Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The 3rd Baron Wakehurst 1925-2022

 Lord Wakehurst, the 3rd Baron, died 29 July, 2022. He was 96.

[John] Christopher Loder was born 23 September, 1925, son of the 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG, KCMG [1895-1970], and his wife the former Margaret Tennant [1899-1994], scion of the Tennant baronets, later Barons Glenconner. 

He succeeded as 3rd Baron Wakehurst [Peerage of the UK, cr 1934], on his father's death, 30 October, 1970.

Lord Wakehurst was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1950; Chairman, Anglo and Overseas Trust plc from 1968; and Morgan Grenfell Equity Income Trust plc, since 1991; Director of Morgan Grenfell Latin American Companies Trust; Deputy Chairman of the London and Manchester Group plc; CStJ; late Sub Lieutenant, RANVR, and RNVR; served in WWII in the W Pacific, 1939-45, &c.

He married firstly, 27 October, 1956, Ingeborg Krumbholz, daughter of Walter Otto Krumbholz. His first wife died 14 February, 1977; he married 2ndly, 10 September, 1983, [Francine] Brigid Noble, daughter of William Noble, of Cirecncester, Gloucestershire.

Lord Wakehurst had two children from his first marriage, a son, the Hon Timothy Walter Loder [born 28 March, 1958], who now succeeds to the peerage, and a daughter, the Hon Christina Anne Loder, who died 14 January, 2022, aged 62.


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