of Astor family members are buried in Trinity Church Cemetery
Trinity Church Cemetery
Trinity Church Cemetery consists of three separate burial grounds associated with Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York, USA. The first was established in the Churchyard located at 74 Trinity Place at Wall Street and Broadway...

 in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

, New York.

Bloodline



Listed By Ancestry/Generation:

John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor , born Johann Jakob Astor, was a German-American business magnate and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States...

 (1763–1848), married Sarah Todd
  1. Magdalena Astor (1788–1832), married 1st 1807, Adrian Bentzon; married 2nd 1820, John Bristed (1778–1855)
    1. Charles Astor Bristed
      Charles Astor Bristed
      Charles Astor Bristed was an American scholar and author, sometimes writing under the nom de plume Carl Benson. He was the first American to write a full-length defense of Americanisms.-Biography:...

       (1820–1874)
  2. John Jacob Astor II (1791–1869)
  3. William Backhouse Astor, Sr.
    William Backhouse Astor, Sr.
    William Backhouse Astor, Sr. was an American businessman and member of the Astor family.-Origins and schooling:...

     (1792–1875), married Margaret Rebecca Armstrong (1800–1872), the daughter of United States Secretary of War
    United States Secretary of War
    The Secretary of War was a member of the United States President's Cabinet, beginning with George Washington's administration. A similar position, called either "Secretary at War" or "Secretary of War," was appointed to serve the Congress of the Confederation under the Articles of Confederation...

     and Senator
    United States Senate
    The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

     John Armstrong, Jr.
    John Armstrong, Jr.
    John Armstrong, Jr. was an American soldier and statesman who was a delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. Senator from New York, and Secretary of War.-Early life and Revolutionary War:...

    .
    1. Emily Astor (1819–1841), married Samuel Ward, Jr.
      Samuel Ward, Jr.
      Samuel Ward, Jr. was an American Revolutionary War soldier and delegate to the secessionist Hartford Convention.-Biography:Ward was born in Westerly, Rhode Island on November 17, 1756 as the fifth child of founding trustee of Brown University, Continental Congress delegate and colonial governor of...

       (1814–1884), financier, lobbyist, author.
      1. Margaret Astor Ward (1838–1875), married 1856 John Winthrop Chanler (1826–1877), New York Congressman. Their children are collectively referred to as the Astor Orphans.
        1. John Armstrong Chanler (1862–1935)
        2. Winthrop Astor Chanler (1863–1926)
        3. Emily Astor Chanler (1864–1872), married Samuel Cutler Ward
          Samuel Cutler Ward
          Samuel Ward , was a poet, author, and gourmet, and in the years after the Civil War he was widely known as the "King of the Lobby." He combined delicious food, fine wines, and good conversation to create a new type of lobbying in Washington, DC—social lobbying—over which he reigned for...

           (1814–1884)
        4. Elizabeth Astor Winthrop Chanler (1866–1937)
        5. William Astor Chanler (1867–1934), United States Congressman
          1. William Astor Chanler, Jr. (1904–2002)
          2. Sydney Ashley Chanler (1907–1994) married 1934 Princess Maria Antonia of Braganza (1903–1973)
        6. Marion Ward Chanler (1868–1883), died of a surfeit of Turkish Delight
        7. Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
          Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
          Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler was a New York lawyer and politician.- Early life :He was the son of John Winthrop Chanler and Margaret Astor Ward. Chanler had nine brothers and sisters, including the artist Robert Winthrop Chanler and the soldier and explorer William Astor Chanler...

           (1869–1942), New York Congressman
        8. Margaret Livingston Chanler (1870–1963)
        9. Robert Winthrop Chanler
          Robert Winthrop Chanler
          -Biography:He was born in New York City to John Winthrop Chanler and Margaret Astor Ward, in a sea of wealthy and interconnected Hudson River families that included the Astors, Delanos, Winthrops and Stuyvesants. Chanler had nine brothers and sisters, including politician Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler...

