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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16h Baronet, dies in accident aged 70

_.Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet (cr 1644), died 26 September,
2009, following a road traffic accident on the previous day. He was
70.

He was born 13 May 1939, the eldest son of Sir Richard Thomas Dyke
Acland, 15th Bt (1906-90), MP for Barnspale 1935-45 & for Gravesend
1947-55, by his wife the former Anne Stella Alford (d 1992), ad was
educated at Clifton and Magdalene College Cambs (BA, MSc), & the Univ
of the West Indies.


He married firstly,1961 (div 2001), Virginia, dau of Roland Forge, of
The Grange, Banoldby-le-Beck, Lincs, and had 2 sons, viz, Dominic Dyke
Acland, b 19 Nov 1962, and Piers Dyke Acland, b 1964, and a dau, Holly
Dyke Acland b 1972; married 2ndly, 2001, Susan, dau of Herbert Hooper.
He is survived by his2nd wife and three children from his first
marriage. The eldest son now inherits the baronetcy.


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1 comment:

Linda said...

Sir John and Virginia Acland taught at Egerton College, Njoro Kenya with us in the late 1960s. They were a lovely couple and visited with us often. She also taught the children of foreign staff in "the little school". Their children and ours were good friends. My children speak of her fondly. Could someone tell me about Virginia? Linda