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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Caroline Venetia Lascelles (nee Baring) 1937-2018

_. Caroline Lascelles died 19 August, 2018. She was 81.

She was born Caroline Venetia Baring, 29 January, 1937, daughter of Lieut-Col Esmond Charles Baring (1914-63), scion of the eponymous banking dynasty, descended from the Barons Ashburton, by his first wife the former Zalia Snagge (died 1986); married 1 June, 1957, Henry Giles Francis Lascelles (1931-98), scion of the Earls of Harewood, by whom she had issue, two sons, Hugo and Peregine and a daughter, Sophie. The daughter was the wife (now divorced) of Lord Bruce Dundas, a younger son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland.


Barrow/Laing engagament

_. The engagement was announced 22 August, 2018. between Sam J Barrow, son of Stephen Barrow, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, by his wife Annie, & (Elizabeth) Ruby Grant Laing (born 8 June, 1988), youngest daughter of Fergus Hugh Grant Laing (born 22 Feb, 1951), of Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, by his wife Scilla.

Ruby Laing's grandfather, Alexander Grant Laing married Graeme Elizabeth Hamilton-Dalrymple (1926-2018), scion of the Earls of Stair and a goddaughter of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


Arianna Estelle Bernadotte af Wisborg (born 2018)

 _. Countess Edward Bernadotte af Wisborg (nee Nathalie Frediani), wife of Count Edward Bernadotte af Wisborg, gave birth to a daughter, Aarianna Estelle, 11 August, 2018, a sister for Leonardo (born 2013), and for Sienna (born 2015).

Count Edward is the son of Count Bertil Bernadotte af Wisborg (born 1935), by his wife the former Jill Rhodes-Maddox, and a grandson of Count Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg (1895-1948), descended from Oscar II, King of Sweden (1829-1907).


Gummer/Vaughan engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 August, 2018, between the Hon Felix John Gummer (born 1981) younger son of the Baron Deben, PC (born 1939), life peer, of Winston, Suffolk, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Gardner, & Clementine Mary Vaughan (born 1982), scion of that landed family, daughter of Richard Herbert Vaughan (born 1948), of Goodrich, Herefordshire, & Mrs Susan Vaughan, of Glewstone, Herefordshire (nee Susan Kania).


Ferguson/Hill engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 August, 2018, between Andrew Frederick John Ferguson (born 1978), scions of the Fergusons of Dummer, son of the late Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer, Hampshire, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, by his second wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn), of Dummer, Hampshire, & Florence J.C. Hill, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hill, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

Andrew Ferguson is the half-brother of Sarah, Duchess of York.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Baroness Coleridge (died 2018)

_. The Baroness Coleridge, who died 12 August, 2018, was the wife of William Duke Coleridge, 5th Baron Coleridge.

She was the former Pamela Baker, daughter of Commander George William Baker, CBE; and married Lord Coleridge, as his second wife, in 1977. Her husband, born in 1937 succeeded to the peerage in 1984.

Lady Coleridge is survived by her husband and two daughters, Vanessa and Katharine, and by a step-son and two step-daughters.


The Hon Tatiana Isla Charlotte Boyle (born 2018)

_. Lucinda Julia Boyle, styled Viscountess Dungarvan (born 1982), wife of Rory Jonathan Courtenay Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarvan (born 10 Dec, 1978), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Tatiana Isla Charlotte Boyle, 14 August, 2018.

Viscount Dungarvan is the son and heir of the 15th Earl of Cork & Orrery (b 1945) (Peerage of Ire, cr 1620), of Lickfold, West Sussex, by his wife the former Hon Rebecca Juliet Noble (b 1950) (see Glenkinglas, Life Peerage & Noble Bts).

Viscountess Dungarvan is the younger daughter of Mr Julian C.K. Davy, of St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, by his wife the former Alison S. Black.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sir Peter Tapsell (1930-2018)

_. The Rt Hon Sir Peter Tapsell, who died 18 August, 2018, aged 88, was a Conservative MP for Nottingham West, from 1959-64, and later Conservative MP for Horncastle, 1966-83, and for East Lindsey 1983-97, and for Louth & Horncastle, 1997-2015. He was Father of the House of Commons, 2010-2015.

