_. James Edward Shelley, CBE, who died 18 January, 2017, aged 84, was a scion of the Shelley baronets (Baronet, England, cr by James I in 1611).
He was born in 1932, son of Vice-Admiral Richard Benyon, CB, CBE (1892-1968) (who had assumed the surname of Benyon in lieu of Shelley in 1967), by his wife the former Eve Alice Cecil, a descendant of the Marquesses of Salisbury.
Married in 1956, Judith Grubb, by whom he had issue.
The funeral is at Chris Church, Ramsdell, Friday 10 Feb, 2017.
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