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Roland Calvert Cubitt                           1899-1962
Roland, 3rd Baron Ashcombe, the son of Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe and Maud Marianne Calvert, was born on 26 January 1899. He first married Sonia Rosemary Keppel.
Sonia Rosemary Keppel                       1900-1986     (1st Wife)
Sonia was born on 24 May 1900, the daughter of George Keppel and Alice Frederica Edmonstone, in London.
I have identified the following children.
  Rosalind Maude Born 11 Aug 1921     Married Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand
Henry Edward Born 31 Mar 1924     Married Ghislaine Dresselhuys
Virginia Carrington,
Mary Elizabeth Chipps
Jeremy John Born 7 May 1927     Married Diana Edith Du Cane

Birth of Parents
Roland Calvert Cubitt b: 26 Jan 1899                 London       1899 1Q St George Hanover Square 1a 512
son of Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe and Maud Marianne Calvert

Sonia Rosemary Keppel b: 24 May 1900               London       1894 3Q Marylebone 1a 542
daughter of George Keppel and Alice Frederica Edmonstone
Marriage
16 Nov 1920
Roland Calvert Cubitt
Sonia Rosemary Keppel

The Times, Wednesday, Nov 17, 1920   MARRIAGES
THE HON. ROLOND CUBITT and
MISS SONIA KEPPEL
    The Grand Duke Michael and Countess Torby attended the marriage yesterday, at the Guard's Chapel, Wellington Barracks, of the Hon. Rolond Cubitt, eldest surviving son of Lord and Lady Ashcombe, and Sonia Rosemary, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. George and Mrs. Keppel, of 16 Grosvenor Street.
    The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a medieval gown of silver brocaded velvet with long Florentine sleeves, the hem of the dress almost touching the ground.     Her tulle veil was held by a wreath of silver leaves, and she carried a bouquet of Madonna lilies and wore a pearl necklace, the gift of her mother.     Her six bridesmaids - Miss Molly Calvert, Miss Cynthia Burns, the Hon. Cecilia Keppel, daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Bury, the Hon. Diana Allsopp, daughter of Lord and Lady Hindlip, Miss Sarah Winston Churchill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Churchill, and Miss Rosemary Peto - wore white Columbine silk tulle dresses, garlanded with white roses,
and bodices cut low in early Victorian style.     They carried bouquets of white camellias and rosemary.     The two pages - Master Hereward Wake, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Hereward and Lady Wake, and Master John Fane, son of Captain and the Hon. Mrs. Henry Fane - wore Kate Greenaway white silk suits.     During the signing of the register they distributed favours of rosemary and white heather.
    Cannon Edward Chichester, vicar of Dorking, officiated, assisted by the Rev. D. F. Carey, Chaplain to the Brigade of Guards.     Mr. Jock Gilmour was best man.     All the decorations in the church and at 16 Grosvenor Street, where the reception was held, were carried out by Mr. Douglas Hope, late the Scots Guards, a nephew of the Hon. Mrs. George Keppel, who lost his eyesight in the war.     The alter was massed with lilies and the chancel rails decorated with white chrysanthemums and orange trees.     The first part of the honeymoon will be spent at the Old Manor House, Hove, lent by the Hon. Sir Sidney Greville, and the latter part at Lord Ashcombe's villa in the south of France.

Children
Rosalind Maude Cubitt b: 11 Aug 1921               London       1921 3Q St Geo Hanover Sq 1a 699
daughter of Roland Calvert Cubitt and Sonia Rosemary Keppel
Henry Edward Cubitt b: 31 Mar 1924               London
son of Roland Calvert Cubitt and Sonia Rosemary Keppel
Jeremy John Cubitt b: 7 May 1927               London       1927 2Q Marylebone 1a 762
son of Roland Calvert Cubitt and Sonia Rosemary Keppel

Marriage ended in Divorce in 1947



Idina Joan Myddelton                             1902-1954         (2nd Wife)
Idina, Baroness Ashcombe, was the daughter of Colonel Robert Edward Myddelton and Lady Violet Nevill. She was previously married to John Charles Trueman Mills.
I have not identified any children.


Birth of New Wife
Idina Joan Mills b: 1902               1902 3Q St George Hanover Square 1a 437
daughter of Colonel Robert Edward Myddelton and Lady Violet Nevill

Marriage
6 August 1948
Idina Joan Mills (nee Myddelton)
Roland Calvert Cubitt

The Times, Saturday, Aug 7, 1948   MARRIAGE
LORD ASHCOMBE and
Mrs. I. MILLS
  The marriage took place in London yesterday of Lord Ashcombe of Denbies, Dorking, and Mrs. Idina Mills, of Bryanston Court, George Street, W., daughter of Colonel R. E. Myddleton, of Chirk Castle, Denbighshire.

