Thursday, June 30, 2022

The 2nd Viscount Dilhorne 1932-2022

 The 2nd Viscount Dilhorne died 25 June, 2022. He was 90.

John Mervyn Manningham-Buller was born 28 February, 1932, son of Reginald Edward Manningham-Buller, MP, KC, PC [1905-80], sometime Conservative MP for Daventry and later Northampton, Law Lord, and Lord Chancellor in the administrations of Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home 1962-64. 

His father, who succeeded as Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller, 4th Baronet, in 1956, was created 1st Baron Dilhorne in 1962, and advanced to a viscountcy two years later, as 1st Viscount Dilhorne.

John Manningham-Buller's mother was the Lady Mary Lilian Lindsay [1910-2004], daughter of the 27th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres [1871-1940], and his wife the former Constance Lilian Pelly [d 8 Jan 1947], scion of the Pelly baronets.

He succeeded his father as 2nd Viscount Dilhorne and a baronet, 7 September, 1980. 

He married firstly, 8 Oct, 1955 [div 1973] Gillian Stockwell, daughter of Colonel George Cochrane Stockwell, JP, of Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife the former Evelyn Dorothy Heywood; married 2ndly, 17 Dec, 1981, Professor Susannah Jane Gilchrist [nee Eykyn], former wife of Colin Gilchrist, and daughter of Commander William Canning Eykyn, RN.

Viscount Dilhorne leaves two sons and a daughter from his first marriage. The elder son, Major the Hon James Edward Manningham-Buller succeeds to the family honours.


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