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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Baroness Coleridge (died 2018)

_. The Baroness Coleridge, who died 12 August, 2018, was the wife of William Duke Coleridge, 5th Baron Coleridge.

She was the former Pamela Baker, daughter of Commander George William Baker, CBE; and married Lord Coleridge, as his second wife, in 1977. Her husband, born in 1937 succeeded to the peerage in 1984.

Lady Coleridge is survived by her husband and two daughters, Vanessa and Katharine, and by a step-son and two step-daughters.


The Hon Tatiana Isla Charlotte Boyle (born 2018)

_. Lucinda Julia Boyle, styled Viscountess Dungarvan (born 1982), wife of Rory Jonathan Courtenay Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarvan (born 10 Dec, 1978), gave birth to a daughter, the Hon Tatiana Isla Charlotte Boyle, 14 August, 2018.

Viscount Dungarvan is the son and heir of the 15th Earl of Cork & Orrery (b 1945) (Peerage of Ire, cr 1620), of Lickfold, West Sussex, by his wife the former Hon Rebecca Juliet Noble (b 1950) (see Glenkinglas, Life Peerage & Noble Bts).

Viscountess Dungarvan is the younger daughter of Mr Julian C.K. Davy, of St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, by his wife the former Alison S. Black.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sir Peter Tapsell (1930-2018)

_. The Rt Hon Sir Peter Tapsell, who died 18 August, 2018, aged 88, was a Conservative MP for Nottingham West, from 1959-64, and later Conservative MP for Horncastle, 1966-83, and for East Lindsey 1983-97, and for Louth & Horncastle, 1997-2015. He was Father of the House of Commons, 2010-2015.

Tapsell was for some years the son-in-law of the 9th Baron Hawke. In 1963 he married the Hon Cecilia Anne Hawke, one of the peer's seven daughters. The marriage ended in divorce in 1971.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

George Hill-Wood/Clementine Hill-Wood (born 2018)

_. Lady Hill-Wood, wife of Sir Samuel Thomas Hill-Wood, 4th Baronet (born 24 August, 1971), gave birth to twins, a son, George David and a daughter Clementine Marguerite, 1 August, 2018.

Sir Samuel Hill-Wood is the son of Sir David Hill-Wood, 3rd Bt by his wife the former Jennifer Anne McKenzie Strang, and succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father's demise, 2002. Sir Samuel married in 2014, Emma Jane Dixon, daughter of Mark Dixon, of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. His infant son is heir to the baronetcy.


Brocklehurst/Humphries engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2018, between Dr Neil Brocklehurst, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Brocklehurst, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and Emma Diana Lindsay Humphries (born 1988), daughter of William Alexander Humphries, of West Hanney, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Julie Mary McConnell (born 1967).

Emma Humphries is a granddaughter of Peter McConnell, who married Susan Diana Margaret Barrow (b 1938), scion of the Barrow baronets.


Ogilvie Thompson/Mali engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Luke Julian Ogilvie Thompson (born 1991), son of the Rev Christopher William Ogilvie Thompson (born 31 August, 1958), of Binstead, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kathleen Jean Blackstock, & Ursa Mali, daughter of Mrs Dora Mali, of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Luke's grandfather, Julian Ogilvie Thompson married 24 July, 1956, the Hon Tessa Mary Brand (b 21 Apr, 1934), daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden (1900-65).


Frankland/Holder engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 18 August, 2018 between the Hon William Thomas Assheton Frankland (born 23 July, 1984), son and heir of the 18th Baron Zouche (born 23 Feb, 1943), of Charlton Adam, Somerset, by his wife the former Sally Olivia Barton, & Anna E.R. Holder, daughter of Mr & Mrs Derek Holder, of Malvern, Worcestershire.

William, a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, is heir apparent to one of the oldest baronies. The barony of Zouche of Haryngworth was created by writ of summons for his ancestor William la Zouche, on 16 August, 1308. He is also heir to the Frankland baronetcy created by Charles II in 1660.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Ashworth/Bramley engagement

_.The engagement was announced 17 August, 2018, between William David Ashworth (born 1985), son of Mr David Ashworth, of Torquay, Devon & Mrs Ruth Ashworth, of Fleet, Hampshire, & Cressida Romayne Bramley (born 1994), daughter of Roger D. Bramley, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and of Celestine Victoria Bridgeman (born 1966), of Chedglow, Co Wilts, scion of the Earls of Bradford, daughter of the late Richard Lynedoch Orlando Bridgeman (1931-82), by his wife Romayne (who d 1985).

Cressida Bramley is a descendant of the 2nd Earl of Bradford.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bigley/Barham engagement

_. The engagement has been announced 16 Aug, 2018, between Max James Hilton Bigley (born 1992), son of Robert Hilton Bigley (born 1959), of Whixley, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Deborah M.M. Nicholson (b 1962), & Emily Catherine Barham (born 1993), scion of that landed family, daughter of Edward George Barham (born 1962), of Hole Park, Kent, by his wife the former Clare Catherine Turnbull (born 1966), a great-granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Stamford (1850-1910), &c.


Allen-Jones/Allsopp engagement

__.The engagement has been announced between Charles Allen-Jones, of Arkesden, Essex, and Mrs Pepita Allsopp, daughter of Lt-Cdr Peter Mason and widow of Peter William Allsopp (1940-2010), scion of the Barons Hindlip.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Willcocks/Beels marriage

_. The marriage took place 10 August, 2018, at Henley-on-Thames, between Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Willcocks, KCB (b 27 July, 1944), and Ms Penelope Jane Beels (née Aedy).

Sir Michael was Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 2001-2009.

It is Sir Michael's second marriage. In 1966 he wed Jean Paton Weir, by whom he has three children.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blair/Shakeel engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 August, 2018, between Charles Woodman Blair (born 1980), son of John Woodman Blair, of East Lothian, by his wife the former Claire Lucy Ford (b 1949), scion of the Ford baronets, & Fatima Shakeel, daughter of Mr & Mrs Shakeel Quraishi, of Islamabad, Pakistan.

Charlie Blair is a great-grandson of Sir Patrick Johnson Ford, 1st Baronet (1880-1945).


Pansy Olivia Wood (nee William-Powlett) 1925-2018

_. Pansy Olivia Wood, who died 13 August, 2018, aged 93, was a scion of the Earls of Portsmouth.

She was born Pansy Olivia William-Powlett, 27 April, 1925, the eldest daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Peveril Barton Reibey Wallop William-Powlett, KCB, KCMG, CBE, DSO (1898-1985), by his first wife the former Helen Constance Crombie; married 1950, Lt-Col John Clairmont Wood, of Coombe Down, Beaminster, Dorset, by whom she had issue.

A Memorial Service for her (and her husband John) takes place at St Mary's Church, Netherbury, 8 October, 2018.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Dallyn/Hanbury engagement

__. The engagement was announced in Aug, 2018, between Dr Ben P. Dallyn, son of Mr Stephen Dallyn, of Dorking, Surrey, by his wife Catherine, & Lucy E. Hanbury, scion of the Hanbury landed family formerly of Kingston Maurward, daughter of Rupert Peter Hanbury (born 9 July, 1958), of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, by his wife Rosemary.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Compton/Challinor engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 August, 2018, between Ludovic Hugh Compton (born 1989), scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, son of Richard Clephane Compton (born 1957), of Newby Hall, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Austell Hohler (born 1960), scion of that landed family, and Frances Jennifer (Polly) Challinor (born 1989), daughter of (Basil) John Challinor (born 1943), of Hopton, Staffordshire, by former wife the former Barbara Madeleine Elizabeth Harris (now Mrs Michael Hurdle, of Drointon, Staffordshire).



Friday, August 10, 2018

Sir Digby Mackworth, 10th Baronet 1945-2018

_. Sir Digby Mackworth, 10th Baronet, died 17 July, 2018. He was 72.

Digby John Mackworth was born 2 November, 1945, the only child of Sir David Mackworth, 9th Baronet (1912-98), by his wife the former Mary Alice Grylls (died 1993).

He was educated at Wellington, and served as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Aviation Corps, helicopter pilot; Reconnaissance Flt, Australian Task Force, Vietnam; Pilot, Bristow Helicopters, Trinidad & Iran, 1972-77; British Airways Helicopters, Shetland, Aberdeen, China, India, 1977-89; British Airways Heathrow Airport, 1989-2000; later Pilot, EasyJet from 2000, &c.

He married in 1971, Antoinette Francesca McKenna, by whom he had one daughter, Octavia, and succeeded to the baronetcy, created in 1776, upon his father's demise, 1998.

The baronetcy now passes to his kinsman, Alan Keith Mackworth, born in 1945, resident in Canada.




Thursday, August 09, 2018

Peter Ewald Scarisbrick (d 2018)

__. Peter Ewald Scarisbrick, who died 27 July, 2018, aged 95, was descended from the Bertie Earls of Abingdon. He was husband of Diana and father of Sophie.

He was a son of Charles Ewald Scarisbrick (1887-1962), by his wife the former Evelyn Dorothy Aird (d 1957).

His daughter Sophie married 1982, the Hon John Peter Robin Hood Hastings-Bass (born 5 June, 1954), younger brother of the 17th Earl of Huntingdon.

The funeral takes place at the Church of Our Lady of Hal, Camden Town, 16 August, 2018.


