Tuesday, May 31, 2011

12th Baron Middleton, MC, DL (1921-2011)

_.The 12th Baron Middleton, MC, DL, North Yorkshire landowner, died 27 May, 2011. He was 90.

Digby Godfrey Michael John Willoughby was born 1 May, 1921, son of the 11th peer, by his wife the former Angela Florence Alfreda Hall; succeeded to the barony (cr GB 1711/12) and baronetcy (cr 1677), on the demise of his father, 16 Nov 1970. He married, 14 Oct 1947, Janet Marshall-Cornwall, only surv. dau. of Gen Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB CBE DSO MC, of Cadogan Place, London, by his wife Marjorie Caralie Owen, 2nd dau. of William Scott Owen OBE, of Cefngwifed, Newtown, co. Montgomery, &c; by whom he had issue.

The peerage devolves upon his Lordship's son, the Hon Michael Charles James Willoughby, born 14 Jul 1948.


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