Friday, October 30, 2020

Eileen Diana Young [nee Shirley] 1922-2020

 _. Eileen Young [nee Shirley], who died 25 October, 2020, aged 98, was a scion of the Earls Ferrers.

Eileen Diana Shirley was born 11 September, 1922, daughter of Brigadier Sewallis Robert Shirley [1885-1969], by his wife the former Hilda Grace Young.

Mrs Young was a 4xgreat granddaughter of the 1st Earl Ferrers [1650-1717].  A forebear, the 4th Earl Ferrers shot and killed his land steward in January 1760, was tried by his peers in April 1760, unanimously found guilty of murder and was hanged at Tyburn gallows with a silken cord.

She married 27 April, 1946, Malcolm Rhondda Young [who died 17 March, 2010], by whom she had issue, two sons, Peter [born 1947], and Richard [1949-2016].


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