Thursday, December 06, 2018

Belinda Baroness Somerleyton, OBE (1939-2018)

Belinda Baroness Somerleyton, OBE, who died 1 December, 2018, aged 79, was the former chatelaine of Somerleyton Hall, the Italianate mansion near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

She was the fomer Belinda Loyd, born in 1939, a daughter of Vivian Graham Loyd, MC (1894-1972), by his wife the former Phyllis Mary Tringham (1907-97); married 1963, Savile William Francis Crossley, 3rd Baron Somerleyton, GCVO (1928-2012), of Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, by whom she had a son, Hugh (born 1971), the 4th Baron, and four daughters.

Her husband was a senior member of the Royal Household as Master of the Horse, 1991-99.


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