_. The engagement was announced 22 January, 2018, between Mr Jack Christopher S(tamp) Brooksbank (b 1986), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, elder son of Mr George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (b 8 Feb 1949), by his wife the former Nicola J Newton (b 1953), & HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b 23 Mar, 1990), younger daughter of HRH The Duke of York, KG (b 1960), by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer.
Eugenie and Jack are closely related ~ Jack is descended from the Coke Earls of Leicester, as is Sarah Duchess of York, and the late Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy.
Jack is a great-great grandson of the 2nd Earl of Leicester.
_. The engagement was announced 20 January, 2018, between John Andrew Bruce Savile (born 1959), styled Viscount Pollington, elder son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 1931), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Hariot Grimston (1939-87), scion of the Earls of Verulam, and Mrs Norma Isolde Findlay (born 1963), daughter of Mr John Phoenix.
_. The engagement was announced 19 January, 2018, between Edward Peter Cooksoon (born 1988) son of Robert Cookson, of Manor Farm, Upper Slaughter, by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn-Hemphill (b 1953), scion of the Barons Hemphill, & the Hon Mary Henrietta Vestey (born 1992), daughter of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife the former Celia Elizabeth Knight (b 1949).
_. Elizabeth Bird, who died 18 January, 2018, aged 100, was a scion of the Vavasour baronets.
Elizabeth Mary Vavasour was born 13 Aug, 1917, the elder daughter of Sir Leonard Pius Vavasour, 4th Baronet (1881-1961), by his wife the former Ellice Margaret Nelson (d 1965); married firstly, 6 Apr, 1940, Lt Michael John Priaulx Walters, RN, younger son of Lt-Col Hubert Walters, of Guernsey. Her first husband was killed in action in April, 1941. She married secondly, 19 Sept, 1942, Brigadier Garth Raymond Godfrey Bird, son of Herbert William Bird, and had issue by both marriages.
The funeral takes place at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Mayfield, Friday 2 February, 2018.
_. Peter John Pitman, who died 17 January, 2018, aged 89, was a scion of that landed family.
He was a son of Sir Isaac James Pitman (1901-85) by his wife the former Hon Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston (1907-83), daughter of the 1st Baron Luke; married 1958, Jennifer J Holmes, by whom he had issue.
_. The engagement was announced in January, 2018, between Frederick Thomas Christopher Inglefield (born 1982), scion of that landed gentry family, youngest son of Christopher Samuel Inglefield (b 1936), by his former wife Susan Lilias Turcan (now Lady Inkin), & the Hon Rose Bethell (born 1984), daughter of the 6th Baron Westbury (b 1950), by his 1st wife the former Caroline Mary Palmer (b 1953), descended from the Viscounts Churchill.
_. The Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, who died 15 January, 2018, aged 97, was the widow of the 4th Marquis of Normanby, KG, CBE (1912-94), and was a scion of the Barons Moyne.
She was born the Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura Guinness, 14 Apr, 1920, daughter of the 1st Baron Moyne (1880-1944), by his wife the former Lady Evelyn Erskine, daughter of the 14th Earl of Buchan, and married 10 Feb 1951, Oswald Phipps, 4th Marquis of Normanby, sometime Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, by whom she had issue, two sons and five daughters. The elder son, Constantine, born in 1954, is the 5th Marquis.
Requiem Mass to be held at St Hedda’s RC Church, Egton Bridge, near Whitby, North Yorkshire at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th January, 2018.
_. The engagement was announced 15 January, 2018, between Jack Coleman, son of Mr & Mrs Terry Coleman, of Clapham, London, & the Lady Alexandra Penelope Lindesay-Bethune (born 1988), scion of the Earls of Lindsay, daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, scion of that landed family.