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Monday, January 09, 2017

Lady Elizabeth Longman 1924-2016

From the Telegraph of 10 December 2016: LONGMAN Elizabeth Mary (née Lambart) died peacefully at home on 8th December 2016, aged 92. Dearly loved mother of Caroline, Jane and Emma, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral at St John's Church, Bishopstone, near Salisbury SP5 4AS at 12 noon on Tuesday 20th December. No flowers. Donations, if desired, to RSPB.

She was d of 10th Earl of CAVAN and (1865-1946) and his 2nd w Lady (Hester) Joan BYNG (d 1927) d of 5th Earl of STRAFFORD and Emily Georgina KERR (d 1929, 1st d of Adm Lord Frederick KERR). She m 1949  her 1st cousin once removed, Mark Frederick Kerr (1916-72), s of Lt-Col Henry Kerr LONGMAN DSO MC (1881-1958) and Mary Frances (d 1941) 4th d of Admiral Lord Frederick Herbert KERR (1818-96, s of 6th Marquess of LOTHIAN and his w a gd of 3rd Duke of BUCCLEUCH &c &c), and _ RUSSELL, and had three daus. Her grandchildren include the Marchioness of CHOLMONDELEY (b 1984) and the Countess of DURHAM (b 1982).

Queen MARY and The Princess ROYAL, Countess of HAREWOOD were godparents and she was a bridesmaid at the wedding of The QUEEN (who is godmother to Lady Elizabeth's eldest dau). As was Hon Mary Rhodes, news of whose death we posted recently.

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