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Friday, November 30, 2012

Habershon / Clifford engagement

_.The engagement was announced in Nov 2012 between Mr James W. Habershon, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Richard Habershon of Castle Cary, Som. and the Hon Georgina Apollonia Clifford (b 20 June, 1983) only daughter of Thomas Hugh Clifford14th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (Peerage of England, cr 1672) of Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, South Devon, by his former wife the former Muriel Suzanne Austin.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

5th Baron Denman, CBE, MC 1916-2012

_.Charles Spencer Denman, 5th Baron Denman, CBE, MC, died 21 November, 2012, aged 96. He was b 7 Jul 1916, son of Sir Richard Denman, 1st Baronet (a descendant of the 1st Baron), by his 1st wife the former Helen Christian Sutherland; succeeded his father in the baronetcy (cr UK, 1945), 22 Dec, 1957, and his cousin in the peerage (cr UK, 1834), 21 Mar 1971; married in 1943, Sheila Ann Stewart (d 1987), by whom he had issue, three sons and one daughter. MC (1942), CBE (1976). He is succeeded in the peerage and baronetcy by his eldest son, the Hon Richard Thomas Stewart Denman, who was b 4 Oct 1946.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sir William James Denby Roberts, 3rd Baronet 1936-2012

Sir William James Denby Roberts, 3rd Baronet, who died 23 November, 2012, aged 76, was formerly of Combwell Prioty, Kent, and Strathallan Castle, Perthshire. He was born in 1936, son of Sir James Denby Roberts, 2nd Bt, OBE, whom he succeeded in 1973. The baronetcy was created in 1909 (UK).

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Sonia Isabel Jane Hunter of Hunterston, widow of clan chief

_.Sonia Isabel Jane Hunter of Hunterston, who died in Paris, 20 November, 2012, aged 82, was the widow of Neil Aylmer Hunter, 29th of Hunterston (1926-1994). She was the former Sonia Furlong and married in 1952. Her husband, born Neil Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, scion of that Scottish landed family, succeeded as head of the family on the death of his aunt, Eleanora, the 28th of Hunterston (nee Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick), who died in 1984. 

Sonia's husband assumed the surname of Hunter of Hunterston and was recognised in the surname and arms of Hunter of Hunterston by Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1969.

She leaves six sons, Charles, Robert, Nigel, John, Angus and Richard and one daughter, Pauline, Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston of that Ilk, 30th Laird, who was recognised as Chief of the Clan Hunter and 30th Laird in 1995.

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Lady Serena Jane Kettlewell 1940-2012

_.The Lady Serena Jane Kettlewell (nee Dundas), who died 22 November, 2012, aged 72, was a scion of the Marquesses of Zetland (Marquess cr UK, 1892). She was born 10 Sept, 1940, daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland (1908-89), of Aske, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former (Katherine Mary) Penelope Pike (1914-2003), and was a granddaughter of the 2nd Marquess,KG (1876-1961), sometime Secretary of State for Burma and for India, and Lord Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire.

She married 15 Aug, 1964, Capt Nigel Ion Charles Kettlewell, RN, son of Cdr Charles Kettlewell, RNR, by whom she had issue, a son, Robert, and two daughters, Melissa and Charlotte.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chapman/Musgrave engagement

_.The engagement was announced 27 Nov, 2012, between Mr Oliver B. Chapman, son of the late Mr Peter Chapman and Mrs Peter Chapman, of Somerton, Somerset, and Miss Laetitia Clare Musgrave (b 1980), daughter of Maj Nicholas Musgrave (b 1948), of Stroud, Gloucestershire, lately executive manager of the Cirencester Polo Club, by his wife the former Clare E. Nesbitt (b 1956).

The bride to be has a sister, Arabella (b 1982), briefly the teenage squeeze of Prince William, and a brother, Rory (b 1991).

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Anne Voss-Bark (1928-2012)

_.Anne Voss Bark (nee Bennett), actress and proprietor of the Arundell Arms, Devon, who died 18 November, 2012, aged 84, was a scion of the Bennett Baronets (Bt, UK, 1929), a daughter of Sir (Charles) Wilfrid Bennett, 2nd Baronet. She was born 7 Oct 1928; married 1stly, 1961, Gerald Norman Fox-Edwards; 2ndly, 1974, Conrad Lyddon Voss-Bark; and leaves issue from her first union, Adam (b 1962), and Jane (b 1964).

