Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Elisabeth, Countess of Caledon has died aged 93

 Elisabeth, Countess of Caledon, who died 9 August, 2021, aged 93, was the third wife and widow of Major the 6th Earl of Caledon [1920-1980].

She was the former [Marie] Elisabeth Burton Allen, daughter of Maj Richard Burton Allen, of Ballachulish, Argyll, and married firstly, 20 July, 1955 [div 1964], Maj the Hon Iain Maxwell Erskine [1926-95], the Grenadier Guards [later 2nd Baron Erskine of Rerrick], son of the 1st Baron [1893-1980]. She married 2ndly, 4 Aug, 1964, as his 3rd wife, Maj Denis James Alexander [born 10 Nov, 1920], of the Irish Guards, son of Lt-Col the Hon Herbrand Alexander [1888-1965], and his wife the former Millicent Meredyth. Her second husband succeeded his uncle, 10 July, 1968, as 6th Earl of Caledon, and he died 20 May, 1980, aged 59.

Lady Caledon left no issue.


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