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Friday, October 02, 2015

Arthur Cuthbert Philip Hay (born 2015)

. Elizabeth Caroline Hay [born 1983, nee Acland], wife of Timothy George Nicholas Hay (born 1980), gave birth to a son, Arthur Cuthbert Philip, 21 September, 2015.

Timothy Hay is the son of Andrew Nicholas John Hay (b 10 Oct, 1951), of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Virginia Jane Coats (b 27 Aug, 1954) (see Coats Baronetcy & Barony of Glentanar).

Elizabeth Hay [scion of the Acland Baronets, cr 1890], is a daughter of Peter John Acland (b 1954), of Berryville, Virginia, and Mrs Amanda Acland (nee Ryrie), of Gittisham, Devon. 

Timothy Hay is a grandson paternally of the late Sir (Alan) Philip Hay, KCVO, by his wife the former Lady Margaret Katharine Seymour, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen, scion of the Marquesses of Hertford (Peerage, GB, cr 1795), sister of the 8th Marquess, &c. 

The bride~to~be is a granddaughter of Maj-Gen Sir John Hugh Bevil Acland, KCB, CBE (1928-2006). 


Thursday, October 01, 2015

The 6th Earl of Morley, KCVO 1923-2015

_. The 6th Earl of Morley, KCVO [Peerage of the UK, cr 1815],a former Lord Lieutenant for the county of Devon, died 20 September, 2015. He was 92.

John St Aubyn Parker was born 29 May, 1923, son of the Hon John Holford Parker 1886-1955] by his wife the former Hon Marjory Katharine Elizabeth Alexandra St Aubyn, a dau of the 2nd Baron St Levan, and was a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Morley [1843-1905]; succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his uncle, the 5th Earl, 28 Apr, 1962; married 15 Oct 1955, Johanna Katherine, elder dau of Sir John Molesworth St Aubyn, 14th Baronet, by whom he had issue, a son and a daughter.

The peerage devolves upon his only son, Mark Lionel Parker, styled Viscount Boringdon, who was born 22 Aug 1956.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum, 28 Oct, 2015.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ramsay/Kubinsky engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Simon David Ramsay, styled Lord Ramsay [born 1981], son and heir of the 17th Earl of Dalhousie [b 1948], (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), of Brechin, Angus, by his wife the former Marilyn Davina Butter [b 1950], scion of that landed family, & Kaitlin Marie Kubinsky, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Kubinsky, Sr, of Charlotte, North Carolina, United States,

The Countess of Dalhousie is a dau of Maj Sir David Henry BUTTER KCVO MC (1920-2010), sometime head of that gentry family of Pitlochry, and Myra Alice CVO (b 1925) dau of Sir Harold Augustus WERNHER (1893-1973) GCVO 3rd & last Bt and Lady (Anastasia Michailovna) Zia CBE (1892-1977) dau of the Grand Duke Michael Michailovitch of Russia (1861-1929).


Askew/Macpherson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between George W. Askew [born 1986], scion of that landed family, second son of Mr Henry John Askew [b 1940], of Ladykirk, Berwickshire,& Mrs Rosemary Eileen Askew [nee Taylor], of Belgravia, London, & Lara A.F. Macpherson, daughter of Mr Nigel Macpherson, of Blofield, and Mrs Georgina Macpherson, of Chelsea.

George Askew [a former contestant on the reality TV show "Big Brother"] is a grandson of Maj John Marjoribanks Askew, Grenadier Guards, by his wife the former Lady Susan Alice Egerton [1913-2010], scion of the Earls of Ellesmere, dau of the 4th Earl of Ellesmere [ 1872-1944], by his wife the former Lady Violet Lambton.  Lady Susan was a sister of the late 6th Duke of Sutherland [1915-2000], &c.


Bell/Guinness engagement

. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Matthew G. Bell, only son of Dr Nicholas Bell, and Ms Andrea Lechner, & Amber Guinness [born 1989], scion of the Barons Moyne [Baron, UK, cr 1932], eldest dau of the late Hon Jasper Jonathan Richard Guinness, by his wife the former Camilla Alexandra Uniacke, and a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Moyne [b 16 Mar 1930].


Hanbury/Otto engagement

_.The engagement was announced 26 September, 2015, between Charles Osgood Philip Hanbury, scion of that landed family, son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch, & Yoanna Thiela Otto, only daughter of Dr Yorck Otto, of Munich, Germany, & Her Serene Highness Princess Anna zu Oettingen-Wallerstein, of Wallerstein, Germany.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rosemary McCorquodale [1924-2015]

_. Rosemary McCorquodale, who died 21 September, 2015, aged 91, was the widow of the late Alastair McCorquodale [1925-2009], scion of that landed family, and was the mother~in~law of Lady Sarah Spencer, sister of Diana, Princess of Wales, &c.

