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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Albert Alexander Gordon Rood (born 2018)

.__ Juliet Victoria Katharine Rood (nee Nicolson, born 1988), wife of Simon Alexander Rood (born 1985), and descended from Queen Victoria, gave birth to a son, Albert Alexander Gordon (Albie), 7 June, 2018.

Simon Rood is the only son of Mr Peter O. Rood, of Compton Dundon, Somerset, by his wife the former Jennifer J. Sims.

Juliet Rood, a scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445), is the younger daughter of Capt Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel FRASER, Mistress of Saltoun (b 11 Oct, 1957); and is a granddaughter of the Lady Saltoun (a peeress in her own right), and the late Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, and a great-granddaughter of HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fourth granddaughter for the Princess Royal

 __. Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall, MBE (b 15 May, 1981, nee Phillips), scion of the Royal House of Windsor, & wife of Michael James Tindall, MBE (b 18 Oct 1978), has given birth to a second daughter, 18 June, 2018, at Stroud Maternity Hospital, Gloucestershire, a sister for Mia Grace. The baby weighed 9lb 3oz.

 Mike Tindall is a son of Philip Tindall, by his wife the former Linda Shepherd, & Zara is the only dau of Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC (b 22 Sept 1948), descended from the wealthy Tiarks landed family, by his 1st wife HRH The Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, The Princess Royal, KG (b 15 Aug 1950), only dau of HM Queen Elizabeth II, &c.

The baby is the Princess Royal's fourth grandchild, and fourth granddaughter. Her son Peter and daughter-in-law, Autumn, have two daughters, Savannah Anne Kathleen (b 29 Dec, 2010), and Isla Elizabeth (b 29 March, 2012). Zara and Mike Tindall's first daughter, Mia Grace, was born 17 January, 2014.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Ralph Desmond Heriot Maitland 1930-2018

_. Ralph Desmond (Rafael 'Desi') Heriot  Maitland, who died at his home in Argentina, 17 June, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale.

He was born 18 February, 1930, the only son of Ralph Lionel Heriot Maitland MC (1895-1935), by his wife the former Helen Moira Jefferies (she married 2ndly, George Scott, and died 1985); married 30 Apr, 1955, Annelise Moira, eldest daughter of Eric Henry Atkinson, of  Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, by whom he had issue.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

4th Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal 1923-2018

_. The Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal, fourth holder of the peerage, died 16 June, 2018. He was 94.

Lord Strathcona was a Vice-Chairman, Maritime Trust, and President of the UK Pilots Association and Steamboat Assoc of Gt Britain.

He served as Lord-in-Waiting to HM and Government Whip in the Heath Administration 1973-4; was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the RAF Jan-Mar 1974; Joint Deputy Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords 1976-79; Minister of State, Ministry of Defence in Margaret Thatcher's first administration, 1979-81 &c.

His great-grandfather, Sir Donald Alexander Smith, GCMG, GCVO, FRS, was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, of Glencoe, co Argyll, and of Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada, 23 Aug, 1897, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, and further created Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, of Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada, and Glencoe, Co Argyll, 26 June, 1900, with special remainder, in default of male issue, to his daughter, and her heirs male, and upon his death, 21 Jan, 1914, the senior barony became extinct, and the junior barony passed to his daughter, Margaret Charlotte, wife of Robert Jared Bliss Howard.

Donald Euan Palmer Howard was born 26 November, 1923, son of the 3rd Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal (1891-1959), by his wife the former Hon Diana Evelyn Loder (1899-1985), scion of the Barons Wakehurst, daughter of the 1st Baron.

He succeeded to the peerage upon his father's demise, 22 February, 1959.

He married 1stly, 20 Feb, 1954 (div 1977), the Lady Jane Mary Waldegrave, second daughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave, KG (1905-95), by his wife the former Mary Hermione Grenfell (1909-95); married 2ndly, 1978, Mrs Patricia Middleton, daughter of Harvey Evelyn Thomas.

Lord Strathcona & Mount Royal leaves  issue from his first marriage, two sons, Donald and Andrew, and four daughters, Jane, Katharine, Caroline and Emma.

The elder son, the Hon Donald Alexander Smith Howard, born 24 June, 1961, succeeds to the peerage.


Woodhouse/McCorquodale wedding

__. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were present on Saturday 16 June, 2018, at St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, for the marriage of Mr George Woodhouse, younger son of Mr Philip J. Woodhouse and the late Mrs Sarah J. [Pudding] Woodhouse [nee George], & Celia Rose McCorquodale (born 1989), scion of that landed family, & niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, younger daughter of Mr Neil McCorquodale by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 1955], eldest daughter of the late 8th Earl Spencer.

The bride, a first cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, wore the Spencer tiara worn by the bride's aunt, Lady Diana Spencer, at her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 1981.

Charles Woodhouse, elder brother of the bridegroom, is married to a daughter of Baroness Shackleton, the noted divorce lawyer.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mountbatten/Coyle forthcoming marriage

_. How many of Queen Victoria's descendants have entered into a same-sex marriage? The Daily Mirror reports that a cousin of the Queen is marry his male partner in a ceremony this summer.

Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten (born 9 March, 1963), is set to tie the knot with one James Coyle, and we are told that Lord Ivar's ex-wife, Penny, is to give him away on the day.

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.

Lord and Lady Ivar Mountbatten have three daughters, Ella, Alexandra and Louise.


Highgrove roots: Prince of Wales is related to builder of Highgrove

_. Digging around in Burke's Peerage I have found a quirky, piquant link between the Prince of Wales and the man who built Highgrove.

The oddly named John Paul Paul, the man who built Highrove, is related to Prince Charles, who has owned the house for over thirty years. Their common ancestor was an Elizabethan worthy from Weymouth named Richard Pitt.

Through Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Cavendish-Bentinck Dukes of Portland, the Harley Earls of Oxford, the Prince of Wales descends from Pitt's daughter, Grace. John Paul Paul is descended from Grace's sister Margaret, whose daughter married one Rev. Nicholas Paul and gave birth to two sons, Onesiphorous and Nathaniel. The latter, a soap-boiler and citizen of Bristol, was John Paul Paul's great-great-grandfather.

John Paul Paul's curious double name came about when the father changed the family name from Tippetts to Paul on inheriting the lands of his uncle John Paul, of Tetbury, the legal writer and author of 'Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer'. The family legal practice survived in Tetbury until 1935, and several tablets to Charles's distant kin can be found in Tetbury Church.


Friday, June 15, 2018

18th Earl of Eglinton & Winton 1939-2018

_. The Earl of Eglinton & Winton, who died 14 June, 2018, aged 78, was the 18th Earl of Eglinton in the Peerage of Scotland, and 6th Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lord Eglinton & Winton, of Balhomie, Cargill, Perth, was Assistant Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, 1989-95.

Archibald George Montgomerie was born 27 August, 1939, son of the 17th & 5th Earl (1914-66), by his wife the former Ursula Joan Watson (d 1987), and succeeded his father in his peerages, 21 April, 1966.

He was 18th Earl of Eglinton (created 1506/1615 by letters patent); 6th Earl of Winton (UK, 1859); 19th Lord Montgomerie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1448); 7th Baron Ardrossan (Peerage of the UK, cr 1806); and Hereditary Sheriff of Renfrewshire, Chief of the Name and Arms of Montgomery, &c.

Lord Eglinton married 7 February, 1964, Marion Carolina Dunn-Yarker, scion of that landed family, daughter of John Henry Dunn-Yarker, of Leyburn Hall, Co York, by his wife the former Adrienne Elizabeth Pinching, by whom he had issue, four sons, Hugh, William, James and Robert.

The family honours devolve upon his eldest son, Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, styled Lord Montgomerie, who was born 24 July, 1966.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Perth Rd, Birnam, 28 June, 2018.


Parsons/Macpherson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 June, 2018, between Andrew Parsons, elder son of Mr & Mrs Charles Parsons, of Brinkworth, Wiltshire, & Matilda Mary Macpherson (born 1987), eldest daughter of Andrew James Randolph Macpherson. of Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Amelia Mary Bray (b 1962) now of Garford, co Oxford, daughter of (Francis Arthur) Michael Bray, DSC, by his wife the former Victoria Seely (b 6 Sept, 1933),  daughter of Sir Victor Seely, 4th Baronet (1900-80).


Weaver/Brookes engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 June, 2018, between Jonathan (Jack) Martin Herron Weaver (born 1986), descended from the Horlick baronets, younger son of (Christopher) Giles Herron Weaver (b 4 Apr 1946), of East Lothian, by his wife the former Rosamund Betty Mayhew (b 1949), & Jessica M. Brookes, daughter of Mr Christopher Brookes, of Devon, and Mrs Eglee Roddis, of AndalucĂ­a, Spain.

Jack Weaver is a great-grandson of Sir James Horlick, 4th Baronet, OBE.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lucy Elizabeth & Marina Katherine Broadhurst (born 2018)

_. Laura Katherine Broadhurst (nee Wintour, born 1981), wife of Jack Frederick Broadhurst (born 1980), gave birth to twin daughters, Lucy Elizabeth & Marina Katherine, 12 June, 2018, sisters for Martha and Alice.

Jack Broadhurst is a son of Robin Shedden Broadhurst, by his wife the former Penelope Anne Usher.

Laura Broadhurst is a daughter of Patrick John Wintour (born 1954), and a granddaughter of Evelyn Richard Wintour (1915-61), by his wife the former Eleanor  Kerans (1917-96), niece of the 1st Baron Norrie. Patrick Wintour's wife, the former Anne Elizabeth Lambton (b 25 Nov, 1952), is a scion of the Earls of Durham, daughter of Maj Charles William Lambton, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Fitzmaurice, yr daughter of the 6th Marquess of Lansdowne, DSO, MVO, &c.