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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cornwall Legh/Jones engagement

__.The engagement was announced 22 July, 2014, between the Hon Kenelm Michael Cornwall-Legh (b 12 Apr, 1978), 2nd son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor, DL (b 14 May, 1936), (Peerage of England cr 1397), of High Legh House, Knutsford, Cheshire, by his wife the former Joanna Storm Cayley (b 1947), scion of the Cayley Baronets (cr 1661), & Miss Victoria Jones, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Howard Jones, of Foxton, Cambridge.

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Ottilie Beatrix Vernon Harcourt (b 2014)

.__Joanna N. Vernon-Harcourt (nee Hall), wife of the Hon Oliver Thomas Vernon-Harcourt (b 1977) , 3rd son of  the 11th Baron Vernon (b 20 Oct, 1939), (Baron, GB, cr 1762) by his wife the former Cherry Corbin, gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Beatrix, 9 July, 2014, a sister for Poppy, Edward and Albert.

Mrs Vernon-Harcourt is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Kenneth Hall of Crewkerne, Somerset.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Houssemayne du Boulay/Alexander engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2014, between James Hardinge Houssemayne du Boulay (b 5 Sept, 1972), scion of that landed family, son of Robin Bernard Houssemayne du Boulay (b 5 Jul, 1944), by his former wife the former Tanya Theresa  Judge ~ now Lady Lowson, wife of Sir Ian Patrick Lowson, 2nd Baronet, & the Lady Rose Margaret Alexander (b 23 Apr, 1982), scion of the Earls Alexander of Tunis (Peerage of the UK, cr 1952), a goddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, elder daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 June, 1935), by his 2nd wife the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO (b 12 Apr, 1955), daughter of the 4th Baron Terrington (1915-98).

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 7th Baron Methuen 1931-2014

_. The 7th Baron Methuen (Peerage of the UK, cr 1838), died 9 July, 2014. He was 82.

Robert Alexander Holt Methuen was born 22 July, 1931, a younger son of Anthony Paul Methuen, 5th Baron (1891-1975), by his wife the former Grace Durning Holt (d 1972), and succeeded to the peerage on the death of his elder brother, 24 Aug, 1994.

Lord Methuen was one of the elected hereditayr peers (Lib Dem) and served as a deputy Speaker, House of Lords.

He was twice married, firstly, 10 May, 1958 (div 1993) Mary Catherine Jane Hooper, daughter of the Archdeacon of Ipswich; married 2ndly, 8 Jan, 1994, Magrit Andrea Hadwiger.

Lord Methuen leaves two daughters from his 1st marriage, Charlotte & Henrietta.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship's cousin, James Paul Archibald Methuen-Campbell, who was born 25 Oct, 1952.

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Sir (William) John Colfox, 2nd Baronet 1924-2014

_. Sir (William) John Colfox, 2nd Baronet (Bart, UK, cr 1939), died 12 July, 2014. He was 90.

He was born 25 Apr, 1924, son of Sir (William) Philip Colfox, MC, 1st Baronet (1888-1966), by his wife the former Mary Frances Symes-Bullen, scion of that landed family, dau of Lt-Col John Symes-Bullen.

He married 13 January, 1962, Frederica Loveday Crutchley, scion of that landed family, only dau of Admiral Sir Victor Crutchley, VC, KCB, DSC, DL, by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters.

John Colfox succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's demise, 8 Nov, 1966. He in turn is succeeded by his elder son, Philip John, who was born 27 Dec, 1962.

Funeral at Symondsbury Church, 23 July, 2014.

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{Jeremy} Ulick Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo 1939-2014

_. The 11th Marquess of Sligo (Peerage of Ireland, cr 1800), died at his home, Westport House, County Mayo, 13 July, 2014. He was 75.

He was born Jeremy Ulick Browne, 4 June, 1939, son of the 10th Marquess (1908-91), by his wife the former Jose Gauche, dau of William Gauche, and was styled Earl of Altamont from 1952. He succeeded to the peerages on the death of his father, 11 Sept, 1991.

Lord Sligo married 26 Oct, 1961, Jennifer June Lushington Cooper, only dau of Maj George Derek Cooper, MC, by his first wife  the former Pamela Armstrong-Lushington-Tullochj, by whom he had five daughters.

The marquess is succeeded by his cousin, Sebastian Ulick Browne, a great~grandson of the 5th Marquess of Sligo.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Death of Lady Raglan, wife of the 6th Baron

_. The Baroness Raglan, who died at her home 5 July, 2014, was the wife for 58 years of Geoffrey Somerset, 6th Baron Raglan (born 29 Aug, 1932) (Peerage of the UK, cr 1852).

She was the former Caroline Rachel Hill, the only daughter of Colonel (Edward) Roderick Hill, DSO, and married the then Geoffrey Somerset, 6 Oct, 1956. Her husband, a younger son of the 4th Baron (1885-1964), succeeded to the peerage on the death of his elder brother, 24 January, 2010. 

Lady Raglan is survived by her husband and by 2 daughters, Belinda and Lucy. Her only son, the Hon Arthur Geoffrey Somerset, who was b 27 Apr, 1960, died 25 July, 2012.

