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Monday, July 16, 2012

16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, CBE, DSC (1924-2012)

_The Viscount of Arbuthnott, who has died aged 87, was the 16th Viscount (cr 1641), and the 16th Lord Inverbervie (also cr 1641) both in the Peerage of Scotland, and was Chief of the Name & Arms of Arbuthnott.

Lord Arbuthnott served as Lord Lieutenant of the Grampian Region (Kincardineshire) 1977-99, and was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1996.

John Campbell Arbuthnott was b 26 Oct, 1924, son of the 15th viscount by his wife the former Ursula Collingwood (d 20 Dec 1989), and succeeded to the peerages on his father's demise, 15 Dec, 1966.

He married in 1949, Elizabeth Mary Darley Oxley, who d.16 January, 2010, by whom he had issue. His son, the Hon John Keith Oxley Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott, who was b 18 Jul 1950, succeeds to the peerages.

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