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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Sir Alexander Reid, 3rd Baronet 1932-2019

_. Sir Alexander Reid, 3rd Baronet, former director of Ellon Castle Estates, and Chairman, Clan Donnachaidh Society, died 8 April, 2019. He was 86.

Sir Alexander served as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, 1987-88, and was a deputy lieutenant of the county.

Alexander James Reid was born 6 December, 1932, son of Sir Edward Reid, 2nd Baronet, KBE, by his wife Tatiana [died 1992], daughter of Colonel Alexander Fenoult, formerly of the Russian Imperial Guard. He succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father’s death, 1972.

His grandfather, James Reid, was Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and to King George V, and created a baronet in Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee year. He married Queen Victoria’s Maid of Honour, the Hon Susan Baring, a great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Alexander Reid married 15 Oct, 1955, Michaela Ann, daughter of Olaf Kier, CBE, of Cokenach, Royston, Hertfordshire, by whom he had a son, and three daughters.

The baronetcy now passes to his son, Charles Edward James Reid, who was born 24 June, 1956.

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