Tapsell was for some years the son-in-law of the 9th Baron Hawke. In 1963 he married the Hon Cecilia Anne Hawke, one of the peer's seven daughters. The marriage ended in divorce in 1971.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

George Hill-Wood/Clementine Hill-Wood (born 2018)

_. Lady Hill-Wood, wife of Sir Samuel Thomas Hill-Wood, 4th Baronet (born 24 August, 1971), gave birth to twins, a son, George David and a daughter Clementine Marguerite, 1 August, 2018.

Sir Samuel Hill-Wood is the son of Sir David Hill-Wood, 3rd Bt by his wife the former Jennifer Anne McKenzie Strang, and succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father's demise, 2002. Sir Samuel married in 2014, Emma Jane Dixon, daughter of Mark Dixon, of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. His infant son is heir to the baronetcy.


Brocklehurst/Humphries engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2018, between Dr Neil Brocklehurst, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Brocklehurst, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and Emma Diana Lindsay Humphries (born 1988), daughter of William Alexander Humphries, of West Hanney, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Julie Mary McConnell (born 1967).

Emma Humphries is a granddaughter of Peter McConnell, who married Susan Diana Margaret Barrow (b 1938), scion of the Barrow baronets.


Ogilvie Thompson/Mali engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Luke Julian Ogilvie Thompson (born 1991), son of the Rev Christopher William Ogilvie Thompson (born 31 August, 1958), of Binstead, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kathleen Jean Blackstock, & Ursa Mali, daughter of Mrs Dora Mali, of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Luke's grandfather, Julian Ogilvie Thompson married 24 July, 1956, the Hon Tessa Mary Brand (b 21 Apr, 1934), daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden (1900-65).


Frankland/Holder engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2018 between the Hon William Thomas Assheton Frankland (born 23 July, 1984), son and heir of the 18th Baron Zouche (born 23 Feb, 1943), of Charlton Adam, Somerset, by his wife the former Sally Olivia Barton, & Anna E.R. Holder, daughter of Mr & Mrs Derek Holder, of Malvern, Worcestershire.

William, a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, is heir apparent to one of the oldest baronies. The barony of Zouche of Haryngworth was created by writ of summons for his ancestor William la Zouche, on 16 August, 1308. He is also heir to the Frankland baronetcy created by Charles II in 1660.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Ashworth/Bramley engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 August, 2018, between William David Ashworth (born 1985), son of Mr David Ashworth, of Torquay, Devon & Mrs Ruth Ashworth, of Fleet, Hampshire, & Cressida Romayne Bramley (born 1994), daughter of Roger D. Bramley, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and of Celestine Victoria Bridgeman (born 1966), of Chedglow, Co Wilts, scion of the Earls of Bradford, daughter of the late Richard Lynedoch Orlando Bridgeman (1931-82), by his wife Romayne (who d 1985).

Cressida Bramley is a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Bradford.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bigley/Barham engagement

_. The engagement has been announced 16 Aug, 2018, between Max James Hilton Bigley (born 1992), son of Robert Hilton Bigley (born 1959), of Whixley, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Deborah M.M. Nicholson (b 1962), & Emily Catherine Barham (born 1993), scion of that landed family, daughter of Edward George Barham (born 1962), of Hole Park, Kent, by his wife the former Clare Catherine Turnbull (born 1966), a great-granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Stamford (1850-1910), &c.


Allen-Jones/Allsopp engagement

__.The engagement has been announced between Charles Allen-Jones, of Arkesden, Essex, and Mrs Pepita Allsopp, daughter of Lt-Cdr Peter Mason and widow of Peter William Allsopp (1940-2010), scion of the Barons Hindlip.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Willcocks/Beels marriage

_. The marriage took place 10 August, 2018, at Henley-on-Thames, between Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Willcocks, KCB (b 27 July, 1944), and Ms Penelope Jane Beels (née Aedy).

Sir Michael was Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 2001-2009.

It is Sir Michael's second marriage. In 1966 he wed Jean Paton Weir, by whom he has three children.