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Monday, April 30, 2018

Hon Kirstin Elizabeth Welton 1939-2018

_. The Hon Kirstin Welton, who died 27 April, 2018, aged 78, was a scion of the Viscounts Ullswater.

Kirstin Elizabeth Lowther was born 8 June, 1939, the only daughter of John Arthur Lowther, MVO (1910-42), Secretary to HRH The Duke of Kent, who died with the King's younger brother in the same flying accident over Iceland in August, 1942.

Her mother, who died in 1945, was the former Priscilla Lambert.

In 1949 her brother, Nicholas, succeeded as 2nd Viscount Ullswater on the death of their great-grandfather, the 1st Viscount, who, as James Lowther, had been a Speaker of the House of Commons. Two years later, in 1951, she was raised to the rank of a Viscount's daughter.

She married firstly, 6 Jan, 1966, Capt Caledon Alexander, scion of an Irish landed family; married 2ndly, 1976, Antony Edward Ord Welton. She leaves a son and a daughter from the first marriage.

The funeral takes place at St Bartholemew's Church, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, Monday 14 May, 2018.

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