Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Major Maurice Aloysius French, MBE 1930-2021

 _.Major Maurice Aloysius French, MBE, who died 20 May, 2021, aged 91, was a scion of the Barons De Freyne.

He was born 5 March, 1930, son of the Hon Bertram Leo French [1900-41], and his wife the former Maud Mary Dease [1890-1974], scion of that Irish landed gentry family; he married firstly, 4 September, 1958 [div 1965], Heather Stewart Tarbutt [who died 2017], daughter of Arthur Charles Tarbutt, of Nigeria; married secondly, 17 Aug, 1965, Lavinia Mary Burke [1939-2005], scion of that landed family, daughter of Maj Patrick Henry Anthony Burke [1913-64], and his wife the former Rosemary Maud Evelyn Sandars [1910-50], scion of that landed gentry family.

He leaves a son, Dominic and a daughter, Nicola from his first marriage; and two sons, Patrick and Gerald, and two daughters, Claudia and Emily, from his second marriage.


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