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Thursday, September 06, 2012

The (4th) Baron Trevethin & (2nd) Baron Oaksey, OBE (1929-2012)

_.John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 4th Baron Trevethin (Peerage of the UK, cr 1921) & 2nd Baron Oaksey (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), died 5 September, 2012, aged 83.

'John Oaksey', jockey, journalist, broadcaster and author was founded of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

He was born 21 March, 1929, son of Geoffrey Lawrence, judge, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, who was created the 1st Baron Oaksey in 1947 and who succeeded as 3rd Baron Trevethin on the death of his elder brother in 1959. John succeeded to both baronies on his father's demise, 28 Aug, 1971.

He was twice married, firstly in 1959 (divorced 1987), Victoria Mary Dennistoun; and secondly, in 1988, to Mrs Rachel Crocker (nee Hunter).

The peerages now devolve upon his son from his first marriage, the Hon Patrick John Tristram Lawrence, who was b 29 June, 1960.

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