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Friday, March 27, 2015

Death of the hereditary Standard Bearer for England (the Queen's Champion)

_.Lt-Colonel John Lindley Marmion Dymoke, MBE, DL, who died 21 March, 2015, aged 88, was head of that landed family of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, and was the Honourable the Queen's Champion and Standard Bearer of England in which capacity he attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 2 June, 1953.

Sometime High Sheriff of Lincs and Vice~Lord Lieutenant of the county.

He was born 1 Sept, 1926, son of Capt Lionel Marmion Dymoke (1894-1963), by his wife the former Rachel Isabel Lindley, scion of the extinct Barons Lindley.

He succeded to the Lordship of the manors of Scrivelsby, Thornton and Dalderby, &c, on his grandfather's death, 29 Aug 1946. The grandfather had attended the coronations of King Edward VII and King George V and King George VI as hereditary standard bearer and King's Champion, &c.

John Dymoke married 4 Sept, 1953, Susan Cicely Fane, scion of the Earls of Westmorland, by whom he had issue. His eld nson, Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke, who was born 19 January, 1955, now succeeds as head of the family and holder of the ancient family honours.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Helmore/von Preussen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 March, 2015, between Caspar William Helmore (born 1987), second son of Mr Charles Patrick Helmore, of London, and Mrs Rachel Helmore (born 1952, nee Aykroyd), of Rogate, west Sussex, scion of the Aykroyd baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929, of Birstwith Hall, Harrogate), & Princess Augusta Lily von Preussen (born 15 Dec, 1986), scion of the Royal House of Prussia, & a descendant of Queen Victoria, daughter of HRH Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen (b 3 May, 1946). of Kensington, by his former wife the former Hon Victoria Mancroft (b 1952) (Victoria, Princess von Preussen, of East Coker, Somerset)  scion of the Barons Mancroft (Baron UK, cr 1937).

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Belfast/Cahill Reid engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 March, 2015, between James Chichester, styled Earl of Belfast (born 19 Nov, 1990) (scion of the Marquesses of Donegall, cr 1791, Peerage of Ireland), son and heir of the 8th Marquess of Donegall (b 9 May 1952), of Roxburghshire, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Philipson, & Oilbhe Cahill Reid, daughter of the late Mr Charles Reid and Dr Mairead Cahill and step daughter of Mr James Watson, ,of Roscommon.

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Henry (Harry) Richard Thomas John (born 2015)

_.  Kate Louise John {nee Wake-Walker, b 1982}, wife of Alexander T. John, and scion of the Walker baronets (Bt, cr 1866, of Oakley House), gave birth to a son, Henry (Harry) Richard Thomas, 11 March, 2015.

The couple married 11 May, 2013. Alexander T. John is the son of Mr & Mrs Trevor John, of Bath, and Kate, a kinswoman of the Duke of Cambridge  &  Prince Harry of Wales, via her descent from the Earls Spencer, is a daughter of Richard Anthony Wake-Walker (b 25 July, 1951), of London, by his wife the former Sharon Pamela Little.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Countess of Lanesborough dies aged 83

_. The Countess of Lanesborough, who died 5 March, 2015, aged 83, was the second wife, and widow of Denis Anthony Brfian Butler, 9th (and last) Earl of Lanesborough (1918-98) (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1756, ext 1998).

She was Patricia Julia Meston, daughter of F.W. Meston, MC. Her husband died 21 Dec, 1998.

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Twins for Kate Reardon and Charles Gordon-Watson

_. Katherine Genevieve (Kate) Gordon-Watson (nee Reardon) (Tatler), wife of Charles Patrick Gordon-Watson (b 17 Dec, 1959), descended from the Gordons of Boveridge Park, gave birth to twins, Arthur Charles Edward & Katherine Thalia Peverley, 27 February, 2015.

