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Friday, December 06, 2013

4th Baron Ashcombe 1924-2013

_.The Baron Ashcombe, who died 4 December, 2013, aged 89, was an uncle of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and 4th Baron (Peerage of the UK, cr 1892). Henry Edward Cubitt was born 31 March, 1924, son of Roland Calvert Cubitt, 3rd Baron (1899-1962), by his 1st wife, the former Sonia Rosemary Keppel, OBE (1900-1986), scion of the Earls of Albemarle. The 3rd Baron's sister, Rosalind (1921-94), married Maj Bruce Shand, MC, and their daughter, Camilla married the heir to the throne in 2005. Lord Ashcombe was a grandson of Alice Keppel, the last of King Edward VII's mistresses. Henry Cubitt succeeded his father as 4th Baron, 28 Oct, 1962. He was thrice married. Firstly, in 1955 (div 1968) to the former Ghislaine Dresselhuys, former wife of the 6th Earl of Caledon (and she went on to marry the 8th Baron Foley); married 2ndly, 1973 (div 1979), the Hon Virginia Carington, daughter of the 6th Baron Carrington, KG; married 3rdly, 1979, the former Elizabeth Mary Chipps, and widow of Geoffrey Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle (who descended from the Earls of Harewood). The peerage now passes to his second cousin, Mark Edward Cubitt, born 29 Feb, 1964, who is a great~grandson of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe. Mark Cubitt is married with sons. The funeral is to be held at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, the home of his step~son Henry Dent-Brocklehurst. -=-

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