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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Babette Lady Millais 1922-2014

_. Babette Lady Millais, who died 31 January, 2014, aged 91, was the widow of Sir Ralph Millais, 5th Baronet (Bt, cr 1885), who died in 1992.

She was born Barbara Irene Salt, 11 Oct, 1922, scion of the Salt Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1899), a dau of Maj-Gen Harold Francis Salt, CB, CMG, DSO (1879-1971), by his wife the former Phyllis Dulce Cameron (who d. 1965), and married 1stly, 1941, Maj John De Grey Tatham Warter, MC, who was killed in action in 1942; married 2ndly, 1946 (div 1972), Victor William Henry Sefton-Smith; married 3rdly, 1975, as his 3rd wife, Sir Ralph Regnault Millais, 5th Baronet, descended from the artist honoured with a baronetcy by Queen Victoria, who died in 1992.

Lady Millais leaves issue from her second marriage, Ewan, Susan and Lucy.

The funeral takes place at Chelsea Old Church, Thursday 13 Feb.

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