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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dowager Duchess of Northumberland 1922-2012

_.The Dowager Duchess of Northumberland, widow of the 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG (1914-88), died 19 September, 2012, aged 90. She was born Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu Douglas Scott, 20 January, 1922, the elder daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KT, GCVO (1894-1973), by his wife the former Vreda Esther Mary (Molly) Lascelles (1900-93), scion of the Earls of Harewood; and married 12 June, 1946, Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland, of Alnwick Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1956-88, Lord Steward of the Household, 1973-88, KG (1959), who died 11 Oct, 1988. The duchess was the mother of three sons and four daughters, and was predeceased by one son, the 11th Duke (1953-95), and by one daughter, Lady Louise Percy, who died in infancy in 1962. She is survived by 2 sons, the 12th Duke and Lord James Percy, and by 3 daughters, Caroline Countess de Cabarrus, Lady Victoria Fellowes, and Lady Julia Craig Harvey.

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