Hulbert-Powell/Richardson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 9 August, 2018, between John Charles Lacy (Johnny) Hulbert-Powell (born 1984), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Charles Hulbert-Powell, of Mayfield, East Sussex, by his wife the former Sara Mary Philomena Bonn (born 1952), and Katie Richardson, daughter of Thomas and Diane Richardson, of St Brelade, Jersey.

Johnny Hulbert-Powell is a grandson paternally of Evelyn Charles Lacy Hulbert-Powell (1914-85), by his wife the former Hon Philippa Catherine St Aubyn (born 19 June, 1922), scion of the Barons St Levan, second daughter of the 3rd Baron St Levan, of St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, by his wife the former Hon Clementina Gwendolen Catharine Nicolson, scion of the Barons Carnock.

Johnny's maternal grandfather was Michael Walter Bonn (1927-97), descended from the Earls of Albemarle, by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Buxton (1926-2017), scion of the Buxton baronets.


Goddard/Kendall engagement

_. The engagement was announced 9 August, 2018, between Samuel Goddard, son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Goddard, of West Witterington, West Sussex, & Josephine Louise Kendall (born 1988), daughter of Mr Philip Henry Kendall, of Pimlico, London, and Mrs Francesca Louise Kendall (born 1962, nee Conant), of Dunsmore, Buckinghamshire, scion of the Conant baronets, daughter of Charles Richard Conant (1929-2012), by his wife the former Katherine Anne Ross-Wilson.


Faggionato/Gummer engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 August, 2018, between Thomas Faggionato, son of Mrs Anne Faggionato, of Monaco, and the Hon Leonora Cicely Gummer (born 1982), elder daughter of the life peer Baron Deben (born 1939), of Winston, Suffolk, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Gardner (born 1943).


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Longton/Dickinson enagagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 August, 2018, between Alexander J. Longton, son of Mr & Mrs Nigel Longton, of Winslow, Buckinghamshire, & Georgia Eve Dickinson (born 1987), descended from the Chaytor baronets, daughter of Mark Chaytor Dickinson, of Newbrough, Northumberland, by his former wife the former Amanda Evelyn Fraser (born 1956) (now Mrs Ming Buxton, of Barnes, London).

Georgia Dickinson is a great-granddaughter of Sir Edmund Chaytor, 6th Baronet (1876-1935). Her mother, Amanda, is descended from the Feilden baronets. Her second husband is the Hon Timothy Buxton, scion of Buxton of Alsa, &c.


Jopling/Goulding engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 August, 2018, between Caspar William Fletcher Jopling (born 1992), son of the Hon Nicholas Mark Fletcher Jopling (b 1961), of North Yorkshire, by his former wife the former Jayne Mackay Benson (b 1966) (now Mrs Jayne Warde-Aldam, of North Yorkshire), & Elena Jane (Ellie) Goulding (born 30 Dec, 1986), the pop star Ellie Goulding, daughter of Arthur E.J. Goulding (born 1959), of Herefordshire, by his former wife the former Tracey L Clark (b 1964) (now Mrs Tracey Sumner).

Caspar Jopling is a grandson of the life peer Baron Jopling, PC (b 1930), who, as Michael Jopling, was Conservative MP for Westmorland 1964-83, and for Westmorland and Lonsdale, 1983-97, and was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, 1983-87. Lady Jopling was the former Gail Dickinson, daughter of Ernest Dickinson, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.


Monday, August 06, 2018

Wheeler-Carmichael/Belcher engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 August, 2018, between James Henry Wheeler-Carmichael (born 1990), elder son of George Alexander Wheeler-Carmichael (born 1959), of Hyde, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Marianne Jean Law (born 1960), & Fiona Anne Belcher (born 1991), daughter of Simon James Belcher, of Thorner, West Yorkshire, by his wife the former Penelope Mary Lucas (born 1957).

James Wheeler-Carmichael is a great-grandson of the 7th Baron Ellenborough.


Saturday, August 04, 2018

Davenport/Jardine engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 August, 2018, between Andrew Mark Davenport (born 1986), son of Stephen D. Davenport (born 1957), of Biddulph, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Patricia A. Kirkland (born 1954), and Kirsty Sybil Jardine (born 1986), scion of the Jardine baronets of Applegirth, daughter of Sir Alexander Maule Jardine of Applegirth, 12th Baronet (1947-2008), by his wife, Mary Lady Jardine (nee Cross, scion of the Viscounts Cross, of Thwaites, Cumbria.


van Straubenzee/Jenks wedding

__.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie of York & Mrs Jack Brooksbank attended the marriage, on 4 August, 2018, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, between Charles Anthony van Straubenzee (born 1988), scion of that landed family, third son of Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (born 1951), of South Witham, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (born 1954), & Daisy Philippa Jenks (born 1991), elder daughter of Philip Richard Jenks, of Churt, Surrey, by his wife the former Alexandra Ulrike Wilson Nicol, daughter of Alexander J.W. Nicol by his wife Christine von Canstein.

The wedding day was also the 37th birthday of HRH The Duchess of Sussex.


Edgar/Wills engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 August, 2018, between Mr C. Piers Edgar, only son of Mr Campbell Edgar, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, and the late Mrs Edgar, & the Hon Charlotte Alexandra Hamilton Wills (born 1981), scion of the Barons Dulverton, only daughter of the 3rd Baron Dulverton (b 2 May 1944), of Batsford, Gloucestershire, by his first wife the former Rosalind van der Velde (now Rosalind, Baroness Dulverton, of Marbella, Spain).


Friday, August 03, 2018

Martha Clare Willan (born 2018)

_. Laura Helena Ruth Willan (born 1986, nee Massey), wife of Andrew Hugh Willan (born 1986), gave birth to a daughter, Martha Clare, 2 Aug, 2018.

Laura Willan is a daughter of Peregrine Tatton Eyre Massey (born 1952), descended from the Barons Massy, by his wife the former Deirdre Mary Drummond (born 1953), scion of the Earls of Perth.



Thursday, August 02, 2018

Sir Alexander Fergusson 1949-2018

_. Sir Alex Fergusson, who died 31 July, 2018, aged 69, was the former presiding officer of the Scottish parliament, the MSP for Scotland South 1999-2003, and for Galloway and West Dumfries, 2003-16, who resigned in 2016 after 17 years service, and was knighted in that year.

He was a scion of the Fergusson baronets of Kilkerran. He was born Alexander Charles Onslow Fergusson 8 April, 1949, and educated at Eton, the elder son of the Rev Simon Charles David Fergusson by his wife the former Auriole Kathleen Hughes-Onslow, descended from the Earls of Onslow. and was a grandson paternally of Sir Charles Fergusson, 7th Baronet GCB, GCMG, DSO, MVO (1865-1951), by his wife the former Lady Alice Mary Boyle (d 1958), daughter of the 7th Earl of Glasgow.

He married in 1974, Jane Merryn Barthold, by whom he had three sons.


Memorial Service:

Ingham/Buckmaster engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 August, 2018, between Harry James Fraser Ingham (born 1988), son of Mr & Mrs Michael Ingham, of Wimbledon, London, & Camellia Aline Buckmaster (born 1988), daughter of Henry G. Buckmaster, of Little Blakenham, Suffolk, by his wife the former Julia Mary Hobhouse (born 26 September, 1956), scion of the Hobhouse baronets.

The bride-to-be is a great-granddaughter of Sir Reginald Hobhouse, 5th Baronet (1878-1947). Her ancestor, Benjamin Hobhouse, was MP for Bletchingley, Grampound and Hendon, and Chief Secretary, Board of Control, India, and created a baronet in 1812. Another kinsman, John Cam Hobhouse, created Baron Broughton, was a distinguished politician and great friend of the poet Lord Byron.


Eloise Martha Cornwall-Legh (born 2018)

_.Alison Clare Cornwall-Legh (nee Tennant), wife of the Hon George Henry Cornwall-Legh (born 1982), scion of the Barons Grey of Codnor, gave birth to a daughter, Eloise Martha, 1 August, 2018, a sister for Isabella Penelope, who was born 17 March, 2016.

The Hon George Cornwall-Legh is the youngest son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor (born 1936), by his wife the former Joanna Storm Cayley (born 1947), scion of the Cayley baronets.

Alison Cornwall-Legh is a daughter of Rodney Tennant, of Middleham, North Yorkshire.


Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sichel/de Ferranti engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 July, 2018, between Charles J.S. Sichel, son of John and Dee Sichel, of Oxford and the Isle of Wight, & Leonora Katherine Ziani de Ferranti (born May, 1988), second daughter of Adrian Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti (born 24 Dec, 1958), of Ellisfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Christian Roome.

Leonora's grandfather Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani de Ferranti (1930-88) married firstly, 17 Dec, 1956, Susan Sara Gore (b 26 Oct, 1935), scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, daughter of Christopher Gerald Gore (1903-54), by his wife Lady Barbara Susan Montgomerie (1909-92), daughter of the 16th Earl of Eglinton & Winton.


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Christopher Henry Gibbs 1938-2018

_. Christopher Gibbs, who has  died aged 79, was a scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, an antiques dealer, interior designer, bibliophile, and aesthete, & friend of Sir Mick Jagger, who pioneered a style of interior decoration often described as 'distressed bohemian'---------

He was born 29 July, 1938, the fifth son of the Hon Sir Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs, KCMG (1901-75), by his wife the former Helen Margaret Leslie, and was a grandson of Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, 1st Baron Hunsdon (1854-1935).

