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Aristocratic deaths, October, 2003
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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-07 00:14:25 UTC
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Dame Mary Donaldson, GBE, (aka Baroness Donaldson of Lymington), the
first woman Lord Mayor of London, and wife of the Baron Donaldson of
Lymington, a former Master of the Rolls, died 4 October, 2003. She was
82.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-07 23:31:31 UTC
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The Hon. James Muir Galloway Galbraith, CBE, who died 4 October, 2003,
aged 83, was the third son of the 1st Baron Strathclyde (1891-1985),
by his wife Ida Jean Galloway, of the landed family of that name.

James Muir Galloway Galbraith was born 27 September, 1920, and
educated at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth and at Christ Church
Oxford (MA); & the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

He was the third son. His eldest brother, the Hon Sir Thomas
Galbraith, (1917-82), heir to the peerage, was Conservative MP for
Glasgow Hillhead, and a Junior Minister who resigned from the
Macmillan Government because of his friendship with the spy, John
Vassall. Thomas Galbraith, who was knighted in the New Years Honours
of 1982, died several days later.

Another brother, William, a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, was killed
in action, 12 Oct 1940, aged 22.

James's nephew, Thomas, 2nd Baron (who succeeded his grandfather) is
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords.

Career: Lieutenant, Royal Navy, served in destroyers, & was wounded in
1941, and invalided in 1942; JP for Inverness-shire, and a County
Councillor for Dumfries-shire, 1951-52; Fellow, Chartered Land Agents'
Society, &c; a Director of Buccleuch Estates from 1964; Chairman,
Timber Growers of the UK from 1983; member of the Home Grown Timber
Advisory Committee since 1978; appointed CBE in 1984.

He married in 1945, Anne, daughter of Major Kenneth Paget, of Itchen
Abbas, near Winchester, by whom he had issue, three sons and a
daughter.

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Michael Rhodes
Don Aitken
2003-10-08 20:01:58 UTC
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Post by Michael Rhodes
His eldest brother, the Hon Sir Thomas
Galbraith, (1917-82), heir to the peerage, was Conservative MP for
Glasgow Hillhead, and a Junior Minister who resigned from the
Macmillan Government because of his friendship with the spy, John
Vassall. Thomas Galbraith, who was knighted in the New Years Honours
of 1982, died several days later.
This is a story of some importance to political history, because of
its effect on the Profumo Affair, shortly after. Wayland Young's
brilliant book on Profumo sums it up rather well:

"A few months earlier, when the homosexual spy Vassall was found out
and imprisoned, the mass Press, having apparently nothing better to
do, had hit on the idea of insinuating that a junior minister called
Galbraith, the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, was probably queer too,
and had protected Vassall. The Prime Minister had panicked, and
accepted Galbraith's resignation. For weeks the press had been full of
pettifogging discussions whether a Minister ought to write to his
clerk as 'Dear Mr Vassall', or 'Dear Vassall', or 'Dear Sir', or
perhaps just 'Vassall', until the pompous great Tribunal set up to
inquire into it all had declared Galbraith perfectly innocent. He was
shortly given another ministerial job, and everybody shrugged. But the
episode had evidently left its mark on both Prime Minister and Press
barons. Then, when the Press began gunning for Profumo, it seems
likely that the Prime Minister made the mistake of his life and
decided he wouldn't let them smell blood twice running. He shut his
eyes and his ears, and battened down."
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Stan Brown
2003-10-09 04:50:38 UTC
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Post by Don Aitken
This is a story of some importance to political history, because of
its effect on the Profumo Affair, shortly after.
And that reminds me of an old Flanders and Swann joke: "No smoke
without fire: nil combustibus pro fumo."
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Louis Epstein
2003-10-09 03:51:41 UTC
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Michael Rhodes <***@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
: The Hon. James Muir Galloway Galbraith, CBE, who died 4 October, 2003,
: aged 83, was the third son of the 1st Baron Strathclyde (1891-1985),
: by his wife Ida Jean Galloway, of the landed family of that name.

