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Tuesday 1 October 2013

Prince George Mountbatten and Countess Nadejda de Torby - Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven

Monuments to Captain George Louis Victor Henry Serge Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven and Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby.

"In grateful and loving memory of my beloved husband George, Marquess of Milford Haven, Captain R. N.  November 6th 1892 - April 8th 1936."

"In loving memory of  our beloved mama Nada Marchioness of Milford Haven.  March 28th 1896 - January 22nd 1963."

Captain George Louis Victor Henry Serge Mountbatten was born 6th December 1892 to Louis Mountbatten, Prince of Battenberg and 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, and Princess Viktoria von Hesse and by Rhine, in Dramstadt, Hesse, Germany.  He was later to become the uncle of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Interestingly all official records puts Captain Mountbatten's birth date as 6th December 1892, yet his gravestone gives the date of 6th November.

On 15th November 1915 in London, Captain George married Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby, daughter of the Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich Romanov of Russia and Sophie von Merenberg.  Countess de Torby was born on 28th March 1896 in the Russian Empire.

Captain Mountbatten and Countess de Torby lived together in Lynden Manor in Holyport, Berkshire, where they raised their two children, Lady Tatiana Elizabeth Mountbatten and David Mountbateen, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven.

Captain Mountbatten died on 8th April 1936 of bone marrow cancer in Westminster, London.

Shortly after Captain George's death, Marchioness Lady Mountbatten left to live in the United States.

Marchioness Lady Mountbatten died on 22nd January 22 1963 in Cannes, France.

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  1. He was quite the dashing young man in that photo and she was very beautiful. I never knew any Royalty lived so close

    1. Beneath Thy Feet1 October 2013 at 17:21

      Bray Parish Cemetery is heaving with royalty.

  2. How interesting! It's nice that you included photos of both of them. :)
    Thanks for sharing this on Taphophile Tragics!


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