Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Lady Gillian Mora Katherine Smith 1935-2022

 The Lady Gillian Smith [née Cecil], who died 17 June, 2022, aged 87, was a scion of the Marquesses of Exeter.

She was born Lady Gilliam Moyra Katherine Cecil, 8 March, 1935, daughter of the British Olympian, the 6th Marquess of Exeter [1905-1981], of Burghley House, Stamford, and his first wife the Lady Mary Theresa Montagu-Douglas-Scott [1904-1984], daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry [1864-1935].

She married firstly, 23 Nov, 1954 [div 1978], Sir Giles Henry Charles Floyd, 7th Baronet [born 27 February, 1932], son of Sir John Duckett Floyd, 6th Bt [1903-1975], and his wife the former Jocelin Evadne Wyldbore-Smith [died 17 Jan, 1976]; she married 2ndly, 1979, George Michael Kertesz, son of Zultan Kertesz; and married 3rdly, 15 April, 2008, as his sedcond wife, Jeremy Fox Eric Smith [1928-2021], scion of that landed gentry family, brother of Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, GCVO [1920-2021], and son of Capt Evan Cadogan Eric Smith, and his wife the former Helen Williams.

From her first marriage she had two sons, David Henry Cecil Floyd [born 2 Apr, 1956], and the late Henry Edward Cecil Floyd [1958-2013].

Lady Gillian attended the 1953 Coronation as a train bearer to Lady Patricia Ramsay [aka Princess Patricia of Connaught]


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