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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Lady Hugh Smith 1939-2020

_. Lady Hugh Smith, who died 29 January, 2020, aged 80, was the widow of Sir Andrew Colin Hugh Smith [1931-2012], chairman of the London Stock Exchange 1988-94.

She was the former Venetia Flower, born 21 April, 1939, daughter of Peter Hugh Flower [1910-93], by his wife the former Lydia Josephine Huth, scion of that landed gentry family.

Venetia's grandfather, Hugh Duncombe Flower [1878-1950], married Ida Hamilton [1883-1970], scion of the Dukes of Abercorn. She married Andrew Hugh Smith in 1964. He was a scion of the Smith of Midhurst landed gentry family and thus a kinsman of HM The Queen. Two sons of the marriage.

 A Memorial Service takes place at St Leonard's Church, Grendon Underwood, 18 Apr, 2020.

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