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Monday, January 09, 2017

Anne Duchess of Leinster (d 2016)

From the Times of 10 December 2016: LEINSTER  Anne, Duchess of Leinster, peacefully on 4th December 2016, aged 94. Beloved wife of the late Gerald, 8th Duke of Leinster, mother of Maurice, 9th Duke and the late Lord John FitzGerald. Funeral to take place on Thursday 22nd December, at 2.30pm, St James' Church, Ramsden. Family flowers only. Donations welcome to The Injured Jockeys Fund, c/o R H Barker, Harcourt Road, Wantage, Oxon.

She was d of Lt-Col Philip EUSTACE SMITH MC (1889-1935) of Rothley Crag, Cambo, Northumberland, and Eleanor CLAYTON (1887-?). She m 1946, as his 2nd w, Maj 8th Duke of LEINSTER (1914-2004) and had two sons including the present 9th Duke of Leinster. Her 2nd son, Lord John FitzGERALD, d in 2015, and it's his only son Edward (b 1988 and unm) who is hp to his uncle. Others in line to the dukedom are:

2. Peter Charles FitzGERALD (b 1925)
3. Stephen Peter FitzGERALD (b 1953, unm) son of Peter Charles.

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