Saturday, February 16, 2019

The 6th Earl of Normanton 1945-2019

_. The 6th Earl of Normanton died 13 February, 2019. Lord Normanton, of Somerley, near Ringwood, Hampshire, was the sixth holder of the Irish peerage created in 1806. He was also Viscount Somerton, in the peerage of Ireland, Baron Mendip[ in the peerage of Gt Britain, Baron Somerton in the Irish peerage, and Baron Somerton in the peerage of the UK. He was 73.

Shaun James Christian Werlbore Ellis Agar was born 21 August, 1945, son of the 5th Earl of Normanton (1910-67), by his wife the former Lady Fiona Pratt (died 1985), daughter of the 4th Marquess Camden, by his wife Lady Joan Nevill, daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny.

He succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 28 January, 1967.

He married firstly, 29 Apr 1970 (div 2000) Victoria Susan Beard (now Mrs Timothy Chadwick); married secondly, Rosalind Bernice Nott (who died 2011). He announced his engagement in 2016 to Mrs Diana de Uphaugh.

Lord Normanton leaves a son and two daughters from his first marriage. The son, James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis Agar, styled Viscount Somerton (born 7 Sept, 1982), succeeds to the peerages. He is married to Lady Lucy Alexander, daughter of Earl Alexander of Tunis.


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