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Monday, January 30, 2017

Alexander Chancellor,CBE 1940-2017

_Alexander Chancellor, CBE, who died 28 January, 2017, aged 77, was editor of The Spectator 1975-84 and The Oldie 2014-17, and was descended from the Paget baronets [Cr UK 1896].

Alexander Surtees Chancellor was born 4 Jan, 1940, son of Sir Christopher Chancellor by his wife the former Sylvia Paget, daughter of Sir Richard Paget, Bt, a Somerset landowner.

He married in 1964, Susanna Elizabeth Debenham (b 1943), scion of the Debenham baronets [Bt, UK, cr 1931], by whom he had issue, two daughters. He also leaves a daughter from his relationship with Emily Bearn.

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