Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Rosamund, Lady Gladstone 1939-2021

Rosamund Anne, Lady Gladstone, who died 1 September, 2021, aged 81, was the widow of Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet [1925-2018].

She was the former Rosamund Anne Hambro, born 27 September, 1939, a sion of the eponymous banking family, daughter of Maj Robert Alexander Hambro [1910-43], and his wife the former Barbara Jessia Hardy ['Baba'] Beaton [1912-73], and was a niee of Sir Cecil Beaton [1904-80], the photographer.

She married 10 September, 1962, [Erskine] William Gladstone [born 29 Oct, 1925], son of Charles Andrew Gladstone [1888-1968] and his wife Isla Margaret Erskine Crum [died 1987]. Her husband succeeded his uncle, Sir Albert Gladstone, 6th Bt, 2 March, 1967, and died 29 March, 2018.

Lady Gladstone leaves two sons, Charles and Robert and a daughter, Victoria. The elder son is Sir Charles Gladstone, 8th Bt [born 11 Apr 1964].


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