_. Gillian, Lady Aykroyd, who died 4 June, 2020, aged 90, was the widow of Sir Michael Aykroyd, 4th Baronet [1928-2010].
She was the former Oenone Gillian Diana Cowling, born in Leeds, in 1930, daughter of Donald George Cowling, MBE, by his wife the former Maude M. Chambers, and married 19 Apr, 1952, Michael David Aykroyd, born 14 June, 1928, son of Col George Hammond Aykroyd [1900-72], by his wife [and kinswoman] the former Margaret Roberts Aykroyd [died 1981]. Her husband succeeded as the fourth baronet on the death of his cousin, Sir William Miles, 18 July, 2007. She was widowed, 21 March, 2010.
Lady Aykroyd, of Hampsthwaite, near Harrogate, leaves issue, a son, Sir Henry, the 5th Baronet [born 1954], and three daughters, Annabel, Sarah, and Susannah.