Monday, September 27, 2021

Victoria Mary Linley Allison 1938-2021

 Victoria Mary Linley Allison [née Messel], who died 19 September, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the Messel landed gentry family, and a first cousin of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO.

She was born 10 July, 1938, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Linley Francis Messel [1899-1971], head of the landed gentry family, of Nyman, Sussex, and his wife the former Agatha Anne Alexander; and married 16 October, 1963, Timothy James Allison [born 1948], son of G.M. Allison, by whom she had issue,  son, Charles [born 1966], and a daughter, Katharine [born 1968].

Victoria Allison's aunt, Anne Messel [1902-92], married, as her first husband, 22 July, 1925 [div], Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong Jones [1899-1966], and was mother of Princess Margaret's husband, Antony Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, and Viscount Linley, of Nymans [1930-2017] .


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