Captain Sir John
Norman Ide "Jack" Leslie, 4th Baronet
(born 6 December 1916
) is the
eldest son of the Sir John Randolph Shane
Leslie, 3rd Bt.
and Marjorie Ide. He became the fourth baronet
when his father died in 1971.
School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, he has never married or had children.
During World War II
Leslie spent 5
years in POW camps. After the war he moved to New York and later
travelled around Europe eventually settling in Rome.
At the age
of 78 he returned to Castle Leslie where he took up nightclubbing, and travelled to Ibiza for his 85th
birthday in 2001.
He inadvertently revealed the wedding
location of Paul McCartney
by admitting to
reporters it was to take place in Castle Leslie, but that it was "a
John has outlived his older sister, the author Anita Leslie (Anita
Theodosia Moira Rodzianko King), and younger brother, Desmond Arthur Peter Leslie
. The line of
succession for the Baronetcy is (1) nephew Shaun and (2) nephew
He is the first cousin once removed of former British Prime Minister
as his paternal
grandmother, Leonie Jerome, and Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill
sisters - the daughters of American financier Leonard Jerome
enjoys the local night life in County Monaghan, and is a frequent visitor to pubs such as the Squealing Pig, and discos such as The Forum.