Herbert, Violet Ida Eveline, Countess of Powis (1865 -1929)

Violet Ida Eveline Lane-Fox was the youngest child of Sackville Lane-Fox, 12th Baron Conyers, and his wife, Mary Curteis. On 21 August 1890, she married George Herbert, who succeeded his uncle as Earl of Powis six months later. In 1903 the House of Lords conferred on her the title of 16th Baroness Darcy de Knayth.
Lady Powis persuaded her husband to entrust the entire management of the deteriorating gardens at Powis Castle to her in 1911. Over the next eighteen years, she created the gardens into the internationally renowned form that they have today.
The couple had two sons and a daughter. The elder son died from wounds received at the Somme in 1916. Lady Powis died in 1929, age 63, in a motorcar accident, and was buried in the Christ Church, Welshpool churchyard.

Seat / Residence(s): Powis Castle, Montgomeryshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Herbert, Violet Ida Eveline, Countess of Powis (1865 - 1929) (Stamp 1) Monogram: V P P
Coronet: Countess