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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hersey Marsham (1915-2012)

Hersey Marsham (nee Coke), who died 12 February, 2012, aged 96, was mother of the 7th Earl of Romney and a scion of the Coke Earls of Leicester. She was born 20 March, 1915, daughter of Maj Richard Coke (1876-1964) by his 1st wife the Hon Doreen O'Brien (d 1960), dau of the 14th Baron Inchiquin; married 18 Jul 1946, Lt-Col Peter William Marsham, MBE (1913-70), scion of the Earls of Romney (cr Earl, UK, 1801).

Her son, Julian Marsham, succeeded his cousin as 7th Earl of Romney, 5 June, 2004.

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