Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir1

M, #56711, b. 9 May 1911, d. 1983
Last Edited=6 Mar 2012
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir was born on 9 May 1911.1 He was the son of Brig.-Gen. Archibald Stirling of Keir and Hon. Margaret Mary Fraser.2 He married Susan Rachel Bligh, daughter of Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh and Mary Jack Frost, on 22 November 1940.2 He died in 1983.1
      Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir also went by the nick-name of Bill.1 He was educated at Ampleforth College, Ampleforth, Yorkshire, England.1 He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1932 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Scots Guards.1 He was commanding officer of the 62 Commando in 1942.3 He was commanding officer of the 2 Special Air Service Regiment between 1943 and 1944.3 He sold Keir in 1976.1 He lived at Keir, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland.

Children of Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir and Susan Rachel Bligh

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1879. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  3. [S1892] Mark Holmes, "re: Johnson Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Johnson Family."

Susan Rachel Bligh1

F, #56712, b. 12 August 1916, d. 1983
Last Edited=6 Mar 2012
     Susan Rachel Bligh was born on 12 August 1916.1 She was the daughter of Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh and Mary Jack Frost.1 She married Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir, son of Brig.-Gen. Archibald Stirling of Keir and Hon. Margaret Mary Fraser, on 22 November 1940.1 She died in 1983.1
      Her married name became Stirling.

Children of Susan Rachel Bligh and Lt.-Col. William Joseph Stirling of Keir

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh1

M, #56713, b. 14 November 1888, d. 1984
Last Edited=22 Feb 2011
     Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh was born on 14 November 1888.1 He was the son of Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley and Florence Rose Morphy.1 He married, firstly, Mary Jack Frost, daughter of Captain George Alfred Frost, on 24 July 1912.1 He and Mary Jack Frost were divorced in 1934.1 He married, secondly, Dorothy Millicent Isabella Bevan, daughter of Hubert Lee Bevan, on 18 January 1934.1 He married, thirdly, Kathleen Weatherill (?) in 1973.1 He died in 1984.1
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Rifle Brigade.1 He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1918.1 He fought in the Second World War between 1940 and 1945, with the Royal Pioneer Corps.1

Children of Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh and Mary Jack Frost

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Mary Jack Frost1

F, #56714, d. 9 June 1940
Last Edited=29 Jul 2007
     Mary Jack Frost was the daughter of Captain George Alfred Frost.1 She married Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh, son of Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley and Florence Rose Morphy, on 24 July 1912.1 She and Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh were divorced in 1934.1 She died on 9 June 1940.1
      Her married name became Bligh.

Children of Mary Jack Frost and Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Dorothy Millicent Isabella Bevan1

F, #56715, d. 31 March 1972
Last Edited=29 Jul 2007
     Dorothy Millicent Isabella Bevan was the daughter of Hubert Lee Bevan.1 She married, firstly, Caryl Henry Courthorpe Munroe before 1934.1 She married, secondly, Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh, son of Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley and Florence Rose Morphy, on 18 January 1934.1 She died on 31 March 1972.1
      From before 1934, her married name became Munroe.1 Her married name became Bligh.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


Hubert Lee Bevan1

M, #56716, b. 8 October 1860, d. 29 November 1939
Last Edited=13 Jan 2009
     Hubert Lee Bevan was born on 8 October 1860.2 He was the son of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan and Emma Frances Shuttleworth.2,3 He died on 29 November 1939 at age 79.2

Child of Hubert Lee Bevan

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S35] BLG1965 volume 1, page 61. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]
  3. [S40] L. G. Pine, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 17th edition, (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1952), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 17th ed.

Hon. Rachel Louise Finch-Knightley1

F, #56717, b. 20 November 1974
Last Edited=3 Jun 2012
     Hon. Rachel Louise Finch-Knightley was born on 20 November 1974.1 She is the daughter of Heneage Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford and Penelope Anstice Crawley.1 She married Andrew Cameron-Webb.2
      Her married name became Cameron-Webb.2

Child of Hon. Rachel Louise Finch-Knightley and Andrew Cameron-Webb

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 150. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S466] Notices, The Telegraph, London, UK, 3 May 2006. Hereinafter cited as The Telegraph.

Captain George Alfred Frost1

M, #56718
Last Edited=29 Jul 2007
     Captain George Alfred Frost gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Artillery.1

Child of Captain George Alfred Frost

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Jasmine Lydia Bligh1

F, #56719, b. 21 May 1913, d. 1991
Last Edited=15 Feb 2013
     Jasmine Lydia Bligh was born on 21 May 1913.1 She was the daughter of Lt.-Col. Hon. Noel Gervase Bligh and Mary Jack Frost.1 She married, firstly, Lt.-Col. Sir John Paley Johnson, 6th Bt., son of Captain Robert Warren Johnson and Grace Isobel Paley, on 2 October 1940.1 She and Lt.-Col. Sir John Paley Johnson, 6th Bt. were divorced in 1947.1 She married, secondly, Frank Hugh Shirley Fox, son of Frank Hugh Fox, on 20 May 1948.1 She and Frank Hugh Shirley Fox were divorced in 1953.1 She died in 1991.1
     She was a BBC TV announcer and hostess in 1936.1 From 2 October 1940, her married name became Johnson. From 20 May 1948, her married name became Fox.

Child of Jasmine Lydia Bligh and Lt.-Col. Sir John Paley Johnson, 6th Bt.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Florence Rose Morphy1

F, #56720, d. 30 August 1944
Last Edited=29 Jul 2007
     Florence Rose Morphy was the daughter of John Stephen Morphy.1 She married Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley, son of John Stuart Bligh, 6th Earl of Darnley and Lady Harriet Mary Pelham, on 9 February 1884.1 She died on 30 August 1944.1
      Her married name became Bligh. As a result of her marriage, Florence Rose Morphy was styled as Countess of Darnley on 31 October 1900. She was invested as a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.) in 1919.1

Children of Florence Rose Morphy and Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1034. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]