: James Muir Galloway Galbraith was born 27 September, 1920, and
: educated at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth and at Christ Church
: Oxford (MA); & the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

: He was the third son. His eldest brother, the Hon Sir Thomas
: Galbraith, (1917-82), heir to the peerage, was Conservative MP for
: Glasgow Hillhead, and a Junior Minister who resigned from the
: Macmillan Government because of his friendship with the spy, John
: Vassall. Thomas Galbraith, who was knighted in the New Years Honours
: of 1982, died several days later.

As I recall,Sir Thomas was awarded the KBE in the 1982 New Year's Honours
and died January 2nd!

Obviously he was never invested,but I gather reference to him by
the title remains correct even if his enjoyment of it was minimal.

His death,of course,opened up the seat for Roy Jenkins.

: Another brother, William, a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, was killed
: in action, 12 Oct 1940, aged 22.

: James's nephew, Thomas, 2nd Baron (who succeeded his grandfather) is
: Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords.

: Career: Lieutenant, Royal Navy, served in destroyers, & was wounded in
: 1941, and invalided in 1942; JP for Inverness-shire, and a County
: Councillor for Dumfries-shire, 1951-52; Fellow, Chartered Land Agents'
: Society, &c; a Director of Buccleuch Estates from 1964; Chairman,
: Timber Growers of the UK from 1983; member of the Home Grown Timber
: Advisory Committee since 1978; appointed CBE in 1984.

: He married in 1945, Anne, daughter of Major Kenneth Paget, of Itchen
: Abbas, near Winchester, by whom he had issue, three sons and a
: daughter.

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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-12 01:34:15 UTC
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The Baron Rayne, millionaire philanthropist life peer, died 10 Oct
2003, aged 85. His second wife, from 1965, was Lady Jane Antonia
Frances Vane-Tempest-Stewart, elder daughter of the 8th Marquess of
Londonderry, & sister of Lady Annabel Goldsmith.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-12 11:21:29 UTC
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Miss Pamela Mary Stonor, b. 1915, of the Barons Camoys, died unm. 2
October, 2003. She was a daughter of Charles Henry Joseph Stonor
(1874-1930) by his wife Hylda Lloyd-Carter. She was OStJ serving
sister & with the Red Cross and was mentioned in despatches duringthe
war.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-13 12:28:47 UTC
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Lady Strong, wife of Sir Roy Strong, Kt, (nee Julia Trevelyan Oman,
CBE, designer and author), who was born 11 July, 1930, daughter of
Charles Chichele Oman, by his wife Joan Trevelyan (of the Trevelyan
Baronets, of Nettlecombe), died of cancer on October 10, 2003, aged
73.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-16 11:52:43 UTC
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Annabelle Montague-Smith (nee Newton), widow of Patrick
Montague-Smith, genealogist, editor of Debrett's 1962-80, died 10
October, 2003.

Margery Dalgleish, dau of Capt Dalgleish of Glencaple, died at Castle
Douglas, 10 Oct 2003.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-16 23:47:43 UTC
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Sir (Edward) Robert (Woolmore) Wigram, 8th Baronet, died at his home
near York, 11 October, 2003. He was 90.

He was born 19 July, 1913, the son of Robert Ainger Wigram, BA
(1866-1915), by his wife Evelyn Dorothy Henslowe, and was a nephew of
Sir Edgar Wigram, 6th Baronet (1864-1935), and a younger brother of
the Rev Sir Clifford Wigram, 7th Baronet (1911-2000).

A kinsman, Clive Wigram, was Equerry & then Private Secretary to King
George V, who was knighted in 1928 and created a peer as Baron Wigram
in 1935.

The baronetcy was created in 1805 for Robert Wigram, successively MP
for Fowey, Cornwall, and county Wexford, who was the father of 23
children.

