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Lady Blanche Linnie Douglas (née Somerset)

(1897-1968), Former wife of 6th Earl of St Germans, and later wife of George Scott Douglas; daughter of 9th Duke of Beaufort

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Lady Blanche Linnie Douglas (née Somerset), by Bassano Ltd - NPG x122487

Lady Blanche Linnie Douglas (née Somerset)

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 May 1923
NPG x122487

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Dominic Ramos

20 July 2021, 16:54

Her second husband was not 'Angus Scott Douglas' but George Francis Valentine Scott Douglas according to 'The Peerage' [citation below].

Dominic Ramos

20 July 2021, 16:47

Lady Blanche was an amateur aviatrix who fell in love with her flying instructor, 'Oggie' Ogden. Following the course of the Melbourne air race, and taking off from her private airfield in Wiltshire, they made a detour to visit a Maharajah in India, but after engine failure downed their plane, went missing in the Basra desert of Mesopotamia before being discovered weeks later partying in the house of a local sultan. The Reuters reporter had it that: "Lady Blanche has only recently taken up flying".

Jane Herbert

15 August 2018, 18:16

Lady Blanche Somerset, daughter of the 9th Duke of Beaufort, married first the 6th Earl of St Germans and had two daughters, Lady Rosemary and Lady Cathleen Eliot. The 6th Earl of St Germans died in South Africa following a riding accident and she later married Angus Scott Douglas by whom she had a son, Sir James Scott Douglas Bt.

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