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Monday, December 14, 2015

The 8th Baron Congleton 1930-2015

The 8th Baron Congleton died 11 December, 2015. He was aged 85.

Christopher Patrick Parnell was born 11 March, 1930, a son of the 6th Baron Congleton (1892-1932), by his wife the former Hon Edith Mary Palmer Howard, MBE, scion of the Barons Strathcona & Mount Royal; married 19 Nov, 1955, (Anna) Hedvig Sommerfelt, dau of Gustav Adolf Sommerfelt, of Oslo, Norway, by whom he had issue, two sons and three daughters.

Christopher Parnell succeeded to the barony (Baron, UK, cr 1841), and to the family baronetcy (Bt Ireland, cr 1766), on the death of his elder brother, the 7th Baron, 12 Oct, 1967.

The peerage and baronetcy now devolve upon his elder son, the Hon John Patrick Christian Parnell, who was born 17 March, 1959.

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Salisbury Cathedral, Wednesday 3 Feb, 2016.

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