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Friday, March 31, 2006

Alice Frances Grace Carrick-Buchanan

Kate Carrick-Buchanan [nee Smith] wife of Angus Carrick-Buchanan, of the BLG family of Drumpellier & of Corsewall, near Stranraer, Scotland, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Frances Grace, 10 March, 2006, a sister for Honor Aimee Ulla, who was b. 6 March, 2003.

Source: Daily Telegraph 31 Mar 2006


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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Lily Julia Laura Tugendhat

Paola Tugendhat (nee Somaini), wife of the Hon. Gus Tugendhat, younger son of Baron and Baroness Tugendhat, of London, gave birth to a daughter, Lily Julia Laura, 24 March, 2006.

Mrs Tugendhat is a daughter of Professor Eugenio Somaini and the late Mrs Laura Somaini, of Milan.

Source: The Times

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Samuel James Edward Thomas

Kate Thomas (nee Heywood-Lonsdale), wife since 2000 of Dominic Thomas, gave birth to a son,
Samuel James Edward, 21 March, 2006, a brother for Luke William Swinton, who was b. 8 November, 2004.

Dominic Thomas is a son of the Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas [Lord Justice Swinton Thomas, a Lord Justice of Appeal], and his wife Angela [widow of Sir Anthony Cope, 15th Bt], and Kate Thomas is a daughter of David Heywood-Lonsdale, and Mrs Victoria Ward.

Kate is a niece of the Duchess of Devonshire, and is descended from Heywood-Lonsdale [BLG], and the Hamilton of Dalzell Barons.

Source: The Times

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Benjamin Harry John Marsden

Nicola Rachel Anne Marsden (b. 1971), nee Buxton, scion of the Buxton Baronets, & wife of William Marsden, youngest son of Major and Mrs Norman Marsden, of Tregaskis, Cornwall, gave birth to a son, Benjamin Harry John, 12 March, 2006, a brother for Scarlett Rosanna, who was b. 7 February, 2004.

Nicola Marsden is the younger daughter of Andrew Edward Buxton, of Hoveton, Norfolk, & Mrs Buxton, (nee Lloyd), descended from the Lloyd family of Stockton Hall, and a kinswoman of the Earl of Swinton, and Sir Thomas Hildebrand Preston, 6th Baronet...

Source: The Times

Mrs Erik Cadogan (Desc. Wachmeister)

Caroline Cadogan, who died at her home, 22 March, aged 90, was the widow of Erik Cadogan (1913-1990), scion of the Earls Cadogan. She was the former Caroline Wachmeister, daughter of Count Wachmeister, of Malmö, Sweden, and married Mr Cadogan (a descendant of the 4th Earl), in 1939.

She had issue, Charles John (b. 1954); (Caroline) Monica (b. 1942), who married 1974, Maj. the Hon. Peter Herbert Lewis, scion of the Barons Merthyr; and Patricia Elizabeth (b. 1945).

Source: Daily Telegraph 30 Mar 2006

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Peter Shand Kydd

Peter Shand Kydd, who died 23 March, 2006, was the step-father of Diana Princess of Wales.

He was a son of Norman Shand Kydd, a member of a wealthy wallpaper manufacturing family (who were said to have invented flock wallpaper), of Horton Hall, Buckinghamshire. His half-brother Bill was the gambler, horseman and playboy chum of the missing Earl of Lucan. (Bill wed Christina Duncan sister of Lucan's wife)

He married firstly, Janet Munro Kerr, scion of a Glasgow shipping family, and a granddaughter of John Martin Munro Kerr (1868-1960) a leading gynaecologist. Peter left his wife and three children, Angela, Adam and Johnnie, to marry Diana's mother, the then Viscountess Althorp, after an affair which saw her leave her family, when Diana Spencer was only seven.

Shand Kydd's second marriage - in 1969 - followed an unpleasant court case in 1968 in which Viscount Althorp obtained custody of his children, and it was noted that Lady Fermoy (Frances Althorp's mother) took his side against her daughter, whom she considered to be a bolter. Thereafter the young Spencer children had a disorganised upbringing. This was further complicated when their father inherited the earldom and the estate of Althorp in 1975, and soon afterwards married the Countess of Dartmouth (Raine, the daughter of Barbara Cartland).

Shand Kydd and Frances divorced in 1990, nine years after Frances's daughter had become wife of the heir to the throne.

He leaves a daughter Angela, wife of David de Pass, and a son, Johnnie, a photographer. Another son, Adam, a writer, died from a suspected drug overdose in Camodia in 2004.

The funeral service will be held at St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Aldeburgh on Thursday 6 April, 2006.


Source: Daily Telegraph 30 Mar 2006

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Andrew James Gibson-Watt (1925-2006)

Andrew James Gibson-Watt, late Capt. Welsh Guards, scion of the BLG family of Gibson-Watt of Doldowlod, died at his home, 25 March, 2006. He was aged 80.

He was born 25 July, 1925, 3rd son of James Miller Gibson-Watt (1875-1929), by his wife Marjorie Adela, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry George Ricardo, DSO, DL, JP, of Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire (of that BLG family), and was educated at Eton. His eldest brother, James David (b. 1918), sometime Conservative MP for Hereford, was raised to the peerage, for life, in 1979, as Baron Gibson-Watt, of The Wye in thw District of Radnor.

Career:-> Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1952; served in WWII with the Welsh Guards; Director of Hambros Bank; soemtime High Sheriff of Powys, &c.

He married 23 July, 1951, Pamela, former wife of Capt. Robin William Lowe, Grenadier Guards, and 3rd daughter of Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, KBE, MC, of that BLG family, by whom he had issue.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006

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3rd Baron Broughshane, DSO, DFC (1914-2006)

The 3rd Baron Broughshane, DSO, DFC, died 24 March, 2006. He was aged 91.

(William) Kensington (known as Ken) Davison was born 24 November, 1914, a son of the 1st Baron Broughshane, KBE (1872-1953), by his 1st wife, Beatrice Mary (d. 1971), daughter of Sir Owen Roberts, DCL, LLD, FSA, DL, and was educated at Shrewsbury and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Career: ->Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1939; Wing Commander, RAF Voluntary Reserves, served in the European War 1939-45; DFC 1942; DSO 1945.

