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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jonathan Gray Ropner (1931-2013)

_. Jonathan Gray Ropner, who died at his home, 14 February, 2013, aged 81, was a scion of the Ropner Baronets, of Preston Hall (Bt, UK, cr 1904). Mr Ropner, of Patrick Brompton, near Bedale, North Yorkshire, was born 1 May, 1931, son of Sir William Guy Ropner, Knt (1896-1971), a director of the family shipping firm, by his wife the former Margarita Gray (died 1973), a daughter of Sir William Cresswell Gray, 1st Baronet; educated at Harrow;  lieut, Irish Guards. He married 31 Oct, 1953, Edith Avril Peat, daughter of Charles Urie Peat, MC, of Wycliffe Hall, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, by whom he had issue, 4 sons and 1 daughter. A memorial service will take place at Ripon Cathedral on 18 May.


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