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Friday, May 11, 2012

Anne Countess De La Warr dies at 92

Anne Countess De La Warr, who died 9 May, 2012, aged 92, was the widow of the 10th Earl De La Warr (Peerage of Gt Britain, cr 1761).

She was the former Anne Rachel Devas, daughter of Capt Geoffrey Charles Devas, MC, of Maidstone, Kent, and married in May 1946, Willian Herbrand Sackville (b 16 Oct 1921), son and heir of the 9th Earl De La Warr (1900-76).

Her husband inherited the family honours on his father's demise, 28 March, 1976, and took his own life, 9 Feb 1988.

Lady De La Warr leaves issue, 2 sons, the 11th Earl (b 10 Apr 1948) and the Conservative MP Tom Sackville (b 26 Oct 1950), and a daughter, Lady Arabella (who was b 1958).

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