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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lucy Elizabeth & Marina Katherine Broadhurst (born 2018)

_. Laura Katherine Broadhurst (nee Wintour, born 1981), wife of Jack Frederick Broadhurst (born 1980), gave birth to twin daughters, Lucy Elizabeth & Marina Katherine, 12 June, 2018, sisters for Martha and Alice.

Jack Broadhurst is a son of Robin Shedden Broadhurst, by his wife the former Penelope Anne Usher.

Laura Broadhurst is a daughter of Patrick John Wintour (born 1954), and a granddaughter of Evelyn Richard Wintour (1915-61), by his wife the former Eleanor  Kerans (1917-96), niece of the 1st Baron Norrie. Patrick Wintour's wife, the former Anne Elizabeth Lambton (b 25 Nov, 1952), is a scion of the Earls of Durham, daughter of Maj Charles William Lambton, by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Fitzmaurice, yr daughter of the 6th Marquess of Lansdowne, DSO, MVO, &c.


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.


Monday, June 18, 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.


Friday, June 15, 2018

18th Earl of Eglinton & Winton 1939-2018

_. The Earl of Eglinton & Winton, who died 14 June, 2018, aged 78, was the 18th Earl of Eglinton in the Peerage of Scotland, and 6th Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lord Eglinton & Winton, of Balhomie, Cargill, Perth, was Assistant Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, 1989-95.

Archibald George Montgomerie was born 27 August, 1939, son of the 17th & 5th Earl (1914-66), by his wife the former Ursula Joan Watson (d 1987), and succeeded his father in his peerages, 21 April, 1966.

He was 18th Earl of Eglinton (created 1506/1615 by letters patent); 6th Earl of Winton (UK, 1859); 19th Lord Montgomerie (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1448); 7th Baron Ardrossan (Peerage of the UK, cr 1806); and Hereditary Sheriff of Renfrewshire, Chief of the Name and Arms of Montgomery, &c.

Lord Eglinton married 7 February, 1964, Marion Carolina Dunn-Yarker, scion of that landed family, daughter of John Henry Dunn-Yarker, of Leyburn Hall, Co York, by his wife the former Adrienne Elizabeth Pinching, by whom he had issue, four sons, Hugh, William, James and Robert.

The family honours devolve upon his eldest son, Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, styled Lord Montgomerie, who was born 24 July, 1966.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Perth Rd, Birnam, 28 June, 2018.


Parsons/Macpherson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 June, 2018, between Andrew Parsons, elder son of Mr & Mrs Charles Parsons, of Brinkworth, Wiltshire, & Matilda Mary Macpherson (born 1987), eldest daughter of Andrew James Randolph Macpherson. of Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Amelia Mary Bray (b 1962) now of Garford, co Oxford, daughter of (Francis Arthur) Michael Bray, DSC, by his wife the former Victoria Seely (b 6 Sept, 1933),  daughter of Sir Victor Seely, 4th Baronet (1900-80).


Weaver/Brookes engagement

_. The engagement was announced 13 June, 2018, between Jonathan (Jack) Martin Herron Weaver (born 1986), descended from the Horlick baronets, younger son of (Christopher) Giles Herron Weaver (b 4 Apr 1946), of East Lothian, by his wife the former Rosamund Betty Mayhew (b 1949), & Jessica M. Brookes, daughter of Mr Christopher Brookes, of Devon, and Mrs Eglee Roddis, of Andalucía, Spain.

Jack Weaver is a great-grandson of Sir James Horlick, 4th Baronet, OBE.


Saturday, June 09, 2018

Harington/Leslie engagement

-. The engagement has been announced,  and the wedding is to take place, 23 June, 2018, in Aberdeenshire, 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.


Dr Irving Thomas (Tom) Stuttaford, OBE 1931-2018

__. Dr Tom Stuttaford, OBE, who died 8 June, 2018, aged 87, was Conservative MP for Norwich South, 1970-74.

Dr Stuttaford was the medical correspondent on the Times newspaper for many years.

