Friday, March 24, 2023

Hon Seymour Henry Fortescue 1942-2023

 The Hon Seymour Fortescue, who died 14 March, 2023, aged 80, was a scion of the Earls Fortescue, a banker, sometimes head of Barclaycard.

Seymour Henry Fortescue was born 28 May, 1942, a son of the 6th Earl Fortescue (1893-1977), and his second wife the Hon Sybil Mary Hardinge (1898-1985), daughter of the 3rd Viscount Hardinge (1857-1924); and married 1stly, 25 July, 1966 (div 1990), Julia Pilcher, only child of Sir John Pilcher, GCMG (1912-90), and his wife the former Delia Margaret Taylor (d 5 Jan, 2003); and married 2ndly, 23 Aug, 1990, Jennifer Ann Simon, daughter of Frank Simon, who survives him. 

He leaves issue from his 1st marriage, a son James (b 15 Apr, 1978), and a daughter, Princess Marissa Clara zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg (b 20 Oct, 1973), wife of Prince Maximilian zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg, and a daughter from his second marriage, Alexandra Kate (b 10 July, 1991).


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