Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Mary, Baroness Aldenham & Hunsdon 1921-2022

 Mary, Baroness Aldenham & Hunsdon, who died 16 April, 2022, aged 100, was the widow of the [5th] Baron Aldenham and [3rd] Baron Hunsdon.

She was born in the summer of 1921, as Mary Elizabeth Tyser, daughter of Walter Parkyns Tyser [1867-1944], of Gordonbush, Brora, co Sutherland, descended from the Parkyns baronets, and his wife the former Jessie Woodriffe Berkeley Quill; and married 16 July, 1947, the Hon Antony Durant Gibbs [born 18 May, 1922], a son of the 4th Baron Aldenham and [2nd] Baron Hunsdon [1888-1969], and his wife Beatrix Elinor [1890-1978], widow of Algernon Hyde Villiers, and daughter of  Herbert Woodfield Paul, MP [1853-1935], of Forest Row, Sussex. Her husband succeeded his father, 30 May, 1969, in the Aldenham and Hunsdon peerages, and died 25 January, 1986.

The Dowager Lady Aldenham and Hunsdon leaves two sons, Vicary and George, and a daughter, Antonia, and was predeceased by a son, William, who died in 1973 aged 18. The eldest son, Vicary Tyser Gibbs [born 9 June, 1948], succeeded to his father's peerages in 1986.


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