Lady Mary Holborow

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Lady Mary Christina Holborow, DCVO (born 19 September 1936), née Stopford, is a daughter of the 8th Earl of Courtown and the former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

On retirement from her career as a magistrate (JP) she became the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and since then as a trustee of Cornwall Rural Community Council,[1] 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).

In addition to this she is a Governor of University College Falmouth, Vice President for Exeter Charity, St Loye's Foundation and President of Cornwall County Scout Council [2] She is also Patron of the Citizens Advice Bureau Cornwall.

Holborow was appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[3]


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]


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