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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Katherine Viscountess Macmillan of Ovenden, DBE (1921-2017)

_. Katherine Viscountess Macmillan of Ovenden, DBE, who died 22 January, 2017, aged 96, was the daughter-in-law of one Prime Minister and the great-granddaughter of another.

Lady Macmillan was the daughter-in-law of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan [1st Earl of Stockton, cr 1984] & was a scion of the Barons Harlech [cr UK, 1876].

She was born Katherine Margaret Alice Ormsby-Gore, in 1921, a daughter of the 4th Baron Harlech, KG, GCMG, PC (1885-1964), by his wife the former Lady Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil, DCVO, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury, who was son of Queen Victoria's last PM, the 3rd Marquess, &c.

Katherine married in 1942, Maurice Victor Macmillan, son of Harold Macmillan. Her husband, a Conservative MP & government minister, received the courtesy title Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden in 1984 when his father, aged 90, was ennobled with the Earldom of Stockton. Maurice Macmillan died shortly afterwards, two years before the passing of the 1st Earl of Stockton.

Viscountess Macmillan leaves two sons, Alexander, 2ho succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Earl of Stockton, and the Hon David Macmillan, & was predeceased by two sons, Joshua and Adam, and by a daughter, Rachel.

The funeral is to take place at St Gabriel's, Warwick Sq, London SW1, on Thurs 9 Feb, 2017.

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