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Saturday, December 08, 2018

7th Earl of Ranfurly 1929-2018

The Earl of Ranfurly died 4 December, 2018.He was 89.

Gerald Francoys Needham Knox was the 7th Earl
of Ranfurly, Viscount Northland, Baron Welles & Baron Ranfurly.

He was born 4 January, 1929, son of Capt John Needham Knox, RN (1890-1967) by his wife Monica, daughter of Maj-Gen Sir Gerald Kitson, KCVO, CB, CMG.

He married 22 Jan, 1955, Rosemary Beatrice Vesey Holt, the only daughter of Air Vice Marshal Felton Vesey Holt, CMG, DSO, RAF, by whom he had issue.

Succeeded to the peerages in 1988 on the death of his kinsman.

Lord Ranfurly is succeeded by his elder son Edward John Knox, styled Viscount Northland, who was born 21 May, 1957.

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