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Friday, September 21, 2018

Kelly/Pelly engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2018, between Thomas Alexander Noel Kelly (born 1990), eldest son of Mr Benedict Bernard Noel d'Aremberg Kelly (b 3 July, 1960), of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Eaglestone, & Celia Anne Pelly, scion of the Pelly baronets (born 16 July, 1990), daughter of John Marriott Pelly (b 23 Feb, 1953), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith.

Thomas Kelly is a grandson of the Lady Mirabel Kelly (nee Fitzalan Howard), who was a sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, &c.


Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon (b 2018)

_. Isabelle Anna N. Gordon, styled Countess of Haddo (born 1984), wife of George Ian Alastair Gordon, styled Earl of Haddo (born 1983), gave birth to a son, the Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon, 5 September, 2018, a brother for Ivo, styled Viscount Formatine (born 2012), for the Hon Johnny (born 2014), and Lady Christabel (born 2016).

George, Earl of Haddo is the eldest son and heir of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (born 1955), by his wife the former Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth.

The Countess of Haddo is a daughter of David G. Coaten (born 1959), by his wife the former Sacha Rekelj.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Petronella Troubridge (died 2018)

_. Mrs Petronella Troubridge, who died 2 September, 2018, was the second wife of Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), scion of the Troubridge baronets (cr GB, 1799).

She was the former Petronella von Woyrsch, daughter of Siegfried von Woyrsch, of Portals Nous, Mallorca, by his wife Sibylle von Gersdorff, and was niece of Udo von Woyrsch, a high ranking Nazi official responsible for implementing the regime's racial policies in the Second World War.

She married firstly (div), James Russell Forgan Jr, (1930-2001), a New York businessman; married 2ndly, 1981, as his second wife, Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), who had married firstly, 1971 (divorced 1977, and marriage annulled  by the Roman Catholic Church 1978) Baroness Marie-Christine Hedwig Agnes Ida von Reibnitz (she married 30 June, 1978, as her second husband, HRH Prince Michael of Kent).

Mrs Troubridge left no children from her second marriage.

A Memorial Service is to take place at Chelsea Old Church, 23 Oct, 2018.


Sinclair/Twiston-Davies engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 September, 2018, between Thomas G.A. Sinclair, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alan Sinclair, of Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and Sophie Louise Twiston-Davies (born 1990) scion of that landed family, & descended from the Archdale Bts, eldest daughter of Audley William Twiston-Davies (b 13 Nov, 1950), of Kilpeck, co Hereford, by his wife the former Hon Caroline Mary Elaine Harbord-Hamond (b 15 Dec, 1960), scion of the Barons Suffield (Baron, GB, cr 1786), dau of the 11th Baron Suffield, MC.

Sophie Twiston-Davies's mother was a childhood friend of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her elder sister Antonia was one of Diana's godchildren.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kingston/Windsor engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between Thomas Henry R. Kingston (born 1978), son of Mr (William) Martin Kingston, QC (born 9 July, 1949) , of Bevere, Worcester, by his wife the former Jill Mary Bache, & the Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor (born 23 April, 1981), only daughter of HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent (born 4 July, 1942), by his wife the former Baroness Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz (born 15 January, 1945).


Bell/Charrington engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between John Hugh (Jack) Bell (born 29 July, 1988), scion of the Bell baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1885), son and heir of Sir John Lowthian Bell, 5th Baronet (b 14 June, 1960), of Arncliffe Hall, Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Venetia Mary Frances Perry, & Laura E. Charrington, daughter of Mr John Charrington and the late Mrs Pamela Charrington, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO 1926-2018

_. The Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO, who has died aged 92, was a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and was the mistress, companion and carer of the poet Sir John Betjeman.

She was born 24 April, 1926, just three days younger than the Queen, and was a childhood friend of the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. She was the second, but eldest surviving daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG (1895-1950), by his wife the former Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil, GCVO (1895-1988), who served the Queen as Mistress of the Robes (senior Lady-in-Waiting) from the Coronation in 1953 until 1966.

Her brother, Andrew, was 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG, who died in 2004. Another brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, married Kathleen Kennedy, sister of the future US President, and was killed in the Second World War. A younger sister, Lady Anne Tree, died in 2010.

Lady Elizabeth was appointed an Exta Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret in 1960, and it was at Lady Elizabeth's Chelsea home in 1958 that the Princess met the young photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who two years later became her husband.


Jennifer Avril Mary Morland 1941-2018

_. Jennifer Avril Mary Morland (nee Hanbury-Tracy) died 11 September, 2018, aged 77. She was born 24 May, 1941, Jennifer Avril Mary Hanbury-Tracy, descended from the Barons Arundell of Wardour, daughter of Ninian Hanbury-Tracy (1910-71), by his wife the former Blanche Mary Arundell; married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b

She married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b 1933), son of diplomat Sir Oscar Morland (1904-80), by his wife the former Alice Lindley (1905-95), descended from the Lords Lovat, and the extinct Barons Lindley, by whom she had issue, two sons and one daughter.

