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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lord Kennet dies aged 85

The 2nd Baron Kennet died 7 May, 2009. He was 85.

Wayland Hilton Young was born 2 Aug 1923, son of the 1st Baron Kennet, GBE, DSO, DSC, PC (1879-1960) by his wife, the scupltress Edith Agnes Kathleen (d 1947), dau of Rev Canon Lloyd Stewart Bruce (Bruce Baronets cr 1804), and widow of Capt Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (Scott of the Antarctic); Lord Kennet's half brother was the naturalist, Sir Peter Scott; he was eductated at Stowe and Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Journalist; Parl Sec, Ministry of Housing & Local Govt 1966-70; Chairman, Advisory Cttee, Oil Pollution of the Sea 1970-74; and of the Council for the Protection of Rural England 1971-72; and of the International Parl Conf on the Environment, 1971-80; Member of the European Parliament 1978-79; Vice-Pres, Parliamentary & Scientific Cttee from 1989 to?; SDP Chief Whip in the House of Lords 1981-83; Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Defence 1981-90; married 1948, Elizabeth Ann, dau of Capt Bryan Fullerton Adams, DSO, , by whom he had issue. The peerage (cr 1935) now devolves upon his Lordship's son, the Hon (William) Thoby Young, b 24 May 1957, who is married to the Hon Josephine Keyes, dau of the 2nd Baron Keyes, and has issue, inc a son, Archibald, b 7 Jun 1992.

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