Hector Robert Kerr-Smiley, who died 29 December, 2021, aged 84, at Elms Hall, Colne Engaine, Essex, was a scion of the Smiley baronets, and a great-nephew of Ernest Simpson [1897-1958], second husband of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.
He was born 26 August, 1937, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Cyril Hugh Kerr-Smiley [1906-80], and his wife the former Agnes Sorel-Cameron [1909-86], scion of that landed gentry family, descended from the Barons Tollemache; and married 29 March, 1962, Eleanor Jill Wadlow [1937-2019], daughter of Commander Peter Van Breda Wadlow, RN, of Godalming, Surrey, by whom he had issue, two sons, Simon [born 1964], and Christopher [born 1967], and a daughter, Charlotte [born 1963].
His wife died 8 Nov, 2019.
His Simpson descent:-
Ernest Louis Simpson [father of THE Ernest Simpson] > Maud Simpson [sister of THE Ernest Simpson] > Cyril Hugh Kerr-Smiley > Hector Kerr-Smiley [d 2021]
His descent from the Smiley baronets:-
Sir Hugh Smiley, 1st Baronet > Maj Peter Kerr-Smiley, MP > Cyril Kerr-Smiley > Hector Kerr-Smiley