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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Baby for Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

Philippa Charlotte (Pippa) Matthews (nee Middleton, born 1983), wife of James Matthews, gave birth to a son, 15 October, 2018.

Pippa is a descendant of the Conyers baronets, the younger daughter of Michael Middleton by his wife the former Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith, and younger sister of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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Hon Dominic Elliot 1931-2018

The Hon Dominic Elliot, society figure, scion of the Earls of Minto, died 3 October, 2018, aged 87.
 
Elliot, a prominent society figure in the 1950s and 1960s was a frequent escort of Princess Margaret and later a member of the Mustique set.

He was born in 1931, son of the 5th Earl of Minto, by his wife the former Marion Cook; married firstly 1962 (div 1970)
Countess Marianne Esterházy (whose mother was the six-times married Etti Gräfin von Wurmbrand-Stuppach); married 2nd 1983 Jane Caroline Reeve.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Samuel Rodd Morshead, MBE1955-2018

_. Samuel Morshead, MBE, who died 25 September, 2018, aged 63,was the scion of a landed gentry family, of Lamerton, and was descended from the Salusbury-Trelawny baronets, of Trelawne, Cornwall.
 
Samuel Rodd Morshead was born 11 June, 1955, the second son of Christopher William Trelawny Morshead, MC (b 1910), by his first wife the former Anne Frances Hope Rodd, scion of that landed family, of Trebartha Hall, Launceston, Cornwall.
 
Samuel Morshead was twice married. he married firstly, 1980 (div 1991), Annabelle Carol Elizabeth Bates (b 1955), a granddaughter maternally of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 6th Baronet; married 2ndly, Susan ______ (deceased).
 
Charles Morshead, a son from Samuel's first marriage, married in 2013, Louise Nicolson, scion of the Lords Saltoun, and descended from Queen Victoria, being descended from the Queen-Empress's granddaughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), &c.
 
A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Comrie Parish Church, Comrie, 9 October, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fordyce/Weldon engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Mr Richard G. Fordyce, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Michael Fordyce, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, & Sarah Jane Weldon (born 1987), scion of the Weldon baronets (cr 1723), daughter of George Francis Daryl Weldon (born 1946), of Putney, by his wife the former Jane Margaret Knapman (now Mrs Jane Weldon, of Wimbledon).

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Barley/Boscawen engagement

_. The engagement was announced 26 September, 2018, between Orlando H.B. Barley, son of Mr Michael Desmond Tennyson Barley, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, by his wife Ms Richenda Buxton (born 1953), scion of the Buxton baronets, & Miss Rosanna Frances Boscawen (born 1989), scion of the Viscounts Falmouth, daughter of the Hon Charles Richard Boscawen (born 1958), of Dennington, Suffolk, by his wife the former Frances Diana Rous, scion of the Earls of Stradbroke.

Rosanna Boscawen is a granddaughter of the 9th Viscount Falmouth.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Everett/Birch Reynardson engagement

__. The engagement was announced 25 September, 2018, between Alexander S.C. Everett, son of Mr Stewart Everett, of Edinburgh, by his former wife Fiona (now wife of James Edmund McLean Vestey (b 1962), of Hawick, Roxburghshire, scion of the Vestey baronets, and Luciana C. Birch Reynardson, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Mr Charles Birch Reynardson, of London, and Mrs Frederick Satow, of London.

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Laurence Robin Howel Moore-Gwyn (born 2018)

__. Sarah Louise Moore-Gwyn (born 1986, nee Burkitt), wife of Henry John Howel (Harry) Moore-Gwyn (b 1975), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Laurence Robin Howel, 24 September, 2018, a sister for Clara, who was born 27 Jul 2017.

Sarah Moore-Gwyn is a daughter of Commander Michael K.C. Burkitt by his wife the former Tracey Sykes, and Harry Moore-Gwyn is son and heir of David Moore-Gwyn (b 1947), head of the family, who was a grandson of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, and thus descended from Charles II, via his bastard son, the Duke of Monmouth, and the Dukes of Buccleuch, &c.


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Snuggs/Carter marriage

_. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present at the marriage on Saturday 22 September, 2018, at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Letheringsett, Norfolk, between Mr Robert A.F. Snuggs and Miss Sophie Louise Mary Carter (born 14 Oct, 1982).

The bride is a daughter of Mr Robert George Russell Carter (born 1953), of Letheringsett, Norfolk, by his wife the former Charlotte Miller. Mr Snuggs is the son of Mr & Mrs Philip Snuggs, of Pen Selwood, Somerset.

The bride, a close friend of the Duchess of Cambridge since their school days is a godmother of Princess Charlotte, who was a bridesmaid. Prince George was a page boy.

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Hon Hugh Bingham 1939-2018

_. The Hon Hugh Bingham, who died in South Africa in July, 2018, aged 78, was a scion of the Earls of Lucan, a son of the 6th Earl and younger brother of the 7th Earl, who disappeared in 1974 following the murder of his children's nanny.

Hugh Bingham was born 24 April, 1939, second son of the 6th Earl of Lucan, MC (1898-1964), by his wife the former Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (1900-85), scion of the Earls of Dartrey (Extinct). His elder brother, Richard John, the 7th Earl, born in 1934, disappeared on 7 Nov, 1974, following the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.

Mr Bingham, a bachelor, who lived in a Johannesburg suburb, worked for the Theosophical Society. He was heir presumptive to the Lucan peerages, held by his nephew, George.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lord Ivar Mountbatten marries James Coyle

_. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 55 year-old cousin of the Queen has married his male partner, James Coyle.

Lord Ivar married in the presence of his first wife, Penny, and his three daughters, Ella, Alexandra and Louise Mountbatten, in Devon, on 22 September, 2018.

 Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten (born 9 March, 1963), is perhaps the first of Queen Victoria's descendants to enter into a same-sex marriage.

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.

Major Sir Eric Yarrow, MBE, 3rd Baronet 1920-2018

_. Major Sir Eric Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, died 22 September, 2018. He was 98.

Sir Eric was a member of the Yarrow shipbuilding family, and was Managing Director of Yarrow & Co 1958-67, Chairman 1962-85, and President 1985-87; member of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, &c.

Eric Grant Yarrow was born 23 April, 1920, and succeeded his father, Sir Harold Yarrow, GBE, 2nd Bt, in 1962.

Yarrow, of Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, was President of the Burma Star Association, Scottish Area from 1990, and had served in Burma 1942-5, with the Royal Engineers (Major); awarded the MBE (Military) 1946.

He married firstly, 1951, Rosemary AnneYoung (who died in 1957), married 2ndly, 1959 (div 1975) Annette Elizabeth Francoise Steven; married 3rdly, 1982, Mrs Caroline Rosa Joan Botting (nee Masters).

Sir Eric leaves three sons from his second marriage, twins Norman and Peter, born in 1960, and a son David born in 1966.
He was predeceased by his only son from his first marriage, Richard, born in 1953, who died in 1987.

The baronetcy, created in 1916, passes to his grandson, Ross Yarrow, who was born in 1985.

A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Columba's Church, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, 8 Oct, 2018.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lara Sophie Bebe Gordon (born 2018)

Lady Sam Gordon (nee Tatham), wife of the Lord Sam Gordon, scion of the Marquesses of Aberdeen & Temair, gave birth to a daughter, Lara Sophie Bebe, 21 September, 2018, a sister for Bertie, who was born 30 Aug, 2016.

Lord Sam Dudley Gordon (b 1985), is the second son of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (b 31 Mar, 1955), of Haddo, Aberdeenshire, and the Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair (nee Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth. descended from the Earls of Morton).
Lady Sam is the former Isobel R. Tatham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Simon Tatham, of Bath, Somerset.
 
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Friday, September 21, 2018

Rev Canon William Gibbs 1931-2018


The Rev Canon  William Gilbert Gibbs, who died 20 September, 2018, aged 87, was the brother-in-law of the 7th Earl of Lucan.

He was born 7 April, 1931, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon, son of Lt-Col Ralph Crawley-Boevey Gibbs (1891-1957) by his wife the former Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth (1894-1951); married 17 June, 1958, the Lady Sarah Bingham (b 1936), daughter of the 6th Earl of Lucan (1898-1964) by his wife Kaitlin, by whom he had issue, a son, Oliver, and three daughters, Marcia, Selina & Madeleine.

