Viola Westminster

Widow of 5th Duke of Westminster Viola Westminster

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.
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County Tyrone

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    TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Died in 1987.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    From 1979 until her death in 1987 she was Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh.
  • OTHER
  • 1955
    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.
  • 1946
    She married Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, son of Captain Hugh William Grosvenor and Lady Mabel Florence Mary Crichton, on 3 December 1946.
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  • 1912
    Born in 1912.
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