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Harriet Spencer Ayer (Crawley)

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Daughter of Aidan Merivale Crawley, M.B.E. and Virginia Cowles, OBE
Widow of Douglas Percy Codrington Nation and Julian Ayer, adopted son of Sir A.J. Ayer
Ex-wife of <private> Shestakov
Mother of <private> Crawley
Sister of Andrew Hayward Crawley and Randall Stafford Crawley

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About Harriet Spencer Ayer

Author and TV presenter.

Harriet Spencer Crawley (b. 1948), a successful author and former television presenter of "Collecting Now", married firstly Gleb Chestekov in 1993. She married 2ndly circa 2001 Julian Ayer[25] (1939-26 December 2004, died Galle, Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day Tsunami[26]). Julian Ayer, whom she met in 1999, was the adoptive son of the philosopher Sir Alfred Jules Ayer, or "Freddie" Ayer (1910–1989). According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Julian was born the elder child of philosopher Sir Stuart Newton Hampshire (1914–2004) by (Grace Isabel) Renée Ayer, née Orde-Lees (d. 1980), who was Ayer's wife at the time. Hampshire married Renee in 1961, twenty years after her first husband divorced her. However, Ayer acknowledged the child Julian as his.[27][28] They had no issue. Harriet also has issue one son

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