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Friday, January 09, 2015

John Paget Chancellor 1927-2014

_. John Paget Chancellor, who died 31 December, 2014, aged 87, was a publisher, author and bibliophile, descended from the Paget baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1886).

He was born 1 July, 1927, son of Sir Christopher John Chancellor, CMG (who d 1989), by his wife the former Sylvia Mary Paget, OBE (daughter of the 2nd baronet); married 1959 (div 1968) the Hon (Mary) Alice Joliffe, (b 1937), daughter of the 4th Baron Hylton (Baron UK, cr 1866), by whom he had issue, a son (John) Edward Horner (Eddie) Chancellor (b 1962) married to Martin Amis's former wife Antonia; &  daughters ~ Isabel Rose (b 1959), Katharine Sylvia Anthony (b 1961), who married the writer Will Self and then the restaurateur Rowley Leigh, and Anna Theodora (b 1965), the actress Anna Chancellor.

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