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Monday, February 08, 2016

Hon Elizabeth Sophia Abel-Smith 1941-2016

From the Telegraph of 6 Feb 2016: ABEL SMITH  Elizabeth (Libba) beloved wife of Samuel and mother of Shaunagh, Maximilian and Bertie, passed away suddenly at her nursing home on Wednesday 3rd February, aged 74. Funeral Service at St James' Church, Chipping Campden GL55 6JG, 2.30 p.m. on Friday 12th February. Reception before. Any flowers to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Evesham.

She was d of the 1st Viscount DE L'ISLE VC KG GCMG GCVO PC DL (1909-91) and Hon Jacqueline Corinne Yvonne VEREKER (1914-62) d of 6th Viscount GORT. She m:
1st 1959 (div 1966) (George Silver) Oliver Annesley COLTHURST (1931-2008), scion of the Bts of that name, and had a dau who m 1st a scion of the MORTON earls and had issue (incl a dau who m the s&ha of 3rd Viscount HAILSHAM), and m 2nd 9th Baron LATYMER, no issue.
m 2nd 1966 (div 1971) as his 2nd w Sir (Edward) Humphrey Tyrrell WAKEFIELD 2nd Bt (b 1936), and had a son Maxmilian Edward Vereker (b 1967) heir apparent to the Btcy, m with 2 sons.
m 3rd 1972 (div 1989) Capt James Silvester RATTRAY 28th Chief of Rattray (1919-99).
m 4th 1989 (Robert) Sam(uel) Clive ABEL SMITH (b 1939), scion of that gentry family of Longhills.

William IV, King of Great Britain 1765-1837 &1793
Dorothy Bland 1761-1816
Sophia Fitzclarence 1795-1837 &1825
Philip Charles Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1800-1851
Philip Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1828-1898 &1850
Mary Foulis 1826-1926
William Sidney, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley 1859-1945 &1905
Winifred Agneta Yorke Bevan 1874-1959
William Sidney, Viscount De L'Isle 1909-1991 &1940
Jacqueline Vereker 1914-1962
Elizabeth Sophia Sidney 1941-2016

6th Baron Harlech 1954-2016

_. The Baron Harlech, who died at Gwynned, North Wales, 1 February, 2016, aged 61, was the 6th holder of the peerage (Baron, UK, cr 1876).

Francis David Ormsby-Gore, was born 13th March, 1954, son of the 5th Baron Harlech, KCMG, PC, sometime British Ambassador to Washington, by his first wife the former Sylvia Thomas (who d 1967); succeeded to the peerage on the death of his father, who died as the result of an accident, 26 January, 1985.

Lord Harlech married in May, 1986, Amanda Jane Grieve, daughter of Alan Thomas Grieve, of Ludlow, co Shropshire, by whom he had issue, a son, Jasset David Cody, and a daughter, Tallulah, a model, who was born in 1988. The son, was born 1 July, 1986, succeeds to the peerage.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lyle/Lopes marriage

__.The marriage took place 21 January, 2016, at St Martin's Chapel, Maristow, between (Ian) Abram Lyle (b 1968), scion of the Lyle baronets, eldest son and heir of Sir Gavin Lyle, 3rd Baronet (b 1941), of Glendelvine, Caputh, Perthshire, and the late Lady Lyle, & Lorna Violet Lopes (b 1979), scion of the Barons Roborough, a daughter of the Hon George Lopes, of Gnaton Hall, Yealmpton, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Sarah Violet Astor, a daughter of the late 2nd Baron Astor of Hever.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Isabella Alexandra May Windsor (b 2016)

_. Lady Frederick Windsor, wife of the Queen's cousin, Lord Frederick Windsor, gave birth to a second daughter, Isabella Alexandra May, in London, 16 January, 2016, a sister for Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, who was born 15 Aug, 2013.

Lady Frederick is the former actress Sophie Lara Winkleman, daughter of Barry Winkleman by his wife the former Cindy Black. The Windsors married at Hampton Court Palace, 12 Sept, 1909.

Lord Frederick Windsor is the only son of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, and is a great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lucan/Foghsaard marriage

_. The marriage has taken place in January, 2016, between George Charles Bingham, the would-be 8th Earl of Lucan (born 21 September, 1967), (Peerage of Ireland cr 1795/ Baron Bingham, Peerage of the UK, cr 1934), son Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (b 18 Dec, 1934, missing since 7 Nov 1974), by his wife the former Veronica Mary Duncan, & Anne-Sofie Elisabeth Foghsaard, only daughter of Lars & Suzanne-Charlotte Foghsaard, of Spott House, Dunbar.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

12th Baron Suffield 1953-2016

_. The 12th Baron Suffield [Peerage of GB, cr 1786], a former Equerry to HM The Queen, died at his home, 15 January, 2016. He was 62.

