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Saturday, January 21, 2017

3rd Baron Lyell, DL 1939-2017

_. The 3rd Baron Lyell, DL, died at Dundee, 11 January, 2017. He was 77.

Lord Lyell was Opposition Whip, House of Lords 1975-79; Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip) 1979-84; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Northern Ireland 1984-89; elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Conservative), House of Lords 1999.

He was born 27 March, 1939, son of the 2nd Baron Lyell, VC (1913-43), by his wife the former Sophie Mary Trafford (1916-2012), and succeeded his father, who was killed in action 27 Apr, 1943 (VC posthumously).

Lord Lyell was unmarried and the peerage now becomes extinct.

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