Thursday, September 29, 2022

Valerie Nina Dudley Ryder (nee Soames) 1928-2022

 Valerie Nina Dudley Ryder (nee Soames), who died 18 September, 2022, aged 94, was the widow of Capt Edward Dorian Dudley Ryder, Irish Guards (1924-84), scion of the Earls of Harrowby.

She was born in 1928, daughter of John Beecroft Soames (1884-1951); and married 20 Marcn, 1948, Capt Edward Dudley Ryder [born 20 Aug, 1924], son of Maj Henry Dudley Ryder, MC [1894-1958], and his wife the former Dorothy Marion Streatfeild, scion of that landed gentry family, by whom she had issue, a son, Nicholas [born 10 June, 1960], and two daughters, Jennifer [born 19 Jul 1949], and Vanessa [born 14 Apr 1951].


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