Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Vivien Bridget Nicolson 1923-2021

 _.Vivien Bridget Nicolson, who died 6 June, 1921, aged 98, was the widow of Capt Malise Allen Nicolson, MC [1921-95], of Frog Hall, Malpas, Cheshire.

She was born in 1923, at Hexham, Northumberland, as Vivien Bridget Ridley, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of John Hilton Ridley [1890-1974], and his wife the former Kathleen Thelma Browne [1897-1982], and a paternal granddaughter of Mary Augusta Bigge [1854-1947], scion of that landed family, and sister of the 1st and last Baron Stamfordham, GCB, GCIE, GCVO, KCSI, KCMG, ISO, PC [1849-1931].

She married in 1946, Malise Allen Nicolson [born 31 Oct, 1921, died December, 1995], by whom she had issue, a son, Mark Malise Nicolson [born 24 Sept, 1954], and two daughters, Dinah [born 1947], and Emma Hermione.

Her son married, 3 May, 1980, the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel Fraser [born 11 Oct, 1957], a descendant of Queen Victoria [via her son Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn], the eldest daughter and heir presumptive of the Lady Saltoun [born 18 Oct, 1930], holder of an hereditary peerage in the Peerage of Scotland, and her husband Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar [1919-2000]. 

Mrs Nicolson's daughter Emma married 3 Apr, 1974, the Hon James David William Bethell [born 22 Feb 1952], second son of the 5th Baron Westbury [1922-2001].


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