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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mariebelle, Countess Cathcart (died 2015)

_. Mariebelle, Countess Cathcart, who died 25 February, 2015, aged 91, was the second wife, and widow, of Alan Cathcart, 6th Earl Cathcart, CB, DSO, MC (1919-99) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1814).

She was Marie Isobel French, known as Mariebelle, scion of the Barons De Freyne (Peerage of the UK cr 1851), daughter of the Hon William Joseph French (b 5 Aug 1885, d 1974), by his wife the former Victoria Louise Bellasis (d 1989), scion of that landed family; married 1stly, 21 July, 1942, Capt Sir Thomas Brian Weldon, 8th Baronet (1905-79) (Bt Ure, 1723) by whom she had issue, a son, Sir Anthony, 9th Bt (b 11 May 1947), and a daughter, Tara (b 1943); married 2ndly, 1984, the 6th Earl Cathcart, who died 15 June, 1999.

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