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Lloyd Jones, Lady Hannah Benyon (?–1982)

Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones, by E. O. Hoppe, c.1930

Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones, by E. O. Hoppe, c.1930

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Lady [Hannah] Lloyd Jones, the widow of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, the chairman of David Jones for 37 years, died on Friday in Sydney after a long illness.

Lady Lloyd Jones married Sir Charles in 1929 in Chicago.

In 1933 they bought the 45-room Rosemont mansion in Ocean Street, Woollahra.

Rosemont, which was the family residence until last year, became famous in the 1940s and 1950s for Lady Lloyd Jones's parties and receptions.

The Lloyd Joneses were close friends with many of Australia's most powerful and influential people – including the Menzies, the Caseys and the Haslucks.

The funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday at All Saints', Woollahra.

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'Lloyd Jones, Lady Hannah Benyon (?–1982)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lloyd-jones-lady-hannah-benyon-27757/text35463, accessed 15 November 2019.

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Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones, by E. O. Hoppe, c.1930

Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones, by E. O. Hoppe, c.1930

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Jones, Hannah Benyon
Birth

Wales

Death

24 September 1982
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Stately Homes