Monday, June 11, 2012

James Valentine Edwards, CVO

From the Telegraph of 2 June 2012:

EDWARDS - James Valentine, CVO, died 28th May 2012. Husband of the late Barbara, father of Caroline and Sasha, stepfather of Guisha and Rara. Funeral at Holy Trinity, Long Sutton, Somerset on Monday 18th June at 3pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, to St Margaret's Hospice, c/o Forsey & Son, Tel: 01458 272297.

He was s of Capt Alfred Harold EDWARDS OBE and Eleanor HAYES. He m 1965 Barbara (1929-2010) formerly wife of her cousin, Prince Michael Sergeievitch Cantacuzène, Count Sperànsky (d 2000) and d of Sir John Coldbrook HANBURY-WILLIAMS CVO (1892-1965), head of that gentry family formerly of Nant Oer and Coldbrook Park, and Gentleman Usher to four sovereigns from GEORGE V to THE QUEEN, and Princess Zenaida Mikhailovna (1908-80) d of Maj-Gen Prince Mikhail Mikhailovitch Cantacuzène, 2nd Count Sperànsky, by Julia (1876-1975 d of General Frederick Dent (1850-1912, s of President Ulysses S GRANT (1822-85) and Julia DENT (1826-1902)), and Ida Marie (1854-1930) d of Henry Hamilton HONORE of Chicago).
He had two d, and one step s one step d as above.

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