The Shirley Village Archive

Birmingham Daily Post - 17 July 1969 (Document)

Dowager Countess Ferrers
Dowager Countess Hermione Justice Shirley Ferrers, widow of the twelfth Earl Ferrers, died yesterday aged 78 at her home in Shirley, Derbyshire.
    She had lived there since the death of her husband in 1954. The family was founded in the ninth century and has had its seat in Staunton Harold since 1423.
    Countess Ferrers played a leading part in Women's Institute and Mother's Union work in Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
    Countess Ferrers leaves a son, Earl Ferrers, and two daughters, Lady Elizabeth Luttrell of Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, and Lady Penelope Robson, wife of the Rector of Brailsford.    She also helped in the establishment of a Cheshire Home at Staunton Harold Hall, the family seat.

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