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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Leonora Skye Amelia Willoughby (born 2017)

__. Isobel Grace Willoughby (nee Summers, born 1985), wife of the Hon Charles Edward Henry Willoughby (born 1986), scion of the Barons Middleton, gave birth to a daughter, Leonora Skye Amelia, 28 November, 2017.

The Hon Charles Willoughby is the second son of 13th Baron Middleton (born 1948), of North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Hon Lucy Sidney (born 1953), scion of the Viscounts De L'Isle.

Isobel is a daughter of the late Richard Summers and of Mrs Summers (nee Bedborough), of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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Vaughan/Birrell engagement

_. The engagement was announced 30 November, 2017, between Capt Henry M.H. Vaughan, The Life Guards (born 1991), scion of that landed family, only son of Mr Thomas Vaughan, of Pencoyd, Herefordshire, by his wife the former Sarah Harding-Rolls (scion of Harding, of Birling Manor), & Miss Claudia E.A. Birrell, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Christopher Birrell, of Cucklington, Somerset.

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Blandford/Thorp engagement

__. The engagement was announced 30 November, 2017, between George Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquis of Blandford (born 28 July, 1992), son and heir of the 12th Duke of Marlborough (b 24 Nov, 1955), of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, by his first wife the former Rebecca Mary Few Brown, & Camilla Elizabeth A. Thorp (born 1987), eldest daughter of Mr James N. Thorp, by his wife the former Philippa C. Thomas.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Duff Gordon/Griffiths marriage

_. The marriage took place 25 November, 2017, at St Bride's Church, Fleet St, between Frederick Samuel Douglas Duff Gordon (b 1981), scion of the Duff Gordon baronets, son of Sir Andrew Duff Gordon, 8th Baronet (b 1933), by his second wife the former Eveline (Evie) Virginia Soames (b 1947), & Charlotte Victoria Griffiths (born 1984), Girl About Town editor, Mail on Sunday, only daughter of Nigel Griffiths, by his wife the former Fiona Malcolm.


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Prince Henry of Wales/Rachel Meghan Markle

__. The engagement was announced 27 November, 2017, between His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David (Harry) of Wales (born 15 Sept, 1984), second son of HRH The Prince of Wales (born 14 Nov, 1948), by his first wife, the former Lady Diana Frances Spencer (1961-97), & Rachel Meghan Markle (born 4 Aug, 1981), daughter of Mr Thomas Wayne Markle, by his second former wife, the former Doria Loyce Ragland.

The couple, both descended from King Edward III, are to marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May, 2018.

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Lady Louisa Spicer 1948-2017

_. The Lady Louisa Spicer, who died 26 November, 2017, aged 69, was a scion of the Earls Cathcart.

She was born Lady Louisa Cathcart, 27 Apr, 1948, the elder daughter of the 6th Earl Cathcart, CB, DSO, MC (1919-99), by his first wife, the former Rosemary Smyth-Osbourne (who d 1980); married 1stly, 1975, Norman Kirkpatrick Cosgrave (d 1991); married 2ndly, 2009, Julian Spicer.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Pakenham, Suffolk, 8 Dec, 2017.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Diana Mary Leslie-Melville (d 2017)

__. Diana Mary Leslie-Melville, who died 25 November, 2017, was the widow of the Hon George David Leslie-Melville (1924-97), scion of the Earls of Leven & Melville, and was descended from the Earls of Morton.

She was a daughter of Brigadier Sir Henry Houldsworth (1896-1963), scion of that landed family, by his wife Katharine Douglas, scion of the Earls of Morton, and married the Hon George Leslie-Melville in 1955, and had issue.

. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Ternan's, Banchory on Monday 11 December, 2017.

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Spike Thomas Michael Overton (b 2017)

__. The infant son of Mr Thomas Paul Overton & Clementine Rhodes, was christened Spike Thomas Michael, at St Mark's Church, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on Sunday 26 November, 2017.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Great-granddaughter for Lady Pamela Hicks

_. Maddison May Olamide Modupe-Ojo (b 16 May, 1994), wife of Olaoluwa Olamide Modupe-Ojo, and descended from Queen Victoria, gave birth to a daughter, Daphne, in Manchester, 26 November, 2016.
 
Maddison is the daughter of Jeremy Alexander Rothwell Brudenell and his wife the former Edwina Victoria Louise Hicks (b 1961), elder daughter of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (b 1929), younger daughter of the late 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
 
Maddison's husband is a musician under the name "Jazz Purple".
 
