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(24 August 1961 - 19 November 2011) (her death) (6 children)
Married William Humble David Ward in 1961, who later became the 4th Earl of Dudley. Earning the title of Countess of Dudley, she later bore him six children. Their first child, a son, was stillborn on October 21, 1961. Then came Lady Susanna Louise Ward (born 23 May 1963); Lady Melissa Patricia Eileen Ward (born 18 July 1964); Lady Victoria Larissa Cecila Ward (born 28 May 1966); Lady Amelia Maureen Erica Ward (born 5 September 1967); Lady Emma sophia Cresida Ward (born 7 January 1970); and their only surviving son Leander Ward (born 31 October 1971).
Lord Dudley remarried in Amersham on 24 August 1961. His second wife was Maureen Swanson the Scottish actress and socialite (25 November 1932 – 16 November 2011). Together they had seven children:
Hon. William Ward (born and died stillborn 21 October 1961)
Lady Susanna Louise Ward (born 23 May 1963),
Lady Melissa Patricia Eileen Ward (born 18 July 1964), married in 1991 to Simon Puxley; has daughter (India Ward Puxley; born 1991)
Lady Victoria Larissa Cecilia Ward (born 28 May 1966), Has son (George William Ward Carstairs; Born 18 December 1996)
Lady Amelia Maureen Erica Ward (born 5 September 1967),
Lady (Emma Sophia) Cressida Ward (born 7 January 1970), Married, to Dr Ludovic Toro in a civil service in July 2011 in London, and on 1 October 2011 in Sicily in a Roman Catholic wedding, whom she met while working in Paris; where she now lives. They have a son William Raffaele Vittorio Toro born 26 June 2012; Lady Cressida Ward has a daughter from a prior relationship (Lily Rose Ward Davis; born 2 November 2004). She works in medical PR.
Hon. Leander Grenville Dudley Ward (born 31 October 1971), film-maker married British journalist Laura Sevier on 23 July 2011. They had a daughter, Leyla Atalanta Ward, on October 14, 2012
21 October 61
her son William Ward is born
23 May 63
her daughter Susanna Ward is born
18 July 64
her daughter Melissa Ward is born
28 May 66
her daughter Victoria Ward is born
5 September 67
her daughter Amelia Ward is born
7 January 70
her daughter Emma Ward is born
30 October 71
her son Leander Grenville Dudley Ward is born.