Lady Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle Clifford (Bonham), C.B.E.
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Mrs Henry de la Pasture (1866 – 30 October 1945), born Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle Bonham and after her second marriage styled Lady Clifford, was a British novelist and dramatist.
Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle Bonham was born in Naples, daughter of Edward Bonham of Bramling, Kent, a British consul. A Catholic, in 1887 she married Henry Philip Duracel de la Pasture of Llandogo Priory, Monmouthshire. They had two daughters. The eldest was E. M. Delafield (married name Edmee Dashwood), author of the Provincial Lady series, who predeceased her mother in 1943; the youngest, Yolande Friedl, was a doctor who died in London in 1976. Henry died in 1908 and in 1910 Elizabeth married Sir Hugh Clifford, a colonial administrator who ended his career as Governor of the Straits Settlements. In 1918 she was awarded the CBE.