_. Shirley, Lady Baynes, who died 7 January, 2020, aged 87, was the widow of Lt-Col Sir John Baynes, 7th Baronet [1928-2005], a distinguished military historian.
She was the former Shirley Maxwell Dodds, daughter of Robert Allan Dodds, of Lesbury, Alnwick, Northumberland, and married John Christopher Malcolm Baynes, 2 June, 1955. Her husband was the son of Lt-Col Sir Rory Baynes, 6th Baronet [1886-1979], by his wife the former Ethel Audrey Giles [d. 1947], and he succeeded to the baronetcy, 29 Apr, 1979. Sir John, the 7th Bart, died in January, 2005.
Lady Baynes leaves four sons.
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mylin's Church, Llanfylin, Powys, 14 February, 2020.