Alice Coke, Countess of Leicester

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Alice Emily Coke, Countess of Leicester, DBE (née White; 1855 – 24 April 1936) was the wife of the 3rd Earl of Leicester.

She was the daughter of Sir Luke White, who succeeded as 2nd Baron Annaly in 1873 (at which point she received the style "The Honourable"). She married Viscount Coke on 26 August 1879. He succeeded his father as 3rd Earl of Leicester in 1909. The couple had five children.[1]

She was a prominent figure in Norfolk, becoming a Justice of the Peace in 1922.[1] She was president of the Norfolk Branch of the British Red Cross Society during the First World War, and was in consequence appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours.[1]

She died at Holkham Hall on 24 April 1936.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Staff (25 April 1936). "The Countess of Leicester". The Times. London, England, UK. p. 14.