Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy, MBE 1930-2021

 _. Anthony Chetwynd Purefoy, MBE, who died 4 February, 2021, aged 90, was a scion of the landed gentry family of that name, of Shalstone Manor, Buckingham.

Mr Purefoy descended from the Chester family, scions of the Barons Bagot, &c. He was born in 1930, son of the Rev Brian Mews [1898-1963], and his wife Mary Lillias Geraldine Purefoy [1898-1989]. His father assumed by deed poll the surname of Purefoy in lieu of his patronymic.

He married firstly, 1955, Shirley Clare Taylor; married 2ndly, 1975, Doreen P. Whitehead.

He leaves five children, 2 sons and 3 daughters. A son by his first wife is the actor James Purefoy [born 1964].



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