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Friday, August 07, 2015

Lord John FitzGerald 1952-2015

_. Lord John FitzGerald, scion of the Dukes of Leinster (Duke, Peerage of Ireland, cr 1766), the racehorse trainer, younger brother and heir presumptive of the 9th Duke of Leinster, died 3 August, 2015. He was 63.

Lord John was born 3 March, 1952, the second son of the 8th Duke of Leinster (Premier Duke, Marquess and Earl in Ireland) (1914-2004), by his 2nd wife the former Anne Smith, scion of that landed family; married 1982, Barbara, eldest daughter of Andreas Zindel, of St Moritz, Switzerland, by whom he had issue, a daughter, Hermione (born 1985), and a son, Edward (born 1988), who is now heir presumptive to the dukedom.

Lord John's wife has been recently been reported to be the partner of racing legend Lester Piggott.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Agnes Church, Newmarket, Suffolk, Tuesday 11 Aug.

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