Tuesday, October 01, 2013

8th Earl Temple of Stowe 1924-2013

_.The 8th Earl Temple of Stowe (Peerage of the UK, cr 1822), died 17 September, 2013. He was 88. Walter Grenville Algernon TEMPLE-GORE-LANGTON was b 2 Oct 1924 son of Cdr Hon Evelyn Arthur Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton DSO RN (1884-1972) and Irene Maria (d 1967) d of Brig-Gen Cavendish Walter GARTSIDE-SPAIGHT (d 1934) of Derry Castle, Killaloe, Ireland. He succeeded to the earldom on the demise of his cousin, a travelling salesman in Australia, 28 August, 1988. He m 1stly 1954 Zillah Ray (d 1966) d of James BOXALL of Tillington, Petworth, Sussex. He married 2ndly, 1968 Margaret Elizabeth Graham d of Col Henry William SCARTH of Breckness, of Skaill House, Orkney. He had 2 sons and a dau by his 1st marriage. The peerage devolves upon his elder son, James Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton, styled Lord Langton, who was born 11 September, 1955. Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary's, Easton, near Winchester, on 1st October, 2013. -=-

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