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Marett, Sir Robert (Hugh Kirk)locked

KCMG 1964 (CMG 1955); OBE 1942; FRAI; Seigneur du Franc Fief, in Jersey; Director, Royal Trust Co. of Canada (CI) Ltd

Born 20 April 1907; s of late Dr Robert Ranulph Marett, one-time Rector of Exeter Coll., Oxford, and Nora Kirk; m 1934, Piedad, d of late Vicente Sanchez Gavito, Mexico City; one d; died 2 Nov. 1981

Deputy, States of Jersey and President, Policy Advisory Committee


Dragon Sch., Oxford; Winchester Coll


Entered business: Norton, Megaw & Co. Ltd, 1926–30; Mexican Railway Co. Ltd, 1931–36; Shell Petroleum Co., 1937–39; Times Correspondent in Mexico, 1932–38; Ministry of Information, London, Mexico, Washington and Ottawa, 1939–46; First Secretary, HM Foreign Service, 1946; New York, 1946–48; Lima, 1948–52; Foreign Office, 1952–55; Secretary, Drogheda Cttee, 1952–53; Counsellor (Head of Information Policy Dept, of FO), 1953–55; HM Consul-General, Boston, 1955–58; Asst Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 1959–63; British Ambassador to Peru, 1963–67; special Ambassador for inauguration of President Allende of Chile, 1970


Archæological Tours from Mexico City, 1932; An Eye-Witness of Mexico, 1939; Through the Back Door, An Inside View of Britain’s Overseas Information Services, 1968; Peru, 1969; Mexico, 1971; Latin America: British trade and investment, 1973




Mon Plaisir, St Aubin, Jersey, CI