He was born Irving Thomas Stuttaford, in 1931, second son of Dr William Joseph Edward Stuttaford, MC (c1879-1956), of Norfolk, by his wife the former Mary Royden (who d 1975); ,married 1 June, 1957, Pamela Christine Ropner (b 1931), scion of the Ropner baronets, of Preston Hall, second daughter of Richard Ropner, TD (1898-1975), of Aldie, Tain, Ross-shire, by his wife the former Margaret Forbes Ronald (1905-76), daughter of John Ronald, of Larbert.

Dr Stuttaford leaves three sons, Andrew (b 1958), Thomas (b 1961), and Hugo (b 1964).


Emilia Jeanne Nelson Hood (born 2018)

_. Serena Hood (nee Nikkhah), wife of the Hon Peregrine Alexander Nelson Hood (b 30 Aug 1974), scion of the Viscounts Bridport, gave birth to a second daughter, Emilia Jeanne Nelson Hood, 8 June, 2018, a sister for Honor Linda Nelson Hood, who was born in 2016.

The Hon Peregrine Hood is the son and heir of the 4th Viscount Bridport (b 17 Mar, 1948), by his former wife the former Linda Jacqueline Paravicini (now Countess of Suffolk & Berkshire) (b 1950, descended from the Swinnerton-Dyer Baronets).

Serena Hood is the eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Shahrokh Nikkhah, of London.

The daughters of Mr & Mrs Hood cannot inherit the UK peerage, but are in remainder to the Dukedom of Bronte.


Friday, June 08, 2018

Crutchley/Sewell engagement

__. The engagement was announced 8 June, 2018, between Arthur Percy Crutchley (born 1986), descended from the Barons Southampton, son of Lt-Cdr William Victor Percy Crutchley (1933-2007), by his second wife, the former Hon Penelope Ann O'Neill (born 1947), scion of the Barons O'Neill, & Rosanna Mary Alice Sewell (born 1988), descended from the Abel Smith landed family & Dukes of Somerset, daughter of Mark Geoffrey Sewell (born 1955), by his wife the former Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Fraser.

Arthur Crutchley is a grandson maternally of the life peer Baron O'Neill of The Maine (1914-90).

The bride-to-be is a kinswoman of the Queen, albeit distantly, in their descent from the banking Smith family.


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Roger Humphrey Boissier, CBE 1930-2018

_. Roger Humphrey Boissier, CBE, who died 6 June, 2018, aged 87, was a scion of that landed gentry family.

He was born 30 June, 1930, and educated at Harrow, third son of Ernest Gabriel Boissier DSC (1886-1976), by his wife the former Doris Mary Bingham (d 1958), scion of that landed family; married 30 Oct, 1965, Elizabeth Bridget Rhoda Ley (b 1937) eldest daughter of Capt Sir Gerald Gordon Ley, 3rd Baronet (1902-80), by his first wife the former Rosemary Catherine Macpherson (1905-77), scion of Machpherson of Cluny, in the landed gentry.

Mr Boissier leaves a son, Rupert, and a dau Clare.

A Service of Thanskgiving will be held at St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, Cumbria, 3 Ju;y, 2018.


Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx 1916-2018

_. The Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx, Mary Wilson, poet, wife of the former prime minister Harold Wilson, died 6 June, 2016, from a stroke, aged 102.

Lady Wilson is the only spouse of any British prime minister to become a centenarian.

She was born Gladys Mary Baldwin, 12 January, 1916, at Diss, Norfolk, the daughter of the Rev Daniel Baldwin, of The Manse, Duxford, Cambridge, and married the then Oxford lecturer, James Harold Wilson in 1940.

Her husband was Labour MP for Ormskirk 1945-50, and then for the Huyton Division of Lancashire, 1950-83, and was Prime Minister 1964-70, and again from 1974-76. He was cr Baron Wilson of Rievaulx in 1983 on leaving the commons. His ancestors hailed from the North Yorkshire village from which he took his title.

She was widowed on 24 May, 1995.

Lady Wilson was the mother of two sons, Robin and Giles.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Jane Louisa Harvey 1954-2018

_. Jane Louisa Harvey (nee Roper), died 5 June, 2018, aged 64.

She was born in 1954 a daughter of Mr E. Alan Roper, by his wife the former Millicent Booth, and married in 1981, Robert Lambart Harvey, scion of the Barons Harvey of Tasburgh, son of the Hon John Wynn Harvey (1923-89), by his wife the former Nobile Elena Maria Teresa, dau of the Marchese Giambattista Curtopassi, of Rome, by whom she had a son, Oliver.