           (1872–1930), artist
        10. Alida Beekman Chanler (1873–1969)
    2. John Jacob Astor III
      John Jacob Astor III
      John Jacob Astor III was the elder son of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. and the wealthiest member of the Astor family in his generation...

       (1822–1890) 1st son of William, married Charlotte Augusta Gibbs (1822–1887) in 1846
      1. William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor
        William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor
        William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor was a very wealthy American who became a British nobleman. He was a member of the prominent Astor family.-Life in United States:...

         (1848–1919)
        1. William Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
          Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
          Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor was an American-born British politician and newspaper proprietor.-Early life:...

           (1879–1952), the Conservative Party
          Conservative Party (UK)
          The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

           MP
          Parliament of the United Kingdom
          The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

           for Plymouth Sutton married Nancy Witcher Langhorne who became Conservative Party
          Conservative Party (UK)
          The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

           MP
          Parliament of the United Kingdom
          The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

           for Plymouth Sutton and the first female MP
          Parliament of the United Kingdom
          The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

           in the UK
          1. William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
            William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
            William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Biography:...

             (1907–1966) - Conservative Party
            Conservative Party (UK)
            The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

             MP
            Parliament of the United Kingdom
            The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

             for Wycombe
            Wycombe (UK Parliament constituency)
            Wycombe is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It currently elects one Member of Parliament by the first-past-the-post system of elections....

            1. William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor
              William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor
              William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount Astor is a British businessman and politician who sits as an elected hereditary peer in the House of Lords.-Biography:...

               (born 1951) (from 2nd marriage), step-father to Samantha Cameron
              Samantha Cameron
              Samantha Gwendoline Cameron , often known simply as "Sam Cam", is a British business executive and wife of David Cameron, the current Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom....

              , the wife of Prime Minister David Cameron
              David Cameron
              David William Donald Cameron is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party. Cameron represents Witney as its Member of Parliament ....

               MP
              Parliament of the United Kingdom
              The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

               and - Conservative Party
              Conservative Party (UK)
              The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

               MP
              Parliament of the United Kingdom
              The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

               for Witney
              Witney (UK Parliament constituency)
              Witney is a county constituency in Oxfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election, and was created for the 1983 general election....

              1. The Hon. William Waldorf Astor (1979)
            2. The Hon. Emily Astor (from 2nd marriage)
            3. The Rt Hon. Janet Gordon-Lennox, Countess of March and Kinrara (born 1961) (from 3rd marriage)
            4. The Hon. Pauline Marian Astor (from 3rd marriage)
          2. The Hon. Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor (1909–1975)
          3. The Hon. Francis David Langhorne Astor
            David Astor
            Francis David Langhorne Astor CH was an English newspaper publisher and member of the Astor family.-Early life and career:...

             (1912–2001)
          4. The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor
            Michael Langhorne Astor
            The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor was a British Conservative Party politician and fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, both Members of Parliament....

             (1916–1980) - Conservative Party
            Conservative Party (UK)
            The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

             MP
            Parliament of the United Kingdom
            The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

             for East Surrey
            East Surrey (UK Parliament constituency)
            East Surrey is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election....

            1. William Nicholas Astor (1956).
              1. Oliver William Astor (1988).
              2. Matthew Charles Astor (1993).
              3. Elodie Annabelle Astor (1993).
          5. The Hon. Sir John Jacob Astor
            Jakie Astor
            Sir John Jacob "Jakie" Astor MBE was a British politician and sportsman and a member of the prominent Astor family....

             (1918–2000) - Conservative Party
            Conservative Party (UK)
            The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

             MP
            Parliament of the United Kingdom
            The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

             for Plymouth Sutton
        2. The Hon. Pauline Astor (1880–1972)
        3. The Hon. John Rudolph Astor (1881–1881)
        4. John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever (1886–1971) - Conservative Party
          Conservative Party (UK)
          The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

           MP
          Parliament of the United Kingdom
          The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

           for Dover
          Dover (UK Parliament constituency)
          Dover is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election.-Boundaries:...

