Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, Viscount Elveden
Born: 8 MAY 1912
Killed in action on 8 FEB 1945 in Holland.
Married 22 JUL 1936 to Hare, Elizabeth Cecilia
Children; Honor Dorothy Mary, Arthur Francis Benjamin, Earl of Iveagh 3rd,
Elizabeth Maria, b. 31 OCT 1939, Henrietta, b. 19 AUG 1942
Telegraph - Sunday 1 November 1998
A MEMBER of the Guinness dynasty has died after being thrown from a
horse-drawn Romany caravan in an accident near her home in Berkshire.
In the latest of a series of tragedies to afflict the family, Sheelin Rose
Nugent, 31, died in the Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon, Wilts, where
she was taken after the accident.
She was the niece of Lady Henrietta Guinness, who committed suicide in 1978.
Her mother, Lady Eliza Mays-Smith - sister of Lady Henrietta, and of the
Earl of Iveagh - was being comforted last night by her second husband,
Martin Mays-Smith, at their home, Chaddleworth House, near Lambourne, Berks.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident, which happened at 3.40pm
on Friday when Miss Nugent - known as Rose - was driving the caravan from
her mother's house to the village of Great Shefford.
Police said the gypsy wagon overturned after Miss Nugent lost control. It
mounted a grass bank throwing her on to the road. She suffered severe head
injuries and died soon after being admitted to hospital. Pc Gavin Newman,
investigating the accident, said it was not believed that any other person
or vehicle was involved.
The family has been beset by tragedy since the 1970s. In 1986, Olivia
Channon, the daughter of the then Tory minister Paul Channon and
great-granddaughter of the Earl of Iveagh (a title created in 1885), died of
a drug overdose.
In 1978, Natalya Citowitz, Miss Channon's cousin, and great-granddaughter of
the second Earl's brother, died after falling into a bath while injecting
In the same year, Lady Henrietta, 35, who suffered from depression, jumped
off an aqueduct in Italy; four-year-old Peter Guinness was killed in a car
crash, and Major Denys Guinness was found dead from a drug overdose at his
Shooting Party left to right . 1. unknown. 2.Rory More O'Ferrall, 3. Lady
Elizabeth. 4.Tom Blackwell. 5. Captain Bunbury. 6&7 unknown. 8. Fritz von
Preussen. 7. Unknown. 8. John Hare, Lord Blakenham