Monday, April 20, 2020

Baroness Dunsany 1942-2020

_. Lady Dunsany, who died at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, from coronavirus Covid-19, 9 April, 2020, was the widow of Lord Dunsany, of Dunsany Castle, Co, Meath, the 20th holder of Ireland's oldest barony.

Maria-Alice Villela de Carvalho, born in Brazil, married firstly, _____ de Marsillac, by whom she had two children, a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Joanna. She married 2ndly, 1982, the Hon Edward John Carlos Plunkett [born 10 Sept, 1939], son and heir of the 19th Baron Dunsany [1906-1999], by his first wife, Mrs Vera Bryce, former wife [1] the Hon Randall Arthur Henry Plunkett, and [2] of John Felix Charles Ivar Bryce [1906-85], and youngest daughter of Colonel Genesio de Sa Sottomaior, of San Paulo, Brazil. She was the mother of two sons from her second marriage, Randal and Oliver.

Her husband, who succeeded his father, 6 Feb, 1999, as 20th Baron Dunsany, a title in the Peerage of Ireland [created in 1461/2], died 24 May, 2011, and was succeeded by his elder son, the Hon Randal Plunkett, 21st Baron [born 9 March, 1983].


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