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Monday, September 04, 2017

10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon 1929-2017

_. The 10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon, owner of 'Glorious Goodwood' died 1 September, 2017. He was aged 87.

The Duke, a direct descendant of King Charles II and Louise de Kerouaille, was Duke of Richmond, Duke of Lennox, Duc de Aubigny (in France), Duke of Gordon, Earl of March, Darnley and Kinrara, Baron Settrington & Lord Torbolton.

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born 19 Sept, 1929, son of the 9th Duke of Richmond & Gordon (1904-89), by his wife the former Elizabeth Grace Hudson (died 1992); succeeded to the family honours on the death of his father, 2 Nov, 1989; served as Lord Lieutenant for West Sussex until his resignation in 1994; married 26 May, 1951, Susan Monica, daughter of Colonel Cecil Grenville-Grey, CBE (& descended from the Morrison-Bell baronets), by whom he had issue, and adopted daughters.

The Duke is succeeded by his only son, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Earl of March & Kinrara, who was born 8 January, 1955. The 11th Duke is married to the Hon Janet Elizabeth Astor, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Astor.

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