He succeeded to the peerage (created in 1945) on the demise of his elder brother, the 2nd Baron, in 1995. He never married, and the peerage now becomes extinct.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006

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Lady Asscher

Lady Asscher, (aka Dr Jennifer Lloyd N.B.B.S., M.F.C.M., J.P.)., wife since 1962 of Sir (Adolf) William Asscher, Knt, M.D., F.R.C.P., died 27 March, 2006. She was a daughter of Wynne Llewellyn Lloyd, C.B. The funeral takes place on Thursday 30 March 2006.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006

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Hon. Mrs David Wedgwood Benn

The Hon. Mrs David Wedgwood Benn, who died in London, 25 March, 2006, aged 75, was the wife of the Hon. David Wedgwood Benn (b. 1928), younger son of the 1st Viscount Stansgate.

She was June Mary Barraclough, MA (Oxford), daughter of Ernest Charles Barraclough, and married Mr Wedgwood Benn in 1959. Her husband's brother, Anthony (Tony), the 2nd Viscount, disclaimed his peerage for life, 31 July 1963.

She is survived by her husband and a son, Piers Michael Wedgwood, b. 1962, and a daughter, (Cordelia) Frances Margaret Wedgwood, b. 1964.

The funeral takes place at All Saints Church, Blackheath, on Saturday 1 April 2006.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006


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2nd Earl of Swinton, DL (1937-2006)

The 2nd Earl of Swinton, DL, Yorkshire landowner and sometime Deputy Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords, died in North Yorkshire, 26 March, 2006. He was 69.

David Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister was born 21 Mar 1937, son of Major the Hon. John Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister (who died of wounds received in action in 1943), by his wife Anne Irvine (d. 1961), daughter of the Rev. Canon R.S. Medlicott.

He was educated at Winchester, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Career:-> succeeded his grandfather in 1972, as Earl of Swinton (Peerage of the UK, created 1955); Viscount Swinton (created 1935), and Baron Masham (created 1955); Member of the North Riding of Yorks County Council, 1961-74; Member of North Yorkshire County Council, 1973-77; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Government Chief Whip), 1982-86; Director of Leeds Permanent Building Society, 1987-93; Member of the Countryside Commission, 1987-93; JP for North Yorks (formerly North Riding) from 1961; Deputy Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, from 1978, &c.

Lord Swinton married in 1959, Susan Lilian Primrose Sinclair (b. 14 Apr, 1935), daughter of Sir Ronald Sinclair, 8th Baronet. His wife had been severely disabled in a riding accident only months before her marriage. A champion for the disabled she was elevated to the peerage, for life, in 1970, as Baroness Masham of Ilton.

Lord Swinton is survived by his wife and by 2 adopted children, Clare and John. The peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's brother, the Hon. Nicholas John Cunliffe-Lister, b. 4 Sept, 1939, whose 1st wife was the Hon Elizabeth Susan Whitelaw, eldest daughter of the 1st (and last) Viscount Whitelaw, KT, CH, MC, PC.

The funeral Service is at St Mary's Church, Masham, North Yorkshire, 6 April 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006


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James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness, CBE

James Edward Alexander Rundell Guinness, CBE, Director, Guinness Peat Group, 1973-87 (Joint Chairman 1973-77) (Deputy Chairman 1977-84); Deputy Chairman, Provident Mutual Life Assurance Assoc, 1983-89, died 26 March, 2006. He was 81.

He was born 23 Sept, 1924, a son of Sir Arthur Guinness, KCMG, by his wife Frances Patience Wright, and was educated at Eton & Oxford.

Career:---> served in the RNVR, 1943-46; joined the family banking firm of Guinness Mahon & Co, 1946, partner 1953; Chairman, Guinness Mahon Holdings, 1968-72; Chairman, Public Works Loan Board, 1979-90, &c.

He married in 1953, Pauline Mander, by whom he had 1 son and four daughters. Of his four daughters, 2 were:- Sabrina Guinness, sometime escort of the Prince of Wales, and Anita Guinness, who married in 1981, the Hon Amschel Rothschild, a son of the 3rd Baron Rothschild.

The funeral takes place 3 Apr 2006, at Heckfield Church, Hants, 12 noon.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006

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Alice Louisa Salwey

Arabella Salwey (nee Mays-Smith, b. 10 July, 1970), wife of Hugo Salwey, gave birth to a daughter, Alice Louisa, 24 March 2006, in Melbourne, Australia, a sister for George, who was b. 29 Aug 2002, and for Ottilie Jennifer, who was b. 11 Sept, 2004.

Arabella is a daughter of Robert Martin Mays-Smith, (son of Lt-Col Robert Shankland Mays-Smith, MBE, who died in 1980), of Iden, Rye, Sussex, and Brenda Mary Hilda Rickett. Mr Mays-Smith was born 17 November, 1930, educated at Eton, Trinity College, Cambridge; married (1) 22 June, 1963, Jennifer Joan (d. circa 1989), daughter of Capt Eustace Makins, (d. 1968), of Little Fransham, Dereham, Norfolk. Arabella has two sisters; (1) Katherine Elizabeth (Kate), b. 6 March, 1964, m. Edward Gordon-Lennox, of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon; & (2), (Rosalind) Henrietta, b. 17 January, 1966; wife since 26 July, 1997, of Archibald [Archie] Charles Ian Fraser, b. 5 Feb, 1960, [a grandson of the 13th Lord Lovat].

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006

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Hon. Frederic Thesiger

Viscountess Chelmsford, wife of Frederic Corin Piers (Kim) Thesiger, 4th Viscount Chelmsford, (b. 6 March, 1962), gave birth to a son, the Hon. Frederic Thesiger, 9 February, 2006.

Lord Chelmsford is the son of the late 3rd Viscount Chelmsford and the former Clare Rendle Rolston, & Lady Chelmsford is the former Mlle. Charlotte S.M.J. Robin, daughter of M. Patrick Robin & Mme Madeleine de Gerault de Langalarie, of Paris.

Source: Daily Telegraph 29 Mar 2006

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Maclay/Good engagement

The engagement was announced in March, 2006, between the Hon. Joseph Paton (Joe) Maclay (b. 6 Mar 1977), elder son of the 3rd Baron Maclay and Baroness Maclay, of Duchal, Kilmalcolm, and Kathryn M.B. (Tatty) Good, younger daughter of Mr Anthony Good, of Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, and Mrs Nina Good, of Wittersham, Kent.