A Service of Celebration of her life will be held at St Denys Church, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, 6 Aug, 2014.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Burwell/Llewellyn marriage

_.The marriage took place, 12 July, 2014, in Hampshire, between Thomas Burwell and Arabella Dominica Llewellyn (born 1983), second daughter of the late Sir David St Vincent (Dai) Llewellyn, 4th Baronet (1946-2009) (Bt cr UK 1922), by his 1st wife Vanessa Mary Theresa Hubbard (descended from the Dukes of Norfolk) (now Mrs John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, scion of the Bts of that name), &c.



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Coughtrie/Smith-Bingham engagement

__.The engagement was announced 14 July, 2014, between James Thomas Coughtrie (b 1986), son of Mr & Mrs Douglas Coughtrie, of Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, and Charlotte Louisa Smith-Bingham (born 1987), scion of that landed family, daughter of Mr Kim Smith-Bingham (b 1957), of Co Tipperary, by his former wife the former Fiona Macdonald-Buchanan (descended from the extinct Barons Woolavington) (now Mrs Fiona Quirk. of Chitterne, Wilts).

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Death of Joan, Baroness Clydesmuir, widow of the 2nd Baron

_. Joan Baroness Clydesmuir, who died 9 July, 2014, at Whim Hall, Lamancha, was the widow of the 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, KT, CB, MBE (1917-96) (Peerage of the Uk, cr 1948).

She was the former Joan Marguerita Booth, 1st daughter of Lieutenant-Col Ernest Brabazon Booth, DSO, of Darver Castle, co Louth, and married the then Ronald John Bilsland Colville, 10 Apr, 1946. Her husband succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Clydesmuir, 31 Oct, 1954, and died 2 Oct, 1996.

Lady Clydesmuir leaves issue, 2 sons. The elder son, David (b 8 Apr, 1949) os 3rd holder of the peerage.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held at Biggar Kirk, Friday 18 July, 2014.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Capt North Edward Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton of Bargany, CVO, MBE, DSC 1921-2014

__.Capt North Edward Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton, CVO, MBE, DSC, who died suddenly at Ayr, 8 July, 2014, aged 92, was a scion of the Earls of Stair (Earl, cr 1703). Capt Dalrymple Hamilton, of Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire, a close friend of HM The Queen, was executive officer, Royal Yacht Britannia 1958-60, 

He was born 17 Feb, 1922, a godson of the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor), son of Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple Hamilton, KCB 1890-1974, by his wife Gwendolen (d 1974), dau of Sir Cuthbert Peek, 2nd Baronet. A sister, Graeme Elizabeth, born in 1926, was a goddaughter of the then Duchess of York (afterwards Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) &c.

He married 1stly, 23 July, 1949, the Hon Mary Helen Colville (d 1981), daughter of the 1st Baron Clydesmuir, PC, GCIE, by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, 1983, Geraldine Inez Antoinette, widow of Maj Rowland Beech, MC, and dau of Maj Frank Harding.

He leaves two sons from his 1st marriage, North John Frederick, who served as a Page of Honour to the Queen Mother 1964-66, and James Hew Ronald.

Funeral at Dailly Church, Friday 11 July.

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Baroness Farnham 1939-2014

__. The Baroness Farnham, who died at her home, 3 July, 2014, was the wife of Simon, 13th Baron Farnham (Barony in the Peerage of Ireland, cr 1756).

She was the former Karol Anne Prior-Palmer, a dau of Maj~Gen George Erroll Prior-Palmer, CB, DSO, of Appleshaw House., Andover, Hampshire, and married Simon Kenlis Maxwell in 1964. Her husband succeeded his elder brother as thirteen baron, 22 March, 2001.

Lady Farnham is survived by her husband, two sons, and one daughter.

Funeral at St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos, 28 July, 2014. 

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John Cheape (born 2014)

___. Louisa Cheape (nee Blair), wife of Henry Bruce Iain Ismay Cheape (b 1980), the 8th head of the gentry family of Strathtyrum and heir to his father as 3rd of Fossoway, gave birth to a son, John. 5 July, 2014.

Henry Cheape is the son of Angus Geoffrey Bruce Ismay Cheape, late the Scots Guards, of Kinross, by his former wife the former Emma Margaret Tennant (b 1954 now Lady Stevens, wife of Sir Jocelyn Stevens, Knt), scion of the Barons Glenconner, & Louisa Cheape is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Hew Blair, of Earlston, Berwickshire. 

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Mary Duchess of Roxburghe 1915-2014

Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, who died 2 July, 2014, aged 99, was the first wife of the late George, 9th Duke of Roxburghe (1913-74), and was a scion of the extinct Marquesses of Crewe.

The Duchess was a patron of the Royal Ballet.

She was born Lady Mary Evelyn Crewe-Milnes (23 March, 1915), youngest daughter of the 1st Marquess of Crewe, KG, PC (1858-1945), by his second wife, the former Lady Margaret Primrose (1881-1967), daughter of the 5th Earl of Rosebery.

She married 24 Oct, 1935 (div 1953), the 9th Duke of Roxburghe. No issue. The Duchess held the Queen's canopy at the Coronation of King George VI, 12 May, 1937, and must be one of the last surviving of those in Westmister Abbey on that day.

Funeral at St Mary's, West Horsley, 21 July, 2014

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