Charles Anthony Assheton Harbord-Hamond was born 3 Dec, 1953, eldest son of the 11th Baron Suffield, MC (1922-2011), by his wife the former Elizabeth Eve Edgedale (d 1995); succeeded to the peerage and baronetcy on the death of his father, 8 December, 2011; married 1stly 10 Sept, 1983 (div 1990), Lucy Lennox Scrope Hutchinson; married 2ndly, 1999, Mrs Emma Louise Royds, daughter of Sir Lawrence Williams, 9th Baronet. Lord Suffield was appointed am equerry to the Queen in 1977.

Lord Suffield leaves two daughters from his second marriage. The family honours now pass to his younger brother, the Hon John Harbord-Hamond, who was born in 1956.

Hon Elizabeth Anne Wills 1939-2016

_. The Hon Elizabeth Anne Wills, who died 15 January, 2015, aged  76, was a scion of the Barons Rockley. Elizabeth Anne Cecil was born 6 July, 1939, daughter of the 2nd Baron Rockley (1901-76), by his wife the former Anne Margaret Meade-Fetherstonhaugh (1912-80), scion of the Earls of Clanwilliam; she married 19 January, 1961, Capt Andrew Arnold Lyon Wills (1937-98), scion of the Wills baronets, a cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, and a godson of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, son of Maj John Lycett Wills (1910-99), by his wife the former Hon Jean Constance Elphinstone, LVO (1915-99), niece of the Queen Mother.

She was widowed in January, 1998. She leaves issue, two sons, Richard and Alexander, and one daughter, Tessa.

Memorial Service at St Nicholas Church, Longparish, Wednesday 6 April, 2016.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Damian Aspinall to wed Victoria Fisher ......

_. The engagement was announced 13 January, 2016, between {John} Damian Androcles Aspinall (b 24 May, 1960), son of the late John Victor Aspinall (1926-2000), of Howletts, Kent, by his wife the former Jane Gordon Hastings, & Victoria M.A. Fisher, daughter of Mr & Mrs S. John Fisher, of Crossnapend House, Chipping, Lancashire.

Damian Aspinall's father was later wed to the Lady Sarah Marguerite Curzon (b 1945), a daughter of the 5th Earl Howe. A sister, Amanda Aspinall, was wife of Cosmo Fry [see Londonderry M] and later wife of Daryl Hall, the musician/singer [Hall & Oates] &c.

Damian Aspinall's previous partners are Louise Elizabeth Julia Sebag-Montefiore [of that landed family] and Donna Air, now girlfriend of James Middleton, brother of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, &c.

Aspinall has two daughters to Louise Sebag-Montefiore and one daughter from his relationship with Donna Air.


Mary Joan Birkbeck 1931-2016

_. Mary Joan Birkbeck, who died 8 January, 2016, aged 84, was a scion of that landed family, and a descendant of King William IV by his mistress, the actress Dorothea Jordan,

She was born in 1931, a daughter of Oliver Birkbeck (d 1952), by his wife the former Lady Joan FitzClarence (1904-92), who was a sister of the 5th Earl of Munster (which peerage is now extinct).

Miss Birkbeck was the winning trainer of the Waterloo Cup in 1973.

The funeral is at St Andrew's Church, Little Massingham, Norfolk, Thursday 28 January, 2016.

KING WILLIAM IV = Dorothea Jordan
WILLIAM FITZCLARENCE, 2nd EARL OF MUNSTER = Wilhelmina Kennedy-Erskine
HON HAROLD FITZCLARENCE = Frances Keppel (descended from Charles II)
LADY JOAN FITZCLARENCE = (1) Oliver Birkbeck and (2) Henry Cator


Friday, January 08, 2016

Beaumont/Fitzpatrick engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 January, 2016, between George Wentworth Beaumont (b 24 Aug, 1985), scion of the Viscounts Allendale, eldest son of the Hon Hubert Wentworth Beaumont (b 1956), of County Kildare, and of Katharine Emma Kate Beaumont (nee Abel Smith, b 11 Mar, 1961), of Nottinghamshire, scion of the Abel Smith landed family & descended from Queen Victoria, & Katharine H.F. Fitzpatrick, eldest dau of Mr Gerard Fitzpatrick, of Beverley, East Yorkshire, and Mrs Clare Fitzpatrick, of Oxford.

George Beaumont is a grandson paternally of the Baron Beaumont of Whitley, life peer, scion of the Viscounts Allendale. George's mother is a granddaughter of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge, daughter of the 1st (and last) Earl of Athlone by his wife Princess Alice of Albany, daughter of HRH The Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria's youngest son, &c.