His brother-in-law was the elusive 7th Earl of Lucan, missing since the murder of his children’s nanny in November, 1974.

Mr Gibbs served in the Coldstream Guards, was ordained in 1958, and spent many years as a priest at St George’s, Campden Hill, London, and Guilsborough with Hollowell, Northamptonshire.

The funeral takes place at St Etheldreda’s Church, Guilsborough, 10 Oct, 2018.

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Kelly/Pelly engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 September, 2018, between Thomas Alexander Noel Kelly (born 1990), eldest son of Mr Benedict Bernard Noel d'Aremberg Kelly (b 3 July, 1960), of Nether Wallop, Hampshire, by his wife the former Elizabeth Eaglestone, & Celia Anne Pelly, scion of the Pelly baronets (born 16 July, 1990), daughter of John Marriott Pelly (b 23 Feb, 1953), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Caroline Mary Griffith.

Thomas Kelly is a grandson of the Lady Mirabel Kelly (nee Fitzalan Howard), who was a sister of the 17th Duke of Norfolk, KG, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, &c.

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Lady Mogg 1914-2018

_. Lady Mogg, who died 20 September, 2018, on her 104th birthday, was the widow of General Sir John Mogg, GCB, CBE, DSO (1913-2001), and was a scion of the Viscounts Molesworth.

Lady Mogg was a kinswoman of HRH The Countess of Wessex, granddaughter of a Molesworth. She was born 20 Sept, 1914, as Cecilia Margaret Molesworth, daughter of the Rev John Hilton Molesworth (1856-1921), by his wife the former Everilda Hamer Rawdon (d. 1928); and married in 1939, (Herbert) John Mogg, who died 28 Oct, 2001, leaving three sons, Nigel, Patrick and Timothy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Leonard's Church, Watlington, 12 Oct, 2018.

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Fred Richard Vyse Cornwall-Legh (born 2018)

Victoria Cornwall Legh (nee Jones), wife of the Hon Kenelm Michael Cornwall-Legh (b 12 Apr, 1978), scion of the Barons Grey of Codnor, gave birth to a son, Fred Richard Vyse, 20 September, 2018, a brother for Beatrix Storm, who was born 27 December, 2016.
 
Kenelm Cornwall Legh is the 2nd son of the 6th Baron Grey of Codnor, DL (b 14 May, 1936), (Peerage of England cr 1397), of High Legh House, Knutsford, Cheshire, by his wife the former Joanna Storm Cayley (b 1947), scion of the Cayley Baronets (cr 1661).

Victoria Cornwall Legh is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Howard Jones, of Foxton, Cambridge.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sinclair/Twiston-Davies engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 September, 2018, between Thomas G.A. Sinclair, eldest son of Mr Alan Gordon William Sinclair (born 1956), of Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and Mrs Sinclair, and Sophie Louise Twiston-Davies (born 1990) scion of that landed family, & descended from the Archdale Bts, eldest daughter of Audley William Twiston-Davies (b 13 Nov, 1950), of Kilpeck, co Hereford, by his wife the former Hon Caroline Mary Elaine Harbord-Hamond (b 15 Dec, 1960), scion of the Barons Suffield (Baron, GB, cr 1786), dau of the 11th Baron Suffield, MC.

Thomas Sinclair's paternal grandmother is Lady Bridget Sinclair (nee Fortescue), scion of the Earls Fortescue,

Sophie Twiston-Davies's mother was a childhood friend of Diana, Princess of Wales. Her elder sister Antonia was one of Diana's godchildren.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Prince" Louis Nicholas Anthony Doimi de Frankopan Subic Zrinski 1939-2018

_. Prince Louis Doimi de Frankopan Subic Zrinski, controversial member of a Croatian noble family, and father-in-law of Lord Nicholas Windsor, died in Zagreb, 18 September, 2018. He was 79.

He was born Louis Doimi de Lupis, in 1939, later controversially added the names of Šubić, Zrinski and Frankopan under British Civil law and the title of Prince, having previously adopted the title of Count. While the Doimi de Lupis family were granted a knighthood by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1855 and 1865, their right to use the names of several Croatian medieval noble families and the title of Prince (a royal title never held by any of the mentioned families, who were in Latin, Croatian, Hungarian and Italian historical documents styled as Counts of Bribir (Šubić), Counts of Zrin (Zrinski) and Counts of Krk (Frankopan) has been highly disputed. The Croatian Nobility Association expelled the Doimi de Lupis family from their membership calling the name reverting a falsification while John Kennedy, editor of directory of Europe's royalty and nobility Almanach de Gotha, stated that the use of the name Frankopan by Doimi de Lupis family is "more aspirational than inherited".

He married the former Ingrid Detter (born 1936), by whom he had three sons, Peter, Nicholas and Lawrence, and two daughters, Paola and Christina. His elder daughter married in 2006, the Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b 1970), second son of HRH The Duke of Kent, a cousin of the Queen.

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Kingston/Windsor engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between Thomas Henry R. Kingston (born 1978), son of Mr (William) Martin Kingston, QC (born 9 July, 1949) , of Bevere, Worcester, by his wife the former Jill Mary Bache, & the Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor (born 23 April, 1981), only daughter of HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent (born 4 July, 1942), by his wife the former Baroness Marie-Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz (born 15 January, 1945).

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Bell/Charrington engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 September, 2018, between John Hugh (Jack) Bell (born 29 July, 1988), scion of the Bell baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1885), son and heir of Sir John Lowthian Bell, 5th Baronet (b 14 June, 1960), of Arncliffe Hall, Ingleby Cross, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Venetia Mary Frances Perry, & Laura E. Charrington, daughter of Mr John Charrington and the late Mrs Pamela Charrington, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO 1926-2018

_. The Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO, who has died aged 92, was a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and was the mistress, companion and carer of the poet Sir John Betjeman.

She was born 24 April, 1926, just three days younger than the Queen, and was a childhood friend of the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. She was the second, but eldest surviving daughter of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, KG (1895-1950), by his wife the former Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil, GCVO (1895-1988), who served the Queen as Mistress of the Robes (senior Lady-in-Waiting) from the Coronation in 1953 until 1966.

Her brother, Andrew, was 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG, who died in 2004. Another brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, married Kathleen Kennedy, sister of the future US President, and was killed in the Second World War. A younger sister, Lady Anne Tree, died in 2010.

Lady Elizabeth was appointed an Exta Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret in 1960, and it was at Lady Elizabeth's Chelsea home in 1958 that the Princess met the young photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who two years later became her husband.

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Rosemary Ross Skinner 1932-2018

__. Rosemary Ross Skinner, who died 17 September, 2018, was the first wife of Lt-Cdr Harry John Ross Skinner, RNR (b 1932), head of that landed gentry family.

She was the former Rosemary Freestone-Barnes, daughter of Lt-Col Anthony Edmund Freestone-Barnes, DSO, TD (1905-80), of Winchester, and married 1955 (div 1971) the abovementioned Harry Ross Skinner, by whom she had issue, four sons.

The funeral took place at St Mary's Church, Easton, Winchester, Monday 1 Oct.

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Jennifer Avril Mary Morland 1941-2018

_. Jennifer Avril Mary Morland (nee Hanbury-Tracy) died 11 September, 2018, aged 77. She was born 24 May, 1941, Jennifer Avril Mary Hanbury-Tracy, descended from the Barons Arundell of Wardour, daughter of Ninian Hanbury-Tracy (1910-71), by his wife the former Blanche Mary Arundell; married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b

She married 6 June, 1964, Martin Robert Morland (b 1933), son of diplomat Sir Oscar Morland (1904-80), by his wife the former Alice Lindley (1905-95), descended from the Lords Lovat, and the extinct Barons Lindley, by whom she had issue, two sons and one daughter.