It was Herbert Gibbs who, in 1908, acquired the manor of Hunsdon. This manor with the title of Baron Hunsdon was granted by Queen Elizabeth I to her first cousin, Henry Carey, and ancestor of Gibbs, who, in 1923, was raised to the peerage.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Caspar Alexander Vesey Whitaker (born 2018)

_. Dr Sophie Alexandra Mary Whitaker (born 1981, nee Crichton), scion of the Earls of Erne, and wife of Harry James Ingham Whitaker (b 16 March, 1984), gave birth to a son, Caspar Alexander Vesey, 30 July, 2018, a brother for Hera Elizabeth Ingham (who was b in 2015).

Harry Whitaker is the son and heir of Sir John James Ingham (Jack) Whitaker, 4th Baronet (cr 1936) (born 23 Oct, 1952), of Babworth Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Jane Ravenscroft Starke.

Dr Sophie Whitaker is a daughter Adrian David Crichton (born 1952), by his wife the former Janet (Janey) C.E. Wauchope (b 1954).


Andrew Charles John Stormonth Darling 1959-2018

_. Andrew Charles John Stormonth Darling, scion of that landed family, of Lednathie, died 25 July, 2018. He was 59.

He was born 3 April, 1959, the elder son of Capt Robin Stormonth Darling, of Balvarran, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, by his wife the former Susan Marion Clifford-Turner.

A Thanksgiving Service is to be held at St John's Wood Church, London, NW8 7NE, on Tuesday 7 August, 2018.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Jemima Olive Murray Wells (born 2018)

_. Charlotte A. Murray Wells (nee Fry), wife of James Nicholas (Jamie) Murray Wells (born 1983), gave birth to a daughter, Jemima Olive, 29 July, 2018.

Jamie Murray Wells, entrepreneur friend of the young royals, wed Charlotte Fry in 2014. Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie were among the wedding guests.

Jamie is a son of Simon Murray Wells by his wife Alison (nee Clough), and Charlotte Murray Wells is a daughter of Anthony Fry.


Lord De Mauley appointed Master of the Horse

_. Lord De Mauley, the 7th Baron, has been appointed to a senior post in the Royal Household. Thye 61 year-old peer will succeed the Lord Vestey as Master of the Horse, on Lord Vestey's retirement in January.

The appointment sees the return to the Royal Household of a member of the Ponsonby family, long associated with the Crown for generations.

Rupert Charles Ponsonby is from a line of senior respected courtiers. Sir Henry Ponsonby was Equerry to the Prince Consort and Keeper of the Privy Purse to Queen Victoria. Sir Henry's son, Frederick Ponsonby, was assistant private secretary and equerry to Queen Victoria in the closing years of her reign, and occupied the same post in the reign of Edward VII. He was Keeper of the Privy Purse and Equerry to King George V, and Treasuser also to the founder of the House of Windsor.

The De Mauley peerage was created in 1838. William, the 1st Baron, married a daughter of the 5th Earl of Shaftesbury; Charles, the 2nd Baron, married a Ponsonby cousin, daughter of the of the 4th Earl of Bessborough; the 4th Baron married a daughter of the 2nd Baron Sudeley; and the fifth Baron wed a scion of the Marquesses of Zetland.

Rupert Ponsonby succeeded his uncle, Gerald, the 6th Baron in 2002; and married later in 2002, the Hon Lucinda Royle,  a daughter of the life peer, Baron Fanshawe of Richmond. He was elected to the House of Lords as a Conservative peer in 2005.

Lord and Lady De Mauley have no children. They were last month guests of the Queen at Windsor Castle and were in the Royal procession to Royal Ascot.

Lord De Mauley is a relative, albeit distantly, of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. His ancestor, the 3rd Earl of Bessborough married Lady Henrietta Spencer, daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

William Espenett Bayly Knott 1922-2018

__ William Espenett Bayly Knott, who died 27 July, 2018, aged 96, was descended from the Marquesses of Anglesey; born in 1922, son of Lieut-Col John Espenett Knott, CMG, DSO (1884-1959), by his wife the former Dorothy Mary Spring Rice Bayly (1884-1969); married 1968, Charlotte Teresa (Tessa) (b 1940), dau of John Stobart Keith (1911-90), by his wife the former Joan .L.E. Hansell, by whom he had issue.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Magor/Hine engagement

_. The engagement was announced 27 July, 2018, between Edward Charles Magor (born 1985), son of Philip Magor, of Stype, Berkshire, by his wife the former Alexa Vaughan-Lee, scion of that landed gentry family, & Henrietta Hine (born 1992), daughter of Ringo H. Hine (born 1964) of Henley, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sally-Ann Bubb (b 1963).

Edward Magor is a grandson of Charles Guy Vaughan-Lee (1913-84), by his 2nd wife the former Barbara Cecily Bateman.


Sarah Helen Preston 1962-2018

_. Sarah Helen Preston (nee Smith), who died 26 July, 2018, was a scion of the Smith landed gentry family, and a kinswoman of HM The Queen, a Smith descendant via the late Queen Mother. Mrs Preston was a niece of Fortune, Duchess of Grafton, Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty.

She was born in 1962, daughter of Jeremy Fox Eric Smith (b 1928), by his wife the former (Julia Mary) Rona Burrell (1934-2004), daughter of Sir Walter Burrell, 8th Baronet (1903-85); married 1987, Ashley Charles Preston (b 1962), by whom she had two sons, Frederick (b 1989), and Rupert (b 1993).


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Xenia Ottilie Primrose Black (born 2018)

_. Adelaide Black (nee Greenwood), wife of Ian St Clair Black (born 1986), gave birth to a daughter, Xenia Ottilie Primrose, 25 July, 2018.

Ian St Clair (b 1986 reg Scottish Borders 783/00 0011) s of Michael BLACK of Gullane, East Lothian. He m c2015 Jennifer Adelaide (b 1987) d of James Anthony GREENWOOD (b 1959), scion of the BURRELL Bts, and (Julia) Anne (b 1957 reg Q3 Sussex) d of Edward Maynard DENNY and Xenia WATSON (1916-2004).


Baron Browne-Wilkinson, PC 1930-2018

_. Lord Browne-Wilkinson, PC, who died 25 July, 2018, was a Lord of Appeal-in-Ordinary, 1991-2000.

Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson was born 30 March, 1930, son of Canon A.R. Browne-Wilkinson, by his wife Molly.

Career: Judge of the High Court Chancery Div 1977-83; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1983-85; Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court, 1985-91, &c. Knighted in 1977 and sworn of the Privy Council, 1983.

Created a life peer in 1991 as Baron Browne-Wilkinson, of Camden, in the London Borough of Camden.

Married firstly, 1955, Ursula De Lacy Bacon (who d 1987), married 2ndly, 1990 Mrs Hilary Tuckwell. He leaves five children from his first marriage.


Lady Honor Morvyth Malet Llewellyn 1919-2018

_. The Lady Honor Llewellyn, who died 25 July, 2018, aged 98, was a scion of the Earls of Lisburne.

She was born in 1919, as Lady Honor Morvyth Malet Vaughan, the second of the three daughters of the 7th Earl of Lisburne (1892-1965), by his first wife the former Maria Isabel Regina Aspasia (died 1944), daughter of Don Julio Fermin Albert de Bittencourt, of the Chilean Diplomatic Service.

Her siblings were John, the 8th Earl (born 1918), and sisters Lady Gloria and Lady Auriel, the writer.

She married 2 January, 1943, Maj (William Herbert) Rhydian Llewellyn, MC (1919-2008), scion of the Llewellyn baronets, fourth son of Sir David Llewellyn, 1st Baronet, and uncle of the current baronet, Sir Roderic (Roddy) Llewellyn, sometime the love of the late Princess Margaret.

She leaves a son and two daughters.

The funeral takes place at Guildford Crematorium, 16 August, 2018.


Arnaud James Graham-Watson (born 2018)

_. Serena Graham-Watson, wife of Capt Florian Nicholas Graham-Watson (born 6 Dec, 1986), of the Irish Guards, scion of the Graham-Watson landed family, gave birth to a son, Arnaud James, 25 July, 2018.

Capt Graham-Watson was appointed Equerry to HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, in 2014. He is the second son of Andrew FitzJames Graham-Watson (born 1957), by his wife the former Brigitte Jeanson.

Capt Graham-Watson and the Duke of Cambridge are both of Boothby descent.

Capt Graham-Watson announced his engagement in 2014 to Dr Celia Campbell, a daughter of Robert Campbell, of Rockport, Maine, USA. I do not know whether this marriage ever took place, or know of a subsequent engagement or marriage to the abovementioned Serena.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Diana Elizabeth Shervington 1919-2018

_. Diana Elizabeth Shervington (nee Bradford), who died 24 July, 2018, aged 99, was a scion of the Bradford baronets, and descended from the Knights and Austens, and was a kinswoman of Jane Austen on both sides of her family. Born in 1919 daughter of Lt-Col Edward Austen Bradford, DSO (1879-1958), by his wife the former Margaret Louisa Hardy (1878-1972); married 1941, Rupert Patrick Shervington (1916-2003), by whom she had a son and two daughters.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Uplyme, Friday 31 August, 2018.


Charlotte Elizabeth Wiseman-Clarke (born 2018)

_. Clare Wiseman-Clarke, wife of Jamie Wiseman-Clarke, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, 24 July, 2018, a sister for Ellie, William and Alex.

