William Edward Douglas Noel, who died 3 November, 2006, aged 53, was a scion of the Earls of Gainsborough; b. 1953, son of Douglas Robert George Noel (b. 1924), by his wife Eleanor Susan Jane; married 1stly, 1975 (div 1982, annulled 1984) his kinswoman Victoria Mary Younghusband; married 2ndly, 1993, Mrs Juliet Catherine Hayward, dau of Colonel Arthur Harold Newmarch Reade, LVO; and leaves issue from 1st marriage, Arthur (b. 1977) and Teresa (b. 1976); & step-daughters Kate and Vicky. Funeral at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ipsden, 16 November, 2006.