Ruth Fermoy

British lady-in-waiting and baroness Ruth Fermoy

Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, DCVO, OBE, was a friend and confidante of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the maternal grandmother of Lady Diana Spencer, later Princess of Wales. Lady Fermoy was born Ruth Sylvia Gill at her father's house, Dalhebity, Bieldside, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Colonel William Smith Gill and his wife Ruth (the daughter of David Littlejohn).
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Deceased
06 July 1993
home town
Scotland
Death Place
Eaton Square

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 84
    Died on July 6, 1993.
  • 1969
    Age 60
    In 1969, her daughter Frances and John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, were divorced.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 47
    In 1956, the Queen Mother appointed Lady Fermoy an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber.
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  • 1951
    Age 42
    She founded the King's Lynn Festival in 1951 and remained closely involved with the Festival for 25 years, persuading Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to become its patron.
  • 1950
    Age 41
    Lady Fermoy did play the piano in public occasionally after her marriage, most notably with Josef Krips at the Royal Albert Hall in 1950, and with Sir John Barbirolli and the Hallé Orchestra at King's Lynn in 1966.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 22
    Her musical career was cut short when she met, and later married in 1931, the wealthy and much older Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on October 2, 1908.
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