-.Mary Countess of Gainsborough, who died 30 December, 2018, aged 93, was the widow of the 5th Earl of Gainsborough (1923-2009), of Exton, Leicestershire, and was a scion of the Barons Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton.
She was born Mary Stourton, 24 Sept, 1925, a daughter of Maj the Hon John Stourton (1899-1992), byh his first wife the former Kathleen Alice Gunther; & she was a granddaughter of the 24th Baron Mowbray.
She married 23 July, 1947, Anthony Gerard Edward Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough, a descendant of King William IV and the actress Dorothea Jordan. He died 29 December, 2009.
The countess was mother of eight children, including the 7th Earl, born in 1950, and a daughter Lady Juliana, who married the 5th Earl of Liverpool.