The eighth holder of the baronetcy was educated at Winchester and
Trinity College, Cambridge, (BA 1934).

Career: sometime a schoolmaster at Westminster School; Attached to the
2nd Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, Bangalore, 1935; Major
(Special List), late 19th King George V's Own Lancers, I.A., Lahore,
1938; Major Combined Cadet Force, &c.

He married, 12 August, 1944, Viva Ann, younger daughter of Douglas
Bailey, of Laughton Lodge, near Lewes, Sussex, by whom he had one
child, a daughter, Ann Catherine.

His wife died in 1997, and on 11 December, 2000, he succeeded to the
baronetcy on the death of his childless clergyman brother.

The baronetcy now devolves on his cousin once removed, John Woolmore
Wigram, born 25 May, 1957, who is married with two sons.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-17 01:38:50 UTC
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John Horace Ragnar Colvin, intelligence officer and diplomat; who was
born at Tokyo, 18 June 1922, son of Admiral Sir Ragnar Musgrave
Colvin, KBE, CB, (1882-1954) and Lady Colvin (nee Sibyl Kays);
Consul-General, Hanoi 1965-67; CMG 1968; ambassador to People's
Republic of Mongolia 1971-74; Director for International Relations,
Chase Manhattan Bank 1980-86; married 1948 Elizabeth Manifold (one
son, one daughter; marriage dissolved 1963), m. secondly, 1967 Moranna
Sibyl de Lerisson Cazenove, of the landed family of that name (one
son, one daughter); died London 4 October 2003.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-20 01:05:28 UTC
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Major the 2nd Baron Darling, DL, a deputy lieutenant for Avon &
Somerset, a former Chief Executive, Royal Bath & West Southern
Counties Society, & a peer for 67 years, died 16 October, 2003. He was
aged 84. He is succeeded by his son.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-21 00:52:48 UTC
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Capt Sir Thomas Erasmus Barlow, 3rd Baronet, DSC, RN, DL, died at
Highgate, 12 October, 2003. He was a great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Brigadier Robert Charles Windsor-Clive, Coldstream Guards, scions of
the Earls of Plymouth, who was b. 29 April, 1919, died suddenly, at
his home, 14 October, 2003, aged 84. He was married to Olive Mary
Longueville (of that landed family), and leaves issue.

Lady Hort, (nee Peat) who died 14 October, 2003, was the widow of Sir
James Fenton Hort, 8th Baronet, and mother of Sir Andrew, 9th Bt.

Major Cosmo Rex Ivor Russell, who was b. 12 March, 1911, d. 16
October, 2003, a few weeks after the death of his wife Agnes. He was
the eldest son of the Hon Sir Odo Russell, KCMG, (1870-1951), of the
Barons Ampthill and Dukes of Bedford, by his wife Countess Marie
Louise Ernestine Rex, (d. 1966).

Lady Howard-Vyse (nee Willoughby), who died 17 October, 2003, aged 92,
was a fifth cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, descended from
George III's brother, William, Duke of Gloucester. She was the former
Mary Bridget Willoughby, of the Barons Middleton. Her father Claude
Willoughby was Groom in Waiting to George V and a Deputy Ranger of
Windsor Great Park. Her mother was a Murray of the Earls of Dunmore.
She was widow of Lt-Gen Sir Edward Howard-Vyse, who died on Boxing
Day, 1992.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-21 08:50:23 UTC
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Jane Winter (nee Wingfield Digby, of that landed family) wife of Nigel
Winter, died 15 October, 2003, mother of three.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-21 08:58:19 UTC
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Evangeline Marguerite Ladys (Eve) Bingham (nee Elliot), widow of Major
(Francis) Humphrey Bingham, OBE, scion of the Earls of Lucan, died 15
October, 2003, aged 103. She was the youngest dau of Colonel William
Henry Wilson Elliot, DSO, and married in 1927. No offspring.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-22 09:08:13 UTC
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Marion Erica Chamier, has died at her home (no date in her death
notice). She was 96. A daughter of Mrs Gascoigne, of Foulis Castle,
Ross-shire, Scotland, she married, in 1934, Brigadier George Des
Champs Chamier, Military Attache in Washington and Moscow, of
Achandunie, Alness, Ross-shire, & leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-22 09:10:14 UTC
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Alexander William Pringle, 13th Laird of Whytbank, husband of the late
Helen (nee Bennetts), died 16 October, 2003. He was 90.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-24 13:00:59 UTC
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Charles Frederick Eardley Shakerley, who was born 14 June, 1934,
second son of Sir Cyril Holland Shakerley, 5th Baronet, of Wyncombe
Hill, Fittleworth, Sussex, by his wife, the former Elizabeth Averil
Eardley-Wilmot (of the Baronets), died at his home, Sunday 19 October,
2003. He was 69.

