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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Susan Duchess of Montrose c1928-2014

__.Susan Duchess of Montrose, who died 13 March, 2014, aged 85, was the widow of James Angus Graham, 7th Duke of Montrose (1907-92) (Peerage of  Scotland, cr 1707).

She was the former Susan Mary Jocelyn Semple, daughter of Dr John Mervyl Semple, of Gilgil, Kenya, by his wife the former Anne Gladys Steen, and married firstly, Michael Raleigh Gibbs (dec.,), of Nakuru, Kenya; married 2ndly, 17 Apr, 1952, as his 2nd wife, James Angus Graham, styled Marquess of Graham, who succeeded his father as 7th Duke of Montrose, 20 Jan, 1954. Her husband died 10 Feb, 1992.

The Duchess is survived by 5 children, one from the first marriage, and by two sons and two daughters from the second marriage. 

Memorial Service at Cleish Parish Church, near Kinross, Saturday 29 March, after a family burial on 28 March.

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