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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.

Educated at Downside Schoolmarker and Magdalene College, Cambridgemarker, 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 Yorkmarker and later travelled around Europe eventually settling in Romemarker. At the age of 78 he returned to Castle Lesliemarker where he took up nightclubbing, and travelled to Ibizamarker for his 85th birthday in 2001. He inadvertently revealed the wedding location of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills by admitting to reporters it was to take place in Castle Leslie, but that it was "a secret".

Family

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 Mark.

He is the first cousin once removed of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as his paternal grandmother, Leonie Jerome, and Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill , were sisters - the daughters of American financier Leonard Jerome.

Personal Life

John enjoys the local night life in County Monaghanmarker, and is a frequent visitor to pubs such as the Squealing Pig, and discos such as The Forum.

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