Lieutenant-Commander Michael Wykeham Cornwallis, RN, who died 29 October, 2023, aged 98, was a scion of the Barons Cornwallis.
He was born 29 November, 1924, elder son of Capt the Hon Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis (1894-1974), and his wife the Hon Venetia Jane Digby (1900-1956), scion of the Barons Digby. He was a descendant of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.
He married 1stly, 18 Aug, 1953, Margaret Dorothy Cannon (1921-2003), daughter of John Wilson Cannon, of Faversham, Kent; and married 2ndly, 2005, Gwendoline Mary (Gwenda).
He leaves a son from his first marriage, Richard Wykeham (born 16 Nov, 1959), and a daughter, Diana Margaret (born 27 Aug, 1957).
He was a grandson of Fiennes Cornwallis,1st Baron Cornwallis (1864-1935)