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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Robert Steuart Fothringham of Pourie (1937-2012)
Robert Scrymsoure Steuart Fothringham, of Pourie-Fothringham and Murthly and of Tealing, Angus, who died 12 May, 2012, aged 74, was a descendant of King William IV and Mrs Jordan. He was born in 1937, son of Maj. Thomas Steuart-Fothringham, MC, of Fothringham Forfar, Angus (1907-79), by his wife the former Carola Mary Noel (1916-89), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, dau of Maj the Hon Charles Hubert Francis Noel (1885-1947), by his wife the former May Dick.
Robert's grandfather was a son of the 3rd Earl of Gainsborough (1850-1926), who was a son of the 2nd Earl (1818-81), by his wife Lady Ida Hay (d 1867), daughter of the 18th Earl of Erroll (1801-46), by his wife Elizabeth FitzClarence (d 1856), natural daughter of King William IV.
Mr Stueart Fothringham married Elizabeth Mary Charlotte Lawther, dau of Thomas Hope Brendan Lawther, by whom he had issue.