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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mary Countess of Bessborough 1915-2013

_.Mary Countess of Bessborough, who died 13 April, 2013, in Philadelphia, USA, aged 98, was the widow of Frederick, 10th Earl of Bessborough (1913-1993). She was born Mary Munn, at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA, 3 March, 1915, daughter of Charles A. Munn, of New York, and married Lord Bessborough in 1948. There was one daughter of the marriage, Lady Charlotte (b 1949). On her husband's death he was succeeded in the family honours (except the UK earldom which became extinct) by his cousin, Arthur Ponsonby. A private funeral is to take place at Stansted Park, Hampshire, 26 Apr, 2013. -=-

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