The funeral took place at Meifod Church, Powys, 14 June, 2018.


Fraser/Hay engagement

__. The engagement was announced 6 June, 2018, between Harry Edward Fraser (born 1984), scion of the Lords Lovat, second son of Roderick Joseph (Rory) Fraser (born 1953), of Moniack Castle, Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, by his wife the former Mary Jean Strutt, scion of the Barons Rayleigh, Georgina Eileen Hay (born 1990), scion of the Marquesses of Tweeddale, daughter of Malcolm Charles Hay of Seaton (born 1956), of Edinglassie. by his wife the former Deborah Louise Rouse.


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Plumptre/George engagement

_. The engagement was announced 31 May, 2018 between Wyndham James Alexander Plumptre (b 1986), scion of the Barons FitzWalter, eldest son of the Hon (Wyndham) George Plumptre (b 1956), of London, and of his former wife, Princess Alexandra Elizabeth Cantacuzene-Speransky (b 1956), & Jennifer Rosina George (b 1986), dau of Stephen A. George, of Limington, Somerset, by his wife the former Roslin Bennett.

Princess Alexandra Cantacuzene-Speransky is a daughter of Prince Mikhail Cantacuzene-Speranksy (1913-99), by his wife the former Barbara Hanbury-Williams (1929-2010), and is descended from Ulysses Grant.


Talbot-Ponsonby/Bennett-Jones engagement

_. The engagement was announced  5 June, 2018, between William Peter Talbot-Ponsonby (born 1975), scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury & Waterford, son of the Rev Preb Andrew Talbot-Ponsonby (b 1944), by his first wife the former Alice Margaret Baldwin (1944-89), and Rowena C. Bennett Jones, daughter of Mr & Mrs R. Aled O. Jones, of Newport, Shropshire.

William Talbot-Ponsonby married firstly, in 2003, Sarah Lee Geehan (1976-2014), daughter of Norman B. Geehan, by his wife the former Helen Blackburn.


Harper/Ross engagement

._. The engagement was announced 5 June, 2018, between Howard Stafford Harper (born 1994), son of the late John Harper and Mrs Rosemary Harper (nee Nielsen), of Bexley, Kent, & Antonia Laura Catherine Giuliana Ross (born 1994), scion of that Irish landed gentry family, daughter of Alastair Charles Gordon Ross (born 1964), by his wife the former (Hilda) Francesca A. Richards.


Caroline Elizabeth Tufnell (1963-2018)

__. Caroline Elizabeth Tufnell, who died 4 June, 2018, aged 55, was a scion of that landed gentry family and a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Baron Ashtown (1901-79).

She was born in 1963 a daughter of Colonel Greville Wyndham Tufnell, CVO, DL (b 1932), by his first wife the former Hon Anne Rosemary Trench (1936-92), daughter of the 5th Baron Ashtown.

Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's, Fairford, 13 September, 2018.


Nigel Argentine Alington 1947-2018

_. Nigel Argentine Alington, died 4 June, 2018, was a scion of the Alingtons of Swinhope House.

He was a son of Commander Charles Francis Alington (1919-87), by his wife Anne, daughter of Alexander John Hew Maclean (1880-1930) 16th Laird of Ardgour, by his wife the former Hon Muriel Annette Burns (1893-1969), daughter of the 3rd Baron Inverclyde (1864-1919), &c.


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Rt Hon Sir (George) Desmond De Silva, QC 1939-2018

_, Rt Hon Sir Desmond De Silva, QC, who died 2 June, 2018, was a former husband of Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, a great-niece of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

George Desmond De Silva was born at Ceylon, 13 December, 1939, son of (Edmund) Frederick De Silva, MBE (1912-93), by his wife, Esme; married London, 5 Dec, 1987 (div 2010), HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia (b London 28 Nov, 1959), daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia (1928-2000), by his first wife Princess Margarita of Baden (b Salem 14 July, 1932, d 15 January, 2013) daughter of Berthold, Margrave of Baden by his wife HRH Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1906-69), a sister of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


Saturday, June 02, 2018

2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO 1929-2018

_. The 2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO, died 1 June, 2018, aged 88.