Jamie is a son of Charles William Wiseman-Clarke (b 1946) s of Gp Capt Freke William WISEMAN-CLARKE CBE (1900-77), sometime head of the gentry family of that name (formerly Prothero) formerly of Abbey Dore Court and Malpas Court, and Cynthia Mary (1909-94) d of Maj Charles Edward PEMBERTON (c1870-1956) by his 1902 m (reg London) to Edith Belford Travers CUMMINS (1873-1960).

He m 1972 (reg Q3 Hampshire) Diana E N (b 1948 reg co Durham) d of N G F NASH of Northwood, Middlesex and _ THORSSON.


Lucy Margaret Mary Birley 1960-2018

_. Lucy Birley (nee Helmore), who has died aged 58, was the former wife of the singer Bryan Ferry. Mrs Birley shot herself in an apparent suicide on holiday.

She was born Lucy Margaret Mary Helmore in 1960, daughter of Patrick Helmore, and married firstly, 26 June, 1982 (div 2003) Bryan Ferry; married secondly, 2006, Robin Marcus Birley, son of Marcus Lecky Oswald Hornby Birley, by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (later Lady Annabel Goldsmith), daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry, &c.

Mrs Birley leaves issue from her first marriage, four sons, Otis, Isaac, Tara and Merlin.


Hon Teresa Mary (Tessa) Tennant 1959-2018

_ The Hon Teresa Mary (Tessa) Tennant (nee Cormack), who has died aged 59, was the chatelaine of Glen House, the Scottish seat of the eccentric and ill-starred Tennant dynasty into which she married.

Bohemian socialite Mrs Tennant was a pioneering advocate of 'green investment', and made her mark in the city of London as co-founder in 1988 of the Merlin (later Jupiter) Ecology Fund.

She was born Teresa Mary Cormack, 29 May, 1959, daughter of John McRae Cormack, AFC, by his wife the former Hon Gwendoline Rita Jean Davies (b 1929), scion of the Barons Davies (cr 1932), and married 5 January, 1983, the Hon Henry Lovell Tennant (1960-90), second son of the 3rd Baron Glenconner (1926-2010), by his wife the former Lady Anne Coke, LVO, scion of the Earls of Leicester.

Her husband, in the late 1980s, caused a scandal by announcing he was gay, and he left his wife and infant son, but died of AIDS in 1990. She married secondly, in 2007, William Staempfli.

Mrs Tennant is survived by an only son, Euan Lovell Tennant, who was born in 1983, and his heir presumptive to his cousin, the 4th Baron Glenconner.


Nicholas Patrick Adam Lennie (born 2018)

_. Leonora Jennifer Lennie (born 1985, nee Howard), wife of Andrew E.M. Lennie, gave birth to a son, Nicholas Patrick Adam, 24 July, 2018.

Andrew is the son of J. Athole Lennie, of Carmichael, California, USA. Leonora is a daughter of David Stewart Howard (born 1950), by his wife the former Henrietta Jennifer Pakenham Mahon (born 1956), scion of that Irish landed family, daughter of Major Nicholas Pakenham Mahon (1926-2012), by his wife the former Jennifer Batten.


Obituary: Colonel Vincent Paravicini

John Temple Gore 1931-2018

_. John Temple Gore, who died 24 July, 2018, aged 87, was a scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe, and the father of the Duchess of Norfolk.

He was born 30 March, 1931, son of Capt Christopher Gerald Gore (1903-54), by his wife the former Lady Barbara Susan Montgomerie, scion of the Earls of Eglinton & Winton; educated at Eton; was Capt, Coldstream Guards, &c; married firstly, 29 Apr 1957 (div 1969), Serena Margaret Mounsey (d 21 January, 2015), daughter of Charles Francis Ewart Mounsey; married secondly, 15 Oct, 1969, Mrs Antonia Henderson, former wife of Alan Brodie Henderson, scion of the Barons Faringdon, and daughter of Osmond McMullen.

By his first marriage, he had a son, Christopher (d 13 Aug 2015) and two daughters, Charlotte (b 1958), and Georgina (b 1962). Georgina is the Duchess of Norfolk, wife of the 18th Duke, Earl Marshal of England, Premier Duke in the peerage of England &c.

The funeral takes place at St Thomas a' Becket Church, Framfield, Monday 6 August, 2018.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Macnair/Corbet Milward engagement

_. The engagement was announced 24 July, 2018, between Major Frederick John C. Macnair (born 1981), descended from the Cameron landed family, formerly of Inch, son of Lieut-Col William Macnair (b 1946), of Edinburgh, and Mrs Macnair, and Catherine Frances (Kitty) Corbet Milward (born 1982), scion of the Milward landed gentry family, formerly of Redditch, daughter of John George Corbet Milward (born 1946), of Worcestershire, by his wife the former Catherine W. Bussell.


(Anne) Juliet Lygon 1937-2018

_. (Anne) Juliet Lygon, who died 23 July, 2018, aged 81, was a scion of the extinct Earls Beauchamp.

She was born 29 January, 1937, the middle daughter of Lt-Col Reginald Arthur Lygon (1904-76), by his wife the former Agnes Mary Louise Bell, and was a great-granddaughter of the 6th Earl Beauchamp (1830-91).

Her elder sister, Margaret, was wife of Michael West De Wend Fenton, and was chatelaine of one of the smallest stately homes in Britain, Ebberston Hall, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Her younger sister, Barbara, three times wed, married firstly, as his third wife, William Cavendish-Bentinck (1925-66), the only son of Victor Cavendish-Bentinck (1897-1990), who succeeded his brother in 1980, as 9th and last Duke of Portland.

Juliet Lygon was unmarried.

The funeral takes place at St Lawrence's Church, Hungerford, 29 August, 2018.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Joan Violet Eardley-Wilmot 1931-2018

_. Joan Violet Eardley-Wilmot, who died 21 July, 2018, aged 86, was widow of Paul Revell Eardley-Wilmot (1917-2001), scion of the baronets of that name. She was born in 1931 a daughter of Herbert John William Shepherd, and married Paul Eardley-Wilmot in 1953, by whom she had issue.

The funeral is at Amersham Crematorium, 2 Aug, 2018.


Elizabeth Persis Moore (born 2018)

_. Hannah Rebecca Moore (nee Boland), wife of William Gillachrist Moore (born 1990), scion of the Moore baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Persis, 21 July, 2018.

William Moore is the son of Charles Hilary Moore (born 1956), former newspaper editor, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Baxter (b 1956).

Hannah Moore is a daughter of Thomas Boland and Mrs Charlotte Cornelius, of Montana, USA.


Obituary: Sir George White

Lady Dodds (died 2018)

_. Lady Dodds, who died 21 July, 2018, aged 87, was the widow of Sir Ralph Dodds, 2nd and last Baronet.

She was the former Marion Davies, daughter of Sir Daniel Thomas Davies, KCVO (1899-1966), by his wife the former Vera Clarkson. Her father was Physician to the Household of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), was Physician to King George VI and Physician to His Majesty's Household, and Extra Physician to Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-66, who was knighted by the King and invested KCVO in 1951.

She married 1954, Sir Ralph Jordan Dodds, 2nd Baronet, by whom she had two daughters, Caroline and Arabella.

The Dodds baronetcy, one of the last baronetcies created in 1964, became extinct with her husband's death, 24 May, 2015.

Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St John’s Hyde Park, Hyde Park Crescent, London W2, 25 September, 2018.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Liddell/Hignett engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 July, 2018, between James Peter Liddell (born 1987), a grandson maternally of the 6th Viscount Knutsford, son of Mark Charles Liddell, of Newbrough, Northumberland, by his wife the former Hon Lucy Katherine Holland-Hibbert (b 1956), & Sophie Harriet Hignett (born 1987), daughter of (John) James Hignett, of Thirn, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Nicola R. Haighton.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Penelope Jenetta Gardiner 1954-2018

_. Penelope Jenetta Gardiner (nee Cassidi), who died 19 July, 2018, aged 63, was a scion of the Cassidi landed gentry family, Ireland. Born in 1954, daughter of (Francis) Paul Cassidi (1925-89), by his wife the former Barbara Geraldine Temple (b 1925); married 1974, Timothy Ian Gardiner (born 1948), son of Hugh Drummond Gardiner (1925-2007) by his wife the former Rosemary J. Niblett (b 1920), by whom she had issue, four sons.

Memorial at Boxley Church, Kent, 2 Aug, 2018.


Douglas Adam Galbraith Holland (born 2018)

_. Ruth Holland (nee Windham) wife of Adam Holland, and scion of the Windham landed family, gave birth to a son, Douglas Adam Galbraith, 19 July, 2018, a brother for Hamish and Wilfred.

Adam is the son of Gordon Holland, of Aberlour and Mrs Nicholson and stepson of Hamish Nicholson, of Foss, Perthshire. Ruth is a daughter of Andrew Guy Windham (born 8 Dec, 1949), of Capetown, and Diana Windham, of Herefordshire.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Obituary: Duncan Stirling

Anthony Penson Plunkett 1931-2018

_. Anthony Penson Plunkett, who died 18 July, 2018, aged 87, was a scion of the Barons Louth; born 21 February, 1931, a son of Sydney Penson Plunkett (1903-76), by his wife the former Helen Margaret Pattullo; married 30 June, 1956, Anne Malkin White (1932-2016), daughter of Joseph Malkin White, by whom he had issue, two sons, Timothy (born 1959), and Christopher (born 1961).

