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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Andrew James Gibson-Watt (1925-2006)

Andrew James Gibson-Watt, late Capt. Welsh Guards, scion of the BLG family of Gibson-Watt of Doldowlod, died at his home, 25 March, 2006. He was aged 80.

He was born 25 July, 1925, 3rd son of James Miller Gibson-Watt (1875-1929), by his wife Marjorie Adela, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry George Ricardo, DSO, DL, JP, of Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire (of that BLG family), and was educated at Eton. His eldest brother, James David (b. 1918), sometime Conservative MP for Hereford, was raised to the peerage, for life, in 1979, as Baron Gibson-Watt, of The Wye in thw District of Radnor.

Career:-> Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1952; served in WWII with the Welsh Guards; Director of Hambros Bank; soemtime High Sheriff of Powys, &c.

He married 23 July, 1951, Pamela, former wife of Capt. Robin William Lowe, Grenadier Guards, and 3rd daughter of Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, KBE, MC, of that BLG family, by whom he had issue.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006

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