Susan Barrantes
Mother of Sarah Ferguson
Susan Barrantes
Susan Barrantes was an English aristocrat related to the House of Stuart and the mother of Sarah, Duchess of York, and the maternal grandmother of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York. She was born Susan Mary Wright in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, the daughter of FitzHerbert Wright and the Honourable Doreen Wingfield.
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Fergie backtracks on abuse - Independent Online
Google News - over 5 years
Her late mother, Susan Barrantes, regularly beat her, the Duchess of York alleged during her reality television show, Finding Sarah. “When she used to hit me because I didn't sit on my potty, or wouldn't eat, a little vein would come up on the centre
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Descansos por allá y por acá - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - over 5 years
Es que la duquesa de York viajó al campo El Pucará, en Saliqueló, provincia de Buenos Aires, para visitar la tumba de su madre, Susan Barrantes, acompañada por su familia política. Además, en una temporada de invierno especial, con los centros de esquí
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Duchess of York's Mother Dies in a Car Crash
NYTimes - over 18 years
Susan Barrantes, mother of the Duchess of York, was killed Saturday night in a car crash in Argentina. The Duchess, the former wife of Queen Elizabeth II's second son, Prince Andrew, received the news early today while on vacation in Italy and left for Argentina. Mrs. Barrantes settled in Argentina in 1975 with her second husband, an Argentine
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Hector Barrantes, Duchess of York's Stepfather, 51
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Hector Barrantes, the stepfather of the Duchess of York in Britain, died on Friday, the family said. He was 51 years old. Hector Barrantes, the stepfather of the Duchess of York in Britain, died on Friday, the family said. He was 51 years old. The duchess, formerly Sarah Ferguson, was recently in Argentina to visit her mother, Susan
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THE FANS OF POLO STEP OUT FOR A STAR-STUDDED MATCH
NYTimes - over 30 years
''I'm completely taken with polo,'' Eduardo Lluria said. ''It's a contact sport, like football.'' At the Greenwich Polo Club today, Mr. Lluria, wearing an ascot, Gucci shoes with the snaffle bits and a double-breasted blazer with polo player buttons and lapel pin, said he had just returned from a polo clinic in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and wanted very
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Barrantes
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 60
    On 19 September 1998, while leaving for the ranch where she kept ponies, the Rover 75 she was driving collided with a Renault catering truck on a two-lane highway in flat countryside.
    More Details Hide Details The driver of the truck suffered a broken ankle, but Barrantes was decapitated and killed, age 61. Susan Barrantes is buried beside her second husband in a vault beneath her home, next to a polo field on the "El Pucara" estate in Tres Lomas, Argentina. Her death came just one year after that of her daughter's former sister-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales, whose funeral Susan and Sarah had both attended in Westminster Abbey.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 52
    She also assisted her husband's business of breeding polo ponies and cattle until his death from cancer in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Widowhood brought financial difficulties for Susan Barrantes, and she once again decided to start afresh. Selling more than half the farm to the polo-playing Australian media magnate Kerry Packer, she relocated to a large flat in the Recoleta-Palermo borough of Buenos Aires. In that city, she set up a television production company, making films about horses. Susan remained firm friends with the Prince of Wales, who contributed a Foreword to her book titled POLO.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 36
    Susan and Ronald divorced in 1974, and in 1975 she married Barrantes.
    More Details Hide Details Susan and her new husband moved to the ranch-manor "El Pucara" in Tres Lomas, Argentina. In her writings and filmographic work, she recorded that aside from the birth of her two daughters, her life in Argentina was the happiest time of her life personally and professionally, since she had the chance to explore and develop a great documentary film career. Her two passions, polo and film, were combined in a new profession.
  • 1972
    Age 34
    In 1972, Susan caused a stir in society circles by leaving her family, to move to Argentina with professional polo-player Hector Barrantes, causing her to be dubbed 'the bolter'.
    More Details Hide Details Her daughters were then raised by their father Ronald with the help of their extended family.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 19
    Ronald and Susan had two daughters: Jane Louisa, born on 26 August 1957, and Sarah Margaret, later the Duchess of York, born on 15 October 1959.
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  • 1956
    Age 18
    On 17 January 1956, Susan married Lieutenant Ronald Ferguson (1931–2003) at St Margaret's, Westminster.
    More Details Hide Details He rose to the rank of Major, played polo with the Duke of Edinburgh, and became the Prince of Wales's Polo Manager.
  • 1954
    Age 16
    Susan Wright completed school and for a short time attended secretarial college. During the debutante season of 1954, she was presented to the Queen.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on June 9, 1937.
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