Murtogh Guinness

Murtogh David Guinness (1913 - 2002)

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Hon. Murtogh David Guinness
Born in St George Hanover Square, London, England, United Kingdommap
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Murtogh David Guinness was born on 7 May 1913 in London, London, his father, Hon., was 33 and his mother, Evelyn, was 30. He married Nancy Vivian Laura Tarbolton in 1949. He died on 30 January 2002 in New York, USA, at the age of 88, and was buried in Climping, Sussex.


GUINNESS-Murtogh D. Died January 30th, 2002 in his home in New York City at age 88. He is survived by his sister Grania, Dowager Marchioness of Normandy, and sixteen nieces and nephews. A collector and longtime benefactor of the arts, he was a former President of the Music Box Society. Funeral services will be held at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue, on Monday, February 4th, at 10 AM.[1]

The Hon Murtogh Guinness, who died on 30 January, 2002, after a long illness, aged 88, came from the greatest family in the *beerage*; an art collector, he was also a past President of the Music Box Society of America, and benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum, New York. He had lived in New York for many years.

Murtogh David Guinness was born 7 May, 1913, the second son of the Hon Walter Edward Guinness, who was the youngest son of the millionaire brewer, the 1st Earl of Iveagh. Walter Guinness had a long career in public service, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Moyne in 1932. He had married in 1903, Lady Evelyn Hilda Stuart Erskine, a daughter of the 14th Earl of Buchan.

Murtogh had an elder brother, the writer Bryan Guinness, later 2nd Baron Moyne, (1905-92); and a sister, Grania, (b. 1920), wife of the 4th Marquis of Normanby, KG.

Murtogh's father died in lamentable circumstances when Lord Moyne, who was Resident Minister in the Middle East, was assassinated in Cairo by terrorist members of the Stern Gang.

Guinness, who owned at house at St James, Barbados, married in 1949, Nancy Vivian Laura, the only daughter of Cyril Edward Tarbolton, of Hampstead, London.

There were no children of the marriage.[2]


  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Murtogh D Guinness, 30 Jan 2002; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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On 24 Feb 2017 Phil Richardson wrote:

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