Death
Idina Joan Cubitt, Baroness Ashcombe Died 9 Oct 1954, Age 53,       1954 4Q Surrey S.E. 5g 774

The Times, Saturday, Aug 7, 1948   MARRIAGE
LADY ASHCOMBE
Miss Jeanette Warner writes:
  The death of Lady Ashcombe must be deeply regretted by all her numerous friends and acquaintances.   Many knew her as an intrepid rider to hounds, and some as a brilliant golfer.   To the writer of this letter and to many others, however, she will be remembered as Idy Mills, the kind, gay, and gentle head of the Channel Islands Section of the British Red Cross Foreign Relations department, where she worked indefatigably from 1939 to 1946.   From the day after the news reached London of the German occupation of the Channel Islands until the armistice and the numerous refugees had safely regained touch with their homes, Idy Mills organized the dispatch of thousands of Red Cross inquiries from friends and relations of the Channel Islanders.
  Her section, made up largely of her personal friends, was responsible not only for inquiries but also for the dispatch of hundreds of thousands of Red Cross postal messages.


  These were, for the years of the occupation, literally the only means of communication between the islands and the outside world.   When many of the islanders - men, women, and even families - were deported to internment camps in Germany their messages followed them, and Red Cross inquiries as to their health and needs reached them.   Parcels of food and clothing were dispatched through the Prisoners of War Department and reached the camps owing to the collaboration of the International Committee of the Red Cross and of the German Red Cross Society.   For all this work Idy Mills and her hard working helpers were ultimately responsible.   It is in this capacity as the head of the Channel Islands Section, as a gay companion, and as an always helpful colleague that her friends in the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John will remember her with love and gratitude.



Jean Garland                                           1909-1973         (3rd Wife)
Jean, Lady Ashcombe, was born about 1909, the daughter of Charles Tuller Garland. She was previously married to (1) Arthur Turberville Smith-Bingham, (2) Sir Robert George Maxwell Throckmorton, 11th Bt., and (3) Greville Pollard Bayliss.
She was killed when a Spanish Iberian Airlines DC9 bound for London from Majorca was in a collision with a Spanish chartered Coronado 990 aircraft, also bound for London. All 68 passengers and crew were lost when the DC9 exploded on impact at 27,000 feet over western France.
I have not identified any children.


Birth of New Wife
Jean Garland b: abt 1909             London               1909 3Q St Geo Hanover Sq 1a 377
daughter of Charles Tuller Garland

Marriage
2 July 1959
Jean Bayless
Roland Calvert Cubitt

The Times, Friday, Jul 3, 1959   MARRIAGES
LORD ASHCOMBE
and Mrs. J. GARLAND
  The marriage took place yesterday of Lord Ashcombe and Mrs. Jean Garland.

Death
Roland Calvert Cubitt Died 28 Oct 1962, Age 63

The Times, Tuesday, Oct 30, 1962   OBITUARIES
LORD ASHCOMBE
    Lord Ashcombe died on Sunday at his home in Surrey. He was 63.
    Rolond Calvert Cubitt, third Baron Ashcombe in the peerage of the United Kingdom, was born on January 26, 1899, the fourth son of the second Baron.     Educated at Eton and the R.M.C., he held a commission in the Coldstream Guards from 1917 to 1925.     He became a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey in 1939 and succeeded his father in 1947.
    He married first in 1920 Sonia Rosemary, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. George Keppel, by whom he had two sons and one daughter.     That marriage was disolved in 1947 and the following year he married secondly Idina Joan, daughter of Colonel R. E. Myddelton.     She died in 1954 and, in 1959 he married thirdly Jean, daughter of Charles T. Garland.     The barony now passes to his son, the Hon. Henry Edward Cubitt.
LONDON   15 Nov 1962                         Probate
third baron ASHCOMBE, the right honourable Roland Calvert Cubitt - of Denbies, Dorking, Surrey and of 1 Queen Annes Gate and of 66 Warwick Square, both in London S.W.1, died 28 October 1962 at Denbies, Probate London 15 November, to Milwyn Richard Davies, chartered accountant, and Bruce Middleton Hope Shand, retired major H.M.army.   Effects £274,843 7s. 6d.

Death
Jean Cubitt, Lady Ashcombe
Died 5 Mar 1973   Nantes, France

The Times, Tuesday, Mar 13, 1973   DEATH
  ASHCOMBE - On 5th March, 1973, as a result of the aeroplane collision over France, Jean, Lady Ashcombe, mother of Joanna and Charles.   Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
The Times, Tuesday, Mar 13, 1973   FUNERALS
  ASHCOMBE: THURSBY: - The funeral service of the late Jean Lady Ashcombe and of her sister Mrs. Elizabeth Thursby will take place on Friday 16th March, 1973, at 2:30 p.m., at The Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London.   No flowers please.   Donations may be sent to Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled, Leatherhead, Surrey.