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DOWAGER COUNTESS.

FORMER RESIDENT OF N.Z. RECENT DEATH IX ENGLAND. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) OAMARU, this day. Advice was received yesterday that the death had occurred at Brighton, England, on Wednesday last of Nina, Dowager Countess of Seafield, widow of Francis William Ogilvie Grant, tenth Earl of Seafield. The Dowager Countess was the daughter of the late Major George Thomas Evans, of North Otago, an ex-Imperial Army officer. In 1874 she married Mr. Francis William Ogilvie Grant and a few years after the marriage they moved to Oamaru. It was while there that her husband succeeded to the Earldom of Seafield.

The tenth Earl of Seafield died at Oamaru in ISBS. His son James became the eleventh earl and in IS9S married Miss Nina Townend, the eldest daughter of Dr. J. H. Townend, of Christchurch. The eleventh earl was killed in the Great War and his daughter Nina succeeded to the title and is the present Countess of Seafield in her own right.

Later the Dowager Countess, after leaving Oamaru,'lived at Auckland for some time before going Home. Her sou Trevor is Baron Strathspey. He was born at Oamaru and is an ex-president of the English branch of the Waitaki High School Old Boys' Association.

Maurice, a son of the late Major Evans and the only surviving member of that generation, resides at Wanganui. Daughters of the late Dowager Countess still living are Lady Caroline Ogilvie-Grant, Lady Sydney Rice and Lady Nina Knowles, who are all in England. The late Countess was a great supporter of the Salvation Army in. the early and difficult days of the Oamaru corps.

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DOWAGER COUNTESS., Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 250, 22 October 1935

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DOWAGER COUNTESS. Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 250, 22 October 1935

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