Noble Deaths Announcements 2014


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Welcome to the thread for Noble deaths announcements in 2014. The 2013 version of this thread can be found HERE.

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January:

02 January: Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg, née Maltoft-Nielsen, aged 66.

02 January: Jean-François de la Croix, Duke of Castries, aged 75.

02 January: Countess Dorothea Razumovsky von Wigstein, née Princess zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, aged 78.

02 January: Count Alain de Liedekerke de Pailhe, aged 86.

03 January: Countess Agnes Miloradovich, née Baroness von Hoenning O'Carroll, aged 77.

04 January: Prince Martin Lobkowicz, aged 85.

09 January: Countess Théodore d'Oultremont, née Countess Marie-Victoire de Laistre, aged 99.

14 January: Mother Paola di Napoli-Rampolla, of the Princes of Resuttano and Bonfornello, aged 92.

22 January: Lady Margaret Tennant, née Ogilvy (of the Earls of Airlie), aged 93.

30 January: Patrick de Rohan-Chabot, aged 69.
 
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February:

01 February: Donna Ludovica of the Counts Terzi, née Ruffo of the Princes della Scaletta, aged 96.

13 February: Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton, née Leveson-Gower (of the Earls Granville), aged 96.

17 February: Katherine Bowes-Lyon (of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne), aged 87.

18 February: Antoine de Gramont, 14th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache, aged 62.
 
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March:

13 March: Doña María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, Dowager Countess of Ripalda, aged 85.

13 March: Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, aged 70.

13 March: The Dowager Duchess of Montrose, née Susan Mary Semple, aged 85.

13 March: Count Nikolaus von Wuthenau-Hohenthurm, aged 82.

23 March: Don Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez, aged 81.

.. March: Count Henri de La Rochefoucauld, aged 61.
 
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April:

05 April: Countess Anna Berta von Almeida, aged 89.

23 April: Countess Melissa zu Solms-Baruth, née Butler, aged 59.

24 April: Marie-Armandine Zurstrassen, née Querton (daughter of Renaud Querton and of his wife, née Countess Philippine de Limburg-Stirum), aged 40.

29 April: Countess Arnoud de Looz-Corswarem, née Chantal de Meester, aged 84.

29 April: Lady Emma Hodgkinson, née Montagu, aged 48.
 
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May:

01 May: Countess Christian de Montrichard, née Countess Madeleinde de la Rochefoucauld, aged 67.

02 May: Countess Suzanne de Beauchamp, née Countess d'Oultremont, aged 85.

04 May: Count Claude de Lannoy-Cervaux, aged 82.

05 May: Renata Wagnière, née Princess Radziwill, aged 59.

08 May: Count Quentin d'Ursel, aged 67.

12 May: Claude Suchet, Duchess of Albufèra, née de Ladoucette, aged 91.

15 May: Patricia Held, née Countess Fugger von Babenhausen, aged 52.

21 May: Jacques-Henri de Durfort de Civrac de Lorge, Duke de Lorge, aged 85.

25 May: Asja Prinzessin von Croÿ , née Lukic, aged 81.

31 May: Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, née Spencer-Churchill (of the Dukes of Marlborough), aged 91.
 
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June:

01 June: Princess Maria Jadwiga Radziwiłł, née Princess Czartoryska, aged 83.

07 June: Don Fabrizio Del Balzo of the Dukes of Caprigliano, aged 79.

21 June: Marchioness Donna Nerina Incisa della Rocchetta, née (of the Princes) Corsini, aged 72.
 
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July:

02 July: Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, née Lady Mary Crewe-Milnes, aged 99.

07 July: Doña Maria Cristina de Baviera y Mesia, Countess of Odiel, aged 79.

13 July: Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, aged 75.

25 July: Count André d'Oultremont, aged 92.

26 July: The Countess de Rambuteau, née Irmeline de Fleurieu, aged 79.

29 July: Count Franz von Meran, aged 89.
 
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August:

02 August: Prince Clemens Anton von Croy, aged 87.

02 August: Count Georg-Alexander Henckel von Donnersmarck, aged 69.

03 August: Count François de Durfort, aged 83.

13 August: Count Friedrich-August Zichy-Thyssen, aged 77.

23 August: Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, aged 80.

24 August: Countess Anne d'Oultremont, aged 89.

31 August: Duchess Donna Dainella Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, Duchess of Laurenzana, Princess of Piedimonte, née Dainelli, aged 89.
 
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September:

13 September: Prince Gaston de Looz und Corsware, aged 91.

14 September: Viscount Alexis de Noailles, aged 62.

18 September: Donna Ginevra Lensi Orlandi Cardini, née Ginori Conti of the Princes of Trevignano, aged 76.

22 September: Countess Daphne von Harrach, aged 38.

24 September: The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, née the Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford, aged 94.
 
