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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lady Mary Rose Williams, scion of the Dukes of Grafton, dies at 91

__The Lady Mary Rose (Emma) Williams (nee FitzRoy) who died at the Old Prebenal House, 8 March, 2010, aged 91, was a scion of the Dukes of Grafton, born posthumously, 7 September, 1918, dau of William Henry Alfred,Viscount Ipswich (1884-1918), by his wife Auriol Brougham (d 1938), scion of the Barons Brougham & Vaux. Her father was killed in a plane crash, and her brother, the 9th Duke of Grafton (1914-36), died in a motor racing accident. Lady Mary Rose was a co-heir, with her
elder sister, Lady Margaret Jane FitzRoy (later Nelson) to the barony of Arlington, which peerage was called out of abeyance in 1999, in favour of her niece Jennifer Jane Nelson (Mrs Forwood). Lady Mary Rose married 1945 (div 1952) Francis Trelawny Williams (d 1977), and leaves a dau, Linda Jane Auriol (b 1 Feb 1947). ____ Funeral on Thursday, March 25th at The Holy Ascension Church, Oddington. Glos.

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