Sunday, November 15, 2020

John Vivian Ritchie 1928-2020

 _.John Vivian Ritchie, who died 7 November, 2020, was a descendant of the McLaughlin of The Lydiates landed gentry family; born in 1928, daughter of Major Stewart John Ritchie, MC [1899-1940], and his wife the former Doris Margaretta McLaughlin [1896-1935]; married firstly, 1963 [div], Amber Mary Parkinson [later Lady Leighton, wife of Sir Michael Leighton, 11th Baronet]; married 2ndly, 1982, Shireen Olive Ritchie, Baroness Ritchie of Brompton [nee Folkard, a life peer] [1945-2012].

He leaves a son by his first marriage, Guy Stewart Ritchie, the film director [born 10 Sept, 1968], former husband of Madonna.


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