The engagement was announced 6 January, 2006, between Bertie Holroyd Pearce, younger son of the late Hon. James Edward Holroyd Pearce, QC (who d. 1985), by his wife, the former Julia Hill (now Mrs Ian Strickland Ball, of Crowborough, East Sussex), & Philippa Vere Annesley (b. 1975), 2nd daughter of Mr Richard Bruce Annesley (b. 1937), of Banwell, Somerset, scion of the Viscounts Valentia (cr. 1642), by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Emily Doyle.
Bertie Holroyd Pearce is a grandson paternally of the life peer Baron Pearce (extinct 1990).
Source: Daily Telegraph 6 Jan 2006