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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sir Edward Thomas Hunter Blair, 8th Baronet

Sir Edward Thomas Hunter Blair, 8th Baronet, landowner and forester, died at Fleet Valley Nursing Home, 21 October, 2006. He was aged 85.He was born 15 December, 1920, son of Sir James Hunter Blair, 7th Baronet, by his wife Jean Galloway McIntyre, and was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford.Career:---> Served in the 2nd World War with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; member of Kirkcudbrightshire County Council, 1970-71; Civil Servant, 1941-43; journalist (assistant Foreign Editor) 1944-49; Member of the Council of the Wyndham Trust, 1992-96; Member of the Scottish Association for Public Transport from 1993; President, Dumfries and Galloway Mountaineering Club, &c.He succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1786), on the demise of his father, 1985.He married (i) 1956, Norma, daughter of Walter Sidney Harris, and they adopted a son, Alan, and a daughter, Helen. Married (ii) Jonet ?The baronetcy now devolves upon his kinsman, Patrick David Hunter Blair, b. 1958.The funeral took place at Straiton Parish Church, 27 Oct, 2006...
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