Louise Hollingsworth Morris <I>Clews</I> Timpson

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Louise Hollingsworth Morris Clews Timpson

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 10 Feb 1970 (aged 65)
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 36183122 View Source
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Daughter of Henry Clews Jr., the sculptor, and Louise Morris. She was married to and divorced from Ian Douglas Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyl, Scotland. She had two sons, Ian Campbell, the 12th Duke of Argyl, and Colin Ivar Campbell.

From member #46875885

"1st husband: Andrew Nicholad Armstrong, of London (divorced)
2nd: Duke of Argyll, Ian Douglas Campbell (divorced)
3rd: Robert Clermont Livingston Timpson, 1954 at "The Colony Club"

This information may not be correct, but I am copying as given.

Below from member #46959922

Louise Clews, the former Duchess of Argyll, died in her sleep at home in Rhinebeck, N. Y. She was 65 years old.

She was married three times to men of high social position in Britain and the United States.

Her second husband, to whom she was married in 1933, was Capt. Ian Campbell, who in 1951 became the Duke of Argyll. The couple lived in the castle of Inverary in Scotland until their divorce in 1954.

Louise was born Nov. 27, 1904, in Paris, the daughter of Henry Clews Jr., an American artist, and Louise Morris, a descendant of James Madison. Her grandfather was Henry Clews, a prominent Wall Street banker.

When her parents were divorced in 1909, Louise moved with her mother to Biarritz, France.

Her father took up residence with his new wife, Mrs. Robert Goelet, at the Chateau of La Napoule, Alpes Maritimes, France.

At the age of 18, Louise Clews was married to Andrew Vanneck. They lived in a famous house of England, Heveningham Hall. The marriage was dissolved three years later.

During World War II, when her second husband, Ian Campbell, was a prisoner of war in Germany, she was in Lisbon and organized relief flights. She enlisted friends, civilian pilots, to fly the supplies.

In 1955, a year after her divorce from the Duke of Argyll, she was married to Robert C. Livingston Timpson, an American investment banker.

She was warmly received by New York society following her return from Europe. The Timpsons set up house at Grasmere, an early 19th;century three;story brick and marble mansion, in Rhinebeck.

Louise often entertained foreign friends and relatives. Her guests included her two sons by marriage to the Duke of Argyll, the Marquess of Lorne, heir of the Duke, and Lord Colin Campbell of London.

Her stepdaughter, the Duke of Argyll's daughter by an earlier marriage, is the former Lady Jean Campbell, who was the wife of Norman Mailer. She is now Mrs. John Kram.

Following her divorce in 1963, from Mr. Timpson She returned to using her maiden name. Louise faced the problem of maintaining Grasmere, which she owned since 1954. She took in Bard College students as boarders and conducted tours of the house, whose history dates to the American Revolution.

End of info from member #46959922

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