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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lady Margaret Fortescue 1923-2013

_.The Lady Margaret Fortescue, who died 25th May, 2013, aged 89, was a daughter of the 5th Earl Fortescue, KG, CB, OBE, MC, PC (1888-1958), (Ear; cr GB, 1789) by his wife the former Hon Margaret Helen Beaumont, CBE (1892-1958), dau of the 1st Viscount Allendale (Visc UK, cr 1911); she was born 13 Dec, 1923; married 1948 (div 1968) Bernard van Cutsem (b 1916, d 1975), head of that landed family, son of Henry Harcourt van Cutsem, by whom she had issue, 2 daughters, Eleanor (b 1949), wife of the 9th Earl of Arran, and Rosamund (b 1952). A Thanksgiving service takes place at St Paul's, Filleigh, 3 June. Both the Earl and Countess of Arran have lost their mother's in recent days. -=-

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