Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Anne, Lady Jaffray 1919-2021

 _. Anne, Lady Jaffray, who died 15 March, 2021, aged 101, was the widow of Colonel Sir William Edmund Jaffray, 4th Baronet [1895-1953].

Anne, Lady Jaffray, was one of Bletchley Park’s wartime team of debutantes; she went on to be a county councillor in Hampshire, and was a well-known figure on the social scene for many decades.

Her work was vital enough to evade petrol rationing, so, when not working at Bletchley, she headed to London and the nightlife of Quaglino’s.

She was the former Anne Paget, born in 1919 at Melton Mowbray, a daughter of Capt John Otho Paget, MC [1860-1934], of Thorpe Satchville Hall, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Gertrude Helen Talbot Butt [1890-1978].

She was twice married, both times to baronets: 1stly, on 11 Apr, 1942 [div 1950], to Sir John Godfrey Worsley-Taylor, 3rd Baronet [1915-52], son of Sir James Worsley-Taylor, 2nd Bt [1872-1933], and his wife the former Audrey Frances Philipson Philipson-Stow [died 1966], scion of the baronets of that name. She married 2ndly, 11 Oct, 1950, Colonel Sir William Edmund Jaffray, 4th Baronet [born 29 July, 1895], 2nd son of Sir William Jaffray, 2nd Bt [1852-1914], and his 2nd wife the former Alice Mary Galloway [died 1917].

Lady Jaffray, who was widowed 24 Oct, 1953, had a daughter from her first marriage, Annette Pamela Worsley-Taylor [later Shiel], MBE [1944-2015], and from her second marriage, a son, Sir William Otho Jaffray, 5th Baronet [born 1 Nov, 1951].


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