Friday, January 10, 2014

Baroness Ebbisham 1920-2014

_.The Baroness Ebbisham, who died 4 January, 2014, aged 93, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Ebbisham, who died in 1991, and was a scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam (Peerage of Ire, cr 1776). She was the former Flavia Mary Meade, born 20 Nov, 1920, third daughter of Charles Francis Meade (1881-1975), by his wife the former Lady Aileen Hilda Brodrick (who d 1970), daughter of the 1st Earl of Midleton (ext). She married 26 Oct, 1949, the then Hon Rowland Robert Blades, who succeeded to the barony of Ebbisham (B, UK, cr 1928) on his father's demise in 1953. The Ebbishams had three daughters, Susan, Emma and Catherine, and the peerage became extinct on her husband's death in 1991. The Service of Thanksgiving takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Mere, Wiltshire, Friday 17 Jan. -=-

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