Tuesday, April 07, 2009

4th Baron Amherst of Hackney (1940-2009)

The 4th Baron Amherst of Hackney died 2 April, 2009. He was aged 68. William Hugh Amherst Cecil was born 28 Dec, 1940, son of the 3rd Baron Amherst of Hackney (1912-80), by his wife the former Eirene Margaret Clifton Brown, 3rd dau. of Brig Gen Howard Clifton Brown MP, of Holmbush, Fay Gate, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Eirene Hodges, 1st dau. of Sir Henry E A Hodges, Judge of the High Court, Melbourne, Australia; succeeded to the peerage (created 1892), on the demise of his father, 22 July, 1980; married 30 Mar 1965, Elizabeth Merriman, dau. of Hugh Humphrey Merriman DSO, MC, of Hazel Hall, Peaslake, co. Surrey, by whom he had issue, a son, the Hon (Hugh) William Amherst Cecil (b. 17 Jul 1968), mar. 1996 Nicola Jane Michels, dau. of Maj Timothy Michels, and has issue; & a dau, the Hon Aurelia Margaret Amherst Cecil (b. 19 Jul 1966), mar. (1) 1990 (div. 1993) Giles Wilson Mervyn Crewdson, 1st son of Wilson Peregrine Nicholas Crewdson by his wife Hon Lucy Clare Beckett, 1st dau. by his first wife of Ralph William Ernest [Beckett], 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, and (2) 1 Sep 2000 Rupert Nicholas Stephenson, yst. son of Charles Stephenson, and has issue by her second husband; A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Friday 29th May 2009.


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