Viola Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster
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Viola Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster

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Viola, Duchess of Westminster, was the wife of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster. Born Viola Maud Lyttelton, she was the daughter of Sir John Cavendish Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham and Violet Yolande Leonard and a direct descendant of William I. She married Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, son of Captain Hugh William Grosvenor and Lady Mabel Florence Mary Crichton, on 3 December 1946.… Read More

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Viola Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster
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CHILDHOOD

1912 Birth Born in 1912.

THIRTIES

1946 34 Years Old She married Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, son of Captain Hugh William Grosvenor and Lady Mabel Florence Mary Crichton, on 3 December 1946. … Read More

FORTIES

1955 43 Years Old She famously ordered workmen to drill holes in the ceiling of Florence Court, the stately home in County Fermanagh, to drain water away during a serious fire which almost destroyed it in 1955. The Duchess died in a car accident near Dungannon, County Tyrone on the 3rd of May 1987, aged 74.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1979 67 Years Old From 1979 until her death in 1987 she was Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh.
1987 75 Years Old Died in 1987.
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