Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling 1937-2014

_. The Lady Caroline Victoria Gosling, who died 15 November, 2014, aged 77, was a scion of the Earls of Halifax (Earl, UK, cr 1944), a daughter of the 2nd Earl, and granddaughter of the 1st Earl, who was Foreign Secretary in the years of appeasement.

She was born Caroline Victoria Wood, 10 Sept, 1937, eldest daughter of the 2nd Earl of Halifax (1912-80), of Garrowby, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Ruth Alice Hannah Mary Primrose (d 1989), scion of the Earls of Rosebery (Earl, Scotland cr 1703); she married 1stly, 29 April, 1958, Randle Joseph Feidlen (div 1970), descended from the Viscounts Hampden, son of Maj-Gen Sir Guy Feilden, KCVO, CB, CBE, DL, by whom she had issue; married 2nd, 1970, as his second wife, John Valentine Gosling (1913-2007), scion of that landed family. She was widowed, 1 Feb, 2007.

Lady Caroline leaves a son, Randle Feidlen, and a daughter, Fiona Bryant. A daughter, Virginia, predeceased her in 1994. Her brother, Peter, is 3rd Earl of Halifax.

Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints', Dulverton, Friday 28 Nov, 2014.

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