Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE 1926-2020

_. Colonel Ian Ranald Critchley, OBE, late the Black Watch, died 7 February, 2020. He was the maternal grandfather of the Earl of Leven and Melville.

He was born in 1926, son of Lieutenant-Colonel [Drury] Ranald Critchley [1896-1969], of Park Close, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Gladys Olive Julia O'Brien [1895-1971]; married 6 January, 1951, Isabel Mary Hamilton [1929-2016], daughter of Lieut-Col. Adrian Kelso Hamilton [1897-1960], by his wife the former Susannah Mary Arbuthnott [1901-83], scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott. He was the father of two sons, and two daughters. His son, Rowland [1961-2017], married Elisabeth Storey [b 1964], scion of the Storey baronets. His daughter, Julia Clare [b 1961], married in 1981, David Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie [1954-2007], son and heir of the 16th Earl of Leven and Melville. His daughter, Anna, married Thomas Adby Collins, scion of that landed family.

The funeral takes place 24 February, 2020, at St James Episcopal Church, Muthill.


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