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Colonel Sir Gordon William Nottage Palmer KCVO OBE TD (18 July 1918–3 July 1989) was Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1978, High Sheriff of Berkshire, 1965, and Chairman of Huntley and Palmer Foods, Reading, Berkshire.
He was the younger son of Ernest Palmer, 2nd Baron Palmer by his American wife Marguerite McKinley, daughter of William McKinley Osborne, United States Army General. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.
Colonel Palmer married, May 6, 1950, in Duns, Lorna Eveline Hope, daughter of Charles William Hugh Bailie, of Manderston, Berwickshire, by which marriage the Palmer family came into possession of Manderston. At the time of his marriage he was resident at 'Fernhurst', Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
They had two sons:
- Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer (b. 1951)
- Hon. Mark Palmer (b. 1954)
- ‘PALMER, Col Hon. Sir Gordon William Nottage’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016
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