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Friday, May 02, 2014

Hon Mary Birkbeck 1926-2014

__.The Hon Mary Birkbeck, who died 24 April, 2014, aged 88, was a scion of the Barons Somerleyton (Baron UK, cr 1916). 

She was born 3 Feb, 1926, the only daughter of Savile Crossley, 2nd Baron Somerleton (1889-1959), of Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk, by his wife the former Bridget Hoare.

She married 7 July, 1950, Maj William Birkbeck, DL, Coldstream Guards (b  13  Apr 1922-   ), of Bainton House, Stamford, Lincs, scion of that landed gentry family, third son of Maj Henry Birkbeck (1885-1956), by his wife the former Sybil Harley (d 1948), scion of that landed family, by whom she had issue, Anthony, Victoria, Priscilla and Rosetta. 

Thanksgiving Service at Barnack Church,  near Stamford, 6 June, 2014.

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