The funeral takes place 22 September, 2018, at the Chapel of All Saints, Wardour, close to the family seat of her ancestors.

Mountbatten's grandson divorcing

_. The three year marriage of a grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma is on the rocks. Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963), only son of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 Apr, 1929), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), wed in September, 2015, Katalina (Kata) Sharkey de Solis [born Kathryn Anne Sharkey, 31 Dec, 1981, in Texas, daughter of Thomas William Sharkey, of Houston, Texas, by his wife the former Rosalie Solis].
It was Mr Hick's second marriage. He married firstly, in 1990,Allegra Marina Tondato, by whom he has issue. His second bride to be is described in the Daily Mail as an "American fashionista" 17 years his junior. 
Ashley Hicks is a godson of the late King of Sweden and of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Kata Hicks recently announced that she was expecting her second child. A son, Caspar Donald, was born in January this year.


Macmillan/Smith engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 September, 2018, between Frederick Maurice Brian Macmillian (born 1990), scion of the Earls of Stockton, son of the late Hon Adam Julian Robert Macmillan (1948-2016), by his former wife the former Sarah Anne Mhuire MacGreevy (born 1959), of London, & Matilda R. Smith, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Smith, of Devon.

Fred Macmillan is a grandson of the late Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden (who d 1984), and a great-grandson of Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894-1986), Prime Minister 1957-63 -- "Super Mac" --, who was raised to the peerage in 1984.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Waterhouse/Morgan-Giles engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Marcus Charles Waterhouse (born 1990), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Michael Thomas Waterhouse (born 1949), by his wife the former Lucinda Ileen Hastings (b 1955), scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, & Tilia Julia Camilla Morgan-Giles (born 1988), daughter of Rodney Charles Howard Morgan-Giles (born 1955), by his wife the former Sarah Jennifer Wake (born 1960), scion of the Wake baronets, daughter of Sir Hereward Wake, 14th Baronet (1916-2017).

Marcus Wake is a grandson of Maj Charles Waterhouse who married Lady Caroline Spencer-Churchill (1923-92), daughter of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, &c.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nagel/Allsopp engagement

__.The engagement was announced 13 September, 2018, between Constantin Nagel, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph-Michael Nagel, of Munich, Bavaria, and Camilla Rose Allsopp (born 1990), scion of the Barons Hindlip, younger daughter of the Hon John Peter Allsopp (born 16 Nov, 1942), of Kensington London, by his wife the former Daryl Shawzin.

Camilla Allsopp is a granddaughter paternally of the late 5th Baron Hindlip 1912-93.


Albert William Francis Clarke (born 2018)

_. Victoria Celeste Clarke (nee Pilkington-Miksa, born 23 Feb, 1983), wife of Percival John Theodore (Percy) Clarke (born 1983), scion of the Clarke baronets, gave birth to a son, Albert William Francis, 12 September, 2018, a brother for Theodore.

Percy Clarke is a son of William Oliver Clarke (1943-2010) by his wife the former Elizabeth Ivimy.

Victoria Clarke is a scion of the Pilkington landed family, daughter of Jan Irvine Pilkington-Miksa.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Peter Jeremy Pelly 1930-2018

__. Peter Jeremy Pelly, scion of the baronets of that name, died 11 September, 2018.

He was born in 1930 son of Capt Gilbert Cecil Pelly (1892-1961) by his wife the former Constance Margery Glazebrook (1892-1952); married 1953, Dorothy Joan (Joanna) Hill (b 1930), descended from the Dick-Cunyngham baronets, daufgter of Capt Thomas William Robert Hill; he was father of a son and four daughters,

A Thanksgiving Service takes place Thursday 27 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Langridge, Bath.


Edie Dree Elphinstone (born 2018)

_. Isobel L. Elphinstone (nee Smith), wife of the Hon Angus John Elphinstone (b 1982), scion of the Lords Elphinstone (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1509/10), gave birth to a daughter, Edie Dree, 11 September, 2018, a sister for Albie James, 6 August, 2015.

The Hon Angus Elphinstone is the second son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 1954) scion of the Barons Chetwode (cr UK 1945), now the Dowager Lady Elphinstone, of Tyninghame, East Lothian.
Isobel Elphinstone is the daughter of Mr Michael Smith, of Savannah, Georgia, USA, and Mrs Donald Gilbert, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The infant is a descendant of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, and is thus a kinsman of HM The Queen.


Orlando Frederick Charles MacGregor (born 2018)

 _. Cornelia MacGregor (nee Chastel de Boinville), wife of Frederick I.A. MacGregor, gave birth to a son, Orlando Frederick Charles, 11 September, 2018.

Frederick is a son of Mr and Mrs Colin MacGregor, of Fulham, London.

Cornelia MacGregor  is a scion of that landed family of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire.