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Monday, December 02, 2019

Hon Lady Murray 1923-2019

 _, The Hon Lady Murray, who died 1 December, 2019, a childhood friend of the Queen, was a scion of the Barons Hardinge of Penshurst.

The Hon Winifred Mary Hardinge was born in 1923, a daughter of Major the 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, GCB, GCVO, MC [1894-1960], by his wife the former Helen Mary Gascoyne-Cecil [1901-79], scion of the Marquesses of Salisbury.

Her father, a courtier, served as assistant private secretary to King George V 1920-36, Assistant Keeper of HM's Privy Purse 1935-36; Private Secretary to King Edward VIII January-Dec 1936; Private Secretary to King George VI, 1936-1943.

The then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attended her wedding in 1943, to Sir [John] Antony Jerningham Murray, CBE [1921-2002], son of John Challenger Murray [d 1939], by his wife the former Cecilia Annette Mary Jerningham [1896-1955], scion of the Jerningham baronets, by whom she had a son, for whom King George VI stood sponsor.

The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Cirencester, 10 January, 2020.

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