Thursday, March 30, 2023

Sir Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor, 4th Baronet 1942-2023

 Sir Nicholas Bonsor, 4th Baronet, who died 21 March, 2023, aged 80, was Conservative MP for Nantwich 1979-83, and for Upminster 1983-97, and was a Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the administration of John Major, 1995-97.

Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor was born 9 December, 1942, son of Sir Bryan Cosmo Bonsor, 3rd Baronet (1916-1977), and his wife the former Elizabeth Hambro (1920-1995), scion of that eponymous banking landed gentry family.

He married 4 September, 1969, the Hon Nadine Marisa Lampson (born 23 Aug, 1948), daughter of the 2nd Baron Killearn (1919-1996), and his wife the former Nadine Marie Cathryn Pilcher (who died 24 Oct, 2011), by whom he had issue, two sons, Alexander and James, and three daughters, Sacha, Elizabeth and Mary.

The baronetcy (created UK, 1925), is now inherited by his elder son, Alexander Cosmo Walrond Bonsor (born 8 September, 1976).


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