Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Hon Pelline Margot Marffy (née Lyon-Dalberg-Acton) 1932-2023

 The Hon Pelline Margot Marffy (née Lyon-Dalberg-Acton), who died 3 March, 2023, aged 90, was a scion of the Barons Acton, born 24 December, 1932, the eldest of the eleven children of the 3rd Baron Acton, CMG, OBE, TD (1907-1989), of Mblabane, Swaziland, and his wife the Hon DaphneStrutt (1911-2003), only daughter of the 4th Baron Rayleigh (1875-1947) and his wife Lady Mary Hilda Clements (1875-1919), daughter of the 4th Earl of Leitrim (1847-92), &c. She had ten siblings, five sisters, Charlotte, Catherine, Jill, Mary, and Jane, and five brothers, Richard, the 4th Baron Acton, John, Robert, Edward, and Peter.

She married 30 June, 1953, Laszlo Marffy, of Umvukwes, Zimbabwe, son of Elemer Marffy, by whom she had issue, seven sons, Denes, Miklos, Josephm Paul, Robert, John, Peter, and one daughter, Gabriella.


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