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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lady Darwin

Lady Darwin, who died at home, 12 June, 2006, was the 2nd wife and widow of Sir Robert Vere "Robin" Darwin, Knt (1964), CBE (1954) (b. 7 May 1910– d. 30 January 1974), who was a British artist and Principal of the Royal College of Art.Her husband was the son of the golf writer Bernard Darwin (scion of that BLG family) and his wife the engraver Elinor Monsell. Robin's sister was the potter Ursula Mommens. Robin Darwin was a great-grandson of the naturalist Charles Darwin.She was the former Ginette Hewitt, daughter of F.W. Hewitt by his wife Adriana Hugh-Smith.Lady Darwin leaves a son Michael and a daughter Angela.A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St John the Baptist Church, Pewsey, 20 June 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 June 2006

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