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birkbeck/Trenchard engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 November, 2017, between Oliver Benjamin Birkbeck (born 1973), scion of the Birkbeck landed gentry family and descended from the Royal House, son of John Oliver Charles Birkbeck (b 1936) of Litcham Hall, Norfolk, by his wife the former Hermione Anne Dawes {descended from the Armytage Bts} & the Hon Laura Mary Trenchard (b 1987), scion of the Viscounts Trenchard, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Trenchard (born 1951) of Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, by his wife the former Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison (b 1954), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Margadale.

Oliver Birkbeck is a direct descendant of King William IV and his mistress, Dororthea Jordan.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chastel de Boinville/Cookson engagement

__. engagement was announced 16 November, 2017, between Nicolai (Nico) Chastel de Boinville, jockey, scion of that landed family, of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Herfordshire, son of Mr Simon Murdoch Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire, and the late Mrs Shaunagh Chastel de Boinville (d 2016), & Serena Louise Cookson [born 1986], descended from the Barons Hemphill, daughter of Robert Edwin Cookson (descended from the Viscounts Falmouth), by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn Hemphill (b 1953), daughter of the 5th Baron Hemphill.

Eustace George Cameron Crawley 1930-2017

__. Eustace Crawley, who died 15 November, 2017, aged 87, was a scion of that landed family; born 1930, son of Leonard George Crawley, by his wife the former Elspeth Christina Fisher Cameron; married 1961, {Dorothy} Anne Bacon (dec,.) by whom he had issue, four daughters, Emma, Willa, Rebecca & Cara.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Isabel Beth Hallinan (born 2017)

_. The Hon Elizabeth Laura Hallinan (nee Waldegrave) (born 1983), scion of the Earls Waldegrave, and wife of Philip Hallinan, gave birth to a daughter, Isabel Beth, 14 November, 2017.

Phil Hallinan is the son of Mr Rex Hallinan and Mrs Barbara Hallinan, of Queensland, Australia, & the Hon Elizabeth Hallinan is the second daughter of the Rt Hon Baron Waldegrave of North Hill (b 1946), life peer and former Conservative Government minister as William Waldegrave, of Chewton Mendip, Somerset,  by his wife the former (Linda Margaret) Caroline Burrows.

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Parker/Proby engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 November, 2017, between Mr Christopher W.H. Parker, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Parker, of Jupes Hill, Dedham, Essex, & [Frances] Rose Gwyneth Proby [b 1986], scion of the Proby baronets, third daughter of Sir William Proby, 3rd Baronet [b 1949], of Elton Hall, Peterborough, by his wife the former Meredyth Anne Brentnall.

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Magnus/Hendry engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2017, between Thomas Henry Philip Magnus (born 30 Sept, 1985), son and heir of Sir Laurence Magnus, 3rd Baronet (b 24 Sept, 1955), of Bungay, Suffolk, by his wife the former Jocelyn Mary Stanton, & Clementine A. Hendry, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hendry, of Wimbledon, London.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

König/Fortescue engagement

__. The engagement was announced, 13 November, 2017, between Robert L.L. König, son of Dr Harold and Dr Andrée König, & the Lady Lucy Beatrice Fortescue (born 1983), scion of the Earls Fortescue, third daughter of the 8th Earl Fortescue (b 10 May, 1951), by his wife the former Julia Sowrey.

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Woodhouse/McCorquodale engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 Nov, 2017, between Mr George Woodhouse,, younger son of Mr Philip J. Woodhouse and the late Mrs Sarah J. [Pudding] Woodhouse [nee George], & Celia Rose McCorquodale (born 1989), scion of that landed family, & niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, younger daughter of Mr Neil McCorquodale by his wife the former Lady [Elizabeth] Sarah Lavinia Spencer [b 1955], eldest daughter of the late 8th Earl Spencer.

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Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, QC 1915-2017

__. The Lord Hutchinson of Lullington, QC, who has died aged 102, was a life peer, leading criminal barrister, whose extraordinary career included the defence of Christine Keeler and the spy George Blake.

Jeremy Nicolas Hutchinson was born 28 March, 1915, the son of St John Hutchinson, QC, by his wife the former Mary Barnes.

Called to the Bar in 1939, at the Middle Temple; Bencher 1963; Recorder of Bath 1962-72, and a Recorder of the Crown Court 1972-76; late Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; created Baron Hutchinson of Lullington (1978).

Married firstly, 1940 (div 1966) Dame Peggy Ashcroft, the actress, who died in 1991; married secondly, 1966, Mrs June Osborn, daughter of Capt Arthur Capel, scion of the extinct Barons Ribblesdale. He leaves issue from his first marriage.

