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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sir John Boyd, KCMG 1936-2019

_.Sir John Boyd, KCMG, diplomat, former British Ambassador to Tokyo, died 18 October, 2019.

Born in 1936 he was a son of Professor James Dixon Boyd [1907-68] by his wife the former Amélie Clara Loewenthal [1906-1998]; married firstly, 1968, Gunilla Kristina Ingegard Rönngren, by whom he had a son and a daughter; married secondly, 1977, Julia Daphne Raynsford [born 1948], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Capt Antony Edward Montague Raynsford, RN, DL [1914-1993], by his wife the former Hon Joan Rosemary Wakefield OBE [born 1920], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Wakefield of Kendal [1898-1983], by whom he had three daughters.

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