Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Toby Francis Henry Jessel 1934-2018

Toby Jessel, who died 3 December, 2018, aged 84, was the Conservative MP for Twickenham, and a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Bearsted, founder of Shell.

He was born Toby Francis Henry Jessel, 11 July, 1934, son of Cdr Richard Frederick Jessel, DSO (1902-88) by his wife the former Winifred Mary Levy (1905-77), Lord Bearsted’s granddaughter.

His elder brother was Oliver Jessel, chairman of numerous companies in the family Jessel Group.

Toby Jessel was Tory MP for Twickenham 1970-97.

He married firstly, 1967 (div 1973) Philippa Jephcott, by whom he had a daughter, Sarah, who died aged six in 1976; married 2ndly 1980, Eira Gwen Heath.

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