Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Rt Hon Robert Boscawen, PC 1923-2013

The Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen MC, of Ivythorm Manor, Street, co. Somerset, who died on the Isle of Wight, 28 Dec, 2013, aged 90, was a former Conservative politician and scion of the Viscounts Falmouth (Peerage GB, 1720), born 17 Mar, 1923, fourth son of the 8th Viscount Falmouth (1887-1962), by his wife the former Mary Meynell, descended from the Viscounts, later Earls of Halifax. He served in World War II as Capt Coldstream Guards, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wells 1970-83 and for Somerton and Frome 1983-92, Assistant Government Whip 1979-81, Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1981-83, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1983-86, Comptroller of the Household 1986-88, Privy Counsellor 1992. Boscawen married 19 Nov 1949 Mary Alice Codrington JP (b. 1924, d), 1st dau. of Col Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington KCVO CB CMG DSO OBE, by his wife Cecilia Mary Wythes, yst. dau. of Ernest James Wythes CBE DL JP, of Copped Hall and The Wood House, co. Essex, and Bickley Hall, co. Kent. and had issue. The funeral takes place at Wells Cathedral, 16 Jan. -=-

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