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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Christian Lady Hesketh, OBE (1929-2006)

Christian Lady Hesketh, OBE, who died at her London home, 7 April 2006, was the widow of Major the 2nd Lord Hesketh, DL (1916-55), late the Scots Guards, a Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire, of Easton Neston, near Towcester.

She was born in 1929 as Christian McEwen, the only daughter of Sir John Helias Finnie McEwen, 1st Baronet, DL, JP, and married Lord Hesketh, the 2nd Baron, in 1949. She was widowed in 1955, and leaves issue including Thomas Alexander, 3rd Baron. Another son, the Hon. John Fermor-Hesketh, married Anna Wallace, sometime girlfriend of the Prince of Wales.

She was a DL for Northants and High Sheriff of the county in 1981; appointed OBE in 1984.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's, Easton Neston, 19 Apr, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Apr 2006

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