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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Viscountess Slim 1934-2018

_. The Viscountess Slim died 16 October, 2018, wife of the 2nd Viscount. She was the former Elisabeth Joan Spinney, born in 1934, daughter of Arthur Rawdon Spinney (1889-1973) by his wife the former Cecil Joan Glegg (1896-1991); married 1958, John Slim, 2nd Viscount Slim (born 20 July,  1927) son of Field Marshal The 1st Viscount, KG GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC (1891-1970).
Lady Slim is survived by her husband, 2 sons and a daughter.
The funeral taskes place at Chelsea Old Church, 30 Oct, 2018.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Baby for Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

Philippa Charlotte (Pippa) Matthews (nee Middleton, born 1983), wife of James Matthews, gave birth to a son, 15 October, 2018.

Pippa is a descendant of the Conyers baronets, the younger daughter of Michael Middleton by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith, and younger sister of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.


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Hon Dominic Elliot 1931-2018

The Hon Dominic Elliot, society figure, scion of the Earls of Minto, died 3 October, 2018, aged 87.
Elliot, a prominent society figure in the 1950s and 1960s was a frequent escort of Princess Margaret and later a member of the Mustique set.

He was born in 1931, son of the 5th Earl of Minto, by his wife the former Marion Cook; married firstly 1962 (div 1970)
Countess Marianne Esterházy (whose mother was the six-times married Etti Gräfin von Wurmbrand-Stuppach); married 2nd 1983 Jane Caroline Reeve.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Samuel Rodd Morshead, MBE1955-2018

_. Samuel Morshead, MBE, who died 25 September, 2018, aged 63,was the scion of a landed gentry family, of Lamerton, and was descended from the Salusbury-Trelawny baronets, of Trelawne, Cornwall.
Samuel Rodd Morshead was born 11 June, 1955, the second son of Christopher William Trelawny Morshead, MC (b 1910), by his first wife the former Anne Frances Hope Rodd, scion of that landed family, of Trebartha Hall, Launceston, Cornwall.
Samuel Morshead was twice married. he married firstly, 1980 (div 1991), Annabelle Carol Elizabeth Bates (b 1955), a granddaughter maternally of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 6th Baronet; married 2ndly, Susan ______ (deceased).
Charles Morshead, a son from Samuel's first marriage, married in 2013, Louise Nicolson, scion of the Lords Saltoun, and descended from Queen Victoria, being descended from the Queen-Empress's granddaughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), &c.
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Comrie Parish Church, Comrie, 9 October, 2018.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fordyce/Weldon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Mr Richard G. Fordyce, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Michael Fordyce, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, & Sarah Jane Weldon (born 1987), scion of the Weldon baronets (cr 1723), daughter of George Francis Daryl Weldon (born 1946), of Putney, by his wife the former Jane Margaret Knapman (now Mrs Jane Weldon, of Wimbledon).


Barley/Boscawen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Orlando H.B. Barley, son of Mr Michael Desmond Tennyson Barley, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, by his wife Ms Richenda Buxton (born 1953), scion of the Buxton baronets, & Miss Rosanna Frances Boscawen (born 1989), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the Hon Charles Richard Boscawen (born 1958), of Dennington, Suffolk, by his wife the former Frances Diana Rous, scion of the Earls of Stradbroke.

Rosanna Boscawen is a granddaughter of the 9th Viscount Falmouth.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Everett/Birch Reynardson engagement

__. The engagement was announced 25 September, 2018, between Alexander S.C. Everett, son of Mr Stewart Everett, of Edinburgh, by his former wife Fiona (now wife of James Edmund McLean Vestey (b 1962), of Hawick, Roxburghshire, scion of the Vestey baronets, and Luciana C. Birch Reynardson, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Mr Charles Birch Reynardson, of London, and Mrs Frederick Satow, of London.


Laurence Robin Howel Moore-Gwyn (born 2018)

__. Sarah Louise Moore-Gwyn (born 1986, nee Burkitt), wife of Henry John Howel (Harry) Moore-Gwyn (b 1975), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Laurence Robin Howel, 24 September, 2018, a sister for Clara, who was born 27 Jul 2017.

