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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The [24th] Countess of Sutherland 1921-2019

_. The Countess of Sutherland, the 24th holder of a peerage created in 1235, died in London, 9 December, 2019. She was 98.

The countess, one of Scotland's biggest landowners, was seated at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland, and House of Tongue, by Lairg, Sutherland. Her London home was in Edwardes Square.

She was born Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland Levson-Gower, 30 March, 1921, the only child of Major Lord Alastair St Clair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower [1890-1921], by his wife the former Elizabeth Helene Demarest [died 1931], daughter of Warren Gardener Demarest, of New York, United States.

Her grandfather was the 4th Duke of Sutherland, KG [1851-1913]. She succeeded as 2th Countess of Sutherland and Lady Strathnaver on the death of her uncle, the 5th Duke of Sutherland, 1 Feb, 1963.

Elizabeth Sutherland-Leveson-Gower [who later assumed the surname of Sutherland only] married 5 January, 1946, Capt Charles Noel Janson [died 15 June, 2006], son of Capt Charles Wilfrid Janson, of Wilton Crescent, Belgravia, by whom she had issue, three sons, Alistair, Martin and Matthew, and a daughter, Lady Annabel.

The Earldom of Sutherland and Lordship of Strathnaver now pass to her eldest son, Alistair Charles St Clair Sutherland, styled Lord Strathnaver, who was born 7 January, 1947.

The funeral will take place at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie.

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