The funeral takes place 22 September, 2018, at the Chapel of All Saints, Wardour, close to the family seat of her ancestors.
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Mountbatten's grandson divorcing

_. The three year marriage of a grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma is on the rocks. Ashley Louis David Hicks (born 18 July, 1963), only son of the late David Nightingale Hicks by his wife the former Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten (born 19 Apr, 1929), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma (Peerage of the UK, cr 1947), wed in September, 2015, Katalina (Kata) Sharkey de Solis [born Kathryn Anne Sharkey, 31 Dec, 1981, in Texas, daughter of Thomas William Sharkey, of Houston, Texas, by his wife the former Rosalie Solis].
It was Mr Hick's second marriage. He married firstly, in 1990,Allegra Marina Tondato, by whom he has issue. His second bride to be is described in the Daily Mail as an "American fashionista" 17 years his junior. 
Ashley Hicks is a godson of the late King of Sweden and of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Kata Hicks recently announced that she was expecting her second child. A son, Caspar Donald, was born in January this year.

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Macmillan/Smith engagement

_.The engagement was announced 18 September, 2018, between Frederick Maurice Brian Macmillian (born 1990), scion of the Earls of Stockton, son of the late Hon Adam Julian Robert Macmillan (1948-2016), by his former wife the former Sarah Anne Mhuire MacGreevy (born 1959), of London, & Matilda R. Smith, daughter of Mr & Mrs Robin Smith, of Devon.

Fred Macmillan is a grandson of the late Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden (who d 1984), and a great-grandson of Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894-1986), Prime Minister 1957-63 -- "Super Mac" --, who was raised to the peerage in 1984.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Barnaby Charles Gordon Lennox (born 2018)

_. Susannah Clare Gordon Lennox (born 1984), wife of Hamish Charles Gordon Lennox (born 1980), scion of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon, gave birth to a son, Barnaby Charles, 16 September, 2018.

Hamish Gordon Lennox, a descendant of King Charles II, is the son of Capt Michael Charles Gordon Lennox, OBE, RN (born 1938), by his wife the former Jennifer Susan Gibbs, CVO (born 1944), sometime Lady-in-Waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, scion of the Barons Aldenham & Hunsdon.

Susannah Gordon Lennox is a daughter of (Robert) Michael John Coy (born 1944), by his wife the former Janet M. Knight.

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Thomas Nicholas Lloyd George (born 2018)

 __. Harriet Rachel Lloyd George (born 1988), wife of Capt the Hon Frederick Owen (Fred) Lloyd George (born 1987), scion of the Earls Lloyd George of Dwyfor, gave birth to a son, Thomas Nicholas, 16 September, 2018.

Capt Fred Lloyd George is the younger son of the 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (born 1951), by his wife the former Pamela Alexandra Kleyff.

Harriet Lloyd George (nee Loraine-Smith), is a daughter of Judge Nicholas George Edward Loraine-Smith (born 1953), by his wife the former Annabelle Catherine Schicht.





Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hazle/Stafford Northcote marriage

__. The marriage took place 15 September, 2018, at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, between Robert Peter (Robin) Hazle (born 1988), son of Nigel Hazle, by his wife the former Lucy Roberts, & Helena Jane Alice Staffotd Northcote (born 1980), scion of the Earls of Iddesleigh, daughter of Hugh Cecil Camden Stafford Northcote (born 1938), by his wife the former Hilary Jane Evans.

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Ottilie Mary Rosamund Budgen (born 2018)

__. Lara Rosemary Budgen (nee Park, born 1979), wife of Mark George Budgen (born 1972), gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Mary Rosamund, 15 September, 2018, a sister for Wilfred George Nicholas, who was born in 2015.

Mark Budgen is a son of Anthony George Budgen (b 1939), by his wife the former Hon Anne Patricia Rosamund Wynn (b 1947), scion of the Barons Newborough, daughter of the 7th Baron.

Lara is a daughter of Brian J.H. Park, by his wife the former Angela C. Nelson.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Waterhouse/Morgan-Giles engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Marcus Charles Waterhouse (born 1990), scion of that landed gentry family, son of Michael Thomas Waterhouse (born 1949), by his wife the former Lucinda Ileen Hastings (b 1955), scion of the Earls of Huntingdon, & Tilia Julia Camilla Morgan-Giles (born 1988), daughter of Rodney Charles Howard Morgan-Giles (born 1955), by his wife the former Sarah Jennifer Wake (born 1960), scion of the Wake baronets, daughter of Sir Hereward Wake, 14th Baronet (1916-2017).

Marcus Wake is a grandson of Maj Charles Waterhouse who married Lady Caroline Spencer-Churchill (1923-92), daughter of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, &c.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nagel/Allsopp engagement

__.The engagement was announced 13 September, 2018, between Constantin Nagel, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph-Michael Nagel, of Munich, Bavaria, and Camilla Rose Allsopp (born 1990), scion of the Barons Hindlip, younger daughter of the Hon John Peter Allsopp (born 16 Nov, 1942), of Kensington London, by his wife the former Daryl Shawzin.

Camilla Allsopp is a granddaughter paternally of the late 5th Baron Hindlip 1912-93.

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Albert William Francis Clarke (born 2018)

_. Victoria Celeste Clarke (nee Pilkington-Miksa, born 23 Feb, 1983), wife of Percival John Theodore (Percy) Clarke (born 1983), scion of the Clarke baronets, gave birth to a son, Albert William Francis, 12 September, 2018, a brother for Theodore.

Percy Clarke is a son of William Oliver Clarke (1943-2010) by his wife the former Elizabeth Ivimy.

Victoria Clarke is a scion of the Pilkington landed family, daughter of Jan Irvine Pilkington-Miksa.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Peter Jeremy Pelly 1930-2018

__. Peter Jeremy Pelly, scion of the baronets of that name, died 11 September, 2018.

He was born in 1930 son of Capt Gilbert Cecil Pelly (1892-1961) by his wife the former Constance Margery Glazebrook (1892-1952); married 1953, Dorothy Joan (Joanna) Hill (b 1930), descended from the Dick-Cunyngham baronets, daufgter of Capt Thomas William Robert Hill; he was father of a son and four daughters,

A Thanksgiving Service takes place Thursday 27 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Langridge, Bath.

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Edie Dree Elphinstone (born 2018)

_. Isobel L. Elphinstone (nee Smith), wife of the Hon Angus John Elphinstone (b 1982), scion of the Lords Elphinstone (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1509/10), gave birth to a daughter, Edie Dree, 11 September, 2018, a sister for Albie James, 6 August, 2015.

The Hon Angus Elphinstone is the second son of the late 18th Lord Elphinstone (1953-94), by his wife the former Willa Mary Gabriel Chetwode (b 1954) scion of the Barons Chetwode (cr UK 1945), now the Dowager Lady Elphinstone, of Tyninghame, East Lothian.
 
Isobel Elphinstone is the daughter of Mr Michael Smith, of Savannah, Georgia, USA, and Mrs Donald Gilbert, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
 
The infant is a descendant of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, and is thus a kinsman of HM The Queen.

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Orlando Frederick Charles MacGregor (born 2018)

 _. Cornelia MacGregor (nee Chastel de Boinville), wife of Frederick I.A. MacGregor, gave birth to a son, Orlando Frederick Charles, 11 September, 2018.

Frederick is a son of Mr and Mrs Colin MacGregor, of Fulham, London.

Cornelia MacGregor  is a scion of that landed family of Walkern Hall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Chastel de Boinville, of Baughurst, Hampshire.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ford/Trehane engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2018, between Thomas W. Ford, younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Charles Ford, KCVO (b 5 Feb, 1957), of Potterne, Wiltshire, and Lady Ford, & Dr Sarah Jane Trehane, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Guy Trehane, of Hampreston, Dorset.

Sir Andrew Ford is a member of the Royal Household serving as Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office. He was appointed KCVO in June, 2012.

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Stokes/Brougham engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 September, 2018, between Mr Kevin Stokes, son of Mr & Mrs Neil Stokes, of Woking, Surrey, and Miss Claire E.L. Brougham, descended from the Vestey baronets, younger daughter of Nicholas Dominic Leonard Brougham (born 1954), of Guildford, Surrey, by his wife the former Susan Margaret Anne Mason.