Charles Gordon-Watson is a son of the late Brigadier David Michael Lindsay Gordon-Watson, OBE, MC (1913-2002), by his wife the former Thalia A.R. Gordon, of East Blagdon, Cranborne, Dorset & Kate Reardon (editor of Tatler), is the only daughter of Mr Patrick Reardon, of Montgomery, Wales, and Mrs Humphrey Wood, of Roborough, Devon, and Parsons Green, London.

Bloodstock agent Charlie Gordon-Watson is a first cousin of the Duchess of Beaufort, of Badminton, Avon.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kidd/Tyser marriage

_. The marriage took place 24 February, 2015, in St Vincent, between Jack Edward Kidd (b 1973), of Barbados, descended from the Barons Beaverbrook, son of John Edward Aitken Kidd, by his wife the former Wendy Madeline Hodge (b 1941), scion of the Hodge baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1921), & Miss Rosie B. Tyser.

Jack's grandmother, the Hon. Janet Aitken (dau of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook), was the wife, between 1927 and 1934, of Ian Douglas Campbell, later 11th Duke of Argyll. Before settling on Jack's grandfather, Maj. Thomas Kidd, Janet's second husband was the Hon. William Montagu, son of the 9th Earl of Sandwich.

Jack's sister is the Marchioness of Douro, wife of the Duke of Wellington's heir.

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Kit Richard Hugh Fraser (born 2015)

-. Clementine Fraser (b Sept 1976, née Hambro) scion of the Hambro landed family and wife of Orlando Gregory Fraser (b 9 May 1967), scion of the Lords Lovat (Peerage of Scot, circa 1458, Peerage of the UK cr 1837), gave birth to a son, Kit Richard Hugh, 26 February, 2015.

Orlando Fraser is a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, and Clementine Hambro, a bridesmaid at the marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 29 Jul, 1981, is a granddaughter maternally of the late Baron Soames, by his wife Baroness Soames, LG (nee Spencer-Churchill), daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, KG, &c.


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mariebelle, Countess Cathcart (died 2015)

_. Mariebelle, Countess Cathcart, who died 25 February, 2015, aged 91, was the second wife, and widow, of Alan Cathcart, 6th Earl Cathcart, CB, DSO, MC (1919-99) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1814).

She was Marie Isobel French, known as Mariebelle, scion of the Barons De Freyne (Peerage of the UK cr 1851), daughter of the Hon William Joseph French (b 5 Aug 1885, d 1974), by his wife the former Victoria Louise Bellasis (d 1989), scion of that landed family; married 1stly, 21 July, 1942, Capt Sir Thomas Brian Weldon, 8th Baronet (1905-79) (Bt Ure, 1723) by whom she had issue, a son, Sir Anthony, 9th Bt (b 11 May 1947), and a daughter, Tara (b 1943); married 2ndly, 1984, the 6th Earl Cathcart, who died 15 June, 1999.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Eva-Deia Branson (born 2015)

_. Isabella Amaryllys Charlotte Branson (nee Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe b 1980), scion of the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929), & wife of Sam Edward C. Branson (b 1985), gave birth to a daughter, Eva-Deia,  in Feb, 2015.

Sam is the only son of Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Knt, of Necker Island, by his wife the former Joan Templeman, & Isabella is a daughter of John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (b 1947), by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b 21 Feb 1947), scion of the Earls Howe (Earl, UK, cr 1821). 


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Guy Aylmer George Tryon (born 2015)

_.Dr the Hon Katherine Anne Lyon Tryon (nee Carroll, b 1981), wife of the Hon Charles George Barrington Tryon (b 15 May 1976), godson of the Prince of Wales, gave birth to a son, Guy Aylmer George, 30 January, 2015, a brother for Corinna Rose, who was b 6 Feb, 2012, and for Eloise Clementine, who was b 15 Mar, 2013.

The Hon Charles Tryon,  sometime Page of Honour to the Queen, is the eldest son of the 3rd Baron Tryon (b 26 May 1940) and the late (Kanga) Baroness Tryon, of Calne, Wiltshire, and Dr Tryon is the only daughter of Mr Peter R. Carroll, of Sandwich, Kent, by his wife the former  Paulline J.Lyon.

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