Funeral at St Nicholas Parish Church, Dunkeswell, 1st August, 2018.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Zara Jane Farrer 1933-2018

_. Zara Jane Farrer (nee Thesiger), died 17 July, 2018, aged 85, a scion of the Viscounts Chelsmford.

She was born in 1933, daughter of Donald Adrian Wallace Thesiger (1901-78), by his wife the former Frances Nina Grimstom (d 1968); married 1969, (Arthur) Mark Farrer (1941-2011), scion of that landed family, son of Maj Hugh Frederick Francis Farrer (1901-53), by his wife the former Elizabeth Mary Cross. She had issue.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Kempsey, Wed 8 August, 2018.


Colburn/Ashton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 18 July, 2018, between Henry Colburn, son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Colburn, of Northleach, Gloucestershire, & the Hon Harriet Emily Ashton (born 1990), eldest daughter of the 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde (born 18 July, 1958) of Broadwell Hill, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Emma Louise Allinson.

Harriet's father is the fourth holder of the peerage created in 1911. The 1st Baron, as Thomas Gair Ashton, was Liberal MP for Hyde in Cheshire and later for Luton. He was a kinsman of the Luptons, from whom descends HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.


Annabelle Neilson 1969-2018

_. Annabelle Neilson, who has died aged 49, was briefly the wife of the Hon Nathaniel Philip Victor James (Nat) Rothschild (b 1971), son and heir of the 4th Baron Rothschild.

She was a cousin of the Earl of Warwick, and a fourth cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother via her descent from a Leicestershire landed gentry family.

Miss Neilson was the mannequin muse of Alexander McQueen and latterly a reality tv star. She eloped with Nat Rothschild in 1994, and the marriage ended after three years.

She was born in 1969, a daughter of Maxwell Frederick Neilson (born 1939), by his wife Sarah Beatty. Her first cousin was the 8th Earl of Warwick, who is a grandson maternally of Alfred Chester Beatty. Her mother was Elizabeth, Marquesa Campus di Santinelli.

Annabelle's grandmother was the former Elizabeth Pamela Belas, daughter of George Henry Belas (who was killed in action in 1915), by his wife Winifred Emily Burnaby (1886-1959). The late Queen Mother was a descendant of the Burnaby family, of Baggrave Hall. HM's maternal grandmother was Caroline Louisa Burnaby.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Archie Penn (born 2018)

_. Francesca R. Penn (nee Boys), wife of Rory D.A. Penn (born 1980), gave birth to a son, Archie, 2 June, 2018, a brother for Eliza and for Isabelle.

Rory Penn is a son of Christopher Arthur Penn (born 1950), of Burnham Market, Norfolk, by his wife the former Sabrina Mary Colman (b 4 Feb, 1955).

Francesca Penn is a daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew Boys, of Fulham, London.

Rory Penn is a grandson maternally of Sir Timothy Colman, KG (b 19 Sept, 1929) by his wife the former Lady Mary Cecilia Bowes Lyon (b 30 Jan, 1932), Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, and a first cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Lady Mary Colman is a sister of the late 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, aunt of the late 18th Earl, and great-aunt of the current peer.

Rory's paternal grandfather was Lt-Col Sir Eric Penn, GCVO, a senior member of the Royal Household, who in turn was a nephew of Sir Arthur Penn, stalwart courtier to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Prince Philip a godfather at 97 - to Inigo Hooper

_. The Duke of Edinburgh stood sponsor on Friday July, 13, 2018, at Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, at the christening of Inigo Hooper, the six month old son of Mr Thomas Edward Huntly Hooper and his wife the former Lady Alexandra Victoria Edwina Diana Knatchbull (born 5 Deccember, 1982), only surviving daughter of the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma (b 8 Oct 1947), of Broadlands, Romsey, by his wife the former Penelope Meredith Eastwood (b 1953).

Inigo, born in December, 2017, is the first grandchild for Earl and Countess Mountbatten.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the wedding, 25 June, 2016, at Romsey Abbey, of Lady Alexandra and Mr Hooper. The bride was given in marriage by the Prince of Wales due to the illness of the bride's father.

The Duke of Edinburgh stood as godfather to Lord Mountbatten, then Norton Knatchbull, at his christening 70 years ago.


Isabella Louisa Olivia Ross-Taylor (born 2018)

_. Louisa Florence Ross-Taylor (nee Verney, born 1977), scion of the Verney baronets cr 1818,  and wife of Henry Patrick Edward Ross-Taylor, gave birth to a second daughter, Isabella Louisa Olivia, 14 July, 2018, a sister for Eliza Scarlett Sarah, who was b 2016.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hon Veronica Wenefryde Nefertari Innes 1917-2018

_. The Hon Veronica Wenefryde Nefertari Innes, who has died aged 100, was a scion of the Barons Westbury.

She was born Veronica Bethell, 15 July, 1917, daughter of the Egyptologist Capt the Hon Richard Bethell (1883-1929), by his wife the former Evelyn Lucia Millicent Hutton (d 1956), and was a granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Westbury.

She was granted the precedence of a Baron's daughter, 9 July, 1930, a few months after her brother succeeded their grandfather, as 4th Baron Westbury.

She married 14 January, 1941, Lt-Col James Innes (b 1915), of the Coldstream Guards, scion of the Innes landed family, by whom she had issue.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Godwin-Austen/Creasy engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 July, 2018, between Jonathan Reade Godwin-Austen (b 1962), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Dr Richard Godwin-Austen (1935-2017), of Papplewick, Nottinghamshire, by his first wife the former Jennifer Jane Himely (1937-96), & Francesca L. Creasy, dau of Mr & Mrs Karl Creasy, of Ely, Cambridgeshire.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Obituary: Lord Dunpark

Baron Laird 1944-2018

_. Lord Laird, life peer, died 10 July, 2018. He was 74.

He was Chairman, John Laird Public Relations Ltd - since 1976.

John Dunn Laird was born 23 April, 1944, son of Dr Norman Davidson Laird, OBE, sometime Northern Ireland MP, by his wife, Margaret.

He married in 1971, Caroline Ethel Ferguson, by whom he had a son and a daughter.

MP (Ulster Unionist), St Anne's Belfast, Northern Ireland Parliament 1970-73; Member (Ulster Unionist) West Belfast, Northern Ireland Assembly, 1973-75; a member of the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention 1975-76; Visiting Professor of Public Relations, University of Ulster; etc.

John Laird was created a life peer in 1999 and took the title Baron Laird, of Artigarvan, in the County of Tyrone.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bristow/Thursfield engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 July, 2018, between Edward George Bristow (born 1990), son of George Edward Fitzroy Bristow (born 1961), of the Isle of Wight, by his wife the former Juliet Joy Knocker (b 1962), Celia Mary Aitchison Thursfield (born 30 Nov, 1989), daughter of Timothy H. Thursfield (b 1950), of Fulham, London, by his wife the former Stella A. Salmon (born 1953).

Edward is a great-grandson of the 2nd Baron Luke (1905-96), and descends from Charles II, via the Dukes of Grafton, &c.


Monday, July 09, 2018

Obituary: Brigadier Trevor Hart Dyke

6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC 1919-2018

_. Lord Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, the last surviving politician to have served in the Second World War, died 9 July, 2018, aged 99. He was a peer for almost 80 years, and the last surviving politician to have served under Churchill.

Lord Carrington, Tory grandee and former Foreign Secretary, was the 6th Baron (Peerage of Ireland, 1796, and Peerage of GB, 1797); and a life peer as Baron Carington of Upton (1999).

Peter Alexander Rupert Carington was born 6 June, 1919, son of the fifth Baron and the Hon Sibyl Marion Colville (who d 1946), daughter of the 2nd Viscount Colville of Culross; and succeeded to the peerages on his father's death, 19 November, 1938.

Lord Carrington married 25 April, 1942, Iona (who died 7 June, 2009), daughter of Lt-Col Sir Francis Kennedy McClean, AFC, of Huntercombe Place, Henley-on-Thames, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.

In World War II he served in North West Europe in the Grenadier Guards; was Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries 1951-54; Parl Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Oct 1954-Nov 1956; High Commissioner for the UK in Australia, Nov 1956-Oct 1959; First Lord of the Admiralty 1959-63; Minister without Portfolio and Leader of the House of Lords, 1963-64; Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords 1964-70, and again 1974-79; Secretary of State for Defence in the Heath Administration 1970-74; Secretary of State for Energy, 1974; Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 1979-82 (resigned over the Falklands crisis).

He served as Chairman, GEC 1983-4; Secretary General of NATO 1984-88; Chairman Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983-88; was Chancellor of the University of Reading, &c.

Lord Carrington was awarded the Military Cross (1945); appointed to the Privy Council (1959); KCMG (1958); Knight of the Garter, (1985); Chancellor of the Order of the Garter from 1994; GCMG (1988).

He is succeeded in the peerages by his only son the Hon Rupert Francis John Carington, who was born 2 December, 1948, who married in 1989, Daniela, daughter of Flavio Diotallevi.


Lyon-Dalberg-Acton/Pearce Johnson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 9 July, 2018, between William Benjamin Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (born 1986), scion of the Barons Acton, third son of the Hon Robert Peter Lyon-Dalberg-Acton (b 1946),  of St Briac, Brittany, by his wife the former Michele Laigle, & Bibi Pearce Johnson, only daughter of Mr Ian Johnson, of Worcester, and Mrs Kim Johnson, of Binfield, Berkshire.


