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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Michael Duncan Alec Cunningham-Reid 1928-2014

. Michael Cunningham-Reid, who died at his home at Karen, Nairobi, Kenya, 10 Feb, 2014, was a nephew of Edwina Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Michael Duncan Alec Cunningham-Reid was born in 1928, son of Capt Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid (1895-1977), by his first wife the former Hon Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley (later Lady Delamere), daughter of Wilfred Ashley, 1st and last Baron Mount Temple, by his wife the former Amalia Mary Maud Cassel, heiress daughter of the millionaire financier Sir Ernest Cassel.

Cunningham-Reid's aunt Edwina Ashley married Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1922.

He married firstly, in 1954, Mary Bilyard-Leake, by whom he had issue, a son, Duncan, and a daughter, Fiona; married 2ndly, 1964 Dorothea Helen Walton; m.3rd 1974 Dorothie Elfride Blumenkamp.

The funeral will take place at Hippo Point Estate, Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Sunday 16 February.

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