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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hon Lady Stephenson 1925-2020

_. The Hon Lady Stephenson, who died 22 May, 2020, aged 94, was a granddaughter of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith, the Liberal statesman, prime minister, 1908-16.

She was born 4 October, 1925, as Frances Rose Asquith, daughter of the then Hon Cyril Asquith [1890-1954], barrister, KC, later a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and a peer as Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, by his wife the former Anne Stephanie Pollock [1896-1964].

She married 8 Dec, 1951, Sir John Frederick Eustace Stephenson, PC [1910-98], a judge, and a Lord Justice of Appeal 1971-85, son of Sir Guy Stephenson [d 1930], by his wife the former Gwendolen Talbot [d 1960].

The Hon Lady Stephenson leaves two sons, David and Daniel, and two daughters, Mary and Laura.

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