Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Baroness Maclean 1923-2021

 The Baroness Maclean, who died 17 October, 2021, aged 98, was the widow of the Baron Maclean, KT, GCVO, KBE, PC [1916-1990], sometime Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II.

She was born Joan Elizabeth Mann, 30 May, 1923, daughter of Francis Thomas Mann [1888-1964], and his wife the former Enid Agnes Tilney [who died 1976], and married 7 June, 1941, the then Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean [born 5 May, 1916], son of Maj Hector Fitzroy Maclean [1873-1932], Scots Guards, and his wife the former Winifred Joan Wilding [1875-1941].

Her husband, who succeeded his grandfather as 11th Baronet in 1936, was 27th Chief of the Clan Maclean of Duart, was Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire, 1954-75, Chief Scout of the Scout Association 1959-71, and Lord Chamberlain to the Queen 1971-84. He was created a life peer, in 1971, as Baron Maclean, of Duart and Morven in the County of Argyll, KBE [1967], Knight of the Thistle [1969], GCVO [1971], and sworn of the Privy Council. Lord Maclean died at his home at Hampton Court Palace, 8 Feb, 1990.

Lady Maclean lived in a 'Grace and Favour' apartment in Hampton Court Palace. She leaves a son, the Hon Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Baronet [born 25 Aug 1942], and a daughter, the Hon Janet Barne [born 27 Dec, 1944]

Lady Maclean's funeral takes place at The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, 8 November, 2021.


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