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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.


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). 


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.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rosamund Baroness Newborough 1918-2015

_. Rosamund Baroness Newborough, who died 17 February, 2015, aged 97, was the first wife of the 7th Baron Newborough, DSC  (1919-98)(Peerage of Ire, cr 1776).

She was the former Rosamund Lavington Barbour, born 17 Jan, 1918, scion of the landed family, of Bolesworth Castle, second daughter of Maj Robert Barbour (1876-1928), of Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, by his wife the former Ida Lavington Payne.

She married 1945 (div 1971), Robert Charles Michael Vaughan Wynn, who, during the war, had been a prisoner in Colditz Castle and escaped, & who, in 1965, succeeded as 7th Baron Newborough, and who died 11 Oct, 1998.

She leaves issue, a son, Robert, the 8th Baron (b 1949), and two daughters, (Anne) Patricia, and Diana.

A Celebration and Thanksgivinf for her life will be held at Al;l Saint's, Baschurch, Tues 7 Apr, 2015.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Death of Lord Mackie of Benshie

_. The Baron Mackie of Benshie, war hero, Liberal MP, life peer since 1974, who was born 10 July, 1919, died 17 February, 2015, aged 95.

Sir William Fettiplace Lawrence, OBE 5th Baronet 1954-2015

_. Sir William Fettiplace Lawrence, 5th Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1867), died 10 February, 2015. He was 60.

He was born 23 Aug, 1954, son of Maj Sir William Lawrence, 4th Baronet (1913-86), by his wife the former Pamela Mary Gordon, and succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 1986. He married in Feb 2005, Tamara Bubashvili, of Tblisi, Georgia.

Appointed OBE (2003).

Succeeded by his kinsman, Aubrey Lyttelton Simon Lawrence, who was born 22 September, 1942 (?)

Funeral at St Mary and All Saints Church, Haselor, Warwickshire, Wed 25 Feb.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Princess Maria Gloria (Lolita) Pignatelli Aragona Cortez 1927-2015

_. Princess Maria Gloria {Lolita} Pignatelli Aragona Cortez (the Hon Mrs Mansel Child-Villiers), who died on Jersey, 9 February, 2015,aged 87, was the former wife of the late Squadron Leader the Hon Edward Mansel Child-Villiers (1913-80), a younger son of the 8th Earl of Jersey (1873-1923), by his wife the former Lady Cynthia Almina Constance Mary Needham, dau of the 3rd Earl of Kilmorey.

She was born in 1927, a daughter of Prince Antonio Pignatelli Aragona Cortez, Duke of Terranova, of Rome, by his wife the former Beatrice Molyneux, and married Mr Child-Villiers, as his second wife in 1946. They divorced in 1971. She leaves issue, a son (George Anthony) Robert, who was born in 1947, and daughters, Mary Ann (b 1951), and (Maria) Consuelo (;Lily), born in 1953.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lady Gilmour (d 2015)

_. Lady Gilmour, who died 31 January, 2015, was the widow of Colonel Sir Allan Gilmour, KCVO, OBE, MC & Bar, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Sutherland, 1972-91, late the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons), who died in 2003.

She was the former Jean Wood, and married Allan Gilmour, of a Scots landed family, in 1941. She leaves three sons, David, Colin, Patrick, and a daughter, Susan.
Thanksgiving Service takes place at Rosehall Parish Church, Sutherland, Friday 27 Feb, 2015.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cumberbatch/Hunter marriage

_. The marriage took place on the Isle of Wight, 14 February, 2015, between Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (b 19 Jul 1976), the actor, son of Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (b 1939), by his wife the actress Wanda Ventham (b 5 Aug, 1935), & Sophie Hunter, daughter of Charles Hunter by his wife the former Anna Katharine Gow (b 12 Apr 1952), dau of Gen Sir Michael Gow (1924-2013), by his wife the former Jane Emily Scott (b 1925), scion of the Scott Bts (of Beauclerc) & a granddaughter maternally of the 1st Baron Mottistone.

Benedict Cumberbatch is descended from the Chaloner family. from whom descends the Barons Gisborough.


Son and heir for Viscount & Viscountess Hereford

_. The Viscountess Hereford (nee Louisa Knight, born 1977), wife of (Charles) Robert de Bohun (Robin) Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford (b 11 Aug 1975) (Premier Viscount in the Peerage of England cr 1550), gave birth to a son and heir, the Hon Henry Walter De Bohun Devereux, 11 February, 2015, a  brother for the Hon Sophia Emily Florence, who was b 12 January, 2013.

Lord Hereford is the eldest son of the late 18th Viscount Hereford (d 25 Feb 2004) and of Susan, Viscountess Hereford, of Ascott, Warwickshire, and Louisa is the younger daughter of (Christopher) William Knight, of Holland Park, London, by his wife the former Jonkvrouwe Sylvia Caroline dau of Jonkheer Emile van Lennep, of The Hague. 

Wm Knight is the son of the Hon Priscilla DODSON (dau of 2nd Baron Monk Bretton and Ruth, dau of Hon Charles BRAND scion of the Viscounts Hampden) and Maj Claude Thorburn Knight, scion of the LG family THORBURN formerly of Craigerne.