John Julius Cooper was born 15 September, 1929, son of (Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich, GCMG, DSO, PC (1890-1954), by his wife the former Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners (d 1986), scion of the Dukes of Rutland; succeeded to the viscouncy on the death of his father, 1 January, 1954; married firstly, 5 Aug 1952 (div 1985) Anne Frances May Clifford, scion of the Barons Clifford of Chudleigh, daughter of Capt the Hon Sir Bede Clifford; married secondly, 14 June, 1989, the Hon Mary Philipps, former wife of the Hon Hugo Philipps (later Baron Milford), and daughter of the 1st Baron Sherfield.

Lord Norwich leaves a son and a daughter from his first marriage. The peerage, created in 1952, now passes to his son, the Hon Jason Charles Duff Bede Cooper, who was born 27 Oct, 1959. The 3rd Viscount is unmarried. There is no heir to the viscountcy.


Anthony Fred Doran Potts 1923-2018

_. Anthony Fred Doran Potts, died 1 June, 2018. He was 94.

He was a son of Major Fred Potts, of Hill Cottage, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, by his wife the former Florence Whiteman, and married 3 January, 1953, Diana Elizabeth Hawkins (b 24 Nov, 1930), scion of the Hawkins baronets, daughter of Commander Richard Pennell Caesar Hawkins, RN (1899-1990), by his first wife the former Enid Helen Corbould-Warren (d 1983), by whom he had issue, two sons, Anthony and Richard, and a daughter, Helen.

Funeral at Southampton Crematorium West Chapel, 25 June, 2018.


Friday, June 01, 2018

Anne Countess Attlee (died 2018)

_. Anne Countess Attlee, who died 31 May, 2018, aged 87, was the first wife of the late 2nd Earl Attlee (1927-91), and was the daughter-in-law of the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

She was the former Anne Barbara Henderson, daughter of James Henderson, CBE, author, of Bath, Somerset, and married the then Mr Martin Richard Attlee, 16 February, 1955.

Martin Attlee was the only son of the Labour Party leader and former prime minister Clement Attlee, who, in December, 1955 was elevated to the peerage upon his retirement. He was created Viscount Prestwood and Earl Attlee.

Martin Attlee and his wife were known as Viscount and Viscountess Prestwood until the death of the 1st Earl Attlee, 8 Oct, 1967, when he succeeded to the peerages.

She and Lord Attlee divorced in 1988, and he died 27 July, 1991.

Countess Attlee leaves a son, John, the 3rd Earl Attlee, who was born in 1956, and a daughter, Lady Jane Attlee, who was born in 1959.

The funeral will be held at Marylebone Crematorium, East Finchley, London, Thurs 14 June, 2018.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

William Harley Tozier 1936-2018

_. William Harley Tozier, who was born at Buffalo, New York, 4 Nov, 1936, died at Snyder, New York, 29 May, 2018. His daughter, Carolyn, married in 1988, Sir William Molesworth-St Aubyn, 16th Baronet (born 1958).


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Max Eben Leckie Pike 1943-2018

_. Max Eben Leckie Pike, who died 28 May, 2018, aged 74, was the scion of a landed gentry family, the son of Lt-Col Godfrey Pike, DSO, MBE, by his wife the former Caroline Fox Hanbury, scion of that landed family, married 1976, Jean Mary Fitzalan Howard (born 1947), scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, daughter of Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard GCVO, CB, CBE, MC (1916-2007), brother of the 17th Duke, by his first wife Jean Marion Hamilton-Dalrymple (1923-47).

Funeral at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Northleach, Monday 11 June, 2018.


Viola Florence Ghislaine Mostyn (born 2018)

_. Lucy Concetta Mostyn (nee Rands, born 1987), wife of Henry Francis Joseph Ghislain Mostyn (born 1987), scion of the Mostyn baronets, gave birth to a daughter, Viola Florence Ghislaine, 28 May, 2018, a sister for Inigo Harvey Ghislain, who was born in 2016.

Henry is a son of the Hon Sir Nicholas (Mr Justice) Mostyn (born 1957), of the baronets of that name, by his wife the former Lucy Joanna Willis.

