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Monday, January 30, 2017

Sir Christopher Bland (1938-2017)

_. Sir Christopher Bland, who died 28 January, 2017, aged 78, was the novelist & former British Telecom  and BBC chairman, a kinsman of Dorothea Jordon (nee Bland) mistress of King William IV and mother of the monarch's ten illegitimate offspring.

He was born 29 May, 1938, son of James Franklin MacMahon Bland, and was educated at Sedbergh; married 1981, Jennifer Mary, Viscountess Enfield [ex wife of Thomas Byng, styled Viscount Enfield] [later 8th Earl of Strafford] daughter of the Rt Hon William May, MP, of Mertoun Hall, Hollywood, Co Down, by whom he had issue, a son, Archie, a journalist on the Guardian newspaper.

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