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Friday, October 20, 2006

3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford

The 3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford died suddenly, 22 September, 2006. He was aged 62. Henry Roy George Nelson was born 26 Oct, 1943, and educated at Ampleforth and King's College, Cambridge, MA. Career:-> CEng, FIMechE, MIEE; joined RHP Bearings, 1970: General Manager, transmission bearings, 1973-78, automotive bearings, 1978-81; Manufacturing Director, industrial bearings, 1981-83; Managing Director, Hopkinsons Ltd, 1983-85; Managing Director, industrial and distribution divisions, Pegler-Hattersley plc, 1985-86; Group Managing Director, GSPK Ltd, 1986-90; Managing Director, power transmission division, Fenner plc, 1991-92; Operations Director, TIB plc, 1993-97 (non-executive director 1998-2000); Member of the Government Committee of Enquiry into Engineering Profession, 1978-80; succeeded his father, 19 Jan 1995, as 3rd Baron (cr. 1960), and as a Baronet (cr. 1955); he married 1968, Dorothy, daughter of Leslie Caley, of Tibthorpe Manor, Driffield, East Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, a son, the Hon. Alistair William Henry, b. 3 June, 1973, who now succeeds to the peerage and baronetcy; and a daughter, the Hon. Sarah Jane Nelson, b. 1981. Service of Thanksgiving took place at Our Lady and St Edward's Church, Driffield, 6 October, 2006.

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