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October:

12 October: Countess Evelyn von Harrach, née Lobe, aged 70.

16 October: John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, aged 88.

25 October: Count Marco Bucci Casari degli Atti, aged 90.
 
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November:

11 November: Count Andrzej Tomasz Jan Zamoyski, aged 75.

13 November: Viscountess Jean de Castelbajac, née Michèle ..., aged 78.

13 November: The Duchess de Noailles, née Nadèje Donin, aged 68.

16 November: Prince Ladislav Friedrich Lobkowicz, aged 57.

17 November: Count Charles de Lannoy, aged 88.

20 November: The Most Excellent Doña Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess de Alba de Tormes, etc., Grandee of Spain, aged 88.

23 November: The Rt. Hon. the 14th Lady Herries of Terregles, Baroness Cowdrey of Tonbridge, née Lady Anne Fitzalan-Howard, aged 76.

29 November: Princess Donna Anna Maria Odescalchi, Duchess of Bracciano, née Vagnarelli, aged 85.

30 November: Baron François de Dorlodot, aged 96.
 
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December:

05 December: Don Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince of Civitella Cesi, aged 77.

14 December: H.S.H. Princess Donna Francesca Romana Orsini and of the Holy Roman Empire, Duchess of Gravina, née Bonacossi, Marchioness and Countess of S. Michele Arcangelo, aged 88.

31 December: Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, etc., aged 99.

31 December: Countess Sandra Vittoria Lequio de Assaba, née Torlonia (of the Princes of Civitella Cesi), aged 78.
 
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Lisa Lanett, née Edle von Hortenau, aged 92.

Marie von Bünau, née Countess zu Solms-Sonnenwalde, aged 97.

Countess Harriet von Plettenberg, née Baroness Rivalier von Meyssenburg, aged 48.

Countess Pia von Toggenburg, née von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jochelsthurn, aged 58.

Count Rüdiger von Stillfried und Rattonitz, aged 90.

Baron Sten Banér, aged 93/94.

Count Michael von und zu Eltz gennant Faust von Stromberg, aged 65.

Countess Eugène de La Rochefoucauld, née Madeleine Barateau, aged 104.

Countess Elisabeth von Meran, née Freiin von Tinti, aged 97.
 
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First deaths of 2014:

Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg, nee Nielsen died at Gentofte on 2 January.

She was born at Copenhagen on 3 October 1947, and on 27 February 1971 she married in Lyngby Count Christian af Rosenborg (1942-2013), born Prince of Denmark, son of Prince Knud of Denmark (1900-1976) & his wife, Pss Caroline Mathilde of Denmark (1912-1995). She is survived by their three daughters - twins Josephine and Camilla (b.1972) and Feodora (b.1975) and seven grandchildren.

Source: Royal News of 2014, Section I

Jean-François de la Croix, Duke of Castries (b.1938, son of René de La Croix, count de Castries, & his wife, Monique de Cassagne de Saint-Jean de Libron), died at Paris on 2 January, survived by his wife, France, and by a son and stepchildren.

Source: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/news/2014_3.htm
 
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Dorothea Countess Razumovsky von Wigstein, née Princess of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, died at Lich on 2 January 2014.

She was born at Lich on 11 December 1935, daughter of Hermann Crown Prince of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1902-1940) & his wife Gertrud, née Freiin und Herrin von Werthern (1913-1987). She married in Lich on 17 May 1959 Andreas Count Razumovsky von Wigstein (1929-2002) and is survived by their three children and their families.

Source: Royal News of 2014, Section II
 
Prince Martin Lobkowicz died on 4 January 2014, aged 85.

He was born at London on 21 December 1928, the eldest son of Prince Maximilian Lobkowciz (1888-1967) and his wife, née Gillian Margaret Hope Somerville (1890-1982). He had been married since 1952 to Margaret Juett, by whom he had three sons and one daughter.
He is survived by his wife, their four children and their families.

Royal News of 2014, Section II


Count Alain de Liedekerke de Pailhe passed away on 02 January 2014, aged 86.


He was born on 04 October 1927, son of Count Paul de Liedekerke de Pailhe and of his wife, née Countess Anne d'Oultremont. He was married to his distant cousin Countess Anne de Liedekerke de Pailhe, by whom he had five children.
He is survived by his wife Countess Anne, their children and children-in-law Count and Countess James de Liedekerke de Pailhe, Count and Countess Evrard d'Ursel, Count and Countess Hubert d'Ursel, Count and Countess Hugues Pother de La Morandière, Count and Countess de Villegas de Clercamp, their eleven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

http://funeraillesmichel.com/docs/de_Liedekerke_de_Pailhe_LLB.pdf
 
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Mother Paola di Napoli Rampolla, of the Princes of Resuttano and Bonfornello, died in Rome on 14 January 2014.

