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Thursday, January 12, 2017

John Ralph Stourton (1930-2017)

_.John Ralph Stourton, who died 5 January, 2017, aged 86, was a scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton, and a cousin of England's Premier Baron.

Mr Stourton's sister Mary married the 5th Earl of Gainsborough, and another sister, Monica, married Henry Greig, son of King George VI's aide, Sir Louis Greig.

He was born 25 March, 1930, second son of the Hon John Joseph Stourton (1899-1992), by his first wife the former Kathleen Alice Gunther; educated at Eton; Lieut, Grenadier Guards; Director, Liebig's Extract of Meat Co 1957-68, Brooke Bond Liebig 1968-74, Interocean Shipping Agency 1974-92, &c.

He married (1) 11 Dec, 1958 (div 1965) Virginia Hordern; married (2) 26 July, 1967, Caroline Honor O'Dwyer, and leaves issue, a daughter from the first marriage, & a daughter from the second marriage.

A Service of Thanksgiving is to be held at Christ Church, East Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, 28 January, 2017.

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