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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Duchess of Montrose, wife of the 8th Duke

_. Her Grace the Duchess of Montrose, wife of the 8th Duke of Montrose, died 29 October, 2014.

She was the former Catherine Elizabeth MacDonnel Young, daughter of Capt Norman Andrew Thompson Young, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, of Ottawa, and married the then James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, in 1970.

Her husband succeeded his father as 8th Duke in 1992. The Dukedom in the Peerage of Scotland was created in 1707.

The Duchess is survived by her husband and by her sons, the Marquess of Montrose, and Lord Ronald Graham, and a daughter, Lady Hermione.

Funeral to be at Dryman Church on Wednesday 5 November, 2014, followed by family burial at Buchanan Chuchyard.


David Henry FitzRoy Somerset 1930-2014

_. David Henry FitzRoy Somerset, who died 25 October, 2014, aged 84, was a scion of the Barons Raglan ( Baron, UK, cr 1852); & was Chief Cashier Bank of England, 1980-88, &c; was born 19 June, 1930, son of Brig the Hon Nigel FitzRoy Somerset DSO, MC (1893-1990), by his wife the former Phyllis Marion Offley (who died 1979), and was a grandson of the 3rd Baron Raglan (1857-1921); married 16 Apr, 1955, Ruth Ivy, dau of Wilfred Robert Wildbur, by whom he had issue,  a daughter, Louise and a son, Henry.

Funeral at St Denys Church, Rotherfield, East Sussex, Friday 7 Nov, 2014.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Richard Sackville Lane Fox 1933-2014

_._.Richard Sackville Lane Fox, who died 25 October, 2014, aged 81, was a scion of the Lane Fox family, of Bramham Park, West Yorkshire.

He was born 19 Sept, 1933, second son of Lt-Col Francis Gordon Ward Lane Fox (formerly Ward Jackson) (1899-1989), by his wife the Hon Marcia Agnes Mary Lane Fox (1904-80), eldest daughter of the 1st & last Baron Bingley; married 11 June, 1960, the Hon Janet Hamilton (b 8 Sept, 1936), only dau of the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, MC, by (1911-90) whom he had issue.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Black Torrington, Friday 7 Nov, 2014.


(Walter) Raleigh Trevelyan 1923-2014

_. {Walter} Raleigh Trevelyan, who died 23 October, 2014, aged, 91, was a scion of the Trevelyan baronets (Bt, cr 1661); & was a prolific author and historian acclaimed for his wartime memoir The Fortress and his biography of Sir Walter Raleigh.

He was born 6 July, 1923, son of Walter Raleigh Fetherstonhaugh Trevelyan 1893-1953, by his wife the former Olive Beatrice Frost; he was Capt, The Rifle Brigade; served in World War II (despatches); author; editorial director, Michael Joseph Ltd, &c. Unm.


Hon Dorothy Anne Eustace 1926-2014

_. The Hon Dorothy Anne Eustace, who died 24 Oct, 2014, aged 88, was a younger daughter of the 1st (and last) Baron Percy of Newcastle 1887-1958 (ext 1958), by his wife the former Stella Katherine Drummond, and was a granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Northumberland, &c.

She was born in 1926, as Dorothy Anne Percy; married 1957, Maj Thomas Robert Hales Eustace, Royal Irish Fusilliers, by whom she had issue.


Timpson/Turner engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 October, 2014, between Mr Lawrence Rupert John Timpson (born 1974), son of the late Nicholas George Lawrence Timspon, by his wife the former Lady Selina Catherine Meade (born 1950), scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam (Earl, Ire, cr 1776), & Arabella Mary Claire Turner (born 1984), daughter of Mr Rodney John Turner, by his wife the former Hon Anne Mary Cameron (b 1953), scion of the Barons Rowallan (Baron, UK, cr 1911).

Lawrence Timpson descends from the Houston-Boswall baronets (Bart, UK, cr 1836).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hon John Alexander Ladi Thynn (born 2014)

_. Emma Thynn, styled Viscountess Weymouth (born 1986), wife of Ceawlin Thynn, styled Viscount Weymouth (b 6 June, 1974), scion of the Marquesses of Bath, gave birth to a son and heir, the Hon John Alexander Ladi Thynn, in London, 26 Oct, 2014.

Viscount Weymouth is the son and heir of the 6th Marquess of Bath (b 6 May, 1932), of Longleat, by his wife, the former Anna Gyarmathy

Viscountess Weymouth is the former Emma Clare A. McQuiston (b 1986), daughter of Ladi Jadesimi & Mrs Suzanna McQuiston (nee________).