She was born in Siena on 26 October 1921, the eldest daughter of Don Vincenzo di Napoli-Rampolla, Prince of Resuttano and of Bonfornello, and of his wife, née Countess Teresa di Bulgarini d'Elci. She was a nun.
She is survived by her siblings Francesco, Eleonora and Ferdinando and by many nephews and nieces.

Royal News of 2014, Section III
 
Countess Agnes Miloradovich, née Baroness von Hoenning O'Carroll, passed away on 3 January 2014 in Dülmen, Germany, aged 77.

She was born in 1936, the second of the eleven children of Baron Zdenko von Hoenning O'Carroll (1906-1996) and of his first wife, née Princess Margarete Lobkowicz (1913-1946). In 1948 her father remarried to Princess Aldegunde of Bavaria (1917-2004), by whom he had five more children.
She married in 1959 to Count Serafim Miloradovich (1929-2008), by whom she had four daughters: Alexandra (wife of the Duke von Croy), Marina, Tatiana and Larissa.
She is survived by her daughters and their families.

Among her many nephews and nieces are Fürstin Johanna Reuss, née Baroness Raitz von Frentz, and the late Count Stefan von Walderdorff (husband of Princess Marie Therese von Croy, the sister of Agnes' son-in-law Duke Rudolf von Croy).

Royal Musings: The death of Countess Agnes von Miloradovich (nee Baroness von Hoenning-O'Carroll)
 
Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Tennant 1920-2014

_. The Lady Margaret Tennant, who died 22 January, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Airlie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1639). She was the former Lady Margaret Helen Isla Marion Ogilvy, born 23 July, 1920, second daughter of David Lyulph Gore Wolesley Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, MC (1893-1968), by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke (d 1984), daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester; he siblings included the 8th Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC (b 1926), sometime Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy (1928-2004), husband of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, the Queen's cousin. She married 11 July, 1946, Capt Sir Iain Mark Tennant, KT (1919-2006), of Lochnabo House, Elgin, co Moray, scion of the Barons Glenconner, chairman of Grampian Television for over 20 years, by whom she had issue, Mark, Christopher (deceased), and Emma. The funeral is at St Columba's Church, Elgin, Monday, 3 Feb, 2014. -=-

Attendees at the funeral included:

Princess Alexandra

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by The Duke of York

The Prince of Wales was represented by Lady Butter.

The Earl of Wessex was represented by the Countess of Dalhousie.

The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs David Bowes-Lyon.
 
Donna Ludovica Ruffo della Scaletta, Nobile dei Conti Terzi, died at Rome on 1 February.

She was born at Rome on 17 March 1917, daughter of Don Rufo Vincenzo Principe Ruffo, Principe della Scaletta (1888-1959) and his wife, née Gabriela Contessa Bacci (1892-1978). In 1947 she married Nobile Manfredi dei Conti Terzi (1916-1969).

Source: Royal News of 2014, Section III
 
Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton, nee Leveson Gower (maternal first cousin of QEII) died on 13 February.

She was born on 12 December 1917 as a firstborn daughter and older child of Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon (maternal aunt of QEII; 1890-1967) & her husband, William Spencer Leveson Gower, 4th Earl Granville (1880-1953).
She married on 7 July 1956 Samuel Wittewronge Clayton (younger son of Brigade General Sir Gilbert Fallingham Clayton) by whom she had a son Gilbert (b.1958) & daughter Rose (b.1960) as well as a grandson, Samuel Wittewronge Kit Clayton (2002) - son of Gilbert & his wife Rosalind, nee Mullen.
Her only brother, Granville James Leveson Gower, 5th Earl Granville, who was a year younger than she, died in 1996. In 2005 she also lost her niece, Lady Marcia Leveson Gower, who died aged 44, bereaving four children.
Apart from her descendants she left two nephews Granville, 6th Earl Grenville (b.1958) and Niall (b.1963) and their families.

Sources: Descendants of Sir Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Peerage News: Lady Mary Cecilia Clayton 1917-2014
 
Antoine de Gramont, 14th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache, died on 18 February 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was 62.

He was born on 26 April 1951, the only child of Henri, 13th Duke de Gramont, and of his wife, née Odile Sublet d'Heudincourt de Lénoncourt. He became the 14th Duke at his father's death in 1995.
He was married since 2003 to Catherine Forget, by whom he had a son in 2008.
He is survived by his wife and their son Antoine (now the 15th Duke de Gramont and Prince de Bidache).

Le prince de Bidache est mort, ses châteaux demeurent - SudOuest.fr
Gramont
 
Katharine Bowes-Lyon, Elizabeth II's cousin, died on February 23 2014. She was 87.

