Lady (Frederica) Rozelle Ridgway Raynes 1925-2015

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Michael Rhodes

Jun 24, 2015, 3:16:32 AM6/24/15
_. The Lady Rozelle Raynes, who died at Thoresby, co Nottingham, 22 June, 2015, aged 89, was the last of the Pierrepont family, who were Earls Manvers until the extinction of the peerage in 1955..

She was born Lady Frederica Rozelle Ridgway Pierrepont, 17 Nov, 1925, second daughter of the 6th (and last) Earl Manvers (1881-1955) (Peerage of the UK cr 1806), upon whose death without a surv son, 13 Feb 1955, the peerage expired. The family seat was Thoresby Hall, co Nottingham {a Warner Leisure Hotel for several decades}, but where the 6th Earl's daughter had a home.

Lady Rozelle's mother was the former Marie-Louise Roosevelt Butterfield, who had family ties to the US presidential family of Roosevelt.

Lady Rozelle, a Leader Wren Stoker in WW2 - WRNS - 1943-46, married twice, 1stly, 1953 (div 1961) Maj Alexander Montgomerie Greaves Beattie, of the Coldstream Guards; 2ndly, in 1965, to Richard Hollings Raynes, MB, BS. She was childless.

The funeral takes place at St John's Church, Perlethorpe, Tuesday 30 June, 2015.


Richard R

Jun 27, 2015, 12:38:04 AM6/27/15
Here's the Telegraph's obit of Lady Rozelle:

Lady Rozelle Raynes, Wren stoker - obituary
Earl’s daughter who rejected her destiny as a debutante for a life of high adventure on the ocean wave
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