Source: The Times

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Gibson/Wills engagement

The engagement was announced in March, 2006, between Sam D. Gibson, elder son of Mr and Mrs Derwent Gibson, of Embley, Northumberland, and Emily Jane Wills (b. 1975), scion of the Barons Dulverton, younger daughter of (Peter) John Hamilton Wills (b. 1941), of Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, by his wife Elizabeth.

Source: The Times


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Elwes/Kantorowicz engagement

The engagement is announced in March, 2006, between Rupert W. Elwes, scion of that BLG family, elder son of Mr and Mrs Christopher Elwes, of Compton, Berkshire, and Melanie T. Kantorowicz, elder daughter of Mr Donald Kantorowicz-Toro, of Chelsea, London, and Mrs Chantal Lancrenon, of Paris, France.


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Noel/Stewart-Clark

The engagement was announced in March 2006 between Richard Gerard Hamlyn Noel (b. 1965), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, son of Gerard John Hamlyn Noel (b. 1930), and Mrs Noel, of Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, and Zarina Gabrielle Stewart-Clark (b. 1965), daughter of Sir John (Jack) Stewart-Clark, 3rd Baronet (b. 17 Sept 1929), and Lady Stewart-Clark, of Dundas, South Queensferry.

Source:The Times

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Graffius/Elwes engagement

The engagement was announced in March 2006 between Mark Graffius, younger son of the late Mr and Mrs Melvin Graffius, and Lydia Elinor Cary Elwes (b. 25 July 1964), scion of that BLG family, younger daughter of Mr Timothy Cyprian George Thomas Elwes (b. 1935), descended from the Barons Rennell of Rodd, of Chelsea, London, by his 1st wife the former Lorna Lyle (b. 1939, now Mrs Ronald Alexander, of St. Andrews, Fife), daughter of Capt Ian Archibald de Hoghton Lyle, of the Lyle Baronets, by his wife the former Hon. Lydia Yarde-Buller (now Lydia Duchess of Bedford), daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston.

Source: The Times

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Stevenson/Redwood engagement

The engagement was announced in March 2006, between Henry B. Stevenson, son of Mr and Mrs Bristow Stevenson, of Knockan, Co Londonderry, and Colina Margaret Charlotte Redwood (b. 1969), daughter of Sir Peter Boverton Redwood, 3rd Baronet (b. 1 Dec, 1937) and Lady Redwood, of Corton, Wiltshire.

Source: The Times


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Cobb/Mostyn engagement

The engagement was announced between David T.A. Cobb, elder son of Mr Patrick Cobb, of Burghclere, Hampshire, and Mrs John Chataway, and Katherine Mary (Kate) Mostyn (b. 1973), scion of the Mostyn Baronets (cr. 1670), younger daughter of General Sir (Joseph) David Frederick Mostyn, KCB, CBE (b. 1928), and Lady Mostyn, of Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Source: The Times

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

John Joseph Barclay

Maj. John Joseph Barclay, MBE, MC, of Aldborough, Norfolk, late Maj. Norfolk Yeomanry, scion of the BLG family of Barclay of Higham, b. 1 Sept, 1914; died 19 March, 2006 aged 91. He was a son of Lt-Col Joseph Francis Barclay, TD, DL, JP (b. 1883), by his wife the former Constance Flower; married 1945, Joan, widow of Flight-Lt J.F.H. Andrews, and daughter of J.E. Needham, of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, one son, Peter John (b. 1946). The funeral and burial takes place at Hanworth Church, near Cromer, 3 April, 2006....

Source: The Times

Anne Errington

Anne Errington (née Baedeker), who died at her home 21 March, 2006, was the wife of Stuart Grant Errington, CBE (b. 1929), scion of the Errington Baronets (cr. 1963), and was daughter of A. Eric Baedeker, of Edgbaston. She married in 1954; was mother of Sally (dec'd), David, Elizabeth and Charles...

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 2006


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Dr Richard John Ronald Ropner, MB, ChB

Dr Richard John Ronald Ropner, MB, ChB, Consultant Psychiatrist,scion of the Ropner Baronets (cr. 1904), died at his home, 18 March 2006, aged 64. He was b. 1941, the son of Lt-Col. Richard Ropner, TD, MB, ChB, RAMC (1898-1975), and was educated at Harrow and the University of Edinburgh; married 1974, Janet Elizabeth Fox, MRCP, daughter of Joseph Fox, by whom he had issue, a son, James (b. 1977), and a daughter, Victoria (b. 1979) .....

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 March 2006

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Lord Ackner, PC

The Lord Ackner, PC, life peer, who served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1986-92, died 20 March, 2006, aged 85. Knt 1971; PC 1980; life peer 1986 as Baron Ackner, of Sutton in the County of West Sussex; Desmond John Conrad Ackner was b. 18 Sept, 1920, the son of Dr Conrad and Rhoda Ackner; married 1946, Joan, daughter of John Evans, JP, and widow of K.B. Spence, by whom he had 1 son, & 2 daughters....
Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 2006

Thomas Peter Timothy Mahon

Dr Victoria Mahon (nee Hordern) wife of Rupert Thomas George Mahon, (b. 1974), scion of the Mahon Baronets (cr. 1819), gave birth to a son, Thomas Peter Timothy, 11 March, 2006.

Rupert is the elder son of Mr Timothy Gilbert Mahon, (b.1947), of Celbridge, Co Kildare, and Mrs Mahon, & Dr S. Victoria M. Mahon is a daughter of Sir Peter Maudslay Hordern, Kt, PC, & Lady Hordern, of Horsham, West Sussex.

Rupert Mahon is a grandson of Sir George Edward John Mahon, 6th Baronet.


Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 2006

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Violet Lucy Burke Mayhew

Kate Mayhew (nee Wallis), wife since 1 September, 2001, of the Hon. Jerome Mayhew, yst son of Baron Mayhew of Twysden (descended from the Roche family, Barons Fermoy) and Baroness Mayhew of Twysden, gave birth to a daughter, Violet Lucy Burke, 12 March, 2006, a sister for Charlotte Alice Burke, who was b. 1 September, 2003.
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Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 2006

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Howe baby...

Sophie Camilla Howe (b. 1978, nee Hobart) wife of Tom R.P. Howe, gave birth to a son, 20 March, 2006.

Tom Howe is a son of Mr & Mrs Peter Howe, of Barnes, London, & Sophie is the elder daughter of Robert Henry (Rob) Hobart (b. 1948), of Kensington, and Gatcombe Mill, Isle of Wight, scion of the Hobart Baronets (created in 1914), by his wife Una-Mary Diana Parker, scion of the Earls of Macclesfield, and kinswoman of Brig. Andrew Parker Bowles.

