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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Cissie Baroness Kershaw

Cissie Baroness Kershaw, who died at Newquay, Cornwall, 15 May, 2006, aged 99, was widow of the 2nd Baron Kershaw (1904-61). She was the former Cissie Burness Smythe, daughter of Charles E. Smythe, of Frien Barnet, and married the then Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Kershaw, RN, in 1933. Her father-in-law, Fred Kershaw, was appointed to Clement Attlee's administration in 1947 as a Lord-in-Waiting to the King, and was ennobled as Baron Kershaw, of Prestwich, Co. Palatine of Lancaster, 1947. He died in Feb, 1961, and was succeeded by his eldest son Herbert, as 2nd Baron, who died 5 months later, and was succeeded by his next brother, Edward Aubrey Kershaw, who died in the following year, when the peerage passed to Edward's son, Edward John, the 4th Baron, b. 1936. Baroness Kershaw's funeral took place at the Penmount Crematorium, Truro, 30 May 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 19 May 2006

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