Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5th Baron Garvagh 1920-2013

_. The 5th Baron Garvagh (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1818), died in Kent, 31 October, 2013. He was aged 93. Alexander Leopold Ivor George Canning, kinsman of the 19th century Prime Minister George Canning, was born 6 Oct, 1920, son of the 4th Baron, JP, DL (1878-1956), by his second wife, the former Gladys Parker (d 1982) (the widow of Lt-Col John Dimmer, VC). He succeeded to the peerage, 16 July, 1956, on his father's demise. He married twice, firstly, 12 Jul, 1947 (div 1973), Edith Christine Cooper (who d. 29 Oct 2013), and secondly, in June 1974, Cynthia Pretty, dau of Eric Pretty, CMG. He leaves a son and two daughters from his first marriage, and the son, the Hon Spencer George Stratford de Redcliffe Canning, born 12 Feb, 1953, now succeeds as 6th Baron. -=-

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