Sophie's uncle, Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Baronet, is heir presumptive to the Earldom of Buckinghamshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 Mar 2006

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cameron/Hall engagement

The engagement was announced in March 2006 between the Hon. Ewen A.H. Cameron, eldest son of the Baron Cameron of Dillington, DL, FRICS (b. 24 Nov 1949), a life peer since 2004, and Baroness Cameron of Dillington, Somerset, and Louise J. Hall, daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Hall, of Shipdham, Norfolk.

Source: The Times


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Phoebe Elizabeth Trevor-Roper

Claire Trevor-Roper (nee Moore) wife of Dacre Trevor-Roper, scion of the Barons Teynham, gave birth to a daughter, Phoebe Elizabeth, 12 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 22 Mar 2006

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Marjory, Lady Hill

Marjory, Lady Hill, J.P., who died in Cornwall, 2 March 2006, aged 97, was the wife of the late Sir James Hill, 3rd Baronet,of Bradford, Yorkshire, who died in 1976. Much loved mother of Anita, Judy (deceased), Barbara, Margy and James and of her 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She was the former Marjory Croft, daughter of Frank Croft, of Grange-over-Sands, and married Sir James in 1930....

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 March 2006

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Sophie Caroline Elizabeth Malhomme de la Roche

Helena Elizabeth Caroline Malhomme de la Roche (nee Mieczkowska), b. 1970, wife since 2001 of Leon Malhomme de la Roche, son of Mr & Mrs Adam Malhomme de la Roche, of Wimbledon, gave birth to a daughter, Sophie Caroline Elizabeth, 16 March, 2006, a sister for Henry Leon Nicholas, who was b. 17 January, 2004. Helena is a daughter of Zbigniew Leon Mieczkowski, by his wife, the former Hon. Caroline Sarah Aline Grenfell (b. 1933), daughter of the late 2nd Baron Grenfell by his wife Elizabeth Shaughnessy, of the Barons Shaughnessy.

Source: Daily Telegraph 21 Mar 2006

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Machray/Arbuthnott engagement

The engagement has been announced between Mark Machray, son of Dr Alastair Machray, of Ascot, Berkshire, and Mrs Julia Machray, of Rattery, Devon, and Katherine Anne (Kate) Arbuthnott (b. 1976), scion of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott, younger daughter of Simon David Arbuthnott (b. 1942), of Shobdon, Herefordshire, by his wife Suzanne.

Source: The Times

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Lethbridge/Rasch

The engagement has been announced between Edward Christopher Wroth Lethbridge (b. 1978), second son of Sir Thomas Periam Hector Noel Lethbridge, 7th Baronet, (b. 17 July 1950), of Newmarket, Suffolk, and Susan, Lady Lethbridge, of Milverton, Somerset, and Suzy J. Rasch, second daughter of Mr Martin Rasch, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire and Mrs Sandy Rasch, of Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Source: The Times 18 March 2006


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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dr John Arnfield Heap, CMG

Dr John Arnfield Heap, C.M.G., - who died at Harston, Cambridge, 8 March, 2006, aged 74, exercised a powerful influence on government policy in Antarctica and, later, the direction of both Arctic and Antarctic research. He was head of the polar regions section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1975 to 1992. He married in 1960, Margaret Grace Gillespie, daughter of Captain Sir Stewart Spicer, 3rd Baronet, RN; she survives him with a son, the BBC reporter Thomas John Gillespie (Tom) Heap (b. 1966), and two daughters....

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Mar 2006

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Edward Harry William Hoare

The Hon. Eleanor Filumema Hoare (born 1973, nee Flower), wife of Charles James Hoare (b. 15 Mar 1971), gave birth to a son, Edward Harry William, 13 February, 2006.

Charles is the only son of Sir Timothy Hoare, 8th Baronet, and Lady Hoare, and Eleanor is the only daughter of the 11th Viscount Ashbrookand Viscountess Ashbrook.

Source: Daily Telegraph 18 Mar 2006

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Lady Cameron of Lochiel (1913-2006)

Lady Cameron of Lochiel, who died shortly before 16 March, 2006, aged 93, was the widow of Colonel Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, KT, CVO, TD, Chief of the Clan Cameron. She was Margaret Doris Gathorne-Hardy, scion of the Earls of Cranbrook, born in 1913, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon Nigel Charles Gathorne-Hardy, DSO (1880-1958), by his wife Doris Cecilia Featherston Johnston, daughter of the Hon Sir Charles Johnston, of Karori, Wellington, New Zealand. She married Donald Cameron in 1939. She leaves 2 daughters, Anne and Caroline, and two sons, Donald (Clan Chief, husband of Lady Cecil Kerr, of the Marquesses of Lothian) and Johnny. The funeral is at St Andrew's Church, Fort William, 21 Mar 2006.

Daily Telegraph 16 Mar 2006.

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Lord Gray of Contin (1927-2006)

Lord Gray of Contin, a life baron, former Conservative MP for Ross and Cromarty, Lord Lieutenant for Inverness, 1996-2002; died at the Highland Hospice, Inverness, 14 March, 2006. He was 78.

James Hamish Hector Northey Gray was born 28 June, 1927, the son of J. Northey Gray, of Inverness, and was educated at Inverness Royal Academy.

Career:-->served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1945-48; a director of private and family companies 1950-70; parliamentary and business consultant 1986-2000; Conservative MP for Ross and Cromarty, 1970-83; an Assistant Government Whip, 1971-73; a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, 1973-74; an Opposition Whip, 1974-Feb. 1975; Opposition Spokesman on Energy, 1975-79; Minister of State, Department of Energy, 1979-83; Minister of State, Scottish Office, 1983-86; Government Spokesman on Energy, House of Lords, 1983-86; Member of Inverness Town Council, 1965-70; Deputy Lieutenant for Inverness 1989-94, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Inverness, 1994-96, &c. Lord Gray of Contin was a non-executive director, Allied DEals Capital Ltd; President British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce from 1999.

He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1983; created a life peer as Baron Gray of Contin, of Contin in the District of Ross & Cromarty, 1983. He married in 1953, Judith Waite Brydon, of Helensburgh, by whom he had 2 sons and 1 daughter.

