Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Elen Lady Harmsworth

Elen Lady Harmsworth, who died 29 December, 2005, at her home in France, aged 101 (3 weeks before her 102nd birthday), was widow of Sir Hildebrand Alfred Beresford Harmsworth, 2nd Baronet, who died in 1977.
Her husband was a nephew of the 1st (and last) Viscount Northcliffe, and the 1st Viscount Rothermere; a son of Sir Hildebrand Harmsworth, 1st Baronet, who edited the New Liberal Review 1901-04, and was sometime proprietor of The Globe.
She was born in January, 1904, as Elen Billenstein, daughter of Nicolaj Billenstein, of Randers, Denmark, and married Hildebrand Harmsworth in 1925. She was the mother of Sir Hildebrand Harold, the 3rd Bt, and a daughter, Ingeborg.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 January, 2006

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