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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Diana Mary Meynell (1916-2006)

Diana Mary Meynell (nee Ponsonby), who died 25 March, 2006, aged 89, was the wife, for 65 years, of the Rev. Canon Mark Meynell (b. 1914), scion of the Earls of Halifax. She was Diana Mary Ponsonby (b. 1916), daughter of Colonel Sir Charles Ponsonby, 1st Baronet, TD, DL, MP for Sevenoaks, 1935-50, PPS to the Secretary of State for War 1940, & to the Sec of State for Foreign Affairs 1941-45, who was created a Baronet, 1956. Diana was a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Baron De Mauley. She married Canon Meynell in 1940, and was mother to Christopher, Andrew, Peter, John and Anna; & grandmother to Mark, Guy, Francis, Aidan, Francesca, Marten, Anna, Louise, Clea, Alexander, Hugo, Guy and Theo, & great grandmother to Joshua and Zanna.

Thanksgiving service at Framlingham Church, Suffolk, 18 Apr 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 Apr 2006


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