Monday, February 17, 2020

The Baroness MacLehose of Beoch [died 2020]

_. The Baroness MacLehose of Beoch (née Dunlop), who died 16 February, 2020, aged 99, was the widow of the Baron MacLehose of Beoch, KT, GCVO, GBE [1917-2000], Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong 1971-1982.

She was the former Margaret Noel Dunlop, daughter of Sir Thomas Dunlop, and married diplomat Crawford Murray MacLehose, in 1947. 

Her husband served as British Ambassador to Vietnam 1967-69, and to Denmark, 1969-71, was created a life peer in 1982, and appointed a Knight of the Thistle in that year.

Lady MacLehose is survived by a daughter, the Hon Sylvia Margaret Sandeman [born 1949], and was predeceased by a daughter, the Hon Elfrida Wedgwood.

The funeral takes place at St Oswald's Episcopal Church, Maybole, Ayrshire, 26 February, 2020.


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