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rugge-Price/Pope engagement

_.The engagement was announced 21 Nov, 2012, between (Robert) Jake Rugge-Price (b 1982), scion of the Rugge-Price Baronets (Bart cr UK, 1804), son of (Anthony) Jeremy Rugge-Price (b 1940), of Orford, Suffolk, by his 3rd wife, Mrs Carolyn Rugge-Price (nee Beaumont), of London, & Louisa A.S. Pope, yst daughter of the late Lieutenant-Col. Julian Pope, and Mrs Julian Pope, of Upton Grange, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

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Camilla Belle Pollen

_.Jennifer L. Pollen (nee Kyte), wife of William Richard Hungerford Pollen (b. 28 June 1976), scion of the Pollen Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Camilla Belle, 15th Nov, 2012, a sister for Zach.

William Pollen is the eldest son of Sir Richard John Hungerford Pollen, 8th Baronet (b. 3 Nov 1946), of Bramshott Chase, Hampshire, and Lady Pollen, and Jennifer Pollen is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Vance Kyte, of Hale, Cheshire.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Frederick Henry Campbell Ferrier

_.Henrietta M Ferrier (née Burnell-Nugent) wife of Nicholas O.C. Ferrier, gave birh to a son, Frederick Henry Campbell, 19 Oct, 2012, a brother for William and Hugh. Nicholas Ferrier is the son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Ferrier, & Henrietta is a dau of Vice-Admiral Sir James Michael Burnell-Nugent (b 19 Nov 1949), sometime Second Sea Lord and C-in-C Home Command and Flag Aide-de-Camp to The Queen, of Sheepham, Devon, by his wife the former Henrietta Mary Woods. Henrietta is a granddaughter maternally of the Rt Rev Robin Woods, KCMG, KCVO (1914-97), sometime Dean of Windsor and Domestic Chaplain to HM The Queen, and later Bishop of Worcester, by his wife the former Henrietta ("Etta") Marian Wilson (d 8 Feb 2005, aged 88). 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crichton-Stuart/Menkynova engagement

_.The engagement was announced 15 November, 2012, between Frederick James (Freddie) Crichton-Stuart (b 1981), scion of the Marquesses of Bute (Marquess, GB, 1796), son of (Patrick) James Crichton-Stuart (b 1954), of London, by his 1st wife, the former Amanda Mary Howell Williams (now Mrs Charles Vere Nicoll), of St Barthelemy, French West Indies, & Lenka Menkynova, yst dau of Mr & Mrs Stanislav Menkyna, of Modra, Slovakia.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The 13th Earl Ferrers (1929-2012)

_.The Earl Ferrers, a former Conservative government minister, died 13 November, 2012. He was 83. 
Robert Washington Shirley was born 8 June, 1929, son of the 12th Earl, by his wife the former Hermione Morley. 

Lord Ferrers was the 13th Earl (Peerage of GB, cr 1711); Viscount Tamworth (Peerage of GB, cr 1711), and was one of the senior most baronet's (Bart, England, 1611). 

Hw was a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) in the administrations of Harold Macmillan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1962-4; 1974-74; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Foods 1974; Joint Deputy Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords 1976-79; High Steward, Norwich Cathedral, since 1979; Minister of State, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food 1979-83; Deputy Leader, House of Lords 1979-83 and 1988-97; Privy Councillor 1982; Deputy Lieutenant, Norfolk 1983; Minister of State, Home Office 1988-94, Department of Trade and Industry 1994-95 and Department of the Environment 1995-97; Sub-Warden, Winchester College, since 1998; elected to the House of Lords 1999; Grand Prior of England, Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem/ 

He succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 11 Oct, 1954; married 1951, Annabel Mary Carr, by whom he had issue, 2 sons and three daughters. The peerages and baronetcy devolve upon his Lordship's elder son, Robert William Saswalo Shirley, styled Viscount Tamworth, who was b 29 Dec, 1952.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weymouth/McQuiston engagement

_.The engagement has been announced in Nov 2012 between Ceawlin Thynn, styled Viscount Weymouth (b 6 June, 1974), son and heir of the 6th Marquess of Bath (b 6 May, 1932), of Longleat, by his wife, the former Anna Gyarmathy (b 27 Sept, 1943), & Emma Clare A. McQuiston (b 1986), daughter of Oladipo (Ladi) Jadesimi & Mrs Suzanna McQuiston (nee________).

