. Brigadier Sir Gilbert Heathcote, CBE, who died 15th April, 2014, aged 100, was 9th Baronet (of London, Bt, GB, 1733). Born 21 Sept, 1913, he was the only son of Lt-Col Robert Evelyn Manners Heathcote, DSO, by his wife the former Edith Millicent Walton, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his kinsman, the 3rd Earl of Ancaster, 29 Mar, 1983; married 1stly 1939 (div 1984), Patricia Margaret Leslie; married 2ndly, 1984, Mrs Ann Mellor, widow of Brig James Mellor, and dau of Wing~Commander J.A. Hatton. He leaves a son and a dau from his 1st marriage. The son, Mark Simon Robert, born 1 March, 1941, inherits the baronetcy. Thanksgiving Service at All Hallows, Tillington, Petworth, West Sussex, Thurs 8 May.