Saturday, January 22, 2022

Nancy, Baroness Henley 1928-2022

 Nancy, Baroness Henley, who died 5 January, 2022, aged 93, was the former wife of the late 7th Baron Henley [1914-77].

She was the former Nancy Margaret Walton, born in 1928, only daughter of Stanley Walton, of The Hill, Gillsland, Carlisle.

She married 31 August, 1949 [div 1975], as his second wife, the Hon Michael Francis Eden [surname changed from that of Henley in 1925] [born 13 Aug 1914], son and heir of the 6th Baron Henley [1877-1962], and his wife the former Lady Dorothy Georgiana Howard [died 14 Sept, 1968], daughter of the 9th Earl of Carlisle [1843-1911]. 

Her husband succeeded his father, 21 Apr, 1962, as 7th Baron Henley [Peerage of Ireland cr 1799], and Baron Northington [Peerage of the UK cr 1885].

Her husband was a Capt in the Life Guards, and President of the Liberal Party 1966-67, and Chairman 1968-77, and died 20 Dec, 1977.

Lady Henley leaves issue, two sons, Oliver [the 8th Baron], and Andrew, and three daughters, Ursula, Ingaret and Rose.


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