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Lady Vivienne Margaret Lillingston (1941-2018)

__. The Lady Vivienne Lillingston, who died 10 September, 2018, aged 77, was a scion of the Marquesses of Abergavenny.

She was born Lady Vivienne Margaret Nevill, 15 February, 1941, second of the four daughters of the 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG, OBE (1914-2000), by his wife the former (Mary) Patricia Harrison, DCVO, a Lady of the Bedchamber to HM The Queen; married 1962, Alan Lillingston (1935-2014), by whom she had issue, Luke (born 1963), Andrew (born 1972), Georgina (born 1965), and Sophie (born 1967).

 Thanksgiving Service at St Peter & Paul's Church of Ireland, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, on Monday 17 September, 2018.
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Venetia Sophia Diana Fane, MBE 1930-2018

_. Venetia Sophia Diana Fane, MBE, who died 10 September, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Westmorland. Unm.

Daughter of John Lionel Richards Fane (1884-1945), by his wife the former Barbara Kathleen Wallace, and granddaughter of Cecil Francis William Fane, who wed Lady Augusta Rousm daughter of the 2nd Earl of Stradbroke.

Funeral at St Nicholas Church, Fulbeck, 26 September, 2018.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Dugdale/Gray engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 September, 2018, between Leo James Nathaniel Dugdale (born 16 January, 1981), son of James William Sutton Dugdale (born 9 Dec, 1944), of London, by his late wife the former Sophie Brooke (1947-2010), & Alexa M. Gray, daughter of Mr & Mrs Richard Gray, of Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire.

Leo Dugdale is a grandson of Nathalie Gräfin von Benckendorff, who married in 1946, Thomas Brooke.

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Brigadier Sir (John) Nicholas Somerville, Kt, CBE 1924-2018

_. Brigadier Sir Nicholas Somerville, Kt, CBE, who died 9 September, 2018, aged 94, was a survivor of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, and was descended from the Barons Fermoy.

Sir Nicholas was closely related to the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. His mother was a first cousin of the 4th Baron Fermoy, who was father of the Hon Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

He was born 16 January, 1924, son of Brigadier Desmond Henry Sykes Somerville, CBE, MC, by his wife the former Moira Burke Roche, and was educated at Winchester.

Career: Commissioned, The South Wales Borderers, 24th Regiment 1943; served in France and Germany, D-Day - VE Day 1944-45 (mentioned in Despatches 1945); BAOR, War Office FARELF, Aden 1967-68 (Despatches 1968); Directing Staff, JSSC 1967-69; Commandant, Junior Div, Staff College, 1969-72; Director of Army Recruiting  1973-75; retired from the Army in 1978; Managing Director, Saladin Security Ltd 1981-84.

He was appointed CBE in 1975, and knighted in 1985.

Sir Nicholas married in 1951, Jenifer Dorothea Nash, by whom he had one son, Robin, and two daughters, Philippa and Penelope.

A Thanksgiving Service will take place at All Saints' Church, Odiham, Hampshire, Thursday 29 November, 2018.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Field Marshal Lord Vincent of Coleshill, GBE, KCB, DSO 1931-2018

_. Field Marshal the Lord Vincent of Coleshill, GBE, KCB, DSO, life peer, Chief of the Defence Staff 1991-92, died from a heart attack, 8 September, 2018. He was 87.

Richard Frederick Vincent was born 23 Aug, 1931, son of Frederick Vincent by his wife the former Frances Elizabeth Coleshill, and was educated at Aldenham School, and the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery; National Service, 1951; served in Germany 1951-55; Gunnery Staff, 1959; Radar Res, Establishment, Malvern, 1960-61; BOAR, 1962; Technical Staff Training, 1963-4; Staff College, 1965; Commonwealth Bde, Malaysia, 1966-68; Ministry of Defence, 1968-70; Comd 12th Ligh Air Defence Regiment in Germany, UK, and Northern Ireland, 1970-72; Instructor at the Staff College, 1972-3; Greenlands Staff College, Henley, 1974; Military Director of Studies, RMSC 1974-75; Comd 19 Airportable Brigade, 1975-77; RCDS, 1978; Deputy Military Secretary, 1979-80; Comdt Royal Military College of Science, 1980-83; Master-General of the Ordnance, Ministry of Defence, 1983-87; VCDS 1987-91; CDS, 1991-92; Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO, 1993-96; Master Gunner, St James's Park, 1996-2000; &c.

He was awarded the DSO in 1972; appointed KCB in 1994; GBE, 1990; created a life peer as Baron Vincent of Coleshill, of Shrivenham in the County of Oxford, 1996.

He married in 1955, Jean Paterson Stewart, daughter of Kenneth Stewart, by his wife the former Jane Banks, by whom he had 2 sons and one daughter. He was predeceased by one of his sons.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Blandford/Thorp marriage

 __. The marriage took place 8 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, between  George John Godolphin 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 Antonia Thorp (born 1987), descended from the Tempest baronets, eldest daughter of Mr James Nicholas Thorp, by his wife the former Philippa Clare Thomas.

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Tan/Dickinson engagement

__.The engagement was announced 8 September, 2018, between Jeremy Tan, son of Mr & Mrs Philip Tan, of Perth, Australia, & Eleanor Grace Dickinson (born 1990), daughter of Michael Dickinson, of Calne, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Rachel Margaret Garson (born 1958), daughter of James Leslie Garson (1928-2008), by his wife the former Faith Patricia Elizabeth Coghill (1928-2016), scion of the Coghill baronets, dau of Sir Joscelyn Coghill, 7th Baronet (1902-83).

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Glynne Percy/Hatton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 8 September, 2018, between James Anthony Glynne Percy (born 1985), son of the late Richard Glynne-Percy (1952-85) by his wife the former Fiona Anne MacLellan (b 1955), of Chelsea, London, & Faye A.V. Hatton, daughter of Christopher J.B. Hatton, of Cheshire, by his former wife the former Melanie J Wood, of Lyminghton, Hants.

James Glynne-Percy is descended from the Hutchison baronets via his late father, and from his mother he can trace his ancestry to Bagnell Irish landed genr]try family, and from the Earls of Wilton & Dukes of Bedford, &c.

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Dorothy, Lady Ripley (1926- 2018)

__. Dorothy, Lady Ripley, who died 1 September, 2018, in Ayrshire, was the first wife of Sir Hugh Ripley, 4th Baronet (1916-2003).

She was the former Dorothy Mary Dunlop Bruce Jones, born in 1926, daughter of John Cumming Bruce Jones 1882-1953 by his wife the former Dorothy Euphemia Mitchell Dunlop (1888-1972), dau of Sir Thomas Dunlop, 1st Bt (1855-1938); married 1946 (div 1971), Sir Hugh Ripley, 1st Bart, who died 28 Oct, 2003.

She leaves 2 children, Sir William, 5th Baronet (b 1950), and Caroline Montgomery-Massingberd (b 1947), who married Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd (1946-2007), the writer and Daily Telegraph obituarist.

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Winand baby (b 2018)

_. Henrietta Mary Rose Winand (nee Acloque), wife of Francis M.J. Winand, gave birth to a daughter, 28 August, 2018.

Francis is the son of Mr & Mrs Michael Winand, of Oxford.

Henrietta is a scion of the Barons Howard De Walden (Peerage of England, cr 1597), daughter of the late ___ Acloque by his wife the former Hon Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b 1 Apr 1947), of Gloucestershire, 4th daughter and co-heiress of John Osmael, 9th Baron Howard De Walden (1912-1999).

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Cecily Alice Mary Lowndes French-Barry (born 2018)

_. The Lady Lucy Kathleen French-Barry (born 1975), scion of the extinct Earls of Ypres, and wife of Mr Simon Barry, gave birth to a daughter, Cecily Alice Mary Lowndes, 6 September, 2018, a sister for Lettice.
 
Lady Lucy is a daughter of the 3rd and last Earl of Ypres (1921-88), by his second wife the former Deborah Roberts (who d 2011).
 
Simon Barry (now French-Barry?) is the son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Barry, of Hungerford, Berkshire.
 
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Lady Davina Barnard 1931-2018

_. The Lady Davina Barnard, who died 6 September, 2018, aged 87, was a scion of the Marquesses of Exeter, and former wife of the 11th Baron Barnard.

She chose to style herself Lady Davina Barnard following her divorce.

