Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Lady Mary Holborow

Lady Mary Christina Holborow, DCVO (née Stopford; 19 September 1936 – 9 June 2017) was a British magistrate who was Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. She was a daughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown.

Lady Mary Holborow
Lady Mary Holborow.jpg
Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
In office
1994 – 19 September 2011
Preceded by The Viscount Falmouth
Succeeded by Edward Bolitho
Personal details
Born 19 September 1936
Died 9 June 2017(2017-06-09) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Geoffrey Jermyn Holborow
Relations Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown, brother
Children 1 daughter, 1 son

On retirement as a magistrate (Justice of the Peace) she became the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and then a trustee of Cornwall Rural Community Council, the South West Lakes Trust, the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth and the TR14ers Community Dance Team Team based in Camborne. Lady Mary served as Commissioner for St John Ambulance Cornwall from 1982 until 1987, being awarded DStJ (1987).[1]

In addition she was a Governor of University College Falmouth, Vice President for Exeter Charity, St Loye's Foundation and President of Cornwall County Scout Council [2] She was also Patron of the Citizens Advice Bureau Cornwall. Her work and chairmanship of the Cornwall chapter of Macmillan Cancer Relief was longstanding and especially relevant to her personal commitment to the hospice movement and health services within the county. Soon after the establishment of the Hypatia Trust, Penzance, Cornwall in 1996, she became a supportive member of its Council of Trusted Friends.[3] A bard of the Cornish Gorsedd/Gorsedh Kernow, she was barded in 2012 at Camelford under the bardic name Gweresores Egloslasek/TheHelper of Ladoc Lady Mary was appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[4] She died in Cornwall on 9 June 2017.


On 8 August 1959, Lady Mary married Geoffrey Jermyn Holborow (died 11 August 2015); they had two children, Katherine Mary (born 1961) and Crispin (born 1963).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Cornwall remembers remarkable Lady Mary". The Cornishman. 15 June 2017. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Cornwall County Scout Council, Commissioners - Leadership Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Who we are
  4. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 3. 

External linksEdit

Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Falmouth
Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
Succeeded by
Edward Bolitho