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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo 1921-2014

_. The Lady Barbara Maureen Ricardo, who died 13 December, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe (Earl, UK, cr 1876).

She was the former Lady Barbara Maureen Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, born 26 Aug, 1921, third daughter of the 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (1892-1953), of Wortley Hall.,near Sheffield, by his wife the former Lady Maud Lillian Elfrida Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, scion of the Earls Fitzwilliam (ext 1979), eldest dau of the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, KCVO, DSO.

Lady Barbara's brother, the 4th Earl of Wharncliffe died in 1987 when his peerages passed to a distant cousin in the United States.

She married 23 June, 1943, David Cecil Ricardo, only son of Maj Louis Ferdinand Ricardo, by whom she had issue, two sons, Dorrien and Richard.

Funeral at St Leonard's Church, Wortley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 6 January, 2015.

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