Sir William Reierson Arbuthnot, 2nd Baronet, died 7 October, 2021. He was 71.
He was born 2 September, 1950, son of Major Sir John Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet [1912-92], Conservative MP for Dover 1950-64, and one of the last to be created a baronet, in 1964, by his wife the former Margaret Jean Duff [born 29 September, 1919].
Sir William was with Arbuthnot Latham Holdings between 1970 and 1976. He was with Joynson-Hicks & Co. between 1978 and 1981. He was deputy chairman of High Premium Group in 1994. He was a director of ALM Ltd in 1997. He succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 13 June, 1992.
Sir William married 26 August, 2010, Louise Alexandra Mary Barry, daughter of [Edward] Bruce Barry [1928-95], and his wife the former Bernice Pamela Cheeseman [1929-2011], by whom he had issue, twin sons, Henry [Harry], and John [Jack]. He also had a daughter, Thomasina Lucy, born in 1998, from a previous relationship. The elder son, Henry William [Harry] Arbuthnot, born 21 March, 2011, now succeeds as third baronet.
A Memorial service takes place 30 November, 2021, St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Chelsea.