Monday, July 01, 2013

Rankin/Lane Fox marriage

_.The marriage took place 4 June, 2013, between Sir Ian Rankin, 4th Baronet (Br cr UK 1898)(b 19 Dec, 1932), son of the late Lt-Col Arthur Niall Talbot Rankin (1904-65), by his wife the former Lady Jean Margaret Florence Dalrymple, DCVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (scion of the Earls of Stair), elder dau of the 12th Earl & Mrs Prudence Lane Fox (nee Sporborg, b 1942), former wife of Martin Lane Fox, scion of that landed family, of Bramham Park. It is Sir Ian's 3rd marriage. He married firstly, 1959 (div 1967), Alexandra (Sasha), dau of Admiral Sir Laurence George Durlacher, KCB; married 2ndly, 1980, Mrs June Norman, scion of the Earls of Romney, former wife of Bryan Montagu Norman, scion of that landed family, and dau of Capt Thomas Marsham-Townshend. His 2nd wife is now wife of Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky. Sir Ian has issue from both previous marriages. -=-

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