The bride-to-be is a half-sister of Iain McQuiston, husband of Lord Weymouth's aunt, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne.


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Eira Maud Evans-Bevan

_.Elizabeth Evans-Bevan (nee Saevareide), wife of Huw Evan Evans-Bevan (b 1971), scion of the Evans-Bevan Baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Eira Maud, 27 Oct, 2012, a sister for Magnus Evan, who was b 31 Oct, 2010. Huw is the yst son of Sir Martyn Evan Evans-Bevan, 2nd Baronet (b 1 Apr 1932), of Brecknock, by his wife the former Jennifer Jane Marion Stevens, & Elizabeth is a dau of Mr & Mrs Erling Saevareide, of Herøy, Norway. 

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Hon (Mildred Sophia) Noreen Drexel (1922-2012)

_.The Hon (Mildred Sophia) Noreen Drexel (nee Stonor), who died at Newport, Rhode Island, 6 November, 2012, aged 90, was the second daughter of Ralph Francis Julian Stonor, 5th Baron Camoys (Peerage of England, cr 1383), of Stonor Park, by his wife the former Mildred Sherman (d 1961); she was born 26 Oct, 1922, and married in 1941, John R. Drexel III, of New York City and Philadelphia, by whom she leaves issue.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Hilton-Johnson/Guest marriage

_.The marriage has taken place in Normandy, France, of Mr Oliver Rupert Hilton-Johnson (b 1981), son of Mr Christopher Hilton-Johnson (b 1946), of Cottisford, Oxfordshire, and the late Mrs Hilton-Johnson (nee Lockheed), & the Hon Ilona Charlotte Guest (b 24 Feb 1985), scion of the Viscounts Wimborne (Visc. UK, cr 1918), daughter of the late 3rd Viscount Wimborne (1939-93), by his second wife, the former Venetia Margaret Quarry.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby's descent from royal bastard

__.Bishop Justin Welby, the Old Etonian Bishop of Durham, who is expected to be named as Archbishop of Canterbury, has a distinguished lineage which includes Marshal of the RAF Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, who was chief of the Air Staff though most of the Second World War, and he counts the Stuart kings among his ancestors.

Welby (b 6 Jan 1956), is eleven generations in descent from the Merrie Monarch King Charles II and his French mistress Louise Renee de Penancoet de Keroualle, via their son Charles Lennox, who was created Duke of Richmond. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is also a Lennox descendant and thus a kinswoman of the primate-to-be.

The bishop's royal genes have been passed down from Welby's mother, Jane, Lady Williams of Elvel. Another collateral is the 18th century statesman Charles James Fox.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The 3rd Baron Fisher (1921-2012)

_.The 3rd Baron Fisher, DSC died 31 October, 2012. He was 91. John Vavassour Fisher was born 24 July, 1921, son of the 2nd Baron by his wife the former Jane Morgan (who d 28 Jan 1955). Succeeded to the peerage (Baron UK, cr 1909), on his father's demise, 11 May, 1955. Married twice, firstly, 1949 (div 1969), Elizabeth Anne Penelope Holt; married 2ndly, 1970, the Hon Rosamund Anne Fairburn (nee Clifford), dau of the 12th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh. He is succeeded by the eldest son of his 1st marriage, the Hon Patrtick Vavassur Fisher (b 14 June, 1953).


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Tabitha Mary Autumn Bagge


_.Charlotte C.A. Bagge (nee Stride), wife of Alfred James John Bagge (b 1 July 1980), scion of the Bagge baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Tabitha Mary Autumn, 30 October, 2012. Alfred Bagge is the elder son of Sir Jeremy Bagge, 7th Baronet (b 21 June 1945) and Lady Bagge (descended from the Smith Barts, cr 1947), of Stradsett, Norfolk, and Charlotte is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Stanley Stride, of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. 

