David Henry Smyly died 26 November, 2021. He was 80, and a scion of the Smyly landed gentry family.
He was born at Maidenhead, Berks, in 1941, son of Colonel Dennis Douglas Pilkington Smyly [b 10 May, 1913, died Apr 1979], and his wife the former Hon Dorothy Margaret Berry [born 17 March, 1914, died Oct 1982], scion of the Barons Buckland [extinct].
He married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1963, Patricia Kathleen EVETTS [born 1943], daughter of Maj Neville Ewart Hyde Chance, by his wife the former Hon Susan Katharine Lucy Ismay [1922-2016], scion of the Barons Ismay. His wife married as Patricia Evetts, having assumed the surname of her step-father, Lt-Col Michael Evetts
David Smyly had issue, a son, Giles [born 1966], and a daughter, Susannah [born 1964].
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