Friday, January 08, 2021

Venetia Mabel Brooke [nee Cornwallis] 1928-2020

 _. Venetia Mabel Brooke, who died 31 December, 2020, aged 92, was a scion of the Barons Cornwallis.

She was born 8 November, 1928, daughter of Capt the Hon Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis [1894-1974], and his wife the former Hon Venetia Jane Digby [1900-56], daughter of the 10th Baron Digby [1846-1920].

She was a granddaughter of the 1st Baron Cornwallis [1864-1935].

She married 25 Oct, 1956, Lt-Cdr Geoffrey Arthur George Brooke [1920-2009], scion of the Brooke baronets, son of Capt John Brooke, DSC, RN [1887-1974], and his wife the former Margaret Winifred Arnold Tothill, by whom she had issue, three daughters, Caroline, Venetia and Georgina.


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