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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Baroness Rothschild 1935-2019

_. The Baroness Rothschild, who  died 13 January, 2014, aged 83, was the wife of one Britain's wealthiest men, the 4th Baron Rothschild.

Lady Rothschild was a noted breeder and owner of racehorses at the Waddesdon Stud, Buckinghamshire.

She was born Serena Mary Dunn, 28 Apr, 1935, daughter of Sir Philip Dunn, 2nd Baronet (1905-76), by his wife the former Lady Mary Sybil St Clair-Erskine, daughter of the 5th Earl of Rosslyn.

Serena was a sister of the writer Nell Dunn.

She married 20 Oct, 1961, the Hon (Nathaniel Charles) Jacob Rothschild (b 29 Apr 1936), son and heir of Victor Rothschild, the 3rd Baron (1910-90). He succeeded his father, 20 March, 1990.

Lord Rothschild is worth $5bn, according to published sources.

Lady Rothschild is survived by her husband, son, Nathaniel, and three daughters, Hannah, Beth, and Emily.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arthur Louis Gosselin Trower (born 2018)

_. Antonia Rose Trower (nee Twiston-Davies, born 22 Oct, 1987), wife of Edward J.G. Trower, gave birth to a son, Arthur Louis Gosselin, in Paris, 29 December, 2018.

Edward Trower is a son of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Trower, and Antonia is a scion of the Twiston-Davies landed family, the eldest daughter of Audley Twiston-Davies (born 1950), by his wife the former Caroline Elaine Mary Harbord-Hamond (born 15 Dec, 1960), daughter of the 11th Baron Suffield.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Brabourne/Saint-Clare engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull, styled Baron Brabourne (born 15 May, 1981), only son and heir of the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma (born 8 Oct, 1947), of Broadlands, Hampshire, by his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood (born 1953), & Ambre Saint-Clare, a 'mer-lesque' artiste.

It is Lord Brabourne's third engagement to date, but according to the Daily Mail "friends are convinced that mermaid Ambre will not leave him at sea."

Lord Brabourne is a great-grandson of Admiral of the Fleet the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

The 2nd Viscount Slim, OBE, DL 1927-2019

_. The Viscount Slim, second holder of the peerage, died 12 January, 2019. He was 91.

John Douglas Slim was born 20 July, 1927, son of Field Marshal Sir William Slim, GCB, GCMG, who commanded the 14th Army at the end of World War II, served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1948-53, was Governor General of Australia 1953-60. He was created a viscount in 1960.

John Slim served as a lieutenant-colonel in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was president of the Burma Star Association; appointed OBE in 1973; a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London from 1988.

He succeeded as 2nd Viscount Slim on his father's death, 14 December, 1970. He was elected to the House of Lords (Crossbencher) in 1999.

He married 18 July, 1958, Elizabeth Spinney (who died 16 October, 2018), daughter of Arthur Rawdon Spinney, CBE, of Kyrenia, Cyprus, by whom he had two sons and a daughter.

The peerage is now inherited by the elder son, the Hon Mark William Rawdon Slim, who was born 13 February, 1960.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Anne Dinan 1948-2019

_. The Lady Charlotte Dinan, who died 11 January, 2019, aged 70, was a society beauty of the late 1960s, scion of the Earls Howe.

She was born Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Anne Curzon, 5 July, 1948, fourth daughter of the 6th Earl Howe, CBE (1908-84), by his second wife the former Grace Lilian Wakeling (died 1985); married 1988, Capt (John) Barry Dinan, of Chalkpit House, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, by whom she had a son, Richard Asshelton Dinan (born 1986), founder of the student magazine Ammunition, and reality TV star appearing in "Made in Chelsea".

Lady Charlotte, a favourite of gossip columnist Nigel Dempster, was a younger sister of the four-times wed Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, mother of Prince Harry's ex-squeeze Cressida Bonas.

Lady Charlotte is survived by her husband and son.


Hamilton/Montagu Douglas Scott engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2019, between Douglas G. Hamilton, youngest son of Capt and Mrs Colin Hamilton, of Chichester, West Sussex, and the Lady Amabel Clare Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (born 1992), younger daughter of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KBE (born 14 February, 1954), of Bowhill, Selkirk; Boughton House, Kettering; and Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire, by his wife the Duchess of Buccleuch & Queensberry (the former Lady Elizabeth Frances Marian Kerr, born 8 June, 1954, daughter of the 12th Marquis of Lothian).

Lady Amabel is a great-great niece of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (1901-2004), who, in 1935, married HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-74), third son of HM King George V.


Friday, January 11, 2019

West/Blackett engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between Richard James West (born 1989), son of Murray G. West (born 1960), of Graffham, West Sussex, by his wife the former Nicola M Dempsey (born 1961), and Letitia Sarah A. Blackett (born 1991), daughter of Mr (John) Simon Blackett (born 1954), of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the former Hon Geva Charlotte Caroline Winn (born 1955), daughter of the 5th Baron St Oswald (1919-99).


Barclay/Whitley engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between Roderick Anthony (Roddy) Barclay (born 1985), scion of that landed gentry family, of Higham, son of Joseph Gurney (Joe) Barclay (born 1946), of Latimer, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Joanna Mary Brindley, & Kaitlyn E. Whitley, daughter of Mr Patrick Whitley, of Toronto, Canada, by his wife Sally.