Diana, Lady Wills (1933-2018)

_. Diana, Lady Wills, who has died aged 85, was the widow of Sir John Wills, 4th Baronet (1928-98).

Her husband was the fourth baronet, of Blagdon, co Somerset, a member of the Imperial Tobacco family.

She was the former Diana Veronica Cecil (Jane) Baker, the only daughter of Douglas R.M. Baker, of The Close, Winsford, Minehead, Somerset, and married Sir John, in 1953.

Lady Wills was widowed in 1998. She leaves issue, David, Anthony, and Rupert. The eldest son is the fifth baronet.

The funeral is to be held at St Andrew's Church, Blagdon, Somerset, 26 July, 2018.


Christening of HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge

.The christening of Prince Louis of Cambridge takes place today at the Chapel Royal St James's Palace.

The infant, who was born on St George's Day, will be baptised in the names Louis Arthur Charles by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby.

Senior members of the Royal Family will be present at the ceremony, including the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but not the Queen & Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duchess of Cambridge's parents, Mr & Mrs Michael Middleton, and her brother James will be present.

Traditionally royal children are baptized with water taken from the River Jordan. Louis will wear a replica of the gown worn by royal children since the early days of Queen Victoria's reign.

Prince Louis will have six godparents, usually referred to as sponsors:-

Nicholas van Cutsem, a great friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Nicholas is a godson of the Duchess of Kent. He married Alice Hadden-Paton, sister of Harry, the Versailles and Downton Abbey actor. Their daughter Florence van Cutsem was one of Meghan Markle's bridesmaids.

Mr Guy Pelly, another friend of the royal couple. William, Harry, with Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie attended his wedding in 2014 to Tennessee-born Lizzie Wilson.

Harry Aubrey-Fletcher (born 1982), scion of the Aubrey-Fletcher baronets. The Duke of Cambridge and the then Catherine Middleton attended his wedding in 2011 to the Hon Sarah Louise Stourton, daughter of Lord Mowbray, Segrave & Stourton.

Lady Laura Meade (born 1984), daughter of the Earl of Romney. Prince William and Prince Harry were present at her wedding in 2014 to James Meade, a friend of the princes, son of the equestrian Richard Meade.

Mrs Robert Carter (nee Hannah Gillingham) school friend of the Duchess of Cambridge. Her sister-in-law, Sophie Carter, is one of Princess Charlotte's godparents. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Hannah's wedding to Robert Carter in 2012.

Lucy Middleton, cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Jackson-Stops/Skillcorn engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 July, 2018, between George Frederick Jackson-Stops (born 1990), scion of that landed family, son of Quentin Ashworth Jackson-Stops (b 1952), of Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire, by his wife the former Susan Clare (Susie) Stroyan (b 1960), scion of that landed family, and descended from the Ropner baronets, & Danielle Skillcorn, daughter of Mr & Mrs Roger Skillcorn, of Cranleigh, Surrey.


Spencer-Churchill/Hammerström marriage

_. The marriage took place 4 July, 2018, at Mayfair Library, London, of Lord Edward Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (born 1974),  son of the late 11th Duke of Marlborough (1926-2014), of Blenheim Palace, by his third wife the former Dagmar Rosita Astri Libertas Douglas, & Kimberly (Kimi) Hammerström.

A service of blessing took place on Saturday 7 July, in the private chapel of Blenheim Palace.


Christopher Henry Boone 1947-2018

_. Christopher Henry Boone, who died 6 July, 2018, was born in 1947, eldest son of Maj Frederick Boone, MC, who married in 1946, Barbara Mary Otter (1919-2008), dau of Lt-Col Robin Otter, MC (d 1965), by his wife the former Mary Laura Troubridge, scion of the Troubridge baronets.


Friday, July 06, 2018

Konstantin Andreevich Stramentov (d 2018)

_. Konstantin Andreevich Stramentov, died 5 July, 2018. He married in 1969,. Janet Albina Allport Cunynghame (born 10 Oct, 1947), scion of the Cunynghame baronets, dau of Ian Francis Rowland Selwyn Cunynghame (b 19 Mar 1910, d 1988).


Tarka Tatton Valentine Delahunty (born 2018)

__.Charlotte Delahunty (nee Catt), wife of Damian John Richard Delahunty (b 1976), gave birth to a son, Tarka Tatton Valentine, 5 July, 2018, a brother for Milo (b 5 Sept, 2010), and for Theodora (who was b 10 Apr, 2013).
Damian Delahunty is the son of Mr Kevin Delahunty, of Stockley, Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Arabella Lilian Virginia Sykes (b 1950), daughter of Sir (Mark Tatton) Richard Sykes, 7th Baronet, of Sledmere, East Yorkshire (Bt cr GB, 1783). 
Charlotte is a daughter of Mr Christopher Catt, of Northington, Hampshire and Mrs Gillian Catt, of London.


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Peter Sacheverell Wilmot-Sitwell 1935-2018

_. Peter Wilmot-Sitwell, who has died aged 83, was head of that landed gentry family, formerly of Stainsby.

He was one of the City of London's most popular and respected dealmakers, as senior partner in the stockbroker firm Rowe & Pitman, and subsequently vice-chairman of Warburgs, the investment bank.

Peter Sacheverell Wilmot-Sitwell was born 28 March, 1935, and educated at Eton; son of Capt Robert Bradshaw Wilmot-Sitwell, CBE (1894-1946) by his wife the former Barbara Elizabeth Fisher.

He married 5 January, 1960, Clare Veronica (b 23 Sept, 1938), elder twin daughter of Ralph Hamilton Cobbold, of Fairlawn House, Tadley, near Basingstoke, scion of that landed family, by his first wife the former Norah Veronica Vandeleur Christie-Miller, scion of that landed family.

His wife served for many years as a Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Kent.

Peter Wilmot-Sitwell leaves issue. His elder son Alexander Sacheverell, who was born 16 Mar, 1961, is now head of the landed family.


Rodney Compton Whitworth 1946-2018

_. Rodney Compton Whitworth died 4 July, 2018, aged 72.  His paternal grandmother was Alice Lucy Patience Hervery, scion of the Marquesses of Bristol, &c.

The funeral takes place at St Mary's Church, Walsham-le-Willows, 18 July, 2018.


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Nall/Williamson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 July, 2018, between William Alexander Coryton Nall (born 1985), scion of the Nall baronets, son of Alexander Michael Nall (born 1956), of Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, by his wife the former Caroline Jane Robinson (descended from the Barons Heytesbury), & Nadia A.L. Williamson, elder daughter of Mr Mark Williamson, of Wimbledon, London, by his wife, Laura.

William Nall is a grandson of Sir Michael Nall, 2nd Baronet. William's great-grandfather, Colonel Sir Joseph Nall, was Unionist MP for the Hulme Div of Manchester, 1918-29, and 1931-45, & was awarded a baronetcy in 1954.


Greenall/Hesketh engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 July, 2018, between the Hon Jonathan James (Jake) Greenall (born 1992), the jockey, scion of the Barons Daresbury, youngest son of the 4th Baron Daresbury (born 1953), of Malpas, Cheshire, by his wife the former Clare Weatherby, & Anna Mary Hesketh (born 1991), the jockey, twin daughter of the late Robert Fleetwood Hesketh (1956-2004), by his wife the former Hon Catherine Ingrid Guinness (b 1952), scion of the Barons Moyne, daughter of the 3rd Baron by his first marriage to the former Ingrid Wyndham, scion of the Barons Egremont.


Obituary: Very Rev Lord MacLeod of Fuinary

Monday, July 02, 2018

Mapplethorpe's model: Lady Rose Nevill's daughter - Bowdrey

Baron Thomas of Macclesfield CBE 1937-2018

_. Lord Thomas of Macclesfield, CBE, life baron, died 1 July, 2018. He was 80.

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield was Managing Director of the Co-Operative Bank, 1988-97, and sometime Chairman, Internexus, &c.

Terence James (Terry) Thomas was born 19 Oct, 1937, son of William Emrys Thomas; married 1963, Lynda, daughter of William John Stevens; 3 sons.

Created a life peer as Baron Thomas of Macclesfield, of Prestbury, in the County of Cheshire (1997). Appointed CBE, 1997.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Minnie James Weldon (born 2018)

_. Pandora Kitty Weldon (born 1983, nee Tulloch), wife of Emilio David Weldon (born 1982), scion of the Weldon baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Minnie James Weldon, 29 June, 2018.

Emilio Weldon is a son of David Walter Weldon (b 1949) and Ms Susana Montiel de Colmenares.


Hugo Charles Noel Maitland-Makgill-Crichton (b 2018)

_. Alice Maitland-Makgill-Crichton (nee Kelly, born 1985), wife of Thomas James Maitland-Makgill-Crichton (born 1986), scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, gave birth to a son, Hugo Charles Noel, 29 June, 2018.

The infant is a descendant of the 6th Earl of Lauderdale.

Alice Maitland-Makgill-Crichton is a granddaughter of Bernard Kelly by his wife the former Lady Mirabel Fitzalan Howard, sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG.


Archie Falconer Wallace (born 2018)

_. Iona Wallace (nee Duke), wife of Robert Charles Wallace (born 1984), gave birth to a son, Archie Falconer, 29 June, 2018.

