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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Robin Gerard d'Abo 1939-2020

_. Robin Gerard d'Abo, stockbroker, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 27 June, 2020, aged 81, was head of that landed gentry family, of West Wratting Park.

He was born 12 April, 1939, the eldest son of Robert Erland Nicolai a'Abo [1911-70], by his first wife the former Mary Elisabeth Graham-Clarke [later Lady Cooper, died 1999], scion of the Graham-Clarke landed gentry family. His father's second wife, from 1951, was Lady Ursula Manners, daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland.

Robin d'Abo married firstly, 10 Nov, 1964, Anne Clare Davie, daughter of Maj John Edward Jocelyn Davie [1910-98], scion of the Davie-Thornhill landed gentry family. He married secondly, 1976 [div 1987], Mrs Jennifer Mary Victoria Cadbury [1945-2003], former wife of Peter Egbert Cadbury [1918-2006], and daughter of Maj Michael Hammond-Maude, by his first wife the former Rosamond Patrick. He married 3rdly, 1987, Meriel J. Hamilton. He married 4thly, in 2010, Mrs Patricia Anne Tippett [nee Hall].

He is survived by his fourth wife Trish, and a daughter from his first marriage, Zara [born 1966], and a son, also from the first marriage, John Gerard N. d'Abo [born 1968].

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