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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dagny Mary MacLean Holland-Martin [died 2019]

_. Dagny Mary MacLean Holland-Martin, who died 10 April, 2019, aged 94, was the wife of Edward Holland-Martin [1900-81], head of a landed gentry family.

She was chatelaine of Overbury Court, a magnificent house, in Gloucestershire, on an estate which includes several villages, in the possession of the Martin family since the days of King George I.

She was a daughter of Major John MacLean Grant and Mrs Horace Webber, and married 28 December, 1955, Edward Holland-Martin, an old Etonian, of Overbury Court, Tewkesbury, son of Robert Holland-Martin, CB. The Martin family were wealthy bankers, founders of the eponymous bank [later merged with Barclays].

Her husband was one of six brothers. The youngest, Christopher Holland-Martin MP, married Lady Anne Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

Edward [Ruby] Holland-Martin, her husband was a successful steeplechase jockey, but suffered a serious fall in 1952. With his brother he founded the Overbury Stud, and bred a Derby winner, Grundy. Mr Holland-Martin was a governor of the Bank of England.

Mrs Holland-Martin leaves a daughter, Penelope Jane, now Lady Bossom, who was born in 1960.

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