Sarah Moore-Gwyn is a daughter of Commander Michael K.C. Burkitt by his wife the former Tracey Sykes, and Harry Moore-Gwyn is son and heir of David Moore-Gwyn (b 1947), head of the family, who was a grandson of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, and thus descended from Charles II, via his bastard son, the Duke of Monmouth, and the Dukes of Buccleuch, &c.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Snuggs/Carter marriage

_. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present at the marriage on Saturday 22 September, 2018, at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Letheringsett, Norfolk, between Mr Robert A.F. Snuggs and Miss Sophie Louise Mary Carter (born 14 Oct, 1982).

The bride is a daughter of Mr Robert George Russell Carter (born 1953), of Letheringsett, Norfolk, by his wife the former Charlotte Miller. Mr Snuggs is the son of Mr & Mrs Philip Snuggs, of Pen Selwood, Somerset.

The bride, a close friend of the Duchess of Cambridge since their school days is a godmother of Princess Charlotte, who was a bridesmaid. Prince George was a page boy.


Hon Hugh Bingham 1939-2018

_. The Hon Hugh Bingham, who died in South Africa in July, 2018, aged 78, was a scion of the Earls of Lucan, a son of the 6th Earl and younger brother of the 7th Earl, who disappeared in 1974 following the murder of his children's nanny.

Hugh Bingham was born 24 April, 1939, second son of the 6th Earl of Lucan, MC (1898-1964), by his wife the former Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (1900-85), scion of the Earls of Dartrey (Extinct). His elder brother, Richard John, the 7th Earl, born in 1934, disappeared on 7 Nov, 1974, following the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.

Mr Bingham, a bachelor, who lived in a Johannesburg suburb, worked for the Theosophical Society. He was heir presumptive to the Lucan peerages, held by his nephew, George.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lord Ivar Mountbatten marries James Coyle

_. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 55 year-old cousin of the Queen has married his male partner, James Coyle.

Lord Ivar married in the presence of his first wife, Penny, and his three daughters, Ella, Alexandra and Louise Mountbatten, in Devon, on 22 September, 2018.

 Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten (born 9 March, 1963), is perhaps the first of Queen Victoria's descendants to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Lord Ivar is the second son of the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (1919-70), who was best man for Prince Philip when he married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947. The 3rd Marquess, who collapsed and died in a London railway station, aged 51, married as his second wife, Janet Mercedes Bryce, who is Lord Ivar's mother.

Lord Ivar's great-grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, was created Marquess of Milford Haven in 1917 on the renunciation of German styles and titles by the family of King George V. The 1st Marquess was the father of Prince Philip's mother, Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, and was father of Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Lord Ivar married firstly, in 1994, in the presence of Princess Margaret, and other royals, Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (b 1966), daughter of Colin Thompson, and Mrs Rosemary Walker.

Major Sir Eric Yarrow, MBE, 3rd Baronet 1920-2018

_. Major Sir Eric Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, died 22 September, 2018. He was 98.

Sir Eric was a member of the Yarrow shipbuilding family, and was Managing Director of Yarrow & Co 1958-67, Chairman 1962-85, and President 1985-87; member of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, &c.

Eric Grant Yarrow was born 23 April, 1920, and succeeded his father, Sir Harold Yarrow, GBE, 2nd Bt, in 1962.

Yarrow, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, was President of the Burma Star Association, Scottish Area from 1990, and had served in Burma 1942-5, with the Royal Engineers (Major); awarded the MBE (Military) 1946.

He married firstly, 1951, Rosemary AnneYoung (who died in 1957), married 2ndly, 1959 (div 1975) Annette Elizabeth Francoise Steven; married 3rdly, 1982, Mrs Caroline Rosa Joan Botting (nee Masters).

Sir Eric leaves three sons from his second marriage, twins Norman and Peter, born in 1960, and a son David born in 1966.
He was predeceased by his only son from his first marriage, Richard, born in 1953, who died in 1987.

The baronetcy, created in 1916, passes to his grandson, Ross Yarrow, who was born in 1985.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Columba's Church, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, 8 Oct, 2018.