Mr Shakerley married 27 February, 1962, Lucy Carolyn, elder daughter
of Francis St George Fisher, of Cragg, Cockermouth, Cumbria, and was
the father of three daughters.

His elder brother, Sir Geoffrey, married Lady Elizabeth Anson,
gt-niece of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, &c.

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Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-27 01:51:06 UTC
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Viscountess Chaplin, widow of the 3rd and last Viscount Chaplin, died
in hospital, 21 October, 2003. She was 81. She was the former Rosemary
Lyttelton, born 30 May, 1922, the only daughter of Oliver Lyttelton,
MP, a member of Churchill's War Cebinet & later Secretary of State for
the Colonies, scion of the Viscounts Cobham, who was raised to a
viscountcy - as the 1st Viscount Chandos - in 1954. Her mother was
Lady Moira Godolphin Osborne, fourth daughter of the 10th Duke of
Leeds. She married, 16 March, 1951, as his second wife, the 3rd and
last Viscount Chaplin (1906-1981), and had two daughters, Miranda and
Christina. On the death of her husband - 18 December, 1981 - the
viscountcy of Chaplin became extinct.

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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-29 01:09:42 UTC
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Biba Duchess of Manchester, briefly wife of the late 12th Duke of
Manchester, died 11 October, 2003. She had been suffering from cancer.
The former Biba Hiller, described in the gossip columns as a "former
model" and "Scandinavian property analyst" married, as his fourth
wife, the 12th Duke of Manchester, at the Swedish Church in Mayfair,
in April, 2000, followed by a wedding reception at the nearby Audley
pub.

The Duke & his Duchess honeymooned in Jersey and Paris, but a little
over a year later, in September, 2001, the pair were divorced in a
quickie "uncontested" action on the grounds that His Grace had behaved
in such a way that she could no longer continue to live with him.

Angus Charles Drogo Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester had had a
chequered past: in June, 1996, he was sentenced to 33 months in an
American jail (he served 28) after he was convicted of fraud in a
bungled attempt to relieve the Tampa Bay Lighning ice hockey team of
£1.7m. At the trial, the duke's solicitor said that he had been the
"fall-guy for a group of very sharp men."

The duke lived less than a year following the termination of his
fourth marriage, and died in July, 2002. The funeral took place on
Friday 24 October, 2003, at the Brompton Oratory.
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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-30 01:32:05 UTC
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Sir Peter Sebright, 15th Baronet, died at Johannesburg, South Africa,
25 October, 2003. He was aged 50.

Peter Giles Vivian Sebright, 15th Baronet, of Besford, Worcestershire
(title created in 1626) was born 2 August, 1953, the only child of Sir
Hugo Sebright, 14th Baronet (1931-85) by his wife Deirdre Anne
Bethell, scion of the Barons Westbury.

The first Baronet - Sir Edward - was Commissioner of Array at the
Battle of Edgehill; Sir Thomas, the 8th Baronet married a
granndaughter of the 2nd Duke of Leinster (and a descendant of King
Charles II); Sir Edgar, the 11th Baronet, was Equerry to Princess Mary
Adelaide, Duchess of Teck; Sir Giles, the 13th Baronet was Equerry to
King George VI (when Duke of York).