Lucy is a daughter of (David) Harvey Rands (b 1951), by his wife the former (Florence) Anne Gretton-Watson.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Baron Howie of Troon 1924-2018

_. The Baron Howie of Troon, a Labour life peer, died 26 May, 2018.

As William Howie he was Labour MP for Luton, 1963-70, and was created Baron Howie of Troon in 1978.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Mark Oliver Layton 1944-2018

_. Mark Oliver Layton, who died 24 May, 2018, aged 73, was a scion of the Barons Layton.

He was born 22 June, 1944, second son of the Hon David Layton, MBE (1914-2009), by his wife the former Elizabeth Gray; and was a grandson of the 1st Baron Layton, CH, CBE (1884-1966); he married Penelope (Penny) Hamilton, and was father of two sons, Tim & Peter.

The funeral took place 4 June, 2018.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sir Rupert Bromley, 10th Baronet 1936-2018

_. Sir Rupert Bromley, 10th Baronet died at his home in Cape Town, 23 May, 2018. Succeeded by his eldest son, Charles Howard Bromley, who was born in 1963.

The funeral took place at St John's Church, Wynberg, Friday 1 June, 2018.


Brig Sir Miles Hunt-Davis, GCVO, CBE 1938-2018

_. Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-Davis, GCVO, CBE, who died 23 May, 2018, was Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 1993-2010, and Treasurer, 2000-2010.

He was a son of Lt-Col Eric Hunt-Davis, of Johannesburg, South Africa,by his wife the former Mary Eleanor Turnbull Boyce; married 1965, Anita Gay Ridsdale, daughter of Francis Ridsdale, by whom he had issue.

The funeral takes place at The Minster Church of St Denys, Warminster, Monday 2 July, 2018.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5th Baron Cottesloe 1927-2018

_. The 5th Baron Cottesloe died 21 May, 2018. He was 91.

Lord Cottesloe was born the Hon John Fremantle, 27 January, 1927, son of the 4th Baron Cottesloe, GBE (1900-94), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Harris (1906-83), scion of the Earls of Malmesbury; succeeded to the peerage, created in 1874, upon his father's demise, 22 April, 1994; married 26 Apr, 1958, Elizabeth Ann Barker (d 2013), daughter of Lt-Col Henry Shelley Barker, DSO, by whom he had a son, and two daughters. The elder daughter, Betsy, is the wife of the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, MP. The son, the Hon Thomas Francis Henry Fremantle, born 17 Mar, 1966, succeeds as 6th Baron Cottesloe.

The funeral is at St Swithun's Church, Swanbourne, 12 June, 2018.


Charles Douglas Massie-Blomfield

_. Catrina Massie-Blomfield (nee Stewart, born 1978) wife of Adrian Massie-Blomfield, gave birth to a son, Charles Douglas, 21 May, 2018, a brother for Rose & Anna.

Adrian is a son of Mr & Mrs Richard Massie-Blomfield, of Cavina, Nairobi, and Catrina is the daughter of Alexander Donald Stewart 15th of Ardvorlich (b 1933), of that landed family, of Perthshire, by his wife the former Virginia Mary Washington, daughter of Capt Peter Washington, of Wokingham, Berkshire.




Saturday, May 19, 2018

HRH Prince Harry/Meghan Markle marriage

_. The marriage took place 19 May, 2018, at St George's Chapel, Windsor, between HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, KCVO (born 15 September, 1984), second son of HRH The Prince of Wales (b 14 Nov, 1948), by his first wife the former Lady Diana Frances Spencer (b 1 July, 1961, d 31 Aug, 1997), and Ms Rachel Meghan Markle (born 4 August, 1981), daughter of Thomas Wayne Markle (b 18 July, 1944), by his former second wife, Doria Loyce Ragland (born 15 September, 1956).

On the morning of his wedding it was announced that the Queen had conferred the Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton and Barony of Kilkeel upon her grandson.

Under the terms of the Letters Patent of 1917 the children of this marriage will be known as Lord or Lady (Christian name) Mountbatten-Windsor. A first son will be known by his father's second peerage, Earl of Dumbarton.

