Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Elizabeth Mary Tudway Quilter [nee Carew Pole] 1929-2021

 _. Elizabeth Mary Tudway Quilter [nee Carew Pole] scion of the Carew Pole baronets, died 14 February, 2021. She was 91. She shared, with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, descent from the Cavendish-Bentinck Dukes of Portland.

She was born 14 April, 1929, daughter of Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Baronet [1902-1993], and his 1st wife the former Cynthia Mary Burns [died 1977], descended from the Dukes of Portland, now extinct.

She married 30 Oct, 1953, Capt David Cuthbert Quilter, afterwards Tudway Quilter [1921-2007], scion of the Quilter baronets, and a High Sheriff of Somerset, and Vice-Lord Lieutenant of the County, 1978-95, son of Percy Cuthbert Quilter [1879-1947], and his wife the former Gladys Clare Alice Tudway [1889-1973], by whom she had issue, a son, Simon, and three daughters, Susan, Melanie and Lucy.

Descent from the Cavendish-Bentinck family:-

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland [prime minister] 1738-1809-->Lord Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck [1781-1828]-->George Cavendish-Bentinck [1821-1891]--> William Cavendish-Bentinck [1854-1909]-->Ruth Cavendish-Bentinck [b 1883]-->Cynthia Burns [d 1977]-->Elizabeth Mary Carew Pole [1929-2021].


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