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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Death of Lady Mairi Bury, daughter of the 7th Marquess of Londonderry

Lady Mairi Bury, nee Vane-Tempest-Stewart, last surviving daughter of the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, KG, MVO, TD, and Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, died at Mount Stuart, 16 Nov 2009.

Lady Mairi Bury, 87, was married in 1940 to Derek William Charles Keppel, Viscount Bury (1911-1968), eldest son of Walter Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle. They were divorced in 1958.


Lady Mairi lived at Mount Stewart, near Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland throughout her life. Mount Stewart is now a property of the National Trust. Her nephew is the 9th and present marquess. Lady Mairi's niece is Lady Annabel Goldsmith.

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1 comment:

Timothy Belmont said...

Lady Annabel has told me, most affectionately, of the wonderful summers she spent with her siblings at Mount Stewart - the exquisite, kidney-shaped swimming-pool at the sea-side of the Estate; the VIP visitors like Sir Winston Churchill; how she rowed her grandfather, the 7th Marquess, across the lake when he was in the winter of his illustrious life.

Tim