          1. Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever
            Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever
            Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever was a British soldier, publisher, and peer. His father was John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever....

             (1918–1984) - Lord Lieutenant of Kent
            Lord Lieutenant of Kent
            This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Kent. Since 1746, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Kent.-Lords Lieutenant of Kent:*Sir Thomas Cheney 1551–?*William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham 3 July 1585 – 6 March 1597...

            1. John Jacob Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever (born 1946) - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence
              Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)
              The Ministry of Defence is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces....

          2. The Hon. Hugh Waldorf Astor (1920–1999)
          3. The Hon. John Astor
            John Astor
            For pages relating to John Astor, see John Astor John Astor was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Newbury and member of the prominent Astor family, being the son of John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever.He was educated at Eton College and during World War II served in the Royal Air...

             (1923–1987) - - Conservative Party
            Conservative Party (UK)
            The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

             MP
            Parliament of the United Kingdom
            The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...

             for Newbury
            Newbury (UK Parliament constituency)
            Newbury is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament , elected by the first-past-the-post voting system....

    3. Laura Eugenia Astor (1824–1902), married Franklin Hughes Delano (1813–1893) on September 17, 1844
    4. Mary Alida Astor (1826–1881), married John Carey (1821–1881)
    5. William Backhouse Astor, Jr.
      William Backhouse Astor, Jr.
      William Backhouse Astor, Jr. was a businessman and a member of the prominent Astor family.He was the ancestor of the U.S. branch of the Astor family, which came to an end in the male line at the end of the 20th century....

       (1829–1892), 2nd son of William married Caroline Webster Schermerhorn
      Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor
      Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor was a prominent American socialite of the last quarter of the 19th century. Famous for being referred to later in life as "the Mrs. Astor" or simply "Mrs. Astor", she was the wife of real estate heir William Backhouse Astor Jr...

      1. Emily Astor (1854–1881), married 1876, James John Van Alen (1848–1923)
        1. James Laurens Van Alen (1878–1927), married 1910, Margaret Louise Post (1876–1969)
          1. Louise Astor Van Alen (1910–1997), married 1st 1931 (div 1932), Alexei Mdivani
            Mdivani
            Mdivani is the name of a family of nobility, originating from the nation of Georgia. The best known bearers of this name were the children of Zakhari and Elizabeth Mdivani. The five siblings fled to Paris after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and became known as the "Marrying Mdivanis", as they...

             (1905–1936); married 2nd 1936, Sergei Mdivani
            Mdivani
            Mdivani is the name of a family of nobility, originating from the nation of Georgia. The best known bearers of this name were the children of Zakhari and Elizabeth Mdivani. The five siblings fled to Paris after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and became known as the "Marrying Mdivanis", as they...

             (1903–1936); married 3rd 1947, Alexander Saunderson (1917–2004)
          2. Susan Astor (1945-2009)
            1. Charles Astor (born 1970), married 1990, Madeleine Bundy (born 1969)
              1. Dakota Astor (born 1992)
      2. Helen Schermerhorn Astor (1855–1893)
      3. Charlotte Augusta Astor (1858–1920)
      4. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor (1861–1948)
      5. John Jacob Astor IV
        John Jacob Astor IV
        John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family...

         (1864–1912), died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic
        1. William Vincent Astor
          Vincent Astor
          William Vincent Astor was a businessman and philanthropist and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Early life:...

           (1891–1959), son by 1st wife
        2. Ava Alice Muriel Astor
          Ava Alice Muriel Astor
          Ava Alice Muriel Astor was the daughter of John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing and sister of Vincent Astor.-Early life:...

           (1902–1956), daughter by 1st wife
        3. John Jacob Astor VI
          John Jacob Astor VI
          John Jacob Astor VI , known familiarly as "Jakey", was a member of the Astor family. He was born four months after his father, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of RMS Titanic.-Early life:...

