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Friday, February 21, 2014

The 2nd Baron Moran, KCMG 1924-2014

_. The 2nd Baron Moran, KCMG, who died at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, London, 14 February, 2014. He was 89.

He served as British Ambassador to Hungary and Portugal and was British High Commissioner to Canada, 1981-84.

Lord Moran was the son of Dr Charles McMoran Wilson, Winston Churchill's personal physician, who was ennobled in 1943.

Richard John McMoran Wilson was born 22 Sept, 1924, son of the then Dr Charles Wilson by his wife the former Dorothy Dufton, who died in 1983.

Succeeded to the barony on his father's demise, 12 Apr, 1977. Elected to the House of Lords in 1999.

Married 29 Dec, 1948, Shirley Rowntree Harris, dau of George Harris, MC, of Bossal Hall, co York, by whom he had issue, 2 sons, James & William, and a daughter, Juliet.

The peerage devolves upon his elder son, the Hon James McMoran Wilson, who was born 6 Aug, 1952, who is married to a scion of the Barons Polwarth, and is father of 2 sons.

Funeral at St Cewydd's Church, Aberedw, Sat 22 Mar.

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