The Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne, who died from cancer, 31 December, 2006, was the 4th wife, and widow of the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, PC (1912-1999). She was the former Penelope Eve (known as Minnie) Bradford, daughter of Commander George Francis Norton Bradford, RN, and married (i) David Rolt, (ii) in 1982, as his 2nd wife, the Hon. John Astor (b. 1923, d, 1987) yst son of the 1st Lord Astor of Hever; married (iii) as his 4th wife, 12 July 1995, the 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, who died 25 Aug 1999. Funeral at Selworthy Church, near Minehead, Somerset, 6 January, 2007.