Friday, May 29, 2020

Mary, Countess of Cork & Orrery has died aged 100

 _.Mary, Countess of Cork & Orrery, who died 28 May, 2020, aged 100, was the widow of the 14th Earl of Cork & Orrery [1916-2003].

She was Mary Leslie Gordon-Finlayson, daughter of General Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson, KCB, CMG, DSO [1881-1956], of Wickerstreet House, Kersey, Hadleigh, Suffolk, and his wife the former Mary Leslie Richmond; and married 16 Oct, 1943, John William Boyle [b 12 May, 1916], scion of the Earls of Cork & Orrery, younger son of Maj. the Hon Reginald Boyle [1877-1946], and his wife the former Violet Flower [1880-1974].

Her husband succeeded his elder brother as 14th Earl of Cork & Orrery, 8 August, 1995, and died 14 November, 2003, aged 87.

The Countess of Cork and Orrery leaves issue, three sons, John, Robert and Charles. The eldest son is the 15th Earl of Cork & Orrery [born 3 Nov 1945].


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