She was born 29 June, 1931, as Lady Davina Mary Cecil, daughter of the 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905-81), by his wife the former Lady Mary Theresa Montagu Douglas Scott (1904-84), scion of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

Lady Davina was a niece of Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (1901-2004), who married Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of HM King George V.

She married in 1952 (divorced in 1992), the 11th Baron Barnard (1923-2016), by whom she had issue, including the 12th Baron Barnard.

 The Funeral Service to be held at St Michael & All Angels Church, Barningham, on Friday 21 September, 2018.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Sally-Rose Gordon-Lennox 1937-2018

_. Sally-Rose Gordon-Lennox, who died whilst fishing on the River Spey, 5 September, 2018, aged 81, was the wife of the late Major-Gen Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox, CB, MBE (1932-2017), scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon.

She was a daughter of John Weston Warner (1901-81) by his wife the former Joan Croft, and married in 1958, Maj-Gen Gordon-Lennox, son of Lt-Gen Sir George Gordon-Lennox, KBE, CB, CVO, DSO, &c.

She was the mother of three sons.

The funeral takes place at St Michael's Church, Inkpen, 27 September, 2018.

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Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon (b 2018)

_. Isabelle Anna N. Gordon, styled Countess of Haddo (born 1984), wife of George Ian Alastair Gordon, styled Earl of Haddo (born 1983), gave birth to a son, the Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon, 5 September, 2018, a brother for Ivo, styled Viscount Formatine (born 2012), for the Hon Johnny (born 2014), and Lady Christabel (born 2016).

George, Earl of Haddo is the eldest son and heir of the 7th Marquess of Aberdeen & Temair (born 1955), by his wife the former Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth.

The Countess of Haddo is a daughter of David G. Coaten (born 1959), by his wife the former Sacha Rekelj.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Caspar Louis Elwes (born 2018)

_. Melanie Elwes (nee Kantorowicz), wife of Rupert William Elwes (born 1975), scion of that landed gentry family, of Congham, gave birth to a son, Caspar Louis, 4 September, 2018, a brother for Oliver Rex (born 2011), and for Eva Mary (born 2014).

Rupert is a son of Christopher Julian Elwes (born 1947), whom married his second cousin, Arabella Mary Seymour (born 1952). The couple have a descent from Sir Everard Hambro (1842-1925). The family descends also from the banker Abel Smith, an ancestor of HM The Queen, &c.

Melanie Elwes is a daughter of Donald Kantorowicz-Toro, of London.

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Compton/Montagu Stuart Wortley-Hunt engagement

 _. The engagement was announced 5 September, 2018, between Orlando Edward de Grey Compton (born 1986), scion of the Marquesses of Northampton, elder son of Richard Clephane Compton (born 1957), of Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Lucinda Jane Astell Hohler, scion of that landed family, and Fleur Aline Isabel Montagu Stuart Wortley-Hunt (born 1989), scion of the Earls of Wharncliffe, only daughter of John Wortley-Hunt, of Marshall, Texas, and Lady Rowena Montagu Stuart Wortley (born 1961), of Wortley, South Yorkshire, daughter of the late 4th Earl of Wharncliffe (1935-87).

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Hesketh-Harvey/Chance engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2018, between Rollo Hesketh-Harvey, son of Christopher John (Kit) Hesketh-Harvey, by his wife the former Catherine Rabett (b 20 July, 1960), and Rosie Chance, daughter of Mr Andrew Chance and the late Mrs Chance.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey is the musical performer, translator, and screenwriter. Catherine (Katie) Rabett is the actress former girlfriend of HRH The Duke of York.

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Woods/Younger engagement

_. The engagement was announced 4 September, 2018, between Dominic Robin Woods, youngest son of Mr Edward Woods and Mrs James Shepherd-Cross, of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, & Katrina Louise Younger (born 1990), scion of the Viscounts Younger of Leckie, second daughter of the Hon Charles Gerald Alexander Younger (born 1959), of Gifford, East Lothian, by his wife the former Sally Elizabeth Fergusson.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the Baron Younger of Prestwick, KT, KCVO, TD, PC, life peer, who succeeded as 4th Viscount Younger, and who d 26 January, 2003.

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Alexander Fabian Gabinsky (born 2018)

_. The Lady Frances Gabinsky (nee Lindesay-Bethune, born 1986), wife of Rostislav Gabinsky, gave birth to a son, Alexander Fabian, 19 August, 2018.

Rostislav Gabinsky is a son of Dr Vladimir Gabisnky & Mrs Sofya Borodovsky-Lyalin, of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Lady Frances is the eldest daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 19 Nov, 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, & the Countess of Lindsay (nee Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald).
 
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Monday, September 03, 2018

Skinner/Groves engagement

_. The engagement was announced 3 September, 2018, between Miles David R Skinner (born 1986), son of the late David J Skinner by his wife the former Dominique G.R. Bates (b 1959), of Haslemere, Surrey, & Francesca Katherine Charteris Groves (born 1987), daughter of Richard William Lewis Groves, of Fontmell Parva, Dorset, by his wife the former Helen Mary Keppel Charteris (b 1956), scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March, dau of David Nigel Charteris (1920-2007), by his first wife the former Eupehmia Mary Inglis (1924-69), dau of Major-General Sir (John) Drummond Inglis, KBE, CB, MC (1895-1985), &c.

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Sylvia Dorothy Talbot Rice (d 2018)

__. Sylvia Dorothy Talbot Rice, who died 2 September, 2018, was the widow of (David) Arthur Talbot Rice (b 1931), scion of the Barons Dynevor. She was the former Sylvia Dorothy Metaxas, dau of P.B. Metaxas, of Eaton Place, SW1, and married Mr Talbot Rice, as his second wife, in 1961. Three children of the union, Robert, Victoria and Alexander.

Funeral at St Mary's Church, Amport, 21 September, 2018.

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Frances, Lady Grey Egerton (died 2018)

_. Frances, Lady Grey Egerton, who died 2 September, 2018, aged 96, was the widow of Sir John Grey Egerton, 15th Baronet (1920-2008).

She was the former Frances Mary Rainey-Robinson, daughter of Colonel Robert Maximilian Rainey-Robinson, and married firstly, Squadron Leader William Dudley Williams, DFC, by whom she had issue; married 2ndly, 1986, as his second wife, Sir (Philip) John Caledon Grey Egerton, 15th Baronet, who died in 2008.

She leaves two daughters from her first marriage, Caroline and Amanda.

The funeral takes place Monday 24 September, 2018, at St Peter’s Church, West Knighton, Dorchester.

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Petronella Troubridge (died 2018)

_. Mrs Petronella Troubridge, who died 2 September, 2018, was the second wife of Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), scion of the Troubridge baronets (cr GB, 1799).

She was the former Petronella von Woyrsch, daughter of Siegfried von Woyrsch, of Portals Nous, Mallorca, by his wife Sibylle von Gersdorff, and was niece of Udo von Woyrsch, a high ranking Nazi official responsible for implementing the regime's racial policies in the Second World War.

She married firstly (div), James Russell Forgan Jr, (1930-2001), a New York businessman; married 2ndly, 1981, as his second wife, Thomas Troubridge (1939-2015), who had married firstly, 1971 (divorced 1977, and marriage annulled  by the Roman Catholic Church 1978) Baroness Marie-Christine Hedwig Agnes Ida von Reibnitz (she married 30 June, 1978, as her second husband, HRH Prince Michael of Kent).

Mrs Troubridge left no children from her second marriage.

A Memorial Service is to take place at Chelsea Old Church, 23 Oct, 2018.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Michael Hugh Cave 1934-2018

__. Michael Hugh Cave, died 1 September, 2018. He was 83.

Born in 1934 the son of Lawrence Charles Henry Cave (b 1896) of Stone Hill, Petersfield, by his wife the former Joan George, and grandson of Wilhelmina Mary Henrietta Kerr, scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, &c.

There will be a Memorial Service at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Petworth, on Thursday 22nd November, 2018.

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Erskine/Kent engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Harry Charles David Erskine (born 1988) scion of the Earls of Buchan, eldest son of Colonel James Malcolm Kenneth Erskine (born 1957), of Dunrievie, Perthshire, by his wife the former Jennifer MacLellan, and Philippa Louise Kent (born 1989), daughter of Dr Chris Kent, of Bourn, Cambridgeshire, and Dr Anne Butcher.

