Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Margaret Anne Hambro 1933-2020

 _. Margaret Anne Hambro, who has died aged 87, was the widow of Jocelyn Hambro, and former wife of the late 7th Earl Fortescue.

She was born Margaret Anne Stratton, in 1933, daughter of Capt Charles Michael Stratton [1906-91], by his first wife the former Anne Drummond [1911-85], scion of the Earls of Perth, daughter of Vice-Admiral the Hon Edmund Rupert Drummond [1884-1965].

She married firstly, 3 March, 1961 [divorced 1987], as his second wife, the then Richard Archibald Fortescue [1922-93], styled Viscount Ebrington, who in 1977 succeeded as the 7th Earl Fortescue, son of the 6th Earl Fortescue [1893-1977], by his wife the former Marjorie Ellinor Trotter.

She married 2ndly, 28 January, 1988, as his third wife, Jocelyn Olaf Hambro [1919-94], scion of that landed gentry family, son of Ronald Olaf Hambro [1885-1961], by his wife the former Winifred Emily Ridley-Smith [who died as the result of a boating accident in 1932].

Mrs Hambro leaves two daughters from her marriage to Lord Fortescue, Lady Laura Margaret Jamieson [born 1 May, 1962], and Lady Sarah Jane Fortescue [born 16 Aug, 1963].


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