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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hon Mrs Robert Boscawen, JP 1924-2013

Mary Alice Boscawen (nee Codrington), JP, who died in Somerset, 2 May, 2013, aged 89, was a scion of the Codrington Baronets (Bt, cr GB, 1721), and wife of the Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen (b 1923), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth (Visc, cr GB, 1720) and sometime Conservative MP for Somerton & Frome. She born 1924, a daughter of Col Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington, KCVO CB CMG DSO OBE TD (1888-1973), and Cecilia Mary (1900-79) d of Ernest James Wythes, CBE DL JP (1868-1949) sometime head of that gentry family, formerly of Copped Hall, Epping, and Aline (c1870-1951) d of Sir John Henry Thorold, 12th Bt (1842-1922) and Hon Alexandrina Henrietta Matilda Willoughby (1845-1931) dau of 8th Baron Middleton. She married 1949 Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen, PC,MC (b 1923), Conservative MP for Wells 1970-83, and for Somerton and Frome, 1983-92, a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury 1980-83, Vice-Chamberlain HM Household, 1983-86, Comptroller of HM Household 1986-88, Govt Whip 1979-88, &c. younger brother of the present 9th Viscount Falmouth. Funeral Service on Thursday 16th May, 2013, at Wells Cathedral.

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