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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Christopher John Hylton Murray Shaw 1938-2014

_. Christopher John Hylton Murray Shaw, who has died at Salisbury, Wilts, 17 January, 2014, aged 76, was a one~time step~father of Miss Cressida Bonas, girlfriend of HRH Prince Harry.

 He was born in London, 1 January, 1938, a son of the Rev. Cyril Parkinson Shaw (b circa 1879), and married 1stly (later div), Liza Dietz, daughter of Howard Dietz (1896-1983), by his wife the former Tanis Eva Guinness (b 27 Dec, 1908, d), scion of the merchant banking arm of the brewing dynasty; married 2ndly, Gisele _____;  married 3rdly, 17 Dec, 1996, as her fourth husband, the Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b 21 Feb, 1947), third daughter of the 6th Earl Howe, CBE (1908-84) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1821). They divorced in 2000.

 Mr Shaw leaves issue from his 1st marriage, a daughter, Tanis Murray Shaw (b 1966), and a son, Benjamin Shaw (b circa 1969), and a daughter, Catherine, from his 2nd marriage.

The funeral takes place at Hinton Ampner Church, Hampshire, 12 Feb, 2014.

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