Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Peter Ronald Wise 1929-2021

 Peter Ronald Wise, who has died aged 91, was a descendant of the Baillie landed family of Dochfour, and former husband of a cousin of the Queen.

He was born 29 December, 1929, son of Capt Anthony Forster Wise [1885-1976], and his wife the former Eve Elizabeth Glentworth Baillie [1904-76]. His sister, [Elizabeth] Ursula Forster Wise [who died in 1993], was the first wife of the 3rd Baron Burton, DL [1924-2013], Grand Master Mason in Scotland 1994-2000.

Peter Wise married 29 April, 1965 [divorced 1975], Elizabeth Alice Abel Smith [born 5 September, 1936], scion of that landed family, daughter of Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO [1900-1993], and his wife the Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge [1906-1994], only daughter of HSH Prince Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George of Teck later Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George [Cambridge], 1st and last Earl of Athlone, KG GCB GCMG GCVO DSO PC [1874-1957], and his wife  HRH Princess Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany, VA GCVO GBE [1883-1981], daughter of HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany, KG KT GCSI GCMG PC [1853-1884], fourth son of Her Majesty Queen Victoria [1819-1901].

Peter and Elizabeth Wise had a daughter, Emma Charlotte [born 1 Sept, 1973, and who died in infancy, 9 June, 1974].


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