Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Lady Villiers (nee Countess Marie Jose de la Barre d'Erquelinnes) (d 2015)

Lady Villiers, who died 1 Feb, 2015, at Ascot Priory, was the widow of Sir Charles Hyde Villiers (1912-92), a scion of the Earls of Clarendon (Earl, GB, cr 1776), and was the former Countess Marie José de la Barre d'Erquelinnes dau of Comte Henri de la Barre d'Erquelinnes.

She married 26 Oct, 1946, as his second wife, Charles English Hyde Villiers, son of Algernon Hyde Villiers by his wife the former Beatrix Paul, and was descended from the 4th Earl of Clarendon.

Her businessman husband was chairman of BSC, and knighted in 1975. He died in 1992.

Lady Villiers leaves two daughters, Diana Negroponte, and Anne Martin.

Funeral at the Sacred Heart Church, Sunningdale, Berks, Friday 13 Feb, 2015.


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