Maya Angelou was not only a poet, writer, entertainer and activist, she was a friend, a woman who could be depended on for laughter and support. With the recent passing of her "sister-friend" Mary Jane Hewitt, we celebrate the lives of these family legends, as they are together again. Dr. Dolly McPherson, Dr. Mary Jane Hewitt, Jessica Mitford and Dr. Maya Angelou. During this season and always treasure friendship.
Debo with her greyhound Studley and Decca Mitford with her dogs. Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO, née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford, is the youngest of the six noted Mitford sisters
1917. The Mitford family is a gentry (minor aristocratic) English family whose main family line had seats at Mitford, Northumberland. Several heads of the family served as High Sheriff of Northumberland. A junior line, with seats at Newton Park, Northumberland, and Exbury House, Hampshire, descends via the historian William Mitford (1744–1827) and were twice elevated to the British peerage, in 1802 and 1902, under the title Baron Redesdale.