Robert Wallace is a son of Falconer Alexander Wallace (born 1949) scion of the Scots landed family, of Candacraig, by his wife the former Laura Margaret Mott-Radclyffe (b 1952), scion of that landed family, and descended from the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon.


Anthony Charles Everard De Trafford 1935-2018

_. Anthony Charles Everard de Trafford, who died 29 June, 2018, aged 82, was a scion of the De Trafford baronets, of Trafford Park, Co Lancaster, a baronetcy created in 1841.

He was born 17 October, 1935, the second son of Capt Hubert Edmund Francis de Trafford (1893-1974), by his wife the former Hon Cecilia Strickland (1897-1982) daughter of the 1st Baron Strickland, GCMG (1861-1940) 6th Count Della Catena, in the Maltese nobility, by his first wife the former Lady Edeline Sackville (1870-1918), daughter of the 7th Earl De La Warr (1817-96), &c.

He married 24 September, 1966, Gabrielle Frances, daughter of Maj Ronald Edward Boone, of Rockcliffe House, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire. The marriage was childless.


Friday, June 29, 2018

Commander David Lines, OBE (died 1928)

_. Commander David Lines died 28 June, 2018, aged 85. He married in 1959, Nina Mary Willoughby (born 1933), scion of the Barons Middleton, by whom he had issue. ____. A Service of Thanksgiving took place at St Martin's Church, Martinstown, Dorset, 23 July, 2018.


Hon Mrs Anne Wyndham 1926-2018

_. The Hon Mrs Anne Wyndham died 21 May, 2018. She was 92. Mrs Wyndham was a scion of the Barons St Oswald.

She was born 18 April, 1926, as Anne Winn, the second daughter of Major the Hon Reginald Henry Winn (1899-1985), Grenadier Guards, by his wife the former Alice Moncure Perkins (1902-2001), dau of Thomas Moncure Perkins (1861-1914) by his wife the former Elizabeth Dabney Lanhorne (see Viscount Astor); married 21 January, 1947 (div 1982) the Hon Mark Hugh Wyndham, MC (1921-2008) scion of the Barons Leconfield, a yr son of the 5th Baron (1883-1967), by his wife the former Gladys Mary Farquhar (d 1971) scion of the baronets of that name.

Mrs Wyndham leaves a son, Henry, and a daughter, Jane, the interior designer (who married Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill), and was predeceased by a daughter, Melissa.

A Memorial Service was held at Chelsea Old Church, Cheyne Walk,  London, 27 June, 2018. At the memorial service The Queen was represented by the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by Mrs Peter Afia.


Cdr David Harold Lines, OBE RN (d 2018)

_. Commander David Harold Lines, OBE, RN, who died 28 June, 2018, aged 85, married 1959, Nina Mary Willoughby (b 1933), scion of the Barons Middleton, by whom he had issue.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Martin's Church, Martinstown, Dorset, 23 July, 2018.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Obituary: Duchess of Beaufort dies of cancer

Lena Elizabeth Tindall: the Queen's latest great-grandchild

__. The infant second daughter of Mike and Zara Tindall has been named Lena Elizabeth. We are told the name is pronounced 'Layna' and not 'Leena'.

Lena was born at Stroud, Gloucestershire on 18 June, 2018, and is the Princess Royal's fourth grandchild, and fourth granddaughter. The Princess Royal's son Peter and daughter-in-law, Autumn, have two daughters, Savannah Anne Kathleen (b 29 Dec, 2010), and Isla Elizabeth (b 29 March, 2012). Zara and Mike Tindall's first daughter, Mia Grace, was born 17 January, 2014.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Obituary: Bernard Fisher, GC

Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet 1927-2018

_. Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet, who died 24 June, 2018, aged 91, was Deputy Chairman, Friends' Provident Life Office, 1983-96.

The Old Etonian chartered accountant was a partner in the family firm, George A. Touche & Co (Touche Ross) from 1951; a director of investment trust companies, 1952-90; was Deputy Chairman, National Westminster Bank; &c.

He was born 31 January, 1927, the son of Donovan Meredith Touche (who died 1952), by his wife the former Muriel Amy Frances Winckley.

His grandfather, George Alexander Touche, was senior partner in the firm George A. Touche & Co chartered accountants, was Conservative MP for the North Div of Islington, 1910-18, and was created a baronet in 1920.

Anthony George Touche succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his uncle, Sir Norman, the 2nd Baronet, in 1977.

He married 5 April, 1961, Hester Christina, elder dau of Dr August Friedrich Werner Pleuger, of Birchington, Kent, by whom he had four children, three sons and a daughter.

The eldest son, William George Touche, who was born 26 June, 1962, inherits the baronetcy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Chelsea Old Church, London, 2 Aug, 2018.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Caroline Jane Noton 1946-2018

_. Caroline Jane Noton (nee Marsden), who died 23 June, 2018, was a scion of the Marsden baronets; born in 1946 daughter of Sir John Denton Marsden, 2nd Baronet (1913-85), by his wife the former Hope Llewelyn (1916-2005); married 1970, Richard Widdowson Noton (born 1943), by whom she had a son and a daughter.


Blue blood and rosettes of high-class Camerons

Ferris Scott Colchester (born 2018)

_. Lara McRae Colchester (nee Scott, born 1990), wife of Jack Halsey N. Colchester (born 1989), gave birth to a son, Ferris Scott, 23 June, 2018.

Lara Colchester is a daughter of Andrew H. Scott by his wife the former Belinda M. Dearden.

Jack Colchester is a son of Jonathan Halsey Luke Colchester (born 1955), by his wife the former Zalda Naldera Metcalfe (born 1957), and is a grandson maternally of David Patrick Metcalfe (1927-2012), by his first wife Alexandria Irene Boycun (1928-66), who was the widow of Sir Alexander Korda.

Jack's great grandfather was Major Edward ('Fruity') Metcalfe MVO (1887-1957), equerry to King Edward VIII, who married Lady Alexandra ('Baba') Naldera Curzon (1904-95), daughter of the 1st (and last) Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925), &c.


Harington/Leslie marriage

_. The marriage took place, 23 June, 2018, between Christopher Catesby (Kit) Harington (born 1986), Game of Thrones actor, scion of the Harington baronets, younger son of Sir David Richard Harington, 15th Baronet (born 1944), by his wife the former Deborah Jane Catesby, & Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie (Rose Leslie, Game of Thrones actress) (b 1987), daughter of Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, 14th of Warthill, by his wife the former Candida Mary Sibyl Weld, scion of that landed family.

Both Kit and Rose have royal ancestry. Kit is a direct descendant of King Charles II and Louise de Penancoet de la Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, and Rose descends from Charles II and his mistress Barbara Villiers.

Game of Thrones indeed.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hon Mrs Paul Asquith 1933-2018

_. The Hon Mrs Paul Asquith died 22 June, 2018. She was 85.

She was born Caroline Anne Carew Pole, 11 January, 1933, second daughter of Sir John Carew Pole, 12th Baronet of Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall (1902-93), by his wife the former Cynthia Mary Burns, OBE (1908-77), scion of that landed family; married 16 July, 1963,as his second wife, the Hon Paul Asquith (1927-84), scion of the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, grandson of the Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, & son of the Law Lord, life peer, Baron Asquith of Bishopstone (1890-1954), &c.

Mrs Asquith leaves a son, Rupert, and a daughter, Emily.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Chelsea Old Church, 12 September, 2018.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Orlando Michael Philip Kenyon-Slaney 1929-2018

 _. Orlando Michael Philip Kenyon-Slaney, who died 21 June, 2018, aged 89, was a scion of the Barons Kenyon. He was born in 1929, son of Colonel Gerald William Kenyon-Slaney (1899-1953), by his wife the former Barbara Nannette Skipwith (1902-95), scion of the Skipwith baronets; married 1960, Margaret Lea (born 1929), scion of the Lea baronets, daughter of Sir Thomas Lea, 3rd Baronet (1901-85), by his wife the former Barbara Katherine Pell (1903-45), scion of that landed family.

The funeral was held at St Mary's Church, High Halden, Kent, 12 July, 2018.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Obituary: Lord Dunleath

Myles Auberon Barling Lamarque (born 2018)

_. Bryony Rose Lamarque (nee Barling, born 1987), wife of Victor George Lamarque (born 1986), gave birth to a son, Myles Auberon Barling Lamarque, 20 June, 2018.

Victor Barling is a son of William G. Lamarque by his former wife Lady Emma Elizabeth Anne Primrose (born 1962), daughter of the 7th Earl of Rosebery (b 1929).

Bryony Lamarque is a daughter of Mr Justice Sir Gerald Barling (born 1949), by his wife the former Myriam Frances Ponsford.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Obituary: Sir Rupert Grayson, Bt

Sebastian Luke Smith (born 2018)

__. Harriet Sarah Smith (born 1985, nee Wentworth-Stanley), scion of that landed family, and wife of Matthew Smith, gave birth to a son, Sebastian Luke, 19 June, 2018, in Dubai.

Harriet Smith is a daughter of David Wentworth-Stanley (born 1952), descended from the Earls of Erne, by his wife the former Jane Hall (b 1955) (see Dufferin and Ava, Marquess, ext).


Pamela Chloe MacCarthy (nee Buxton) 1915-2018

_. (Pamela) Chloe MacCarthy, who died 19 June, 2018, aged 102, was s scion of the Buxton baronets.

