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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sonia Isabel Jane Hunter of Hunterston, widow of clan chief

_.Sonia Isabel Jane Hunter of Hunterston, who died in Paris, 20 November, 2012, aged 82, was the widow of Neil Aylmer Hunter, 29th of Hunterston (1926-1994). She was the former Sonia Furlong and married in 1952. Her husband, born Neil Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, scion of that Scottish landed family, succeeded as head of the family on the death of his aunt, Eleanora, the 28th of Hunterston (nee Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick), who died in 1984. 

Sonia's husband assumed the surname of Hunter of Hunterston and was recognised in the surname and arms of Hunter of Hunterston by Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1969.

She leaves six sons, Charles, Robert, Nigel, John, Angus and Richard and one daughter, Pauline, Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston of that Ilk, 30th Laird, who was recognised as Chief of the Clan Hunter and 30th Laird in 1995.


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