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Lady Cynthia Rosalie Postan 1918-2017

_. The Lady Cynthia Postan, who died 12 November, 2017, aged 99, was a debutante & MI5 secretary who wrote official reports on jet engines before becoming an expert of plants and porcelain. She was a scion of the Earls of Albemarle.

She was born Lady Cynthia Rosalie Keppel, 25 June, 1918, the second daughter of the 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979), by his first wife Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carrington (d 1928), fourth daughter of the 1st and last Marquess of Lincolnshire, KG.

She married 8 Dec, 1944, Professor Michael Moissey Postan (who d 1981), by whom she had issue.

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Baron Imbert, CVO 1933-2017

__. The Lord Imbert, a life peer, died 13 November, 2017. He was 84.

As Sir Peter Imbert he was  Metropolitan Police Commissioner; cr a life peer in 1999,; CVO in 2008, &c.

He married in 1956, Iris Dove, who survives him with their three children.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The 9th Baron Langford, OBE 1912-2017

_. The Lord Langford, 9th Baron, died 12 November, 2017. He was 105.

Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy was one of Wales's most colourful characters. He was an officer who staged a hair-raising 1,659-mile escape in a decrepit sailing boat across the Indian Ocean after the fall of Singapore.

He was born 8 March, 1912, the son of Capt Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (1877- killed in action at Gallipoli, 1915), by his wife the former Bertha Gabrielle Cochran (d 1984), and was descended from the 1st Baron. He succeeded as 9th holder of the peerage on the death of a kinsman, 19 Aug, 1953.

Lord Langford married firstly, 1939 (div 1956), Ruth St John Murphy (who died in 1991); married 2ndly, in 1957,Grete von Freiesleben, who died in 1973; married thirdly, in 1975, the family nanny, Susan Winifred Denham.

By his second marriage Lord Langford had three sons, and he is succeeded by his third son, the Hon Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy, who was born 27 December, 1958.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet 1945-2017

_. Sir Richard Hardy, 5th Baronet, died 10 November, 2017, aged 72.

Richard Charles Chandos Hardy was born 6 Feb, 1945, son of Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Baronet (1902-97), by his wife the former Hon Diana Joan Allsopp, daughter of the 3rd Baron Hindlip; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr UK 1876), in 1997; married 1972, Venetia Wingfield Digby, scion of that landed family, who survives him, together with their four daughters, Arabella, Jacquetta, Georgina and Henrietta.

Funeral and Remembrance Service to be held at Sherborne Abbey, Wednesday 6 December, 2017.

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Hon Victoria-Louise Mitford (1962-2017)

_. The Hon Victoria-Louise Mitford, who died 10 November, 2017, aged 55, was a scion of the Barons Redesdale, and kin of the famous Mitford Sisters.

She was born 5 November, 1962, fourth of the six daughters of the the 5th Baron Redesdale (1932-91), by his wife the former Sarah Georgina Cranstoun Todd; married 1988 (div?) Patrick James Padgett, by ehom she had issue, one son, Harland (Harley) James Bertram Padgett, b 1994.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Hugo Thomas Oliver Brougham (b 2017)

___.Charlotte Emily Brougham (b 1989), wife of Thomas Edward Alexander Brougham (b 1988), descended from the Vestey baronets, gave birth to a son, Hugo Thomas Oliver, 10 November, 2017.

Thomas Edward Alexander (b 1988) s of Nicholas Dominic Leonard BROUGHAM (b 1954), scion of the VESTEY Bts, and Susan Margaret Anne d of Thomas Frederick Vernon MASON. He m c2016 Charlotte Emily (b 1989 reg Q2 Herts) d of Andrew J S COX of Harpenden, Hertfordshire and his former w Jane V (b 1962 reg Q2 Middlesex, now Mrs Colston) d of Keith B LIDDELOW and Heather-Anne H PLANT (b c1937 reg Q1 Herts).

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Alison Beatrix Weatherby 1928-2017

__. Alison Beatrix Weatherby, who died 7 November, 2017, aged 88, was descended from the Earls Erne.

She was born Alison Beatrix Pease, in 1928, daughter of Philip Ivan Pease by his wife the former Doris Madeline Crichton; married 1954, Christopher Nicholas Weatherby, MC (1920-2004), by whom she had issue. Her daughter, Clare, is the wife of the 4th Baron Daresbury.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Whaddon, 22 Nov, 2017.

