Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill 1925-2019

_. The Hon Patricia Enid Cavendish O'Neill, who died 11 June, 2019, in South Africa, aged 93, was a scion of Cavendish Barons Waterpark.

She was a writer 'The Lion in the Bedroom', and 'A Chimpanzee in the Wine Cellar' etc.

She was born 30 June, 1925, daughter of Brigadier-General Frederick William Lawrence Shepperd Hart Cavendish [1877-1931], by his wife the former Enid Maud Lindeman, daughter of Charles Lindeman.

Her mother, one of the great beauties of the early 20th century, was four times wed; (1) to Roderick Cameron, (2) in 1917, to Brig-Gen Cavendish, (3) in 1933, as his third wife, to the 1st Viscount Furness [1883-1940], and (4) in January, 1943, as his second wife, the 6th Earl of Kenmare [1891-Sept, 1943].

Pat Cavendish was a sister of the 7th Baron Waterpark [1926-2013].

She married firstly, 30 Sept, 1950 [div 1954], Frank Thomas O'Neill; she married 2ndly, 1 July, 1957 [divorced], Count Aymon de Roussy de Sales [died 2001]; she married thirdly, in 1969, her first husband, Frank Thomas O'Neill.


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