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Friday, December 07, 2012

Patricia Katharine Countess of Dundee 1910-2012

_.Patricia Katharine Countess of Dundee, who died 3 December, 2012, at Birkhill by Cupar, Fife, was aged 102. Lady Dundee was a great-aunt of Sarah Duchess of York.

She was born Patricia Katharine Montagu Douglas Scott, 9 Oct, 1910, a scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the second daughter of Lord Herbert Montagu Douglas Scott (1872-1944), by his wife the former Marie Josephine Edwards (d 1965). Her elder sister Marian Louisa married (1) Col Andrew Ferguson, and was the grandmother of Sarah Duchess of York.

She married (1) 8 Jul 1931, Lt-Col Walter Douglas Faulkner, MC, who was killed in action in May, 1940; married (2) 9 Sept 1940, Lt-Col David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, DSO, Scots Guards, scion of the arls of Dundee. He died of wounds in 1944. She married (3) 30 Oct 1946, her brother-in-law, Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (later Scrymgeour of Dundee), de jure, later de facto 11th Earl of Dundee, PC (1902-1983).

She had issue from her three marriages, a son David James Faulkner, b 1932 (dec.), from her first union, 2 daughters from the second marriage, Janet Mary (now Mrs Fox-Pitt), b 1941, and Elizabeth, Baroness Teynham b. 1943, wife of the 20th Baron Teynham (and mother of 10); and 1 son from the third marriage, Alexander Henry Scrymgeour of Dundee, 12th Earl of Dundee, who was b 5 Jun 1949.

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