Friday, September 17, 2021

Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne [died 2021]

 The Baroness Murton of Lindisfarne, who died 13 September, 2021, aged 95, was the widow of the Conservative life peer, the Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, OBE, TD, PC [1914-2009].

The former Pauline Teresa Keenan, daughter of Thomas Keenan, of Johannesburg, she married Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, as his second wife, in 1979.

Her husband was the former Lt-Col Henry Oscar Murton, only son of the late Henry Edgar Crossley Murton, of Hexham, Northumberland, was created a life peer in 1979 as Baron Murton of Lindisfarne, of Hexham, co Northumberland. Murton served as Conservative MP for Poole from 1964 to 1979, and was a government whip in the administration of Sir Edward Heath and later a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1973 to 1979, and was later a Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords. He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor in 1976, and died 5 July, 2009.


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