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Friday, February 08, 2013

Hon Sarah Katherine Elinor Baring 1920-2013

_.The Hon Mrs Sarah Baring, who died 4 February, 2013, aged 93, was a scion of the Barons Grantley (Peerage of GB, cr 1782), and was the mother of the 4th Viscount Astor.

The Hon Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton was born  20 January, 1920, daughter of Richard Henry Brinsley Norton, 6th Baron Grantley (1892-1954), of Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Jean Mary Kinloch, scion of the Kinloch Baronets.

She married 1stly, 14 June, 1945 (div 1953), the Hon William Waldorf Astor (1907-66), eldest son of the 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952), of Cliveden, by his wife the former Nancy Langhorne.

Her first husband succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount, 30 Sept, 1952, and they divorced the following year. She married 2ndly, 17 Apr 1953 (div 1965), as his 1st wife, Lt-Col Thomas Michael Baring, scion of the Barons Northbrook (Peerage of the UK, cr 1866). She is survived by a son from the first marriage, William Waldorf Astor, 4th Viscount (born 27 Dec 1951), and by an adopted son, Edward, from the second marriage.

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