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Abel Smith/Jones engagement

__. The engagement was announced 9 Nov, 2017, between Edward M.I. Abel Smith, scion of the Abel Smith landed family of Woodhall Park, younger son of Mr Ralp Mansel Abel Smith (b 11 Dec, 1946), of Woodhall Park, Hertfordshire, and Mrs Abel Smith, & Georgina H. Jones, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Ivan Jones, of Willowbrook, Berkshire.

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Colonel Henry Michael Edward Cadogan, OBE (d 2017)

__. Colonel Henry Michael Edward Cadogan, OBE, who died 8 November, 2017, aged 82, was a grandson maternally of the 11th Earl of Cavan.

He was the son of Colonel Edward Henry Cadogan (1908-93) by his wife the former Lady Mary Veronica Lambart (1908-89), daughter of the 11th Earl; married 1966, Daphne Jane Richards Mason, by whom he had issue.

Funeral at St Cynfarch and St Mary, Llanfair D.C. at 11 a.m. on Monday 20th November, and a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Abbey Church, Beaulieu on Thursday 30th November, 2017.
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Alvin Viscountess Goschen (died 2017)

__. Alvin, Viscountess Goschen, died 8 November, 2017. She was the widow of the 3rd Viscount Goschen.

She was born Alvin Moyanna Lesley England, daughter of Harry England, of Durban, Natal, and married the 3rd Viscount Goschen, KBE, as his second wife, in 1955. He died 22 March, 1977.

Her son, Giles, is the 4th Viscount Goschen.

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Alicia Elizabeth Rose Cayzer (born 2017)

Anna Charlotte Cayzer [nee Coutts Donald, born 1981], wife of the Hon Avon Arthur Cayzer (b 13 Sept 1968), scion of the Barons Rotherwick [Baron, UK, cr 1939], gave birth to a daughter, Alicia Elizabeth Rose, 8 November, 2017, a sister for Arthur, who was born 31 August, 2015.
The Hon Avon Cayzer is the third son of the 2nd Baron Rotherwick [1912-96] by his wife the former Sarah Jane Slade [d 1978], scion of the Slade Baronets.
 
 Anna Cayzer is a daughter of William F.J. Coutts Donald, by his wife the former Priscilla Aldington.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Maj Robert John Grantley Berkeley 1931-2017

___. Maj. Robert John Grantley Berkeley,head of that landed gentry family of Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire & Spetchley Park, Worcester, died 2 November, 2017. He was 86.

He was born 24 July, 1931, son of Capt Robert George Wilmot Berkeley (1898-1969), by his wife the Hon Myrtle Emmeline Theresa Dormer (1907-82), scion of the Barons Dormer; succeeded his father, 1969; was High Sheriff of Worcester (1967); married 25 January, 1967, Georgina Bridget Stirling Home Drummond Moray, scion of that landed family, by whom he had two sons, Charles and Henry.




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John Shaw of Tordarroch (d 2017)

__. John Shaw of Tordarroch, 22nd Chief of the Clan Shaw, died in Majorca, 22 October, 2017, aged 80. He leaves a widow, Silvia, and four children, Rebecca, Iain, Julia and Fiona.

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Davina Countess of Stair 1930-2017

__. Davina Countess of Stair, who died 1 November, 2017, aged 87, was a first cousin of Her Majesty The Queen.

She was born Davina Katherine Bowes Lyon, 2 May, 1930, the only daughter of the Hon Sir David Bowes Lyon, KCVO, (1902-1961), the sixth son of the 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, KG, KT, GCVO.

Her father, on whose 28th birthday she was born, was perhaps the favourite sibling of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the closest in age to Her Majesty.

Davina Bowes Lyon married 14 January, 1960, John Aymer Dalrymple, 13th Earl of Stair, KCVO (1906-96), son of the 12th Earl of Stair (1879-1961) by his wife the former Violet Evelyn Harford.

Lady Stair was widowed 26 Feb, 1996. She leaves three sons, the elder of whom is Jamie, 14th Earl of Stair.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Davina's brother, Sir Simon Bowes Lyon, KCVO, at the funeral which took place at Inch Church, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, 15 Nov, 2017.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Wilfred Alexander Leofric Houssemayne du Boulay (b 2017)

_. The Lady Rose Margaret Houssemayne du Boulay (b 1982), scion of the Earls Alexander of Tunis, and wife of James Houssemayne du Boulay, of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Alexander Leofric, 4 November, 2017.

Lady Rose Houssemayne du Boulay, is a goddaughter of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and is the elder daughter of the 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis (b 30 June, 1935), by his second wife, the former Hon Davina Mary Woodhouse, LVO, sometime Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret.