The funeral is at East Church, Academy Street, Inverness, Monday 20 March 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Mar 2006


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Joan Elizabeth Turville-Petre

Joan Elizabeth Turville-Petre, who died 9 March, 2006, was widow of Professor Edward Oswald Gabriel Turville-Petre (1908-78), scion of the Barons Petre. She was a daughter of Sam Blomfield, of Colchester. She leaves issue. The funeral was at St Michael's, Aylsham, 23 March, 2006.

Source: The Times 14 Mar 2006

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Eleanora Henderson

Eleanora Henderson, who died 14 March, 2006, was the widow of David Hope Henderson (1912-77), scion of the Barons Faringdon. She was Eleanora Anderson Spence, daughter of Maj. David Anderson Spence, VD, late The Black Watch, and married David Henderson as his 2nd wife in 1945. She leaves issue. The funeral is at St Margaret's, New Galloway, 23 March 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Mar 2006

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John Dacres Thicknesse

John Dacres Thicknesse died 26 February, 2006. He was b. 30 July 1931, 2nd son of the Very Rev. Cuthbert Carroll Thicknesse, sometime Dean of St Albans (scion of the BLG family of Thicknesse of Beech Hill), by his wife Rhoda Oonagh Marjorie, dau of the Rev Henry Madan Pratt, MA, JP, of Cottesbrooke, Northants, by his wife Gratiana Sophia Margaret, daughter of Sir Matthew Wharton Wilson, 2nd Baronet, of Eshton Hall. He married 29 June 1957, Anne, daughter of Colonel Ian Hardie, of Ballintoy, Co Antrim, and had issue. The funeral was at Minster Church, Warminster, 6 Mar 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 March, 2006

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Averil Marion Anne Scott-Moncrieff

Averil Marion Anne Scott-Moncrieff (nee Sneyd), who died 9 March, 2006, aged 90, was widow of David William Hardy Scott-Moncrieff (b. 1907) scion of Scott-Moncrieff of Fossaway. She was the only child of Capt. Thomas Humphrey Sneyd, Lancashire Fusiliers, and had issue, 2 sons, Humphrey & Ambrose.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 Mar 2006

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Cuthbert Peter Ronald Bowlby

Cuthbert Peter Ronald Bowlby, b. 31 January, 1922, scion of the BLG family of Bowlby of Culverthorpe Hall, formerly of Gilston Park, died 20 February, 2006. He was a son of Capt. Cuthbert Francis Bond Bowlby, CMG, CBE, DSC, RN (b. 1895), by his wife Isobel Mary, dau of Colonel Walter Thorburn, DL, of Peebles (of that BLG family dropped from Burke's since 1952). He married 15 Apr 1950, Rosemary Isabella, yst daughter of Lt-Col William FRancis Richmond Webb, DSO, OBE, JP, of Romsey, Hants; he leaves issue.

Source: Daily Telegraph 25 Feb 2006

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Baroness Elvira Vockrodt de Vocerode

Baroness Elvira Vockrodt de Vocerode, b. 12 Mar 1923, died 12 Mar 2006, her 83rd birthday. She was wife of George, and mother of Julia and Yvonne.The funeral is at Saint Mary's, Lower Monk St, Abergavenny, MOnday 20 Mar 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 15 Mar 2006

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Edward James Dudley Cory-Wright

Edward James Dudley Cory-Wright, b. 1932, scion of the Cory-Wright Baronets (cr. 1903), died 4 March, 2006. He was a son of Esmond Godfrey Cory-Wright (1908-89) by his 1st wife Amanda (d. 1981) daughter of E.P. Menhinick; married 1955, Jean Olive, daughter of George Young, of St Albans, and leaves issue. Funeral at Worthing Crematorium, Findon, 13 Mar 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 Mar 2006

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Jonathan Joseph Evans-Lombe

Lucy Evans-Lombe (nee Martell), wife of James Nicholas Evans-Lombe, of that BLG family, gave birth to a son, Jonathan (Jonny) Joseph, 28 Feb, 2006, a brother for Kit.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 Mar 2006

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John Cameron Norman

John Cameron Norman, who was b. 4 July, 1924; late the 25th Dragoons, scion of the BLG family of Norman of Bromley Common; son of George Robert Norman (1897-1937) by his wife Kathleen Evelyn, daughter of Conor Evelyn O'Leary; married 30 Apr 1949, Patricia Helen, only daughter of Harold Marshall, and had issue, Sibella (b. 1951) and Patricia (b. 1955); died 8 Mar 2006.

Source:The Times 11 Mar 2006

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Lady Powell

Lady Powell, who died 27 Feb, 2006, was the widow of Sir Philip Powell, CH, Knt, OBE, RA, FRIBA, partner of Powell & Moya Architects. She was the former Philippa Eccles, daughter of Lt-Col. C.C. Eccles, of Tunbridge Wells, and married in 1953. She was the mother of Dido and Ben. The funeral took place at Brompton Cemetery, 14 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 Mar 2006

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Judith Shirley Bunbury

Judith Shirley Bunbury, who died 24 February, 2006, aged 90, was 3rd daughter of Sir Henry Bunbury. Funeral at Putney Vale Crematorium, 9 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 Feb 2006

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Mary Dugdale Richardson

Mary Dugdale Richardson (nee Boyd-Carpenter), died at Charing Cross Hospital, 7 March, 2006, aged 96. The funeral was at St Mary's Church, Barnes, 16 March.

Source: The Times 10 Mar 2006

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Earl De La Warr, DL

Earl De La Warr was appointed a DL for East Sussex.

(Daily Telegraph 23 Feb 2006)

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Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, OBE

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, OBE, cricketer, b. 15 Sept, 1933, died 9 March, 2006, aged 72. He married Susan Marion, former wife of Robin Andrew Stormonth-Darling (of that BLG family of Lednathuie), & was daughter of Raymond Clifford-Turner, and had issue, 1 daughter.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 March, 2006

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Lyon/Gordon engagement

The engagement was announced 11 March 2006, between F. Jamie E. Lyon, yr son of Mr & Mrs Clive Lyon, of Stanfield, Norfolk, & Lucy Gordon, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Gordon, of The Steading, Blair Atholl, Perthshire.

