_. Sir John Margetson, KCMG, of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service [retired], , former Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod, died 17 October, 2020, aged 93.
John William Denys Margetson was born 9 October, 1927, son of the Very Rev William Margetson [1874-1946], Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, by his wife the former Marion Jenoure. He married in 1963, Miranda, daughter of Sir William Coldstream, MBE [1908-87], the English realist painter, and descended maternally from the Mercer-Tod landed gentry family, by whom he had a son and a daughter.
Margetson was appointed CMG in 1979 and advanced to KCMG, 1986. He served as Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1984-87, &c.