Thursday, November 16, 2023

Joanna K.H. Newton (nee Holland) 1926-2023

 Joanna Newton, who died 13th November, 2023, aged 97, was descended from the Houssemayne Du Boulay landed gentry family, and was the maternal grandmother of Jack Brooksbank, husband of Princess Eugenie.

She was born in Chelsea in 1926, daughter of Godfrey Holland (1872-1966), and his wife the former Violet Houssemayne Du Boulay (1892-1979), scion of that landed gentry family, and married at Horsham, Sussex, in 1949, Michael Anthony Fendall Newton (1923-2006), son of Giles Fendall Newton, MBE (1891-1974), and his wife the former Mary Cicely Meyrick (1899-1972), scion of the Meyrick baronets, by whom she had issue, a son, Christopher Meyrick Fendall, and two daughters, Jenny (b ), and Nicola (born 1953).

Nicola Newton married in 1985, George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (1949-2021), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, by whom she has issue, Jack (born 3 May, 1986), and Thomas (born 1988).


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