Hugh Massingberd (1946-2007)

For some 15 years from the late 1960’s he edited Burke’s Landed Gentry, Burke’s Royal Families of the World and Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Then, as obituaries editor of The Daily Telegraph from 1986 to 1994 he gave prominent coverage to the lives of aristocrats and military men. Hugh died of cancer at  the age of 60 on christmas day.

A full obituary is available at the Times Online