Lord Montagu's eldest sister, Lady Chichester, died at home in Boldre on the 1st February 2015. She was 93.
Anne Montagu was born on 4th October 1921 and with her sisters Caroline and Mary Clare, and brother, Edward, grew up in Palace House when it was still a private home. She was possibly the last person to have any memories of her father John Montagu who died in 1929. Her husband, Sir John Chichester, died in 2007. Their eldest son, Jamie, is tenant of the tree nursery at The Rings in Hartford Wood and of the fishing on the upper reaches of the river.
A memorial service was held in Beaulieu Abbey Church on Friday 13th March.