Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Death of Lady Cottesloe

_.The Baroness Cottesloe, who died 8 November, 2013, was the wife of John Tapling Fremantle, 5th Baron Cottesloe (Peerage of the UK, cr 1874), and was mother-in-law of Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions. She was the former Elizabeth Ann Barker, daughter of Lt-Col Henry Shelley Barker, DSO, of Walcote House, Rugby, co Warwick, and married the then Hon John Fremantle, 26 Apr, 1958. Her husband succeeded his father in the family honours, 22 Apr, 1994. She is survived by her husband and by a son, Thomas, and two daughters. The elder daughter, Betsy, is Mrs Duncan Smith. The funeral is at St Swithun's Church, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, 19 Nov. -=-

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