The bride is a half-sister of Iain McQuiston, husband of Lord Weymouth's aunt, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Sir Edmund Vere Lacon, 8th Baronet 1936-2014

_. Sir Edmund Vere Lacon, 8th Baronet (Bt, UK, cr 1818), died 17 October, 2014. He was 78.

He was born 3 May, 1936, son of Sir George Vere Francis Lacon, 7th Bt (1909-1980), by his 1st wife the former Hilary Blanche Scott; succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father, 1980; married 7 Sept, 1963, Gillian, only dau of Jack Henry Middlemitch, by whom he had issue, a son Edmund Richard Vere, and a daughter, Anna Kathryn (b 1965).

His son, who was born 2 Oct, 1967, inherits the baronetcy.

Celebration of his life at St Peter's Church, Holton, Halesworth, Saturday 6 Nov 2014.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alexander Lumsden Bear Meysey-Thomspon (born 2014)

_. Lucy A.L. Meysey-Thompson, wife of James Leo Charles Meysey-Thompson (b 1979), descended from the Meysey-Thompson Baronets (cr 1874), gave birth to a son, Alexander Lumsden Bear, a brother for Christopher (Kit) Mark Buffalo, who was born 26 December, 2012.

James Meysey-Thompson is a son of the late Mark Kennedy Meysey-Thompson (1949-87) by his wife the former Catherine Diana Jane Herdman-Newton (now Mrs Rupert Nickols) and stepson of Mr Rupert Nickols, of Spellow Hill, North Yorkshire, and Lucy is a daughter of the late Mr A.J.B. Asplin and of Mrs Asplin, of Kilrenny, Fife. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sir John Leigh Austin Hungerford Hoskyns, Knt 1927-2014

_. Sir John Hoskyns, who died 20 October, 2014, aged 87, was a scion of the Hoskyns Baronets (Bt, England, cr 1676), & was head of the Pime Minister's Policy Unit, 1979-82; Director-General, Institute of Directors, 1984-89; Knight Bachelor, 1982, &c.

John Leigh Austin Hungerford Hoskyns was born in 1927, son of Lt-Col Chandos Benedict Arden Hoskyns 1895-1940, by his wife the former Joyce Taylor (whpo d 1979); married 1956, Miranda, dau of Mr Tom Mott, by whom he had issue, sons Barnaby and Benedict, and a daughter, Tamasine.

Funeral at St Mary the Virgin, Edwardstone, Suffolk, 28 Oct.


Ryecart/Gould engagement

. The engagement was announced 22 Oct, 2014, between Frederick William Hamlet (Freddie) Ryecart (born 1987), son of the actor Patrick Ryecart (b 9 May 1952), by his former wife the actress Marsha Fitzalan (aka Lady Marcia Mary Josephine George (nee Fitzalan-Howard), of Fawley, Oxfordshire), daughter of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO (1915-2002), & Alexandra I.S. Gould, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Gould, of Rotherwick, Hampshire.


Monday, October 20, 2014

David Herbert Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE 1922-2014

_ Prof The 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE, died 7 October, 2014. He was 92.

David Herbert Samuel was born 8 Jul 1922, son of the 2nd Viscount (1898-1978), by his wife the former Hadassah Goor (d 1986), dau of Judah Goor, of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and succeeded his father, 14 Nov, 1978.

David Samuel was Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science.

He was married four times ~ firstly, 5 May 1950  (div. 1957) Esther Berelowitz, 2nd dau. of Jacob Berelowitz, of Cape Town, South Africa; married 2ndly, 14 Dec 1960 (div. 1979) Rinna Dafni (former wife of Reuben Dafni), dau. of Meir Grossman, of Herzliyah, Israel; married 3rdly; Jun 1980 (div. 1993) Veronika Grimm (former wife of Robert Grimm), dau. of Ernest Engelhardt, of Toronto, Canada; married 4thly, 8 Jul 1997 Eve Black, dau. of David Black, of San Francisco, California, USA.

Lord Samuel, Israel's only viscount, leaves two daughters, the. Hon Judith Samuel (b. 29 Jan 1951), from the first marriage, mar. 1987 Dr Daniel Daliot, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and has issue; and the  Hon Naomi Rachel Samuel (b. 27 May 1962), from the second marriage, who mar. 1992 Nir Wilf, of Haifa, Israel.