Thursday, April 16, 2020

Professor Jocelyn Nigel Hillgarth 1929-2020

_. Professor Jocelyn Nigel Hillgarth died 12 April, 2020. He was 90.

Prof Hillgarth was formerly Senior Fellow and Professor of History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto and University of Toronto.

He was born in 1929, a son of Capt [Alan] Hugh Hillgarth, CMG, OBE, RN [1899-1978], who assumed by deed poll, the surname of Hillgarth in lieu of his patronymic [Evans], 1928, by his wife the former Hon Mary Sidney Katharine Gardner [1896-1994], daughter of the 1st [and last] Baron Burghclere [1846-1921], by his wife the Lady Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina Herbert [1864-1933], daughter of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon [1831-1890].

His mother's first husband was Geoffrey Hope-Morley, afterwards 2nd Baron Hollenden [1885-1977].

He married 1966, Nina Pantaleoni [widow of Richard Foster].


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