James Houssemayne du Boulay is the son of Mr Robin Houssemayne du Boulay, by his former wife the former Tanya Theresa Judge (now Lady Lowson, wife since 1979 of Sir Ian Lowson, 2nd Baronet).

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Nancy Everil Vernon-Harcourt 1914c-2017

__. Nancy Vernon-Harcourt, who died at Petersfield, 25 October, 2017, aged 103, was the widow of Colonel William Ronald Denis Vernon-Harcourt, OBE, scion of the Barons Vernon.

She was the former Nancy Everil Leatham, scion of that landed family, the only child of Lieutenant-Col. Bertram Henry Leatham, DSO, late the Green Howards, and married, 29 May, 1937, Col William Vernon-Harcourt, by whom she had a son and a daughter.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at All Saints, Denmead, 18 Dec, 2017.

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Thomson/Stirling Home Drummond Moray engagement

__. The engagement was announced 4 November, 2017, between Jamie Thomson, son of Lt-Col and Mrs Alexander Thomson, of Codford, Wiltshire, & Susannah Stirling Home Drummond Moray, scion of that landed family, daughter of John Robert Stirling Home Drummond Moray (b 14 Oct, 1943), of Kinross, Scotland, and Mrs Carole Stirling Home Drummond Moray, of London.

Susannah is a descendant of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry via her grandmother, the former Jeanetta Montagu Douglas Scott.

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Jack Rafferty Buchanan Baillie-Hamilton (b 2017)

__. Sasha Rachel Baillie-Hamilton (born 1976), wife of Capt Alexander Neil Buchanan Baillie-Hamilton (born 1963), scion of the Earls of Haddington, gave birth to a son, Jack Rafferty Buchanan, 3 Nov, 2017, a brother for Molly and Max.

Capt Alexander Neil Buchanan (b 1963) s of Capt John Neil BUCHANAN-BAILLIE-HAMILTON (1926-2009), scion of the earls of HADDINGTON, and his 1st w Hon Caroline Barbara Coupar BARRIE (1933-78) d of 1st & last Baron ABERTAY KBE JP DL (1875-1940, holding his peerage for less than 6 months) and Ethel (1897-1983) d of Sir James Thomson BROOM (1866-1931) and Jane Riddoch SPENCE (1861-1949). He m 2014 Sasha Rachel (b 1976) d of Nigel Michael Anthony BARTTELOT (b 1941), scion of the Bts of that name, and Serena Laetitia Henrietta d of Col Francis Wesley BRETT (1900-73) of Twyford, Berks.

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Lady Ursula Isabel d'Abo 1916-2017

_. The Lady Ursula d'Abo, who died 2 November, 2017, aged 100, was one of the last surviving aristocrats to participate at the Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, in May, 1937.

As the 20 year-old Lady Ursula Manners she acted as one of Queen Elizabeth's trainbearers in Westminster Abbey, and later appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on May 12 1937.

Ursula Isabel Manners was born 8 November, 1916, the elder daughter of the 9th Duke of Rutland (1886-1940), by his wife the former Kathleen Tennant.

She married firstly, 25 July, 1943 (div1947)Anthony Freire Marreco, RNVR, scion of that landed family, only son of the late Geoffrey Marreco. She resumed her maiden name, and married 2ndly, 22 Nov, 1951, Robert Erland Nicolai d'Abo, scion of that landed family, elder son of Gerard Louis d'Abo, by whom she had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Lady Ursula's brother, Lord Roger Manners, died in recent weeks.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Colquhoun of Luss/Norris marriage

__. The marriage took place 29 July, 2017, at St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford, between Fergus Alexander Mears Colquhoun (b 1991), scion of the Colquhoun baronets, of Luss, son of Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, 9th Baronet (b 20 Dec, 1947), by his 2nd wife, the former Katharine Mears, & Miss Rachel N. Norris, daughter of Professor James & the Rev. Julie Norris, of Barrington, Cambridgeshire.

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Hon Simon Aubrey Robin Hood Hastings-Bass 1950-2017

__. Hon Simon Hastings-Bass, who died 6 October, 2017, aged 67, was a scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, the younger brother, and heir presumptive of the 16th Earl.
 
He was born 2 May, 1950. second son of Peter Robin Hood Hastings-Bass (1920-64) by his wife the former Priscilla Bullock, scion of the Bullock baronets and descended from the Earls of Derby.
 
His elder brother, William, succeeded to the Earldom (cr 1529) in 1990, and in 1992 Simon was raised to the rank of the younger son of an earl.
 
The heir presumptive to the peerage is now a younger brother, the Hon John Hastings-Bass, who was born 5 June, 1954.
 
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