Monday, March 25, 2013

Dowager Marchioness of Cambridge is gravely ill

March 25, 1929

The Dowager Marchioness of Cambridge is "suffering from septic pneumonia."  Her condition, according to the Associated Press, is reported to be "rather grave."

Lady Cambridge is Queen Mary's sister-in-law.   Lord Dawson of Penn, one of King George V's doctors, is attending to her.

The 55-year-old Lady Cambridge was born Lady Margaret Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke of Westminster, in April 1873.  She married then Prince Adolphus of Teck, at Eaton Hall on December 12, 1894.

They had four  children,  George, 2nd Marquess of Cambridge,  Lady Mary, who is married to the Duke of Beaufort, Lady Helena, the wife of John Gibbs and Lord Frederick Cambridge.

In 1917,  Adolphus, who succeeded his father as Duke of Teck in 1900, relinquished in German  titles and was created Marquess of Cambridge.

Lord Cambridge died on October 24, 1927. 

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