Source: The Times 11 March, 2006

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Kirsty Sarah Sheilagh Watherston

Alexandra Mary Watherston {nee Gethin} b. 1965, wife of J. Sean Watherston, gave birth to a daughter, Kirsty Sarah Sheilagh, 20 February, 2006, a sister for Tessa Louise, who was b. 17 February, 2004. Mrs Watherston is a twin daughter of Alexander Willoughby Gethin, [b. 1935], of the Gethin Baronets [created 1665], of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, by his wife, the former Patricia Sweeney. Sean is son of Mr and Mrs Michael Watherston, of Edinburgh.

Source: The Times 6 March, 2006

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Long/Cullis engagement

The engagement was announced 14 March, 2006, between James Philip Long (b. Dec, 1972), son of the late David Andrew Long b his wife the former Hon. Meriel Davina Edwardes (b. 1935), of Dorset, scion of the Barons Kensington (sister of the 8th peer), & Gemma F. Cullis, daughter of Dr & Mrs Roger Cullis, of West Sussex.

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 March, 2006

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Savage/Chichester engagement

The engagement was announced 14 March, 2006, between James D.G. Savage, elder son of Mr Malcolm Savage and Mrs Tessa Savage, & Louisa Clare Chichester (b. 1978), scion of the Marquesses of Donegall, daughter of (Desmond) Shane Spencer Chichester (b. 1948), by his wife the former Isabel Jane Webster (descended from the Marquesses Conyngham).

Source: Daily Telegraph 14 March, 2006

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lady House

Lady House, who died suddenly in hospital, 6 March 2006, was the wife of Lieutenant-General Sir David George House, GCB, KCVO, MC (b. 1922), General Officer Commanding & Director of Operations, Northern Ireland, 1975-77; Colonel Commandant, The Light Division, 1974-77; and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, House of Lords, 1978-85, &c.

She was the former Sheila Betty Darwin, and married Sir David in 1947, 2 daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth.

The funeral is at St Andrews Church, Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, 17 March 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 March 2006

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William Alexander Fitzroy Strong

Fleur Amicia Strong b. 1970 [nee Cavenagh-Mainwaring] wife since 8 Oct, 1999, of Adrian Peter Ciaran Strong, gave birth to a son, William Alexander Fitzroy, 6 March, 2006, a brother for Guy James Peter, who was b. 24 March, 2004. Mr Strong is the only son of Mr & Mrs Peter Strong, & Mrs Strong is the former Fleur A. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, youngest dau of Guy Cavenagh-Mainwaring [b. 1934], of that landed family, of Whitmore Hall, Staffordshire, High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1977-8, by his wife the former Margery Christine Rachel Robbins.

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 March 2006

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Dowager Viscountess Esher

Christian, Viscountess Esher, widow of the 4th Viscount, died at her home, 9 March 2006.

She was the former [Helena] Christian Olive Pike, elder daughter of Colonel Ebenezer Leckie Pike, CBE, MC, of Dale Park, Arundel, Sussex, by his wife, the artist Olive Snell. [Her sister, Penelope Pike, married the 3rd Marquess of Zetland]; married Oct 1935, the 4th Viscount Esher, CBE (1913-2004);he was an architect and town planner, sometime Rector & Vice Provost of the Royal College of Art; five sons, Christopher (the 5th Viscount), Michael, Guy, Sebastian and Stephen, and one daughter, Olivia.

The funeral is at St Botolph's, Swyncombe, near Henley-on-Thames, 17 March, 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 11 Mar 2006
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Monday, March 13, 2006

John Dennis Profumo, CBE

(Baron) John Dennis Profumo, CBE, 5th Baron (in the Kingdom of Sardinia); British politician and charity worker; sometime Secertary of State for War in the Macmillan Adminstration; b. 30 Jan 1915; d. 9 March 2006. He was a son of Baron Albert Profumo, KC, 4th holder of the title, and brother of Mary Profumo (d. 6 Jan 1999), afterwards Baroness Balfour of Inchrye, wife of the 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, MC, PC (d. 1988). Jack Profumo married the actress Valerie Hobson (d. 1998), former wife of the film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 4th Baronet (1904-2003), by whom he had a son, David.

The Daily Telepgraph obituary states: "After resigning from office Profumo did not withdraw from an active social life. The Queen Mother was a friend, and the Profumos were regular guests at Clarence House. When the film Scandal (about the Keeler affair) came out in 1989, they were due to be guests at Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava's dinner for the Queen Mother. They offered not to attend, but the Queen Mother insisted on their presence".

At last years 80th birthday party for Baroness Thatcher he sat next to the Queen.

Source: BBC News

Charles Graf von Westenholz

Charles Graf von Westenholz, who died skiing, 9 March 2006, was the husband of the former Lady Mary Kerr, daughter of the 12th Marquis of Lothian (1922-2004), and was father of Alexander, Mark & Nicholas.
The funeral Service takes place at the Church of St. Andrew's and Holy Cross, Much Hadham, on Friday, 17 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 13 Mar 2006



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Friday, March 10, 2006

Thomas George Prior-Palmer

Fiona Prior-Palmer (nee Gabriel) wife of Hugh Prior-Palmer, elder son of the late Brigadier Sir Otho Prior-Palmer, (see Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland), and of Lady Prior-Palmer, gave birth to a son, Thomas George, 3 November, 2005, a brother for Oscar John, who was b. 18 January, 2004.

Source: Daily Telegraph 10 Mar 2006

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sophie Portal, MBE

Sophie Portal, MBE (Mil 1947), sometime Junior Commandant, ATS, scion of the Portal Baronets, died at Maidstone, 6 March, 2006, at the age of 95. She was born in 1910, a daughter of Brigadier-General Sir Bertram Percy Portal, KCB, DSO (1866-1949), by his wife the former Hon. Margaret Louisa Littleton, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hatherton. She never married.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Mary's, Overton, Hampshire, 6 Apr, 2006.

Source: The Times 8 March, 2006

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sir Richard Powell Cooper, 5th Baronet

Sir Richard Powell Cooper, 5th Baronet, died suddenly, 5 March, 2006. He was aged 71.

He was born 13 April, 1934, son of Sir Francis Ashmole Cooper, 4th Bt, and was educated at Marlborough.

He married in 1957, Angela Marjorie, daughter of Eric Wilson, of Norton-on-Tees, Durham, by whom he had a son Adrian, and two daughters, Jane Alice, and Belinda Gay. Lady Cooper died 18 July 2004. He is succeeded by his only son, Richard Adrian Cooper, who was b. 21 Aug 1960.

