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Thursday, October 11, 2012

George Francis Lane Fox (1931-2012)

_. Maj. George Francis Lane Fox, head of the landed family, of Bramham Park, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, died at his home, 9 October, 2012. He was 81.

He was born 15 May, 1931, eldest son of Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward-Jackson (1899-1989), by his wife, the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (1904-80), eldest of the four daughters of the 1st (and last) Baron Bingley, who had no sons. In 1937, Lt-Col Ward Jackson assumed the surname of Lane Fox in lieu of Jackson.

George Lane Fox was educated at Eton & RMC; career:- landowner, served as Major in the Royal Horse Guards, &c.

He married 10 Aug 1962, (Helen) Victoria, only daughter of Maj Charles Edward Rodney Duff, 8th Royal Irish Hussars, by whom he had issue, three sons, George, James and Edward. Mrs Lane Fox died 30 Nov, 1997.

He succeeded as head of the Lane Fox family by his eldest son, Capt George Charles Nicholas Lane Fox, who was born 25 Dec, 1963.

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