_. Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet (Bt UK, cr 1924), died 7 March, 2014. He was 88.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
_. Thomas Riviere Bland, MC, late the Scots Guards, died 5 February, 2014, aged 92, He was born at Godstone, Surrey, 8 Feb, 1921, son of Charles Riviere Bland,and educated at Eton. Married 1stly, 23 Nov 1946 (div 1961 ) the Hon Katherine Bruce (b 27 Nov 1922), daughter of the 7th Lord Balfour of Burleigh (1883-1967), by his wife the former Violet Done ( d 1976), by whom he had issue, a son and 2 daughters; married 2ndly, 1962, Mary Millar (who died as result of an accident), married 3rdly, 1976, Joan Catchpole, who predeceased him.
_. Marion Thorpe, CBE, concert pianist, co-founder of the Leeds Piano Competition, who died 6 March, 2014, aged 87, was the first wife of the late 7th Earl of Harewood (1923-2011), a first cousin of the Queen, and later wife of the disgraced Liberal party leader, Jeremy Thorpe (descended from the Norton-Griffiths Baronets).
Friday, March 07, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
_. Nancy, Baroness Bagot, who died 27 February, 2014, was the second wife, and widow, of Caryl Ernest, 6th Baron Bagot (1877-1961). She was the former Nancy Constance Spicer, daughter of Francis Aldborough Spicer, of Sydney, NSW, and married 1 March, 1940, the then Caryl Ernest Bagot, who succeeded his cousin as 6th Baron, 5 Apr, 1946.(The peerage was cr GB, 1780). There was a daughter of the marriage, Caryl Rosemary, born 7 Dec, 1960. She was widowed, 5 Aug 1961, when the peerage passed to a cousin of the 6th peer.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
_. The engagement was announced 5 March, 2014, betweem Christopher (Digger) Cooke-Hurle, scion of that landed family, younger son of Mr John Feilding Cooke-Hurle (b 1947), of Barnard Castle, Co Durham, by his wife the former Marion Wynifred (Moppet) Hobson, scion of that landed family, & Alice Susanna Abdy Collins (born 1983), descended from the Earls of Morton, eldest dau of Thomas Abdy Collins (b 1948), of Little Faringdon, by his former wife the former Anna Mary Critchley (Mrs Anna Abdy Collins, of Glenferness).
Friday, February 28, 2014
_. Mary Arderne Frances Somerset, who died 25 February, 2014, aged 93, was a scion of the Dukes of Beaufort (Duke, England, cr 1682). She was born 13 May, 1920, daughter of Capt Noel Henry Plantagenet Somerset 1885-1921, ( descended from the 5th Duke of Beaufort ), by his wife the former Helen Barbara Ormerod 1889-1952.. Unm. Funeral at St Mary's Church, Greywell, Hampshire, Wed 5 March, 2014.