Thursday, December 27, 2018

Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, 16th Baronet, KBE 1927-2018

_. Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, 16th Baronet, KBE, FRS, Chief Executive of the Universities Funding Council 1989-91; academic; sometime Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, died 26 December, 2018, aged 91.

Henry Peter Francis Swinnerton-Dyer was born 2 Aug, 1927, son of Sir Leonard Swinnerton Dyer, 15th Bt, by his wife the former Barbara Brackenbury (died 1990), daughter of Hereward Brackenbury, CBE; succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1678) on his father's demise, 1975.

Sir Peter married 1983, Dr Harriet Crawford, archaeologist, the elder dau of the Rt Hon Sir Patrick Browne, OBE, TD, PC, no issue of the marriage.

Sir Peter was appointed KBE in 1987. FRS, 1967.

The baronetcy now passes to a distant kinsman, David Dyer-Bennett (born 1954), of Minneapolis, United States, descended from the third son of the 9th baronet.


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