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Dawnay/Boggis engagement

__. The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Capt Nicholas Marshall Dawnay (born 1988), scion of the Viscounts Downe, son of Rupert Payan Dawnay, by his wife the former Carolyn Chapman, & Dr Lucy Edita Boggis, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Andrew Gurdon Boggis (born 1954), by his wife the former Fiona Mary Cocke.

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Warrilow-Wilson/Bridgeman marriage

_. The marriage took place at St Andrew's Church, Weston-under-Lizard, 1 September, 2018, between Dr Philip Warrilow-Wilson, elder son of Simon Philip Wilson, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and Mrs Wilson, and the Lady Alicia Rose Bridgeman (born 27 December, 1990), only daughter of the 7th Earl of Bradford (b 3 Oct, 1947), of Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire, by his former first wife, the former Joanne Elizabeth Miller (now Mrs Philip Porter, of Hungerford, Berkshire).

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Catalina Aykroyd (died 2018)

_. Catalina Aykroyd, who died 31 August, 2018, was the wife of Bertram Aykroyd (1915-83), scion of the Aykroyd baronets. She was the former Catalina Marchington, daughter of Henry Marchington, and married Bertram Aykroyd, as his second wife, 28 September, 1949, by whom she had three children. Her husband, a son of Sir Frederick Aykroyd, 1st Baronet, died 13 Dec, 1983.

A Service to celebrate her life will take place at the Church of St Mary and St Gabriel, South Harting, Friday 9 November, 2018.

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Peck/Holland-Hibbert engagement

_. The engagement was announced 1st September, 2018, between George S.H. Peck, son of Mr and Mrs Jonathan Peck, of Fulham, London, and Rosanna Sarah (Rosie) Holland-Hibbert (born 1990), scion of the Viscounts Knutsford, daughter of the Hon Henry Thurstan Holland-Hibbert (born 6 Apr 1959), of Munden, Watford, Herts, by his wife the former Katherine Ropner, scion of the Ropner baronets.

Rosie's father is heir apparent to the viscountcy of Knutsford.

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Truluck/Adebomi Adewale engagement

The engagement was announced 1 September, 2018, between Laurie J.G. Truluck, son of Maj Gen and Mrs Ashley Truluck, of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, and Princess Adebomi Adewale, daughter of the late Prince Gabriel Adekunjo Adewale and of Prof Adewale, of Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Oscar Alexander McCorquodale (born 2018)

_. Jessica McCorquodale (nee Donnelly), wife of David Norman Berkeley McCorquodale (born 1960), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Oscar Alexander, 12 May, 2018, at Redhill, Surrey.

Jessica is a daughter of Mr William Donnelly and Ms Deborah Bailey. David McCorquodale is a son of the late Euan Norman Jersey McCorquodale (1929-2010) and Mrs Sally Hazlehurst.

David's sister Laura married William Sitwell, scion of the Sitwell baronets of Renishaw. His aunt, Mary McCorquodale, married the Queen's cousin, the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, &c.

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Max Robin Wynford Dewhurst (born 2018)

__. Katherine Leila Sarah Dewhurst (nee Rose Price, born 1985), scion of the Price baronets and wife of Robert Edward Charles Dewhurst (born 1984), gave birth to a son, Max Robin Wynford, 30 August, 2018.

Robert Dewhurst is a son of Charles Frederick Dewhurst (born 1946) descended from the Warren baronets, by his wife the former Lindsay Mary MacLeod Phillimore (born 1951), scion of the Barons Phillimore.

Katherine Dewhurst is a daughter of (Thomas Geoffrey) Timothy Rose Price (born 1948), by his wife the former Leila Anne Katherine Rasch (born 1952), dau of Maj Sir Richard Rasch, 3rd Baronet (1918-96).

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Catherine Elizabeth Rolleston (nee Fetherston-Dilke) 1924-2018

_. Catherine Elisabeth (Kitty) Rolleston, who died 30 August, 2018, aged 94, was a scion of the Fethsrton-Dilke landed gentry family; born in 1924, daughter of Beaumont Albany Fetherston-Dilke (1875-1968), by his wife the former Phoebe Stella Riland-Bedford (1885-1968), a granddaughter of Sir James Chancle,1st Baronet (1814-1902); married 1948, John Lancelot Rolleston (1919-2006), son of John Davy Rolleston (1873-1946), by his wife the former Mary Edith Waring (1886-1977), mother of a son, Humphry, and two daughters, Olivia and Teresa.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Augustine Joseph Mostyn Neilson (b 2018)

__. Isobel Mary Neilson (nee Mostyn, born 1987), wife of Gregory Robert Neilson (born 1985), and scion of the Mostyn baronets, gave birth to a son, Augustine Joseph Mostyn, 29 August, 2018.

Gregory is a son of Gordon Neilson (b 1949), by his wife the former Helen Russell, and Isobel is a dau of Brigadier Philip Mostyn (born 1955), by his wife the former Helen Nickerson, a descendant of the extinct Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyne, &c.

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4th Baron Melchett 1948-2018

_. The Lord Melchett, 4th baron, died 29 August, 2018, aged 70.

Peter Robert Henry Mond was born 24 February, 1948, son of the 3rd Baron Melchett (1925-1973) by his wife the former Sonia Elizabeth Graham (b 1928), the novelist Sonia Sinclair.

He was educated at Eton and Pembroke College, Cambridge; succeeded his father, 15 June, 1973, as fourth Baron (created 1928), and fourth Baronet (cr 1910).

Peter Melchett was a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) in the House of Lords, 1974-75; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Industry, 1975-76; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1976-79; Chairman, Working Party on Pop Festivals, 1975-76; Chairman, Community Industry, 1979-85; Chairman 1986-89, Executive Director 1989-2000, Greenpeace UK; chairman, Wildlife Link, 1979-87; Greenpeace Japan 1994-2001; Member of the Board of Greenpeace International, 1989, 2001; Vice-President, Ramblers Association from 1984, and President 1981-84, &c.

Lord Melchett leaves a partner, Cassandra Van Nostrand Wedd (born 1949), and two children, Jay Julian Mond Wedd, and Jessica Joan Mond Wedd.

The peerage and baronetcy now become extinct.

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Sir John Bernard Hall, 3rd Baronet 1932-2018

_. Sir John Bernard Hall, 3rd Baronet (cr 1919), died suddenly 29 August, 2018. He was 86.

He was born 20 March, 1932, and succeeded his father, Lt-Col Sir Douglas Montgomery Bernard Hall, DSO, the 2nd Bt, in 1962; educated at Eton; married 1stly, 1957, Delia Mary, dau of Lt-Col. James Archibald Innes, DSO, a descendant of the Viscounts Downe, by whom he had issue; married 2ndly, Diana ______.

Sir John in the baronetcy by his only son, David Bernard Hall, who was born 12 May, 1961.


A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Hadleigh, 24 September, 2018.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sarah Margaret Coats (d 2018)

_. Sarah Margaret Coats (nee Pizey) died 27 August, 2018. She was a daughter of Admiral Sir Mark Pizey, GBE, CB, DSO (1899-1973) by his wife the former Phyllis May D'Angibau (1904-93); married 1961, James Alexander Pountney Coats (1927-93), scion of the Coats baronets, son of Ian Pountney Coats (1901-80) by his wife the former Hilda May Latta (1899-1997), by whom she had three daughters, Amanda, Fiona & Annie.

A service will be held at Cardross Crematorium, 13 September, 2018, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Kilberry Church, 14 September, 2018.

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Roger Melville Taunton Raikes 1927-2018

_. Roger Melville Taunton Raikes, who died 27 August, 2018, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born in 1927 son of Lieut-Col Wilfrid Taunton Raikes (1892-1953), by his wife the former Elizabeth Kennedy (1893-1979); married 1960, his first cousin, Rosanne Margaret Raikes (born 1933), dau of Col David Taunton Raikes, DSO, MC (1897-1966) by his wife the former Cynthia Birkett Stewart-Brown (1906-88), scion of the Brown baronets; 4 sons of the marriage.

