Monday, October 25, 2021

Hon Henry Channon 1970-2021

 The Hon Henry Channon, who has died aged 51, was son of the late life peer, the Baron Kelvedon [1935-2007], the former Conservative government minister Paul Channon, and was a grandson of the diarist and MP Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon [1897-1958], and his wife the Lady Honor Dorothy Mary Guinness [1909-76], daughter of the 2nd Earl of Iveagh [1874-1967].

The Lord Kelvedon, who died 27 January, 2007, at the age of 71, as Paul Channon, Conservative MP for Southend West, 1959-1997; and successively Secretary of State for Trade & Industry 1986-87, and Secretary of State for Transport 1987-89, in the Administration of Margaret Thatcher.

Henry Channon's mother was Ingrid Olivia Georgia Wyndham [1931-2009], scion of the Barons Leconfield, and former wife of Jonathan Guinness, later 3rd Baron Moyne [b 16 March, 1930].

The Hon Henry Channon married firstly, 12 Oct, 1996, Henrietta Towill, daughter of David Towill and his wife the former Lena Berni, of the family who founded Berni Inns, daughter of Aldo Berni. He married 2ndly, in 2009, Katherine Agneta Agnew [born 21 Aug, 1971], scion of the Agnew baronets, second daughter of Jonathan Geoffrey William Agnew [born 20 July, 1941], and his wife the Hon Agneta Joanna Middleton Campbell [1944-2002], daughter of the life peer the Baron Campbell of Eskan [1912-94]. He leaves two sons from his first marriage, Henry [born 2000] and Arthur [born 2001], and a son and a daughter from his second marriage, Edward [born 2009] and Marina [born 2011].


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