She was born Rosemary Turnor [9 Sept, 1924], scion of that landed family, daughter of Maj Herbert Broke Turnor [d 1969], by his wife the former Lady Enid Rachel Victoria Fane [1894-1969], daughter of the 13th Earl of Westmorland, and married Alastair McCorquodale, 26 Jul, 1947, by whom she had issue, (i) Sarah McCorquodale (1948-2008) sometime wife of Geoffrey van Cutsem, of that landed family; (ii) Neil Edmund McCorquodale, 
b 1951, who married 17 May 1980, the Lady Sarah Spencer (b 1955), dau of the 8th Earl Spencer, MVO.

Thanksgiving service at St Guthiac's Church, Little Ponton, Grantham, 23 Oct, 2015.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Melissa Anne Wyndham 1949-2015

_. Melissa Anne Wyndham, who has died from breast cancer, aged 66, was a scion of the Barons Egremont [Peerage of the UK, cr 1959] & Leconfield [Peerage cr 1859]. She was born 18 March, 1949, younger daughter of Capt Mark Hugh Wyndham, OBE, MC [1921-2008] by his first wife the former Anne Winn, scion of the Barons St Oswald. Miss Wyndham leaves a brother Henry [b 19 Aug 1953], chairman of Sothebys, and a sister the designer [Elizabeth] Jane Wyndham [b 17 Jan 1948], who m 1970, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, son of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, &c.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Imogen Rose Elizabeth Legard (born 2015)

. -.Elizabeth Claire Legard (b 1976, nee Aubrey-Fletcher), scion of the Aubrey-Fletcher baronets and wife of Thomas James St Quintin Legard (b 1971), scion of he Legard Baronets (cr 1660), gave birth to a daughter, Imogen Rose Elizabeth, 25 August, 2015, a sister for John [Johnny] Digby St Quintin, who was b 1 Oct, 2011, and for Christopher (Kit) Thomas St Quintin, who was b 7 Jan, 2014.

Thomas Legard is a son of James Digby Legard (b 1946), of Lowthorpe, East Yorkshire, by his wife the former Daphne West, and Elizabeth is the youngest daughter of Philip Nigel Aubrey-Fletcher (b 1944), of Hampshire, by his former wife the former Susan Anne Bathe (now Mrs Sue Clement, of the Isle of Wight). 


Ann Lady Erskine (died 2015)

. Ann, Lady Erskine, who died 15 September, 2015, aged 95, was the widow of Sir [Thomas] David Erskine, 5th Baronet [1912-2007] [Baronet, UK, cr 1821].

She was the former Ann Fraser-Tytler, daughter of Colonel Neil Fraser-Tytler, CBE, DSO and bar, DL (d 1937), of Aldourie Castle, Inverness, by his wife Christian Helen (b 23 Aug 1897), dau of John Campbell Shairp (d. 1913) &c, and married David Erskine in 1947, by whom she had issue, two sons Peter & William, and 1 dau Caroline (deceased 1976). Her elder son is Sir [Thomas] Peter Neil Erskine, 6th Bart.

The funeral takes place at Kirkaldy Crematorium, 1st Oct, 2015, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Crail Parish Church.


George James Christopher Nicholson (born 2015)

_. Emily Fiona Nicholson [born 1983, nee MacManus], a descendant of Sir Winston Churchill & wife of James Edward Gianni Nicholson, gave birth to a son, George James Christopher, 6 September, 2015.

Mr Nicholson is the son of Mr James Nicholson and Mrs Sally Nicholson, of Kirtlington, Oxfordshire.

Emily Nicholson is a great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, daughter of Mr James N.M. MacManus, of London, by his former wife the Hon Emma Mary Soames (b 9 Sept, 1949), a dau of the late Baron Soames (life peer) by his wife the former Mary Spencer-Churchill (Baroness Soames, LG), last surviving child of Sir Winston Churchill, KG, by his wife the former Clementine Hozier [Baroness Spencer-Churchill], &c.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nathaniel Kevin Billington 1970-2015

_. Nathaniel Kevin [Nat] Billington, the computer entrepreneur who designed the systems for No 10 Downing Street, Sky TV and the NHS, died from cancer, 1 September, 2015. He was 44.

Nat Billington was a grandson maternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC [1905-2001]. He was born in 1970, the elder son of film director Kevin Billington by his wife the former [Lady] Rachel Mary Pakenham [born 1942], journalist, dau of the 7th Earl of Longford by his wife the former Elizabeth Harman. He married in 2000, Hannah Heyse-Moore, who survives him, with their two sons.


Lindsay/Camu engagement

_. The engagement was announced 16 September, 2015, between the Hon Alexander Walter Lindsay [born 1961] [scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, Earl, Scotland cr 1398, and 1651], second son of the 29th Earl of Crawford PC [b 5 Mar 1927],  of Colinsburgh, Fife, by his wife the former Ruth Beatrice Meyer-Bechtler, & Miss Sophie Valerie B.D. Camu [born 1976], daughter of Mr Alain Camu, of Brussels, Belgium, by his former wife the former Irene De Marotte De Montigny (now Mrs Irene Beard, of Notting Hill).

The bride to be is a granddaughter maternally of Baudouin de Marotte de Montigny [1894-1973], by his wife the Comtesse Elisabeth de Liedekerke de Pailhe [1897-1993].