Friday, April 19, 2013

2nd Baron Balfour of Inchrye 1924-2013

_.The Baron Balfour of Inchrye died 14 April, 2013. He was 88. Ian Balfour was born 21 December, 1924, son of Harold Harington Balfour, MC, Conservative MP for the Isle of Thanet Div of Kent, May 1929-June 1945, who was created a peer as Baron Balfour of Inchrye in 1945, by his 1st wife Diana Blanche Harvey (d 1982) daughter of Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd Baronet. He succeeded to the peerage on his father's death, 1988. Married 1953, Josephine Maria Jane Bernard (b 1934, d 2007), scion of the Earls of Bandon, daughter of Morogh Wyndham Percy Bernard (1902-77), by his wife the Hon Diana Pearl Dundas, dau of the 7th Viscount Melville, by whom he had one daughter, the Hon Roxane Balfour, who was born in 1955. The peerage now becomes extinct. -=-

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