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Monday, April 08, 2019

Hon Gillian Doreen Marler 1934-2019

_. The Hon Gillian Doreen Marler, wo died 7 April, 2019, was the wife of the Sussex county cricketer Robin Marler, and daughter of the Baron Taylor of Hadfield [1905-95].

She was born in 1934 a daughter of the then Frank Taylor, by his wife the former Evelyn Woodrow. Her father, millionaire founder of the construction company Taylor Woodrow, was created a life peer in 1983 as Baron Taylor of Hadfield.

She married firstly  in 1955, Simon Edward Anthony Kimmins, the Kent County cricketer, son of the playwright Anthony Kimmins, by whom she had four children; married secondly, 1980, Robin Geoffrey Marler (born 1931), the Sussex county cricketer, and sporting journalist.

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