Hessler/Stenning engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between Felix B. Hessler, son of Dr Rolf Hessler and Mrs Cornelia Hessler, of Bockholt, Germany, & Emily Caroline Stenning (born 1981), daughter of Nicholas Julian Seymour Stenning (born 1952), of Medstead, Hampshire, by his wife the former Caroline Livingstone-Learmonth (born 1952), scion of that landed family.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Michael Livingstone-Learmonth, MC (1916-83) by his wife Gillian (1925-92), dau of Sir Robert Parr, KBE, CMG (1894-1979).


Conrad Michael Carnevale Troughton (born 2019)

_. Jessica E. Troughton (nee Carnevale), wife of Michael Troughton (born 1981), gave birth to a son, Conrad Michael Carnevale, 10 January, 2019, a brother for Peter (born 2014) and for Hugo (born 2016).

Michael Troughton is a son of Peter John Charles Troughton (born 1948), descended from the Fowler baronets, by his wife the former Sarah Rose Colman (born 1953), a first cousin once removed of HM The Queen, a great-granddaughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Jessica Troughton is a daughter of Dr Robert Carnevale, of Rhode Island, USA.


Strutt/Stannard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between Leo Edward Orlando Strutt (born 1988), scion of the Barons Belper, son of Henry Clavering Tollemache Strutt (born 22 Dec, 1953), and Mrs Athena Strutt (nee Maas), of Stutton, Suffolk, and Lucy J. Stannard, eldest daughter of Mrs Juliet Stannard and the late Mr Simon Stannard, of Singapore.

Leo Strutt is a great-grandson of the 3rd Baron Belper (1883-1956).


Ring/Waldegrave engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between David W.R. Ring, son of Mr and Mrs Dave Ring, of Dublin, Ireland, and the Hon Harriet Horatia Waldegrave (born 1988), scion of the Earls Waldegrave, daughter of the Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, PC (life peer - born 15 Aug 1946), of Chewton Mendip, Somerset, by his wife the former Caroline Linda Margaret Burrows (born 14 Aug 1952).

Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, as William Waldegrave MP, was a Cabinet minister in the Thatcher and Major administrations between 1990 and 1997.

Harriet Waldegrave is a granddaughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave, KG, GCVO (1905-95).


Stanley James Michael Dickinson (born 2018)

_. The Lady Alice Magdalene Dickinson (nee Ramsay, born 10 Aug 1977), wife of Michael Sam Dickinson, and scion of the Earls of Dalhousie, gave birth to a son, Stanley James Michael, 23 December, 2018.

Sam Dickinson is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Michael Dickinson of Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand, and Lady Alice is the younger daughter of the 17th Earl of Dalhousie (born 17 Jan 1948), of Brechin, Angus, by his wife the former Marilyn Davina Butter (born 22 Mar 1950), daughter of Maj Sir David Butter, KCVO, MC (1920-2010), by his wife the former Myra Alice Wernher, CVO (born 1925), daughter of Maj Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd Baronet, GCVO (1893-1973), by his wife Lady Anastasia Michaelovna (Zia) de Torby, CBE (1892-1977), daughter of His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Michael Michaelovitch of Russia.


Windsor-Clive/Lawson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 January, 2019, between James Windsor-Clive (born 1991), scion of the Earls of Plymouth, elder son of the Hon David Justin Windsor-Clive (born 1960), of Lambourn, Berkshire, and Mrs Camilla Windsor-Clive (nee Squire), of Chelsea, London, and Adrienne Lawson, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Lawson, of Madliena, Malta.

James Windsor-Clive is a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Plymouth (1923-2018).


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dashwood/Langley engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2019 between James Gordon Robert Dashwood (born 1984), elder son of Robert Thomas Dashwood (1955-2015), by his wife the former Georgina M Harris (born 1956), of Gers, France, & Rose Katharine Lucy Langley (born 1988), youngest daughter of Mr Christopher John Maydon Langley (born 1946), of Alderton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, by his wife the former Diana Constance Mary Crewdson (born 1959).

Rose Langley is a granddaughter of Wilson Peregrine Nicholas Crewdson (1926-2014), by his wife the former Hon Lucy Clare Beckett (1926-99), daughter of the 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963).


Everest/Mann engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January 2019 between Patrick J. Everest, son of Mr Warren Everest, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, by his former wife now Mrs Michelene Collopy, & Georgia Sophie Mirabel Mann (born 1991), scion of the Mann baronets, daughter of the late Edward John Mann (1961-2011), by his wife the former Daphne Clare de Courcy Hunter.

Georgia's mother married secondly, 2015, Sir Edward Greenwell, 4th Baronet.


Styles/Onslow engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2019 between David K. Styles, son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Styles, of Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, & Isabella I.D. Onslow (born 1990), scion of the of Onslow baronets, daughter of the Hon Richard Alan Douglas Onslow (born 1956), of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, by his late wife the former Phyllida K. Moore.

Isabella Onslow is a granddaughter of Cranley Onslow (d 2001), sometime Conservative MP for Woking, and a Minister of State, Foreign Office in the Thatcher administration, who was created a life peer as Baron Onslow of Woking, in 1997. Cranley Onslow married Lady June Hay, a daughter of the 14th Earl of Kinnoull.