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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Birgitte Countess of Stockton [d 2015]

_. Birgitte Countess of Stockton, who died 8 May, 2015, was the first wife of the 2nd Earl of Stockton (Peerage of the UK, cr 1984), grandson of the prime minister, Harold Macmillan.

She was the former Birgitte Hamilton, daughter of Alan Douglas Christie Hamilton, of Stable Green, Mitford, co Northumberland, and married the then Alexander Daniel Alan Macmillan in 1970. They divorced in 1991.

The Earldom of Stockton was conferred upon the 90 year-old Harold Macmillan in 1984 ~ the last earldom given to a commoner ~ and Alexander Macmillan succeeded to his grandfather's honours, 29 Dec, 1986, his father, Maurice Macmillan, styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, having predeceased the former PM, 10 Mar, 1984, just a month after the creation of the title, &c.

Birgitte Countess of Stockton is survived by a son, Daniel, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, and by two daughters, Lady Rebecca and Lady Louisa.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, The Boltons, 21 May.

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