           (1912–1992), son by 2nd wife
    6. Henry Astor (1830–1918), married Malvina Dinehart (born 1845) in 1871
    7. Sarah Astor (1832-1832), died in infancy

Spouses

  • Elizabeth Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever
    Elizabeth Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever
    Elizabeth, Baroness Astor of Hever is the second wife of John Jacob Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever.She was born as The Honourable Elizabeth Constance Mackintosh, and is the daughter of the John Mackintosh, 2nd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax and Bronda, née Fibigor.She has been married three...

     (born 1950): 2nd wife of John Jacob Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever
  • Brooke Russell Marshall Astor
    Brooke Astor
    Roberta Brooke Astor was an American philanthropist and socialite who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV and great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob...

     (1902–2007): 3rd wife and widow of Vincent Astor
    Vincent Astor
    William Vincent Astor was a businessman and philanthropist and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Early life:...

  • Irene Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever
    Irene Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever
    Irene Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever was the widow of Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever.She was born as Lady Irene Violet Freesia Janet Augusta Haig in 1919. She was the daughter of Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig and The Honourable Dorothy Maud Vivian...

     (1919–2001): daughter of Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
    Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
    Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC, was a British senior officer during World War I. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the War...

     and widow of Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever
    Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever
    Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever was a British soldier, publisher, and peer. His father was John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever....

  • Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor
    Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor
    Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor was a prominent American socialite of the last quarter of the 19th century. Famous for being referred to later in life as "the Mrs. Astor" or simply "Mrs. Astor", she was the wife of real estate heir William Backhouse Astor Jr...

     (1830–1908): widow of William Backhouse Astor Jr
  • Ava Lowle Willing
    Ava Lowle Willing
    Ava Lowle Willing, Lady Ribblesdale was an American socialite and the first wife of John Jacob Astor IV.-Biography:...

    : 1st wife of John Jacob Astor IV
    John Jacob Astor IV
    John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family...

  • Madeleine Talmadge Force
    Madeleine Astor
    Madeleine Astor Dick was the second wife and widow of millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and a survivor of RMS Titanic.-Early life:...

     (1894–1940): 2nd wife of John Jacob Astor IV
    John Jacob Astor IV
    John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family...

  • Nancy Langhorne
    Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
    Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the House of Commons in December 1918 after running for the Sinn Féin party in 1918 General Election, but in line...

     (1879–1964): widow of William Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
    Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor
    Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor was an American-born British politician and newspaper proprietor.-Early life:...

  • Sarah Norton: 1st wife of William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Biography:...

  • Philippa Hunloke: 2nd wife of William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Biography:...

  • Janet Bronwen Alun Pugh: 3rd wife and widow of William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor
    William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician and a member of the prominent Astor family.-Biography:...

  • Annabel Sheffield
    Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor
    Annabel Lucy Veronica Astor, Viscountess Astor is an English businesswoman who is the CEO of OKA Direct, a home furnishings design company...

    : wife of William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount Astor
  • Barbara McNeil: 1st wife of Michael Langhorne Astor
    Michael Langhorne Astor
    The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor was a British Conservative Party politician and fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, both Members of Parliament....

  • Pandora Jones: 2nd wife of Michael Langhorne Astor
    Michael Langhorne Astor
    The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor was a British Conservative Party politician and fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, both Members of Parliament....

  • Judy Innes: 3rd wife and widow of Michael Langhorne Astor
    Michael Langhorne Astor
    The Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor was a British Conservative Party politician and fourth child of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, both Members of Parliament....

  • Julia Lynch Olin
    Julia Lynch Olin
    Julia Lynch Olin , also writing as Julie Chanler, was an American author and Bahá'í who co-founded the New History Society in New York City, and was later expelled from the religion by Shoghi Effendi around 1939....

    : wife of Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
    Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler
    Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler was a New York lawyer and politician.- Early life :He was the son of John Winthrop Chanler and Margaret Astor Ward. Chanler had nine brothers and sisters, including the artist Robert Winthrop Chanler and the soldier and explorer William Astor Chanler...