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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hon Mrs Thomas Ponsonby 1934-2020

_. The Hon Mrs Thomas Ponsonby, who died 25 May, 2020, aged 85, was the mother of the 7th Baron De Mauley.

She was born Maxine Henrietta Thellusson, in London, in 1934, daughter of William Dudley Keith Thellusson; married 12 July, 1956, Colonel the Hon Thomas Maurice Ponsonby [1930-2001], a younger son of the 5th Baron De Mauley [1878-1962], by his wife the former Elgiva Margaret Dundas [1897-1987], descended from the Earls [later Marquesses] of Zetland.

Mrs Ponsonby was widowed 14 Apr, 2001. She leaves two sons, Rupert [born 30 June, 1957], who succeeded as 7th Baron De Mauley on the death of his uncle, the 6th Baron, 17 Oct, 2002, and a son the Hon [Ashley] George Ponsonby [who was born 17 Nov, 1959].

Her elder son is a senior member of the Royal Household as Master of the Horse.

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