_. Major Jeremy Whitaker, died 9 September, 2019, aged 84. The 17 year-old Lady Diana Spencer took up her first job as a nanny to his baby daughter, Alexandra, back in 1979, at his Land of Nod estate, at Headley Down, Hampshire.
Jeremy Inhgam Whitaker was born 10 November, 1934, son of Major Leith Ingham Tomkins Whitaker [1907-1971], by his wife the former Myrtle Clare Van de Weyer [1910-1997], a great-granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Craven; he served in the Coldstream Guards; he married Philippa van Straubenzee [born 1944], scion of that landed family, daughter of Lt-Col Henry van Straubenzee [1914-2002], by his wife the former Angela Fenwick [1918-2000], descended from the Dukes of Manchester, by whom he had issue, a son Benjamin [born 17 Apr, 1979], and two daughters, Alexandra [born 27 June, 1975], and Camilla [born 31 May, 1980].
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Luke's Church, Grayshott on Tuesday 5 November 2019.