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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lady Patricia Mary Charlemont Kingsbury 1919-2017

_. The Lady Patricia Kingsbury, who died 16 December, 2017, aged 98, was a scion of the Earls of Ypres, and was a granddaughter of Sir John French, the 1st Earl of Ypres, the First World War military leader.

Lady Patricia Mary Charlemont French was born 6 July, 1919, the only daughter of the then John Richard Lowndes French (1881-1958), by his first wife the former Olivia Mary John (died 1934), a descendant of the Earls of Cavan.

Her grandfather, Field Marshal Sir John French was created a viscount in 1916, and an earl in 1922, in which year her father assumed the courtesy title of Viscount French. Three years later, in 1925, her father succeeded as 2nd Earl of Ypres.

Lady Patricia married 24 January, 1942, Henry Edmund Roland Kingsbury (1913-80), scion of that landed family, by whom she had issue, two sons, Philip & Gerald.

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