The 15th Baronet inherited the title, 16 April, 1985, on the demise,
in France, of his father, aged 54.

Peter Sebright was twice married, firstly, in 1977, to Regina Maria,
daughter of Francis Steven Clarebrough, of Melbourne; and secondly, to
Madeleine.

He is survived by his second wife and by a son from the first
marriage, Rufus Hugo Giles, and a son and a daughter from the second
marriage. The baronetcy now devloves on the elder son.
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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-30 02:30:30 UTC
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Pamela Mary Fausset-Farquhar, died at Dundee, 25 October, 2003.

Anne Roe (nee Tatton-Brown, of the landed family) widow of David Roe,
died 27 October, 2003, aged 71.

Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet, of Bedstone, Buckland, Shropshire, who
was b. 26 May, 1916; twice married (one son, two daughters); died 28
October, 2003. His elder dau, Dorothy Caroline m. 1983, Hugh
Montgomery-Massingberd, the writer.
Heir: son, William Hugh, b. 13 April, 1950.
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Michael Rhodes
2003-10-30 10:36:00 UTC
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Kathleen Irene Pelly (nee Moorhouse) wife since 1945 of Peter Richard
Pelly (b. 1916), of the Pelly Baronets, died in Hertfordshire, 21
October, 2003. She was the mother of 2 daughters.
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Colin
2003-10-30 22:13:01 UTC
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Pamela Mary Fausset-Farquhar, died at Dundee, 25 October, 2003.
Anne Roe (nee Tatton-Brown, of the landed family) widow of David Roe,
died 27 October, 2003, aged 71.
Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet, of Bedstone, Buckland, Shropshire, who
was b. 26 May, 1916; twice married (one son, two daughters); died 28
October, 2003. His elder dau, Dorothy Caroline m. 1983, Hugh
Montgomery-Massingberd, the writer.
Heir: son, William Hugh, b. 13 April, 1950.
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-- Michael Rhodes
The Ripley baronetcy will become extinct, will it not, if the new
baronet does not marry and have sons?
Michael Rhodes
2003-10-31 10:33:59 UTC
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Post by Michael Rhodes
Pamela Mary Fausset-Farquhar, died at Dundee, 25 October, 2003.
Anne Roe (nee Tatton-Brown, of the landed family) widow of David Roe,
died 27 October, 2003, aged 71.
Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet, of Bedstone, Buckland, Shropshire, who
was b. 26 May, 1916; twice married (one son, two daughters); died 28
October, 2003. His elder dau, Dorothy Caroline m. 1983, Hugh
Montgomery-Massingberd, the writer.
Heir: son, William Hugh, b. 13 April, 1950.
Post by Michael Rhodes
-- Michael Rhodes
The Ripley baronetcy will become extinct, will it not, if the new
baronet does not marry and have sons?
Yes. Sir William is without a male heir.
Michael Rhodes
2003-11-04 00:58:25 UTC
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The Hon Angus John Sinclair, who was b. 21 April, 1925, died in
London, 29 October, 2003; he was a younger son of the 1st Viscount
Thurso, a brother of the 2nd Viscount, and uncle of the 3rd Viscount.

Lady Macpherson of Cluny, who died at Dundee, 30 October, 2003, was
the wife of Sir William Alan Macpherson of Clunie (and Blairgowrie),
Kt, Cluny Macpherson; 27th Chief of the Clan Macpherson, and a former
Judge of the High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division. She was the
former Sheila McDonald Brodie, and married in 1962. She was the mother
of three.
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Michael Rhodes
2003-11-04 01:04:14 UTC
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Professor Richard Neustadt, political scientist, who was born 26 June,
1919, died 31 October, 2003, aged 84. He was the second husband of
the Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC.
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