Monday, September 13, 2021

The Hon Lady Mather 1925-2021

 The Hon Lady Mather, who died 30 August, 2021, aged 95, was the widow of Sir Carol Mather, MP [1919-2006], the right-wing Conservative MP for Esher, and was a scion of the Barons Cromwell.

She was born Philippa Selina Bewicke-Copley, 5 December, 1925, daughter of the 5th Baron Cromwell [1893-1966], sometime Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, and his wife the former Freda Constance Cripps [1898-1979]; and married 13 January, 1951, [David] Carol MacDonell Mather [born 3 January, 1919], son of Loris Emerson Mather, CBE. Her husband was Tory MP for Esher, 1970-87, and was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household [a Govt Whip], 1981-83, and Comptroller of the Household [a senior Govt Whip] 1983-86. Carol Mather was knighted in 1987, and died 3 July, 2006.

Lady Mather leaves a son and two daughters, and was predeceased by a third daughter in 2018.


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