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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

7th Earl of Clarendon (1933-2009)

The 7th Earl of Clarendon died 4 July, 2009. He was aged 76. George Frederick Laurence Hyde Villiers, 7th Earl of Clarendon, was b 2 Feb 1933, son and heir of George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde Villiers, styled Lord Hyde (b. 6 May 1906; dvp. 27 Apr 1935), who mar. 18 Apr 1932 Hon Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn CVO, Woman of the Bedchamber To Queen Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1937-61 and Extra Woman 1961-70 (d. 13 Dec 1970), 1st dau. of Frederic [Glyn], 4th Baron Wolverton, by his wife Lady Edith Amelia Ward CBE, only dau. by his second wife of William [Ward], 1st Earl of Dudley. Succeeded to the peerages 13 Dec 1955, on the demise of his grandfather, the 6th Earl of Clarendon, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PC (1877-1955); married.17 Jul 1974 Jane Diana Dawson, dau. of Edward William Dawson, of The Old Rectory, Idmiston, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire; he is succeeded by his son George Edward Laurence Villiers, styled Lord Hyde, Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1988-90 (b. 12 Feb 1976).
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