The funeral service takes place at St Gastyn's Church, Llangasty, Brecon, 11 September, 2018.

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Jaffray/Marquis engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 August, 2018, between William Lawrence Paget (Will) Jaffray (born 1990), third son of Sir William Jaffray, 5th Baronet (born 1951), and Cynthia, Lady Jaffray, and the Lady Olivia Alice Marquis (born 1990) eldest daughter of the 3rd Earl of Woolton (born 1958) by his former wife the former Hon Sophie Frederika Birdwood (now the Hon Mrs Montgomery), daughter of the 3rd Baron Birdwood.

Lady Olivia's step-father, David Montgomery, is a former editor of the News of the World and Chief Executive of the Mirror Group of newspapers.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Sir William Durrant, 8th Baronet 1929-2018

__. Sir William Durrant, 8th Baronet, died 26 August, 2018. He was 88.

Sir William was the holder of a baronetcy, of Spottow, Norfolk, created for his ancestor in 1784. His home for some years was in Nemingha, New South Wales.

William Alexander Estridge Durrant was born 26 Nov, 1929, the only son of the eighth baronet, and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father Sir William, in 1994; married 1953, Dorothy, daughter of Ronal Croker, of Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia, by whom he had a son and a daughter.

The baronetcy now passes to his only son, David, who was born 1 July, 1960.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

(Thomas) Michael Beswick Sissons 1934-2018

_. (Thomas) Michael Beswick Sissons, who died 24 August, 2018, aged 83, was a leading literary agent and a founder of the Groucho Club. A son of Capt T.E.B. Sissons (who was killed in action in 1940), and of the former Marjorie Shepherd; married 1stly 1960 (div 1974), Nicola Ann Fowler, by whom he had 2 children; married 2ndly 1974 (div 1992) Ilze Kadegis, by whom he had a further two children; married thirdly, 1992 (as her second husband) Serena Barbara Palmer (born 1950), scion of the Barons Palmer, daughter of William Alexander Palmer, CBE, DL (b 1925), by his wife the former Cherry Anne Gibbs (born 1928).

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Jean, Lady Polwarth (died 2018)

_. Jean, Lady Polwarth, who died 24 August, 2018, aged 90, was the widow of the 10th Lord Polwarth, a peer in the Peerage of Scotland, who died in 2005.

She was the former Jean Graham, only daughter of Admiral Sir Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame Graham, KBE, CB, 20th of Ardoch, by his wife Mary Patricia Hanbury, scion of that landed family; married 1stly, 1948 (divorced 1969), Charles Jauncey, later life peer Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle (1925-2007); , married 2ndly, 8 Aug, 1969, as his second wife, Henry Alexander (Harry) Hepburne-Scott, 10th Lord Polwarth (1916-2005), and was widowed, 4 January, 2005. She is survived by three children from her first marriage, the Hon James and the Hon Simon Jauncey, and a daughter the Hon Arabella. Her step-son is the 12th Lord Polwarth.

The funeral takes place at Dunkeld Cathedral, 17 September, 2018.

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Sir Adrian Swire 1932-2018

__. Sir Adrian Swire, billionaire businessman, chairman of John Swire & Sons 1987-87, and 2002-04, died 24 August, 2018. He was 86.

He was born 15 Feb, 1932, a scion of the Swire landed family, son of John Kidston Swire (1893-1983) by his wife the former Juliet Richenda Barclay, scion of that landed family. He served in the Coldstream Guards.

He married in 1970, the Lady Judith Compton (born 1943), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Northampton, DSO (1885-1978), by his second wife, the former Virginia Lucie Heaton, by whom he had issue, three children, Merlin, Samuel and Martha.

The funeral takes place at the Church of the Holy Rood, Sparsholt, 18 September, 2018.

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Lady Christopher Thynne 1940-2018

_. Lady Christopher Thynne, who died 24 August, 2018, was the widow of Lord Christopher Thynne (1934-2017), and was a scion of the Palmer baronets.

Antonia Mary Palmer was born in 1940, daughter of Maj Sir Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Baronet, who was killed in action in 1941, by his wife the former Henriette Alice Cadogan, DCVO (who married 2ndly 1953, Brig Sir Alexander Abel Smith, KCVO, scion of the Dukes of Somerset, &c).

Antonia's mother was a Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen (when Princess Elizabeth) from 1949, a Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen 1952-3; Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to HM 1953-73, and again Woman of the Bedchamber from 1973. She was appointed CVO in 1964, and advanced to DCVO in 1977.

Antonia married in 1968, Lord Christopher Thynne, second son of the late 6th Marquess of Bath (1905-92), by his first wife the former Hon Daphne Vivian, scion of the Barons Vivian.

Lady Christopher was widowed 27 January, 2017. She leaves issue.

Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Swithins, Quenington, Gloucestershire, 4 October, 2018.

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Green/Mertens engagement

__. The engagement was announced 25 August, 2018, between Toby James Ralph Green (born 1982), eldest son of (John) James Randal Green (born 9 Sept, 1953), of London, a descendant of the Barons Bicester, and the Hon Mrs Claerwen Green (nee Gibson-Watt, born 1952), of Norton, Wiltshire, & Tanya Mertens, eldest daughter of Mr Steve Mertens, of Limoux, France, and Mrs Sarah Brown, of Little Weighton, Yorkshire.

Toby Green is a grandson maternally of the late Baron Gibson-Watt, MC, PC, by his wife the former Diana Hambro, scion of that landed family.

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Nicholas Michael Renshaw (born 2018)

_. Emma Jane Renshaw (nee Wentworth-Stanley, born 1981), wife of Rory Andrew Renshaw (born 1980), gave birth to a son, Nicholas Michael, 24 August, 2018, a brother for George Andrew, born 29 June, 2016.

Rory Renshaw, a scion of the Renshaw baronets, is a son of Wing-Commander Andrew Renshaw, by his wife the former Cherry Rose Russell, descended from the Chichester baronets.

Emma Renshaw, scion of the Wentworth-Stanley landed gentry family, is a daughter of David Wentworth-Stanley by his wife the former Jane Hall.

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Otto Frederick Charles Helmore (born 2018)

_. Princess Augusta von Preussen (born 15 Dec, 1986), wife of Caspar William Helmore (born 27 Jan, 1987), gave birth to a son, Otto Frederick Charles, 11 August, 2018.

Caspar is the second son of Mr Charles Patrick Helmore, of London, and Mrs Rachel Helmore (born 1952, nee Aykroyd), of Rogate, west Sussex, scion of the Aykroyd baronets (Bt, cr UK, 1929, of Birstwith Hall, Harrogate). He is a nephew of Lucy Helmore, the socialite and model, former wife of pop singer Bryan Ferry, who took her own life earlier in 2018.

Princess Augusta Lily von Preussen, a scion of the Royal House of Prussia, & a descendant of Queen Victoria, is the  daughter of HRH Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen (b 3 May, 1946). of Kensington, by his former wife the former Hon Victoria Mancroft (b 1952) (Victoria, Princess von Preussen, of East Coker, Somerset)  scion of the Barons Mancroft (Baron UK, cr 1937).
 
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Alexander John Rothwell Dunnington-Jefferson (born 2018)

_. Lady Dunnington-Jefferson, wife of Sir John Dunnington-Jefferson, 3rd Baronet (born 23 March, 1980), gave birth to a son, Alexander John Rothwell, 22 August, 2018, a brother for Isobel and Jimmy.

Lady Dunnington-Jefferson is the former Joanna Lee, daughter of Mr & Mrs James Lee, of Normanton, Nottinghamshire.

Sir John Dunnington-Jefferson is a son of the late Sir Mervyn Dunnington-Jefferson (1943-2014), by his wife the former Caroline Anna Bayley, and succeeded to the baronetcy, created in 1958, upon his father's death, 9 January, 2014.

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Hugh William Marriott 1942-2018

_. Hugh William Marriott died 22 August, 2018. He was born in 1942, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Arthur Marriott (1911-85) by his wife the former Cynthia Cadman (1919-2005), daughter of James Cadman (1878-1947), and niece of the 1st Baron Cadman; he married 1966, Catherine Julia Marshall (born 1946), daughter of Robert Mackenzie Marshall (1906-81) by his wife the former Betty Rowlands (1907-91), by whom he had 3 daughters, Tamsin, Sarah-Jane, and Sophie.

