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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Maj. Peter Edward Gerald Balfour 1921-2013

_.Maj. Peter Edward Gerald Balfour, late Scots Guards, who died 19 July, 2013, aged 92, was a scion of the landed family of Balfour of Balbirnie. He was born 8 July 1921, son of Col Edward William Sturgis BALFOUR CVO DSO OBE MC JP DL (1884-1955), 9th of Balbirnie, Fife, of that Scots gentry family, and Lady Ruth BALFOUR CBE (d 1967) d of 2nd Earl of BALFOUR PC (1853-1945), a cadet branch of this family, and Lady Elizabeth Edith LYTTON (1867-1942) d of 1st Earl of LYTTON GCB GCSI CIE PC (1831-1891). He married 1stly 1948 (div 1967) Lady Griselda Davina Roberta OGILVY (1924-1977) d of 7th Earl of AIRLIE KT GCVO MC (1893-1968) and had 2 sons and a dau. He married 2ndly, 1968 Diana Rosemary (b 1936 reg Q4 Essex) d of Charles George Gordon WAINMAN (1907-88) and Patience Violet (1911-2002, d of Maj Joshua Lister INGHAM JP (1874-1963), sometime head of that gentry family formerly of Blake Hall, and his former wife Violet Warburton WARBURTON-LEE (1888-1960, later Mrs Christopher Leyland, the gentry family formerly of Haggerston), scion of that gentry family of Broad Oak), and had a further son and dau. Funeral at Humble Kirk on Saturday 27 July, 2013. -=-

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