Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Johanna, Countess of Morley 1929-2021

 Johanna, Countess of Morley, who died 14 June, 2021, aged 92, was the widow of the 6th Earl of Morley, KCVO [1923-2015].

She was the former Johanna Katherine Molesworth-St Aubyn, born 22 January, 1929, daughter of Sir John Molesworth-St Aubyn, 14th Baronet [1899-1985], of Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall, and his wife the former Ceclia Marjorie Vivian [died 1965], a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Earl of Portarlington [1858-1900].

She married 15 Oct, 1955, the then Lieutenant-Colonel John St Aubyn Parker [born 29 May, 1923], son of the Hon John Holford Parker [1886-1955], and his wife the former Hon Marjory Katharine Elizabeth Alexandra St Aubyn [1893- ], daughter of the 2nd Baron St Levan [1857-1940], of St Michael's Mount, Cornwall. Her husband, a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Morley [1843-1905], and nephew of the 4th Earl [1877-1951], and the 5th Earl [1878-1962], succeeded his uncle as 6th Earl, 28 April, 1962.

Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Devon, 1982-98, and appointed KCVO upon his retirement. He died 20 September, 2015, aged 92.

Lady Morley leaves issue, a son, Mark, the 7th Earl of Morley [born 22 Aug, 1956], and a daughter, Lady Venetia [born 5 Feb, 1960].

The funeral takes place at St Andrew`s Church Buckland Monachorum, 6 July 2021.


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