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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sir Henry Shiffner, 8th Baronet 1930-2018

_. Sir Henry Shiffner, 8th Baronet, a company director, died 22 August, 2018, in Valencia, Spain. The baronetcy was created for his ancestor in 1818.

Henry David Shiffner was born 3 February, 1930, son of Maj Sir Henry Shiffner 7th Baronet, by his wife, the former Margaret Mary Gowers (died 1987), daughter of Sir Ernest Gowers, GCB, GBE; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 1941.

Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Married firstly, 1949 (div 1956), Dorothy Jackson, by whom he had a daughter; married 2ndly, 1957 (div 1970), Beryl Milburn, by whom he had a daughter; married thirdly, 1970, Joaquina Ramos Lopez.

He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his cousin once removed, Michael George Edward Shiffner, who was born in 1963.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Count Edouard Mapelli Mozzi: Princess Beatrice's boyfriend

_ What do we know about Count Edouard Mapelli Mozzi? The millionaire property developer is reported to be the new love of Princess Beatrice of York, 30, granddaughter of the Queen.

Count Edouard Alessandro M Mapelli Mozzi (known as Edo) was born in Westminster, 1st November, 1983, son of Count Alessandro (Alex) Mapelli Mozzi, and his former wife the former Nicola D. Burrows. He has an elder sister Natalia Alice, born in 1981, wife of Mr Tod Yeomans.

His father, who was born in 1951, is a British Olympian, an Alpine skier, took part in several events at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Edo's grandfather was Count Gian Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1922-80), Italian aristocrat, who married Gigliola Stoppani. Count Gian Paolo was a son of Count Luigi Mapelli Mozzi (1894-1948), who married Nobile Maria Mercedes Baroli.
Count Luigi was a son of Count Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1854-1921), who married Enrichetta Tarsis dei Conti di Castel d'Agogna (1866-1941). Count Paolo was the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (1815-79) who married Nobile Ippolita Giulino dei Conti di Vialba.

The Mapelli Mozzi name came about from the marriage of Count Alessandro's father, Nobile Gerolamo Mapelli (1785-1842) with Angela Mozzi.

Edo's mother married as her second husband Christopher M.H. Shale, a British businessman and Conservative politician, friend of former prime minister David Cameron. Mr Shale died from natural causes at Glastonbury, in June, 2011. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents the Duke and Duchess of York attended Mr Shale's funeral.

Edo has a half-brother, Albemarle Christopher M.H. Shale, ten years his junior.

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edo's cousin, Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi, married in 2006, Lady Lucinda Savile, a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

Although he enjoys the title of "Count" he is a British subject and technically cannot use a foreign title in this country. Foreign styles and titles were confined to those who received a Royal Warrant from King George V in 1932.

It is reported that Edo has a two-year-old son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", from a previous relationship.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cayzer/Ford engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2018, between the Hon (Henry) Alexander Cayzer (born 1991) second son of the 3rd Baron Rotherwick (b 1954), of Oxfordshire, by his former 1st wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (b 1961, scion of the McAlpine baronets) now Mrs Sara Cayzer, also of Oxfordshire, & Delaney L Ford, daughter of Mr James Ford, of California, USA, and Mrs Gina Mayo, also of California.


Samuel Vestey (born 2018)

_. Violet Gweneth Vestey (nee Henderson, born 1985), scion of the Barons Faringdon, and wife of the Hon William Guy Vestey (born 23 Aug, 1983), gave birth to a son, Samuel, in Nov, 2018.

The Hon William Vestey is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife, the former Celia Elizabeth Knight.

Mrs Vestey is a daughter of the late Gavin Adrian Alexander Henderson (1944-91), by his wife the former Juliet Victoria Baring (b 1953), scion of the Earls of Cromer.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Poyner/Lindsay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 November, 2018, between, James Stephen Poyner (born 1984), son of Mr Terence B Poyner, of Flintshire, by his wife the former Cynthia M Woods, & Alice Rose Lyttelton Lindsay (born posthumously in 1988), scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, only child of the late Major Hugh Charles Lyttelton Lindsay (1953-88) sometime equerry to HM The Queen, by his wife the former Sarah Patricia Brennan, MVO (born 1952) now Mrs Paul Horsley, of Salisbury.

