Monday, August 19, 2013

Maj. Nigel Donald Peter Chamberlayne-Macdonald, CVO, OBE 1927-2013

_.Maj. Nigel Donald Peter Chamberlayne-Macdonald, CVO, OBE (formerly Macdonald of the Isles), who died 15 Aug, 2013, aged 86, was a scion of the Bosville Macdonald Baronets (Bt, NS, 1625) and was owner of one of Scotland's biggest and famous estates, the 80 square mile Knoydart estate. He was born in 1927, a yr son of Sir (Alexander) Somerled Angus Bosville Macdonald of Sleat, 16th Baronet. He assumed the additional surname of Chamberlayne in 1958 on his marriage to Penelope Mary Alexandra, daughter of Tankerville Chamberlayne, of Cranbury Park, Winchester. Maj Chamberlayne-Macdonald, of the Scots Guards, served as equerry and assistant private sec to the late Duke of Gloucester, was a Gentleman Usher to the Queen from 1979, High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1974, and a DL for Hants from 1975. From his marriage he leaves 4 children, Alexander, Diana (Countess of Lindsay), Frances and Tom. The funeral is at St Matthew's Church, Otterbourne, near Winchester, 21 Aug, 2013. -==-

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