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Sunday, April 05, 2020

The 7th Marquess of Bath 1932-2020

_. The 7th Marquess of Bath, the eccentric peer known as the 'Loins of Longleat', died 4 April, 2020, after testing positive for Covid-19. He was 87.

Aleander George Thynn [who later adopted the spelling Thynn]was born 6 May, 1932, the eldest son of the 6th Marquess of Bath [1905-1992], founder of the famed Longleat Safari Park, by his first wife the former Hon Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian [1904-97], daughter of the 4th Baron Vivian [1878-1940].

He succeeded his father, 30 June, 1992, as 7th Marquess of Bath, Viscount Weymouth, Baron Thynne, and a baronet, and inherited the magnificent Longleat House, Wiltshire, where his erotic murals were something of a sensation.

Lord Bath married 9 May, 1969, Anna Gael Gyarmathy [the actress Anna Gael], daughter of Laszlo Gyarmathy, of Los Angeles, California, by whom he had issue, a son, Ceawlyn, and a daughter, Lady Lenka Abigail Thynn [born 1969]. The son, Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, styled Viscount Weymouth [born 6 June, 1974], now succeeds to the family honours. Lord Weymouth married 8 June, 2013, Emma Clare A. McQuiston, the model and star of TV's Strictly Come Dancing, who becomes Britain's first black marchioness.

The new heir apparent to the peerages is the 8th Marquess's elder son, John Alexander Ladi Thynn, born 26 Oct, 2014, who now uses the courtesy title Viscount Weymouth.

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