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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Bridget Astor [nee Wreford] 1928-2019

_. Bridget Astor [nee Wreford], artist, who died 16 October, 2019, aged 91, was the widow of the Hon [Francis] David Langhorne Astor, CH [1912-2001], editor of the Observer newspaper 1948-75, scion of the Viscounts Astor.

She was born Bridget Wreford, in 1928, a daughter of Major Cyril Frederick Wreford [1899-1978], of Odicknoll, Edginswell, co Devon, by his 2nd wife the former Aphra Mary Esther Bush [1903-74]; she married 28 February, 1952, the Hon David Astor, second son of the 2nd Viscount Astor [1879-1952], by his wife the former Nancy Witcher Langhorne [aka Nancy, Viscountess Astor] [1879-1964].

Her husband died 7 December, 2001, aged 89.

She leaves issue, two sons Richard [born 1955] and Thomas [born 1962], and three daughters, Alice [born 1953], Lucy [1958] and Nancy [born 1960]. She was also step-mother of David Astor's daughter, Frances [born 1947], from his first marriage.

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