The funeral service will be held at St Mary's Church, Beaminster on Monday, 13 March 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 Mar 2006


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Henry Anthony Stonor

Henry Anthony Stonor, b. 1926, scion of the Barons Camoys, late the Royal Welch Fusiliers, died suddenly, 26 February, 2006. He was a son of Charles Henry Joseph Stonor (1874-1930), by his wife, the former Hilda Lloyd-Carter, and was educated at Downside & Shrewsbury. He never married.

The funeral will be held at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on Wednesday, 15 March 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 Mar 2006


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Hon. Mrs David Campbell Geddes

The Hon. Mrs David Campbell Geddes, who died 4 March, 2006, was the wife of the Hon David Campbell Geddes (b. 1917), a son of the 1st Baron Geddes, GCMG, KCB, TD, MC (1879-1954), & was a sister-in-law of the Hon Margaret Geddes who married, 1937, HRH Prince Ludwig of Hesse & the Rhine. She was the former Gerda Brunn, daughter of Gerdt Meyer Brunn, of Bergen, Norway, and married Mr Geddes in 1948. She leaves issue.

The funeral takes place at Shrewsbury Crematorium, 13 Mar 2006

Source: Daily Telegraph 8 March, 2006

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Legge/Focke marriage

The marriage took place 25 February, 2006, at the Brompton Oratory, London, between James C. Legge, son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Legge, and Victoria Justine Focke (b. 1976) daughter of His Honour Judge Paul Everard Justus Focke, QC, by his wife the former Lady Tana Marie Alexander (b. 1945), daughter of Maj. the 6th Earl of Caledon (1920-1980), by his 1st wife, Ghislaine (d. 25 April, 2000), the only daughter of Cornelius Dresselhuys. Ghislaine was subsequently the wife of (2) the 4th Baron Ashcombe and (3) the 8th Baron Foley.

Source: Daily Telegraph 7 March 2006


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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dawnay/Dawson engagement

The engagement was announced 6 March, 2006, between Chrisopher Payne Dawnay (b. 1977), scion of the Viscounts Downe, son of Guy Payan Dawnay (b. 1944) of Val Torens, France, by his 1st wife Charmian Rose Neilson (now Mrs Charmian Dawnay, of Wandsworth), & Georgia K. Dawson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Rodney Dawson, of Kilcare, Australia.

Source: Daily Telegraph 6 March 2006


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Hunt/Hutchings

The engagement was announced 4 March 2006, between the Hon Tom Hunt, elder son of the Baron & Baroness Hunt of Wirral, and Lucy J. Hutchings, eldest daughter of Dr and Mrs John Hutchings, of Poole, Dorset.

Source: The Times, 4 March 2006

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Cecily Matilda Yates Lubbock

Melissa Lubbock (nee Yates), wife of Stephen Henry Ralph Lubbock, scion of the Barons Avebury, gave birth to a daughter, Cecily Matilda Yates, 9 February, 2006, a sister for Sienna Martha Yates Lubbock, who was b. 2 October, 2003.

Stephen is a son of of Mr John Lubbock and Mrs Anne Powell, and Melissa is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Ian Yates.

Source: The Times 3 Mar 2006

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Blakey/Haldane engagement

The engagement was announced 2 March, 2006, between Dominic K.K. Blakey, son of Mr & Mrs George Blakey, of Hingham, Norfolk, & Anna E. Haldane, scion of that BLG family, daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin Haldane, of Gleneagles, Perthshire.

Source: Daily Telegraph 2 March 2006

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Pakenham/Leslie engagement

The engagement was announced 2 March, 2006, between Thomas John Chamberlain Pakenham (b. 1977), scion of the Earls of Longford, son of the Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham (b. 1947), by his 1st wife Ruth (now Mrs Guy East), and Sophie Leslie, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Leslie, of London and South Africa.
Tom Pakenham is a grandson paternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC (1905-2001).

Source: The Times 2 Mar 2006


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Lindsay/Gordon engagement

The engagement was announced 2 March, 2006, between Andrew J.R. Lindsay, son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Stephen Lindsay, & the Lady Amy Jane Gordon (b. 1975) elder daughter of the 13th Marquis of Huntly (b. 1944), of Aboyne Castle, Aberdeenshire, by his 1st wife, Jane Elizabeth Angela Gibb (descended from the Viscounts Cowdray).

Source: The Times 2 March 2006

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John Michael Derek Legge

John Michael Derek Legge, who died 16 February, 2006, was a scion of the Earls of Dartmouth. He was born in 1913, son of Lt-Cdr John Augustus Legge, RNR (1871-1945) by his wife the former Grace Margaret Dunsmure, and was educated at Eton; married 1945, Esme Edith, daughter of Vice-Admiral Cyril St Clair Cameron, CBE, and had issue. The funeral takes place at All Saints' Church, Nunney, 10 March, 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 Mar 2006

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Sheila Fawcus

Sheila Fawcus (Acheson Scarr), who died 23 Feb 2006, aged 85 was the mother of Fenella Fawcus, who was recently engaged to marry the Viscount Mountgarret. Mrs Fawcus alsoi leaves sons Malcolm and Nigel.

Source: Daily Telegraph 1 Mar 2006

Chadwyck-Healey/Copley civil partnership

A civil partnership was registered 10 February 2006, between John Hugh Chadwyck-Healey (b. 1922), scion of the Chadwyck-Healey Baronets (grandson of the 1st Bt)(created 1919) son of Oliver Nowell Chadwyck-Healey (1886-1960), by his wife Gwendoline Mary Charrington, & Mr John Michael Copley.

Source: The Times 17 Feb 2006



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Archer/Douglas engagement

The engagement was announced 17 February, 2006, between James W.F. Archer, son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Archer, of Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, & Rebecca Katherine Douglas (1982) scion of the Earls of Morton, eldest daughter of the Hon. (Charles) James Sholto Douglas (b. 1954), of Warriston, Midlothian, and Mrs Douglas, and granddaughter of the 20th Earl of Morton.

