Saturday, April 08, 2006

Helen Beatrice Margaret Whitbread (1917-2006)

Helen Whitbread, who died 29 March, 2006, aged 88, was the widow of Maj. Simon Whitbread, head of the BLG family of Whitbread of Southill, and was a scion of the Barons Clinton.

She was born in 1917, as Helen Beatrice Margaret Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, only child of the Hon. Robert Henry Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (1888-1958), a son of the 20th Baron Clinton. Helen's mother was the former Lady Dorothy Marguerite Elizabeth Herbert, MBE (d. 1956), scion of the Earls of Powis.

She married 26 May, 1936, Major Simon Whitbread (b. 12 0ct 1904; d. 1985), a director of the family brewing company, son of Samuel Howard Whitbread, CB (1858-1944), by his wife the former Madeline Bourke (d. 1961), scion of the Earls of Mayo.

She leaves a son, Samuel Charles (b. 22 Feb 1937), and a daughter, Elizabeth (b. 21 Apr 1939).

The funeral is at All Saints, Southill, Friday 7 Apr, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 3 April, 2006


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