Katharine was born on 4 July 1926 and was the youngest daughter and child of John Bowes-Lyon and his wife, The Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis. Her father was a favourite brother of The Queen Mother. She was mentally handicapped and was admitted to the Royal Earlswood Hospital. Two Years ago, she appeared in a documentary entitled The Queen's Hidden Cousins.

Source: Peace at last for the Queen's cousin - Telegraph
 
Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda - María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla ,1929-2014 .



Mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar,former husband of HRH The Infanta Elena,Duchess of Lugo.The Dowager Countess died as the result of a stroke at the Hospital La Paz , in Madrid .
 
His Excellency,Don Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez, Grandee of Spain & former Prime Minister of Spain died today in Madrid aged 81.He served as Prime Minister from 1976-1981 and was ennobled by H.M.King Juan Carlos and raised to the rank of 1st Duke of Suárez, Grandee of Spain a Hereditary Title in 1981.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304756104579455073768749270?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304756104579455073768749270.html
 
Susan Duchess of Montrose, who died 13 March, 2014, aged 85, was the widow of James Angus Graham, 7th Duke of Montrose (1907-92) (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1707).


She was born on 15 November 1928 in Zanzibar as Susan Mary Jocelyn Semple, daughter of Dr John Mervyl Semple, of Gilgil, Kenya, by his wife Anne Gladys, nee Steen. She married firstly Michael Raleigh Gibbs (deceased) of Nakuru, Kenya, by whom she had one child; married 2ndly in Salisbury (South Rodesia) on 17 Apr, 1952, as his 2nd wife, James Angus Graham, styled Marquess of Graham (1907-1992), who succeeded his father as 7th Duke of Montrose on 20 Jan, 1954; in 1930-1950 he was married to Isobel Veronica Seller (1907-1990) by whom he had two children: Fiona Mary (b.1932) & James (b.1935) who succeeded his father as 8th Duke of Montrose.

The Duchess is survived by 5 children, one from the first marriage, and by two sons, Donald Alasdair (b.1956) & Calum Ian (b.1958), and two daughters, Cairistiona Anne (b.1955) & Lilias Catriona Maighearad (b.1960) from the second marriage, as well as numerous grandchildren.

Sources: Peerage News: Susan Duchess of Montrose c1928-2014
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/montrose.html


Count Henri Guy de La Rochefoucauld died in March.

He was born on 28 May 1952, son of Count Artus Guy Marie Roland de La Rochefoucauld (1925-1980) & of his first wife, Marie Rose de Peytes de Montcabrier (1929-1974). He married in Couzeix on 12 July 1975 Anne Bouvet (b.1951) but hey divorced in 1982. He is survived by their three children: Helene Pascale (b.1976), Raphael (b.1978) & Paul-Marie (b.1979) as well as a son-in-law Alain Larrand (b.1968).

Sources: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/news/2014_3.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/rochefoucauld.html
 
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Elizabeth "Lisa" Lanett, nee Edle von Hortenau died this year.

She was born in 1921 as a daughter of Alfred Joseph Edler von Hortenau, who became Alfred Hort (1892-1957) {himself illegitimate son of Otto, Archduke of Austria (1865-1906) & Marie Schleinzer, wife of Julius, Edler von Hortenau} & his first wife, Charlotte Beer (1893-1966)].
In 1940 she married Juan Hevia del Puerto; in 1942 they had twin sons, Francisco and Jose, who died as babies/soon after being born (or were stillborn).
In 1945 she gave birth to another son, Antonio Mguel, who bears now the surname Bohler; two years later she & her husband divorced.
After divorce, she got married three times: to Hector Mendoza Orozco (from 1951 to 1956), to a man whose name is unknown and finally in 1973 to Joseph oldham Lanett who was 27 years younger than she and died two years after their wedding.
She leaves her son, two grandsons: Michael (b.1966) & Richard (b.1967) and three great-grandchildren: great-granddaughters Jessica (b.1988) & Samantha (b.2009) - daughters of Michael & his wife Deanna, nee Woolf, and a great-grandson Nicholas (b.2003) - son of Richard & Sylvie Galvan (b.1966).
In the last years Lisa became known by claiming that the biological father of her only surviving son was in fact President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Source: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
 
Countess Anna Bertha von Almeida died this year.

She was born in 1925 as second of three children and older daughter of Count Carl von Almeida (1885-1975) & his wife, Princess Gabriele of Lobkowicz (1895-1969). She had a brother, Hieronimus (1923-2006) who was married to Ruth Lankes (1921-2013) and a sister, Maria Annunziata (1927-2009).
She never married. Apparently all three siblings were childless.

Source: Descendants of King Maximilian I Josef of Bavaria
 
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