Thursday, November 26, 2009

Death of Lord De Freyne, 7th Baron, aged 82

_. Francis Arthur John [French], 7th Baron De Freyne, died at his
home, 24 November 2009, aged 82. He was b 3 Sept 1927, son of the 6th
Baron (1884-1935), by his wife the former Lina Victoria Arnott (d. 25
Oct 1974), 3rd dau. of Sir John Alexander Arnott, 2nd Bt., by his wife
Caroline Sydney Williams DBE, 1st dau. of Sir Frederick Martin
Williams, 2nd Bt, of Tregullow, co. Cornwall; succeeded to the peerage
(cr UK 1851) on the demise of his father, 24 Dec 1935. Married (1)30
Jan 1954 (div. 1978) Shirley Ann Bradbury Pobjoy, only child of of
Douglas Rudolph Pobjoy, of Box Farm House, Woodmancote, co.
Gloucester; mar. (2)18 Jul 1978 Sheelin Deirdre Stevenson (widow of
William Walker Stevenson), yst. dau. of Lt Col Henry Kane O'Kelly DSO,
of Co. Wicklow.
He is succeeded by his 1st son of the 1st marriage, Hon (Fulke)
Charles Arthur John French (b 21 April 1957).


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