She was born Pamela Chloe Buxton, 14 Aug, 1915, daughter of Richard Gurney Buxton (1887-1972) by his wife the former Mary Primrose Ralli (1894-1972), scion of the Ralli baronets; married 1948, Michael Desmond De La Chevallerie MacCarthy (1907-73), son of Sir Charles Otto Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), by whom she had issue.

Her sister-in-law was Lady David Cecil.


Lt-Col Sir Seymour Gilbart-Denham, KCVO 1939-2018

_. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Seymour Gilbart-Denham, KCVO, who died at his home, 19 June, 2018, aged 78, was a former senior member of the Royal Household. He was appointed CVO in 1994, and advanced to KCVO, in 2002.

Gilbart-Denham was commissioned into the Life Guards, and was adjutant of the regiment, 1965-67; Commanded the Household Cavalry Regiment, 1986-87; served the Royal Household as Crown Equerry, 1987-2002; an Extra Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2002-18; was a Vice-Pres, Royal Windsor Horse Show; the Royal Parks Equitation Trust; etc.

He was born 10 Oct, 1939, son of Maj Vivian Gilbart-Denham, (killed in action at Narvik, 1940), Irish Guards, by his wife the former Diana Mary Beaumont (1907-83), a granddaughter maternally of Sir James Gibson-Craig, 3rd Baronet.

Married 1976, Patricia Caroline Brooking, by whom he had two daughters, Sophie & Georgie.

A Thanksgiving Service is to take place at The Guards Chapel, 18 September, 2018.


Sir Roderick Inglis of Glencorse, 10th Baronet 1936-2018

_. Sir Roderick Inglis of Glencorse, 10th Baronet, died 19 June, 2018. He was 82.

Sir Roderick, of Loganbank, Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Midlothian, and Clarendon House, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, a physician, was the tenth holder of the baronetcy created in 1702.

He was born 25 January, 1936, the son of Sir Maxwell Inglis of Glencorse, 9th Baronet (1903-74), by his wife the former Dorothy Evelyn Stewart (1903-70), of Tasmania; succeeded his father in 1974; married firstly, 13 Sept, 1960 (div 1975), Rachel Evelyn, only daughter of Lt-Col Noel Meeson Morris, of Dowdstown, Co Louth, by whom he had issue, three sons and a daughter; married 2ndly, 1975 (div 1977) Geraldine, daughter of Rees Henry Kirk, and had further issue, one daughter; married 3rdly, 1986 (div 1997) Marilyn, daughter of A.L. Irwin, of Glasgow.

Sir Roderick is succeeded as 11th baronet by his second, but eldest surviving son from his first marriage, Ian Richard Inglis, who was born 9 Aug, 1965.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fourth granddaughter for the Princess Royal

 __. Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall, MBE (b 15 May, 1981, nee Phillips), scion of the Royal House of Windsor, & wife of Michael James Tindall, MBE (b 18 Oct 1978), has given birth to a second daughter, 18 June, 2018, at Stroud Maternity Hospital, Gloucestershire, a sister for Mia Grace. The baby weighed 9lb 3oz.

 Mike Tindall is a son of Philip Tindall, by his wife the former Linda Shepherd, & Zara is the only dau of Capt Mark Antony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC (b 22 Sept 1948), descended from the wealthy Tiarks landed family, by his 1st wife HRH The Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, The Princess Royal, KG (b 15 Aug 1950), only dau of HM Queen Elizabeth II, &c.

The baby is the Princess Royal's fourth grandchild, and fourth granddaughter. Her son Peter and daughter-in-law, Autumn, have two daughters, Savannah Anne Kathleen (b 29 Dec, 2010), and Isla Elizabeth (b 29 March, 2012). Zara and Mike Tindall's first daughter, Mia Grace, was born 17 January, 2014.


Molly Barnard Holme (d 2018)

_. Molly Barnard Holme, who died 18 June, 2018, aged 90, was a scion of the Hankey family of Fetcham Park, Leatherhead, Surrey.

She was born Molly Barnard Hankey.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary and St Melor Church, Amesbury, 12 July, 2018.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Peter Miles De Wend Greenwell (died 2018)

_. Peter Miles De Wend Greenwell died 17 June, 2018. He was 89.

He married 1956, Jean Margaret Robertson (1932-2006), middle daughter of Duncan Robertson (d 1987) by his wife Joyce Williams-Wynn, elder dau of Sir Robert Williams-Wynn, KCB, DSO, TD, 9th Baronet.

The funeral takes place at Pentrebychan Crematorium, Wrexham, 5 July, 2018.


Ralph Desmond Heriot Maitland 1930-2018

_. Ralph Desmond (Rafael 'Desi') Heriot  Maitland, who died at his home in Argentina, 17 June, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Lauderdale.

He was born 18 February, 1930, the only son of Ralph Lionel Heriot Maitland MC (1895-1935), by his wife the former Helen Moira Jefferies (she married 2ndly, George Scott, and died 1985); married 30 Apr, 1955, Annelise Moira, eldest daughter of Eric Henry Atkinson, of  Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, by whom he had issue.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

4th Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal 1923-2018

_. The Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal, fourth holder of the peerage, died 16 June, 2018. He was 94.

Lord Strathcona was a Vice-Chairman, Maritime Trust, and President of the UK Pilots Association and Steamboat Assoc of Gt Britain.

He served as Lord-in-Waiting to HM and Government Whip in the Heath Administration 1973-4; was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the RAF Jan-Mar 1974; Joint Deputy Leader of the Opposition, House of Lords 1976-79; Minister of State, Ministry of Defence in Margaret Thatcher's first administration, 1979-81 &c.

His great-grandfather, Sir Donald Alexander Smith, GCMG, GCVO, FRS, was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, of Glencoe, co Argyll, and of Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada, 23 Aug, 1897, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, and further created Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, of Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada, and Glencoe, Co Argyll, 26 June, 1900, with special remainder, in default of male issue, to his daughter, and her heirs male, and upon his death, 21 Jan, 1914, the senior barony became extinct, and the junior barony passed to his daughter, Margaret Charlotte, wife of Robert Jared Bliss Howard.

Donald Euan Palmer Howard was born 26 November, 1923, son of the 3rd Baron Strathcona & Mount Royal (1891-1959), by his wife the former Hon Diana Evelyn Loder (1899-1985), scion of the Barons Wakehurst, daughter of the 1st Baron.

He succeeded to the peerage upon his father's demise, 22 February, 1959.

He married 1stly, 20 Feb, 1954 (div 1977), the Lady Jane Mary Waldegrave, second daughter of the 12th Earl Waldegrave, KG (1905-95), by his wife the former Mary Hermione Grenfell (1909-95); married 2ndly, 1978, Mrs Patricia Middleton, daughter of Harvey Evelyn Thomas.

Lord Strathcona & Mount Royal leaves  issue from his first marriage, two sons, Donald and Andrew, and four daughters, Jane, Katharine, Caroline and Emma.

The elder son, the Hon Donald Alexander Smith Howard, born 24 June, 1961, succeeds to the peerage.


Woodhouse/McCorquodale wedding

__. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were present on Saturday 16 June, 2018, at St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, for the marriage of 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.

The bride, a first cousin of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, wore the Spencer tiara worn by the bride's aunt, Lady Diana Spencer, at her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 1981.

Charles Woodhouse, elder brother of the bridegroom, is married to a daughter of Baroness Shackleton, the noted divorce lawyer.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mountbatten/Coyle forthcoming marriage

_. How many of Queen Victoria's descendants have entered into a same-sex marriage? The Daily Mirror reports that a cousin of the Queen is marry his male partner in a ceremony this summer.

Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten (born 9 March, 1963), is set to tie the knot with one James Coyle, and we are told that Lord Ivar's ex-wife, Penny, is to give him away on the day.

Lord Ivar is the second son of the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (1919-70), who was best man for Prince Philip when he married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947. The 3rd Marquess, who collapsed and died in a London railway station, aged 51, married as his second wife, Janet Mercedes Bryce, who is Lord Ivar's mother.

Lord Ivar's great-grandfather, Prince Louis of Battenberg, was created Marquess of Milford Haven in 1917 on the renunciation of German styles and titles by the family of King George V. The 1st Marquess was the father of Prince Philip's mother, Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, and was father of Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Lord Ivar married firstly, in 1994, in the presence of Princess Margaret, and other royals, Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (b 1966), daughter of Colin Thompson, and Mrs Rosemary Walker.

Lord and Lady Ivar Mountbatten have three daughters, Ella, Alexandra and Louise.


Highgrove roots: Prince of Wales is related to builder of Highgrove

_. Digging around in Burke's Peerage I have found a quirky, piquant link between the Prince of Wales and the man who built Highgrove.

The oddly named John Paul Paul, the man who built Highrove, is related to Prince Charles, who has owned the house for over thirty years. Their common ancestor was an Elizabethan worthy from Weymouth named Richard Pitt.

Through Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Cavendish-Bentinck Dukes of Portland, the Harley Earls of Oxford, the Prince of Wales descends from Pitt's daughter, Grace. John Paul Paul is descended from Grace's sister Margaret, whose daughter married one Rev. Nicholas Paul and gave birth to two sons, Onesiphorous and Nathaniel. The latter, a soap-boiler and citizen of Bristol, was John Paul Paul's great-great-grandfather.

John Paul Paul's curious double name came about when the father changed the family name from Tippetts to Paul on inheriting the lands of his uncle John Paul, of Tetbury, the legal writer and author of 'Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer'. The family legal practice survived in Tetbury until 1935, and several tablets to Charles's distant kin can be found in Tetbury Church.