Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bianca Carla Guinness de Capell Brooke 1941-2022

 Bianca Carla Guinness de Capell Brooke [née della Pura Onorati], died 8 April, 2022, aged 80.

She was born 26 July, 1941 in Padova, Provincia Di Padova, Veneto, Italy, daughter of Renzo Della Pura Onorati [1904-75] and his wife Isabella Rappini Di Casteldelfino [1913-86]; and married 17 September, 1966, Hugh Welby Guinness de Capell Brooke [1937-2014], a scion of the Guinness baronets and the De Capell Brooke Bts (ext), son of Gerald Richard de Capell Guinness (1889-1975), by his wife the former Desiree Anne Edna Welby (b 17 May, 1904), scion of the Welby-Gregory baronets. Her husband assumed the surname of de Capell Brooke in lieu of that of Guinness on succeeding to the estate of his cousin, Arthur de Capell Brooke, 1st Baron Brooke of Oakley. By her husband, who died 30 July, 2014, she had issue, a son, Alexander (born 27 May, 1968), and a daughter, Carolina (born 22 August, 1970).

Mrs Guinness De Capell Brooke was descended from Caroline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon I, Emperor of France, &c.


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