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Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« on: May 20, 2010, 07:03:46 AM »
I have been researching the life of a Welsh peer, Evan Morgan (1893-1949) who in 1934 became the 2nd Viscount Tredegar.

On March 13, 1939, he married Princess Olga Sergievna Dolgorouky (1915-1998) in Singapore.

Olga was the daughter of Prince Serge Dolgoruky and the tragic Princess Irina (who died suddenly in 1917); as a young child she was aboard HMS Marlborough in 1919, which took her to a new life in Western Europe (firstly in Paris and then in England).

I have interviewed several people who knew Olga, who, even though her marriage to Lord Tredegar was short-lived, proved to be, by all accounts, a very popular Lady Tredegar to the estate workers. Olga often had to help preside over the rather mix-matched and chaotic parties that her eccentric husband threw: poets would sit next to priests, boxers next to bohemians; a menagerie of exotic pets (including a Honey Bear and boxing kangaroo) would entertain and alarm in equal measure.

Occasionally members of Olga's family would visit Tredegar House. Most frequently, and most notably, her half-brother 'Larry' - Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov.

I would be most eager to hear from anyone with any information or contacts relating to Olga or 'Larry'.

Many Thanks,


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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 07:48:16 AM »
Do you have any photos of them that you would be willing to share with us?

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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 08:59:05 AM »
I certainly have several photographs of Olga Dolgorouky (Viscountess Tredegar) but none on my computer at the moment. I'll upload some when I get chance. I have no photographs of Ilarion Vorontzov-Daschkov (who died in 1982)  at all, but would love to hear if any of the members here do.

Oddly enough, I am playing the role of 'Larry' at a Murder Mystery at Tredegar House this evening. Both myself, and Larry's half-sister Olga are suspects!

It should be good fun.


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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 04:12:54 AM »
Looking forward very much to seeing the pictures of Olga.Thankyou in advance.
Can you share any details of Olga's later life?
BTW have you read Dimitri Obolenskys "Bread of Exile"...his mother (nee Shouvalova,later Countess Tolstoy)was a 1st cousin of Larry through her mother nee Vorontsov Dashkova).
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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 05:29:02 AM »
BTW.Although this off topic...wasnt Tredegars first wife the owner of a very famous suite (or at least sautoir necklace) of diamonds and black opals...

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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 07:38:36 AM »
They sound fascinating.  Can't wait to see their pictures.

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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 08:52:25 AM »


Princess Olga Dolgorouky, Viscountess Tredegar
(as she appeared on the front cover of The Tatler magazine)

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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 07:45:43 AM »
Thank you for posting. Do you have any of Princess Olga with Ilarion?

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Re: Princess Olga Dolgorouky and Ilarion Vorontzov Dashkov
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 01:48:34 PM »
Where are Olga and Ilarion buried?