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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lady Richard Percy 1927-2015

_. Lady Richard Percy, who died  10 January, 2015, aged 87, was the second wife, and widow of Lord Richard Charles Percy (1921-89), third son of the 8th Duke of Northumberland.

She was the former Hon Clayre Campbell, born 28 May, 1927, second daughter of the 4th Baron Stratheden & Campbell (1899-1981) by his first wife the former Jean Helen St Clair Anstruther-Gray (d 1956); she married 1stly 1950 (div 1974), as his 1st wife,  Nicholas Ridley, MP (b 1929, d 1993), afterwards a life peer as Baron Ridley of Liddesdale (cr 1992). Her first husband was a scion of the Viscounts Ridley; married 2ndly, 1979, as his 2nd wife, Lord Richard Percy, 3rd son of the 8th Duke of Northumberland (1880-1930), by his wife the former Lady Helen Gordon-Lennox (d 1965), daughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon, &c.

Lady Richard Percy leaves three daughters from her first marriage, Jane, Susanna and Jessica.

A celebration of her life will be held at St John's, Hyde Park, 5 Feb, 2015.

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