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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Sir George William Langham Christie, CH 1934-2014
_. Sir George William Langham Christie, CH, Knt, head of the landed gentry family, of Glyndebourne, died 7 May, 2014. He was 79.
The 'Prince of Glyndebourne' who inherited the country opera house near Lewes, Sussex, & raised millions of pounds to finance development.
He was born 31 Dec, 1934 and educated at Eton, the son of John Christie, CH, MC (1882-1962), by his wife the former Grace Audrey Louisa St John-Mildmay, dau of the Rev Sir Aubrey St John-Mildmay, 10th Baronet.
Married 8 Aug, 1958, Patricia Mary, daughter of Ivor Percy Nicholson and Mrs Alan McGaw (see Tate, Bt), by whom he had issue, three sons, inc Hector (b 1961), & Augustus (b 1963), and one daughter, Patricia Louise, (b 1966).