Mary Fagan

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Lady Mary Fagan

Coat of Arms of Lady Mary Fagan.svg
Coat of Arms of Lady Mary Fagan
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
In office
28 March 1994 – 11 September 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byJames Walter Scott
Succeeded byNigel Atkinson
Personal details
Born (1939-09-11) 11 September 1939 (age 79)
Spouse(s)Christopher Tarleton Feltrim Fagan (1960-present)
ChildrenChristopher Hugh Tarleton Feltrim Fagan
James Tarleton Feltrim Fagan
MotherCaroline Judith Francklin
FatherGeorge Haliburton Foster Peel Vere-Laurie

Lady Florence Mary Fagan,[a] LG, DCVO, JP (born 11 September 1939) is a former Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, who served from 1994 until her retirement on 11 September 2014.[2]

Early life and family[edit]

Lady Mary was born at Gonalston Hall, Nottinghamshire, the daughter of Lt. Col. George Haliburton Foster Peel Vere-Laurie and Caroline Judith Francklin.[3] She was married October 21, 1960 to Captain Christopher Tarleton Feltrim Fagan, the son of Christopher Frederick Feltrim Fagan and Helen Maud Tarelton.[3][4] To their union were born two sons, Christopher Hugh Tarleton Feltrim Fagan (died in an automobile accident in 1987), and James Tarleton Feltrim Fagan.[4]

Charitable and public service[edit]

Lady Mary is chair of trustees of the Countess Of Brecknock Hospice Trust. She is also a trustee of the Overlord Embroidery Trust, The Edwina Mountbatten And Leonora Children's Foundation and Winchester Cathedral Trust. [5]

She also served as Chancellor of the University of Winchester from 2006 to 2014.[6]


Lady Mary was appointed a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in the 2009 Birthday Honours (announced 13 June 2009).[7] She was appointed a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter on 23 April 2018.[6]


  • Honorary Rear Admiral in the Royal Naval Reserve
  • Honorary Colonel, 457 Battery RA
  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Magistrates
  • 27 April 1998: Honorary Colonel, 78 (Fortress) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers)[8]
  • Honorary Colonel, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Volunteers) 4th Division


  1. ^ After appointment as a Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter (LG), she has chosen to be known as Lady Mary Fagan in lieu of the previously correct Dame Mary Fagan.[1]


  1. ^ "Lady Mary Fagan". Alastair Bruce on Twitter. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. ^ Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire website,; accessed 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, editor (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage Ltd.
  4. ^ a b Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1976). Burke's Irish Family Records. London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd.
  5. ^ "The Countess Of Brecknock Hospice Trust". Charity Commission.
  6. ^ a b "Appointments to the Order of the Garter". The Royal Family. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 3.
  8. ^ "No. 55110". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 April 1998. p. 4764.

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