Wallis Warfield

Born Bessie Wallis Warfield. Named after her aunt Bessie Buchanan Merryman and her father.

Daughter of  Teackle Wallis Warfield (1861-1896) and Alice Montague (1869-1929)

Born: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania 19. Jun 1896


  1. Christ Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland 8. Nov 1916 (div. 1927) Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr (Kinsley, Kansas 20. Sep 1888 – Coronado, California 29. May 1950), U.S. Navy pilot, son of Earl Winfield Spencer, Sr and Agnes Hughes. He secondly married (div. 1936) Miriam J. Spencer, and thirdly married 1937 (div. 1940) Norma Reese

  2. Register Office, Chelsea, London 21. Jul 1928 (div. 1937) Ernest Aldrich Simpson (New York City 6. May 1895 – London 1958), shipping executive, son of Ernest Louis Simpson and Charlotte Woodward Gaines. Married firstly 1923 (div. 1928) Dorothea Dechert, married thirdly 1937 Mary Huntemuller Kirk (d. 1941) and fourthly Avril Mullens in 1948.

  3. Château de Candé, Département de l’Indre, France 3. Jun 1937 Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, the former Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (1894-1972), son of George V. King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) and Mary, Princess of Teck (1867-1953)

No issue

Died: Bois de Boulogne, Paris 24. Apr 1986 having suffered from dementia since the 1970s.

Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Berkshire

Source: Michael Bloch „The Duchess of Windsor“, London 1996