Alice Lindsay is a goddaughter of HRH The Prince of Wales. Her father was killed skiing with the Prince of Wales at Klosters in March, 1988.


The 27th Baron De Clifford 1928-2018

_. The Lord De Clifford, 27th Baron, possessor of one of the oldest peerages of England, died 2 November, 2018. He was 90.

He was born John Edward Southwell Russell, 8 June, 1928, the elder son of the 26th Baron De Clifford, OBE (1907-82), by his first wife the former Dorothy Evelyn Meyrick (who died in 1987).

His father, the 26th holder of the peerage, was the last member of the House of Lords to be tried by his peers for felony (a manslaughter case), and was acquitted. He had married Dorothy Meyrick, a daughter of the notorious Irish-born nightclub owner, Mrs Kate Meyrick (1875-1933). Mrs Meyrick married three of her daughters into the nobility. One became Countess of Kinnoull, another became Countess of Craven, and the third, Dorothy, became Lady De Clifford.

John Russell succeeded his father as 27th Baron, 3 January, 1982. The peerage was created by Writ in 1299, and is one of the oldest peerages on the Roll.

Lord De Clifford married 27 June, 1959, Bridget Jennifer Robertson. No issue of the marriage.

The peerage now passes to Lord de Clifford’s nephew, Miles Edward Southwell Russell, who was born 7 August, 1966.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Lord De Clifford’s life takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poughill, on 21 November, 2018.


7th Baron Skelmersdale 1945-2018

_. Lord Skelmersdale, the 7th Baron, who has died aged 73, was. deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and a junior minister in Conservative governments.

He was born the Hon Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 2 April, 1945, son of the 6th Baron Skelmersdale (1896-1973) by his wife, the former Ann Quilter (died 1974), and succeeded to the peerage, created in 1828, upon his father’s death, 21 July, 1973.

Lord Skelmersdale served as a Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip) in the House of Lords 1981-86; was Parliamentary Under Secretary: Dept of Employment 1986-87, Dept of Health & Social Security 1987-88, Dept of Social Security 1988-89, Northern Ireland Office, 1989-90; Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1991; Deputy Speaker 1996; elected to the Lords as a Conservative hereditary peer, 1999.

Lord Skelmersale married in 1972, Christine Joan Morgan, by whom he had issue.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship’s son, the Hon Andrew Bootle-Wilbraham, who was born 9 August, 1977.


Monday, November 05, 2018

Death of former Cabinet secretary Lord Heywood of Whitehall

- Former Cabinet Secretary Baron Heywood of Whitehall, who has died from cancer, sadly makes history as the life peer to have enjoyed the shortest tenure of a peerage - nine days....

From The Gazette: 
THE QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 26 October 2018 to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon Sir Jeremy John Heywood, K.C.B., C.V.O., by the name, style and title of BARON HEYWOOD OF WHITEHALL, of Glossop in the County of Derbyshire

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Wolfe George Peter Tryon (b 2018)

—.Nina Tryon (nee Farnell-Watson) wife of the Hon Edward Henry Tryon (born 1979), scion of the Barons Tryon, gave birth to a son, Wolfe George Peter, 17 Oct, 2018, a brother for Mila Dale and Isabella Anna. 

The Hon Edward Tryon is the younger son of the 3rd Baron Tryon, by his wife the late Dale Harper, close friend and confidante of HRH The Prince of Wales.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dalrymple/O’Meara engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between William Hew Dalrymple (born 1992) scion of the Earls of Stair, son of the Hon Michael Colin Dalrymple (born 1965), of Oxenfoord, Midlothian, by his wife the former Harriet Lucy  Buxton (born 1962) scion of the Buxton baronets, and Sophie Anne Cotton O’Meara (born 1992) daughter of Joseph C O’Meara (b 1962) of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Tracey A Darcy.

William’s grandmother, Davina Countess of Stair, who died in 2017, was a niece of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.