A private cremation will be followed by a celebration of his life in the New Forest, 6 October, 2018.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Baron Mackay of Drumadoon, PC, QC 1946-2018

-. The Baron Mackay of Drumadoon, PC, QC, who died 21 August, 2018, aged 72, was a life peer, British judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland, and a Law Advocate.

Born 30 January, 1946, son of the Rev Donald Mackay (1914-91), by his wife the former Jean McCaskie (1917-94); married 1979, Lesley Anne Waugh, by whom he had issue, a son, Simon, and two daughters, Caroline and Diana.

Funeral at Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh, 30 August, 2018.

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Caroline Venetia Lascelles (nee Baring) 1937-2018

_. Caroline Lascelles died 19 August, 2018. She was 81.

She was born Caroline Venetia Baring, 29 January, 1937, daughter of Lieut-Col Esmond Charles Baring (1914-63), scion of the eponymous banking dynasty, descended from the Barons Ashburton, by his first wife the former Zalia Snagge (died 1986); married 1 June, 1957, Henry Giles Francis Lascelles (1931-98), scion of the Earls of Harewood, by whom she had issue, two sons, Hugo and Peregine and a daughter, Sophie. The daughter was the wife (now divorced) of Lord Bruce Dundas, a younger son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland.

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Barrow/Laing engagament

_. The engagement was announced 22 August, 2018. between Sam J Barrow, son of Stephen Barrow, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, by his wife Annie, & (Elizabeth) Ruby Grant Laing (born 8 June, 1988), youngest daughter of Fergus Hugh Grant Laing (born 22 Feb, 1951), of Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, by his wife Scilla.

Ruby Laing's grandfather, Alexander Grant Laing married Graeme Elizabeth Hamilton-Dalrymple (1926-2018), scion of the Earls of Stair and a goddaughter of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Arianna Estelle Bernadotte af Wisborg (born 2018)

 _. Countess Edward Bernadotte af Wisborg (nee Nathalie Frediani), wife of Count Edward Bernadotte af Wisborg, gave birth to a daughter, Aarianna Estelle, 11 August, 2018, a sister for Leonardo (born 2013), and for Sienna (born 2015).

Count Edward is the son of Count Bertil Bernadotte af Wisborg (born 1935), by his wife the former Jill Rhodes-Maddox, and a grandson of Count Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg (1895-1948), descended from Oscar II, King of Sweden (1829-1907).

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Gummer/Vaughan engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 August, 2018, between the Hon Felix John Gummer (born 1981) younger son of the Baron Deben, PC (born 1939), life peer, of Winston, Suffolk, by his wife the former Penelope Jane Gardner, & Clementine Mary Vaughan (born 1982), scion of that landed family, daughter of Richard Herbert Vaughan (born 1948), of Goodrich, Herefordshire, & Mrs Susan Vaughan, of Glewstone, Herefordshire (nee Susan Kania).

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Ferguson/Hill engagement

_. The engagement was announced 21 August, 2018, between Andrew Frederick John Ferguson (born 1978), scions of the Fergusons of Dummer, son of the late Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson (1931-2003), of Dummer, Hampshire, descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, by his second wife, the former Susan Rosemary Deptford (now Lady Swinburn), of Dummer, Hampshire, & Florence J.C. Hill, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Hill, of Gosberton, Lincolnshire.

Andrew Ferguson is the half-brother of Sarah, Duchess of York.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

John William Waterlow 1945-2018

_. John William Waterlow, who died 20 August, 2018, aged 72, was a scion of the Waterlow baronets, and heir presumptive to his cousin's baronetcy; born in 1945, a son of Sir Thomas Waterlow, 3rd Baronet (1911-1982), by his wife the former Helen Elizabeth Holland Robinson (1914-70); married 1972, Camilla Dudley Farmer, dau of Wing Commander Dudley Herbert Leopold Farmer (1916-1993), by his wife the former Sheila Rosemary Brownrigg (1917-74), by whom he had issue. His son, Rufus Dudley Robinson Waterlow, born in 1976, is now heir presumptive to the family baronetcy.

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Patricia, Baroness Selsdon (died 2018)

_.Patricia, Baroness Selsdon, who died 20 August, 2018, was the first wife of the 3rd Baron Selsdon, a Conservative hereditary peer in the House of Lords.

She was the former Patricia Anne Donald-Smith, daughter of Donald Smith, of Halsmere, Surrey, and married 2 June, 1965, Malcolm Mitchell-Thomson, 3rd Baron Selsdon (born 27 Oct, 1937), son of the 2nd Baron (1913-63), by his 1st wife the former Phoebette Swithinbank. The marriage ended in divorce.

Lady Selsdon is survived by a son, the Hon Callum Mitchell-Thomson.

A private service of interment will be held, 10 Oct, 2018.

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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.

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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.
 
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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.

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James Hubert Judd 1933-2018

__, James Hubert Judd, who died 19 August, 2018, was descended from the Earls of Erne.

He was born in 1933, son of Leslie Ashurst Judd (1894-1967), by his wife the former Enid Irene Adelaide Crichton (1907-74), scion of the Earls of Erne; married 1982, as her fifth husband, Lady Zinnia Rosemary Denison (1937-97), daughter of the 4th Earl of Londesborough (1894-1937), by his wife the former Marigold Rosemary Joyce Lubbock (1903-76), scion of the Barons Avebury. No issue.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ronald James Orr Ewing 1948-2018

__. Ronald James Orr Ewing, scion of the Orr Ewing baronets, died at St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh, 18 August, 2018. He was 70.

He was the youngest of the four children of Sir Ronald Orr Ewing, 5th Baronet (1912-2002), by his wife the former Marion Hester Cameron (1914-97), daughter of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, the 25th Chief of the Clan Cameron.

The funeral will take place at St Mary's Church, Aberfoyle, 5 September, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Lady Evelyn Rose Buchan (nee Phipps) 1955-2018

-. The Lady Evelyn Buchan, who died suddenly, 17 August, 2018, aged 62, was a scion of the Marquesses of Normanby.

She was born Lady Evelyn Rose Phipps, 18 November, 1955, th second daughter of the 4th Marquis of Normanby, KG (1912-94), of Mulgrave Castle, Whitby, by his wife the former Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura Guinness (1920-2018), scion of the Barons Moyne; married 1986, the Hon James Ernest Buchan (born 11 June, 1954), a son of the 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir (1916-2008) by his former wife the former Barbara Howard Ensor (1924-69), by whom she had a son and two daughters.

The funeral takes place at St Oswald's Church, Lythe, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, 6 September, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Vivienne Lawrence Asquith 1923-2018

_. Mrs Simon Asquith (nee Vivienne Lawrence Jones), died 9 August, 2018, aged 94. She was a scion of the Jones baronetcy, born in 1923, daughter of Sir Lawrence Evelyn Jones, 5th Baronet (1885-1969), by his wife the former Lady Evelyn Alice Grey (1886-1971), daughter of the 4th Earl Grey (1851-1917); married 1942, Simon Anthony Roland Asquith (1919-73), scion of the Earls of Oxford & Asquith, grandson of the Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford & Asquith, KG. She leaves 2 sons and a daughter.

The funeral service will be held at Putney Vale Crematorium, 31 August, 2018.

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Matilda Rose Grundy (born 2018)

_. Sophie Louise Grundy (nee Sleight), wife of George Francis Grundy (born 1987), and scion of the Sleight baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Rose, 9 August, 2018.

Sophie is the daughter of Geoffrey Sleight (born 1958), of Binbrook, Lincolnshire, by his wife the former Jane Abbott. George Grundy is the son of Charles Grundy, of Everdon, Northamptonshire, by his wife the former Julia Credland.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

Peter Joseph Le Fanu 1941-2018

_. Peter Joseph Le Fanu, who died 3 August, 2018, aged 76, was a scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name.

He was born in 1941 son of Anthony Le Fanu (1918-44) by his wife the former Margaret Elizabeth Joyce (1918-90).

The funeral takes place at All Saints'  Church, Renhold, Bedfordshire, 29 August, 2018.

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