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van Straubenzee/Percy engagement

_.The engagement has been announced between Mr Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982  ), scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), of Tanyard House, South Witham, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (b 1954), and the Lady Melissa Jane Percy (b 20 May, 1987), daughter of Ralph George Algernon (Percy) 12th Duke of Northumberland (b 16 Nov 1956), of Alnwick Castle, by his wife the former Isobel Jane Percy (b 1959).

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Ossie Charles Bonas

_.The Lady Kate Eleanor Bonas (nee Fortescue, b 1979), daughter of the 8th Earl Fortescue, and wife of Olivier Henry Bonas (b 1971), gave birth to a son, Ossie Charles, 31 October, 2012.

Olivier Bonas is a descendant of the Barons Camoys, and is a son of Benjamin Reginald Francis Stonor Bonas (b 1940), by his former wife the former Jacqueline de Brabant.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Violet Loveday Elizabeth Paravicini

._Katharine Paravicini (nee Acland), wife of Jack V.R. Paravicini (b 1981), gave birth to a daughter, Violet Loveday Elizabeth, 22 October, 2012, Jack Paravicini is a son of John C.R. (Jonny) Paravicini (b 1952), of Ibworth, Hampshire, by his wife the former ____Phillimore, and Katharine is a daughter of Mr Peter Acland, of Virginia, USA, and Mrs Amanda Acland, of Gittisham, Devon. 

Jack Paravcini is a grandson of Colonel Vincent Paravicini by his wife the former Jacqueline Christine Swinnerton Dyer (b posthumously 1918), scion of the Swinnerton Dyer Baronets (cr 1678). 

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Elizabeth Eleanor Celeste Rollo

_.Sophie Rollo {nee de Castella} wife of the Hon. Jamie Rollo, Master of Rollo (b. 1972), son and heir of the Lord Rollo, gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Eleanor Celeste (Lizzie), 27 October, 2012, a sister for  Kate, who was b 15 Apr, 2003, and for Charlie, who was b 1 May, 2005, and Rose who was b 8 March, 2007.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wilbur Michael John Baillie

_.Katie Baillie (nee Wright), wife of James Evan Baillie (b 3 Dec, 1975), scion of the Barons Burton (Peerage of the UK, cr 1897), gave birth to a son, Wilbur Michael John, 15 October, 2012.

James Baillie is the son of the Hon Evan Michael Ronald Baillie (b 1949), son and heir of the 3rd Baron Burton (b 1924).

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Leyla Atalanta Ward (b 2013)

_.Laura Juliet Ward (nee Sevier, b 1979), wife of the Hon Leander Grenville Ward (b 30 Oct, 1971), scion of the Earls of Dudley (Peerage of the UK, cr 1860), gave birth to a daughter, Leyla Atalanta, in Oct 2012. Laura is the only daughter of the late Roy J.R. Sevier, by his former wife Patricia Margaret Sanderson (who married 2ndly, 1993, Sir Peter Walker-Okeover, 4th Baronet 1947-2003). Leander Ward is the only surv. son of the 4th Earl of Dudley by his second wife the Rank starlet Maureen Swanson. -=-

Jane Walker-Okeover (1942-2012) sometime Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother

_.Miss Jane Katherine Walker-Okeover, LVO, DL, who died 28 October, 2012, aged 69, was a scion of the Walker-Okeover Baronets (cr Baronet, UK, 1886), daughter of Sir Ian Peter Andrew Monro Walker-Okeover, 3rd Baronet, DSO, by his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Heber Percy (descended from the Dukes of Northumberland). She was born 2 Nov, 1942 and served as an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for 16 years.

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Wigram/Harding marriage

_.The marriage took place 6 October, 2012, at Poulton, Gloucestershire, between the Hon Harry Richard Clive Wigram (b 20 May, 1977), scion of the Barons Wigram (cr Baron UK, 1935), son of Maj the Hon Andrew Francis Clive Wigram, MVO (b 18 Mar 1949), heir to the peerage, sometime Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, by his wife Gabrielle Diana Moore, & Nicola J. Harding, daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Harding.

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