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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Guy Pelly bereaved

_. John Gurney Pelly, who died 20 November, 2015, was a scion of the Pelly baronets (Baronet, UK, cr 1840).

Mr Pelly was the father of Guy Pelly, close friend of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

He was born 1938 a son of the late Douglas Gurney Pelly by his wife the former Monica Tate, a scion of the Tate baronets, and married in 1973, Vanda Joan Allfrey, a scion of the Allfrey baronets, by whom he had issue, Sam, James and Guy.

A Memorial Service will take place at St Michael's Church, Mere, Wilts, 16 Dec, 2015, at 12 noon.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Sir John Henry Kilian Brunner, 4th Baronet

 Sir John Henry Kilian Brunner, 4th Baronet, died in Melbourne, Australia, 18 November, 2015. He was 88.

He was born 1 June, 1927, son of Sir Felix Brunner, 3rd Baronet, by his wife Dorothy Elizabeth OBE, daughter of Henry Brodribb Irving, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy (cr 1895) in 1982.

Sir John was a cousin of HRH The Duchess of Kent.

He married in 1955, Jasmine Cicely Wardrop Moore (b 1929), daughter of John Wardrop Moore (1894-1965) by his wife the former Janet Monteith Erskine, scion of the Erskine baronets (cr 1821).

The baronetcy now passes to his son, Nicholas Felix Minturn Brunner, who was born 16 January, 1960.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lavinia Marchioness of Cholmondeley dies aged 94

Lavinia Margaret, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, mother of the hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain the Marquess of Cholmondeley, died 7 November, 2015. She was 94.
The Marchioness of Cholmondeley was the widow of Maj the 6th Marquess (Marquess UK, cr 1815), of Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire and Houghton Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, who died in 1990.
She was the former Lavinia Margaret Leslie, daughter of Lt-Col John Leslie, DSO, MC (1888-1965) by his wife the former Margaret [Margot] Nanette Helen Gilliat (1891-1973), descended from the Skipwith baronets, and she married the future 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1947.  She leaves three daughters, Lady Rose, Lady Margot and Lady Caroline, and one son, David, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England (acting for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II).

Monday, November 09, 2015

Helmore/von Preussen marriage

_. The marriage took place, 19 September, 2015, between Caspar William Helmore (born London 27 Jan 1987), second son of Mr Charles Patrick Helmore, of London, and Mrs Rachel Helmore (born 1952, nee Aykroyd), of Rogate, west Sussex, scion of the Aykroyd baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929, of Birstwith Hall, Harrogate), & Princess Augusta Lily von Preussen (born 15 Dec, 1986), scion of the Royal House of Prussia, & a descendant of Queen Victoria, daughter of HRH Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen (b 3 May, 1946). of Kensington, by his former wife the former Hon Victoria Mancroft (b 1952) (Victoria, Princess von Preussen, of East Coker, Somerset)  scion of the Barons Mancroft (Baron UK, cr 1937).


Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Oliver Charles Floyd (born 2015)

_. Katherine Floyd (nee Gaillard), wife of Henry James Floyd (b 1979), scion of the Floyd baronets (baronet, UK, cr 1816), gave birth to a son, Oliver Charles, in Melbourne, 17 October, 2015, a brother for Amelia Rose (b 23 Oct, 2009) and for  Martha Elizabeth (b 23 Sept, 2011).

Henry James (Harry) Floyd is the son of Thomas Henry Floyd (b 1951), of Shalden, Hampshire, by his wife the former (Penelope) Sarah Cleminson, dau of Sir James Cleminson, MC, DL.

Katherine Floyd is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael de L. Gaillard, of Martin, Hampshire.


Redwood/Cable-Alexander marriage

_. The marriage took place 24 October, 2015, in Bath, between Mr Martin Redwood and Miss Melanie Cable-Alexander, scion of the Cable-Alexander baronets (Bart, cr 1809, of the City of Dublin), daughter of Lt--Col Sir Patrick Cable-Alexander, 8th Baronet (b 19 Apr, 1936), by his first wife the former Diana Frances Rogers.

Melanie Cable-Alexander is a former love of the 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO, and is the mother of his son, Jasper.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Arundel & Surrey/Colacicchi engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 October, 2015, between Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard (b 3 Dec, 1987), eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk (b 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his wife the former Georgina Gore (b 1962) (scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe), & Cecilia Mary Elizabeth Colacicchi (born May 1988), daughter of William M Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958).

The bride-to-be is descended from the Barons Somers, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Colacicchi.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Michael Alexander Robert Naylor-Leyland 1956-2015

Michael Alexander Robert Naylor-Leyland, who died 16 Oct, 2015, aged 59, was a scion of the Naylor-Leyland baronets, who married a great-niece of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

He was born 14 July, 1956, son of Maj (Alick) David Yorke Naylor-Leyland, MVO (1929-91), by his first wife Diana (afterwards Countess of Wilton); married firstly, 1984 (div) Lucy Potts; married 2ndly (div), Princess Tania Saskia Viktoria Luise of Hanover (b 1970), great-niece of Prince Philip, daughter of the late Prince Welf of Hannover  (1947-81) by his wife, Wibke; married 3rdly, Anna-Louise _____; he is survived by his third wife and by two sons from his marriage to Princess Tania, Jake (b 1993), and Gabriel (b 1996).

The funeral is at St Michael's, Chester Sq, London SW1, on 5 Nov, 2015.