[Mary P] Rosamunde Lyell died 16 November, 2021, aged 96. She was the widow of Malcolm Lyell [1922-2011], scion of that landed gentry family, of Kinnordy, co Forfar.
She was the former Mary P. Rosamunde Wilmer and married in 1949, Malcolm Charles Alastair Lyell [born 9 January 1922], the son of Angus Lyell, MC, a partner in the private banking house Child & Co. Malcolm’s great-great-uncle was Sir Charles Lyell [1st and last Bt],the Victorian geologist and mentor of Charles Darwin.
Her husband, who was managing director of Holland & Holland for 25 years and became the doyen of the London gun trade, and died 18 January, 2011.
Rosamunde Lyell leaves two daughters, Caroline [born 1953], and Harmony Joanna [born 1956], wife of Charles William Heathcoat-Amory, scion of the baronets of that name.