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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hon Tessa Mary Ogilvie Thompson 1934-2020

_. The Hon Tessa Ogilvie Thompson, who died 14 February, 2020, aged 85, was one of the co-heirs to the ancient Barony of Dacre, and a scion of the viscounts Hampden.

She was born the Hon Tessa Mary Brand, 21 April, 1934, fourth daughter of the 4th Viscount Hampden, CMG [1900-1965] who also succeeded as 26th Baron Dacre, by his wife the former Leila Emily Seely [1900-1996], scion of the Seely baronets.

She married 24 July, 1956, Julian Ogilvie Thompson, daughter of Newton Ogilvie Thompson [1904-92], by his wife the former Anne Agnes Eve Wiener [1905-2000], by whom she had issue, two son, Christopher and Anthony, and two daughters, Rachel and Katharine.

On her father's death, 17 October, 1965, his viscouncty of Hampden passed to his closest male heir, and the Barony of Dacre [created in 1321] fell into abeyance between his two surviving daughters, Rachel [born in 1929], and Tessa [born in 1934], and in 1970 the abeyance was terminated in favour of the elder daughter, Rachel [1929-2012], who became [27th] Baroness Dacre in her own right.

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OVILVIE THOMPSON TESSA MARY (nee BRAND) on 14th February 2020, passed away peacefully from complications developed subsequent to a successful double heart bypass operation in early January. Deeply mourned by husband of over 63 years, Julian, their four children - Christopher, Rachel, Anthony, Katherine and spouses, 12 grandchildren, one great grandson and much loved sister-in-law, Virginia. Funeral private, family, only.
She was d of 4th Viscount HAMPDEN (1900-65) and scion of the DACRE barons, and Leila Emily (1900-96) d of Lt-Col Frank Evelyn SEELY (1864-1928), scion of the Bts of that name, and Leila Eliza RUSSELL (1876-1903), gt gd of 6th Duke of BEDFORD (1766-1839) and gd of 8th Baron MIDDLETON (1817-77) etc etc. She m 1956 Julian (b 1934 reg Q1 Cape Town) s of Newton OGILVIE THOMPSON (1904-92), sometime Chief Justice of South Africa, and (Anne Agnes) Eve WIENER (1905-2000), and had four children as above.

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