_.James Walter Hawkins, who died 4 January, 2021, aged 87, was a grandson of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
He was born 16 March, 1933, the only son of Admiral Sir Geoffrey Hawkins, KBE, CB, MVO, DSC [1895-1980], and his wife the former Lady Margaret Ida Montagu Douglas Scott [1893-1976], daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry [1864-1935].
James Hawkins was a nephew of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott [1901-2004], who married in 1935, HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester [1900-74], third son of HM King George V. Lady Alice, known in widowhood as Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, is the longest lived member of the Royal House of Windsor.
James Hawkins had two sisters, [Alice] Anne, and Renira Margaret Ida. The elder sister was Dame Anne Wall, DCVO [1928-2016], sometime assistant press secretary to HM The Queen.
He never married, but was a lifelong companion to Jennifer Sherrard.
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