Lady Rachel Pepys

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Lady Rachel Pepys
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Born Mary Rachel Fitzalan-Howard
(1905-06-27)27 June 1905
Died 17 August 1992(1992-08-17) (aged 87)
Spouse(s) Lt. Col. Colin Keppel Davidson
Brigadier Anthony Hilton Pepys
Children Duncan Henry Davidson
Harriet Mary Sefi
Parent(s) Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk
Gwendolen Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk

Lady Rachel Pepys, DCVO (27 June 1905 – 17 August 1992) was a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent from 1943 – 1968.[1]

Born Mary Rachel Fitzalan-Howard, she was the eldest child of the 15th Duke of Norfolk and his wife, Gwendolen.

On 31 July 1939, she married Lt. Col. Colin Keppel Davidson, a grandson of William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle, and they had two children: Duncan Henry Davidson (b. 1941) and Harriet Mary (b. 1942), who married Michael Sefi, the current Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection.

Lady Rachel's first husband was killed in Tunisia during World War II. On 9 November 1961, she married Brigadier Anthony Hilton Pepys, who died six years later. She retired from the Duchess of Kent's household a year later and died in 1992, aged 87.