Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava 1941-2020

 -. The Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava, the artist and conservationist, chatelaine of the Clandeboye estate in Northern Ireland, died 26 October, 2020, aged 79.

She was a member of the Guinness dynasty, born Serena Belinda Rosemary Guinness [always known as 'Lindy'] 25 March, 1941, daughter of Group Capt Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness [1906-88], by his wife the Lady Isabel Violet Kathleen Manners [1918-2008], daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland [1886-1940].

She married 21 Oct, 1964, Sheridan Frederick Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 5th and last Marquess of Dufferin & Ava [1938-1988], a Trustee of the Wallace Collection, who had succeeded his father, killed in action in Burma, 25 March, 1945. The marriage was childless, and Lord Dufferin & Ava died 29 May, 1988.

Lindy Dufferin was a friend of David Hockney and Truman Capote. She poured her energy into the upkeep and preservation of Clandeboye, Co Down, one of the few great private estates in Northern Ireland that remained in the ownership of the original family.


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