Source: The Times 17 Feb 2006

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ralph Chivas Gully Slazenger

Ralph Chivas Gully Slazenger. who died in the Isle of Man, 20 February, 2006, aged 91, late of Powerscourt Castle, Ireland, was the husband of the late Gwendoline Margaret, and father of Michael, Wendy, John, Peter and Johanna. His family took on the magnificent Powerscourt estate near Dublin, and his daughter Wendy married, 15 Sept 1962 (div 1974), the future 10th Viscount Powerscourt (whose family had been seated at Powerscourt). The funeral is at Trinity United Reform Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man, 3 Mar 2006, followed by the interment of his ashes at Powerscourt, 24 Mar 2006.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ponsonby/Gordon Lennox engagement

The engagement was announced 1 March, 2006, between the Hon. (Ashley) George Ponsonby (b. 1959), scion of the Barons De Mauley, secnd son of the late Hon Thomas Maurice Ponsonby, TD, by his wife Maxine Henrietta Thellusson, & Mrs Camilla Douglas (Millie) Gordon Lennox (b. 1966), of Burghclere, Hampshire, former wife of Angus Charles Gordon Lennox (b. 1964), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, and daughter of Alan Douglas Pilkington (b. 6 Mar 1938), scion of the BLG family of Pilkington of Reay, by his wife, the former Penelope Butler-Henderson (b. 1940), scion of the Barons Faringdon, daughter of Edward Butler-Henderson (b. 1916), by his wife Elizabeth Marjorie Dacres Dixon (descended from the Earls of Yarborough).George Ponsonby is a younger brother of the 7th Baron De Mauley. Mrs Gordon Lennox's maternal grandfather, Edward Butler-Henderson, is a son of the Hon Eric Butler-Henderson (1884-1953), by his wife the Hon Sophia Isabelle (Zoe) Butler-Massey, daughter of the 5th Baron Clarina. The Hon Eric Butler Henderson was the yst son of the 1st Baron Faringdon.

Source: The Times 1 March, 2006

George Rollo Gurney

Deborah Gurney [nee Hammond], wife of Simon Gurney, of that landed gentry family gave birth to a son, George Rollo, at The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, 21 February, 2006, a brother for Henry, b. 14 January, 2003, and for Emily Louisa, b. 14 June, 2004.

Source: The Times

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McFerran/Lyttelton (Desc. Cobham)

The engagement was announced 28 February, 2006, between George McFerran, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Rowan McFerran, of Thoresby, Nottinghamshire, & May Viola Lyttelton (b. 1976), scion of the Viscounts Cobham, daughter of the Hon. Richard Cavendish Lyttelton (b. 1949), by his wife the former Romilly Barker.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 February, 2006

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Skipwith/Tolstoy-Miloslavsky engagement

The engagement was announced 28 February, 2006, between Alexander Sebastian Grey D'Estoteville Skipwith (b. 9 Apr 1969), son and heir of Sir Patrick Alexander D'estoteville Skipwith, 12th Baronet (b. 1 Sept 1938), of Donnery, France, by his 1st wife Gillian, Lady Skipwith, of Notting Hill, London, and Anne Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, only daughter of the late Paul Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, of Paris, and Mrs Tolstoy-Miloslavsky.

Source: Daily Telegraph 28 February, 2006

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Penelope Gwendoline Rycroft

Penelope Rycroft (nee Evans-Lombe, scion of that BLG family), who died 21 February, 2006, aged 86, was the widow of Cdr. (Henry) Richard Rycroft, OBE, DSC, RN (1911-85), scion of the Rycroft Baronets (created 1784). She was Penelope Gwendoline, daughter of Lt-Col Charles Spenser Browne Evans-Lombe , late the Leinster Regiment, of Beer, Devon, and married Cdr Rycroft in 1941. She leaves a son, Sir Richard John (Dickon) Rycroft, 8th Baronet b. 15 June, 1946, and daughters, Caroline (b. 1944), Philippa (b. 1949), and Jocelyn (b. 1955). A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Peter's, Empingham, Rutland, 6 Mar 2006.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 February, 2006

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Madeline Frances Anne Cunliffe-Lister

(Madeline Frances) Anne Cunliffe-Lister, b. 7 Dec, 1950, scion of the Earls of Swinton, daughter of the Hon. Philip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister, DFC, DSO (1918-56), by his 2nd wife, Mary Stewart (d. 1978), former wife of Robert Noel Stewart-Humphries, and daughter of Robert John Leggatt; died unmarried, suddenly at Eastbourne, Sussex, 16 Feb 2006, aged 55.

Source: Daily Telegraph 23 February, 2006

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Thomas Alexander Beresford Elwes

Amelia Elwes (nee Headlam) wife of Frederick J.W. Elwes, (b. 1966), gave birth to a son, Thomas Alexander Beresford, 16 February, 2006. Freddie Elwes is the second son of Mr Henry William George Elwes, (b. 1935), Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, of Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, by his wife, the former Carolyn Dawn Cripps (of the Barons Parmoor), and Amelia is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Headlam, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Frederick Elwes is a grandson of Maj John Hargreaves Elwes, Scots Guards, (killed in action in North Africa in 1943), by his wife Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith, granddaughter of the 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon, KG, GCVO, CB. Carolyn Elwes is a 1st cousin of the 6th Baron Cromwell, and 4th cousin of the 4th Baron Parmoor, &c.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Feb 2006

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Osborn/Elworthy marriage

A service of blessing took place, 25 February, 2006, at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, following the marriage at the Berkeley Hotel, between Sir Richard Henry Danvers Osborn, 9th Baronet (b. 12 Aug 1958), & Mrs Belinda M. Elworthy.

Source: Daily Telegraph 27 Feb 2006

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Enid Margaret Appiah

Enid Margaret Appiah (nee Cripps), b. 1921, scion of the Barons Parmoor, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps, CH, QC, FRS (1889-1952), by his wife, Dame Isobel Cripps, GBE (d. 1979), daughter of Commander Harold William Swithinbank, DL; married 1953, Joseph E. Appiah (d. 1990), by whom she had issue; died 11 February, 2006, aged 84.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 Feb 2006

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von Michel/Rutter

The engagement was announced 24 February, 2006, between Benedikt Freiherr von Michel, son of Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Michel, of Munich, and Mrs Erik Loudon, of London, and Emma M. Rutter, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Rutter, of Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. Source:

Daily Telegraph 24 Feb 2006


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Iliffe/Chauny

The engagement was announced 24 February, 2006, between the Hon. Thomas Arthur Iliffe (b. 1973), 3rd son of the 3rd Baron Iliffe (b. 22 Nov 1944), of Yattendon, Berkshire, by his wife the former Rosemary Anne Skipwith, scion of the Skipwith Baronets, and Josseline H. Chauny, daughter of Mr & Mrs Gilbert Chauny de Porturas-Hoyle, of Lima, Peru.

Source: Daily Telegraph 24 Feb 2006

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