In 1960 the Queen announced that any male line descendants not bearing royal styles and titles would bear the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

On the succession to the throne of the Prince of Wales then all his male line grandchildren will all be HRH Prince/Princess, and Harry and Meghan's children will advance to this royal style and title.

However, the Queen may declare that the future children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be Princes and Princesses with the prefix HRH. Her Majesty made a similar announcement in 2012 before the birth of Prince George, because only the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales is entitled to the royal style and title under the terms of the 1917 letters patent. Without the Queen's intervention Princess Charlotte would have been Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor, and Prince Louis would be known as Lord Louis Mountbatten-Windsor.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Twin sons for Digby heir

_. Jessica Frances Digby (nee Murray Smith, born 1985), wife of the Hon Edward St Vincent Kenelm Digby (born 1985), scion of the Barons Digby, gave birth to twin sons, Henry George Kenelm and Milo Arthur Edward, 17 May, 2018.

The new father is the eldest son and heir of the 13th Baron Digby (b 1954), by his first wife the former Susan Watts.

Jessica Digby is the younger daughter of David Murray Smith, of Chiswick, London, and Mrs Joanne Murray Smith (nee Sargent),of Aldbourne, Wilts.


Ropner/Oates engagement

__. The engagement was announced 18 May, 2018, between Maxim H.S. Ropner (born 1990), scion of the Ropner Baronets (cr 1904) of Preston Hall, second son of Robert James Bruce Ropner (born 1962), of Kirklington, North Yorkshire, by his wife the former Johanna Louise Stroyan, & Catherine M. Oates, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael Oates, of Great Saxham, Suffolk.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Jenkins/Baker Baker engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between Edward J.R. Jenkins, son of Lt-Col Nicholas Jenkins, of Shrewsbury, and Mrs Beatrice Jenkins, of Nanyuki, Kenya, and Harriett E. Baker Baker, scion of that landed family, of Sedbury Hall, North Yorkshire, only daughter of William George Baker Baker (b 5 Jan, 1955), of Richmond, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Sarah Baker Baker, of Ramsbury, Wiltshire.

The bride-to-be is descended from Sir George Baker, Recorder of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, one of the loyal defenders of that town for King Charles I in the English Civil War.


Lady Carey Elizabeth Basset 1934-2018

_. The Lady Carey Basset, who died 14 May, 2018, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Leicester, of Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

She was born Lady Carey Elizabeth Coke, 5 May, 1934, second of the three daughters of the 5th Earl of Leicester, MVO (1908-76), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Mary Yorke, DCVO (d 1985), scion of the Earls of Hardwicke.

Her father was Equerry to the Duke of York (later George VI) 1934-37, and Extra Equerry to King George VI 1937-52, and to HM The Queen, 1952-76; her mother was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen from 1953.

Her elder sister, Lady Anne Coke, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, was the wife of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. Lady Anne was one of the Queen's trainbearers at the Coronation, 1953.

Lady Carey married 30 April, 1960, Bryan Ronald Basset, CBE (dec.,) scion of that landed family of Tehidy Park, the only surviving son of Ronald Lambert Basset (1898-1972), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Legge, DCVO (1908-2000), scion of the Earls of Dartmouth, by whom she had issue, three sons. She was precdeceased by her husband and one of her sons.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bristol/Dunn marriage

_.The marriage took place 12 May, 2018, at the Brompton Oratory, London, between Frederick William Augustus Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 19 Oct, 1979), a younger son of the late 6th Marquess of Bristol (1915-85), by his third wife the former Yvonne Marie Sutton, and Miss Meredith Dunn.

The Marquess of Bristol is a younger half brother of the late 7th Marquess, and inherited the family honours, 10 January, 1999.  He is also Earl of Bristol, Earl Jermyn, and Baron Hervey.


Olivia Clare Tufnell (nee Fellowes) 1978-2018

_. Olivia Clare Tufnell, who died at her home 11 May, 2018, aged 40, was a scion of the Fellowes landed gentry family of Shottesham Park, born in 1978, a daughter of David William Lyon Fellowes (b 1949), by his wife the former Venetia Anne Moorhead (b 1953); married 2003, Simon Charles Tufnell (born 1977), scion of the Tufnell landed family, son of Michael Wynne Tufnell (b 1942), by his wife the former Hon Georgina Mary Cavendish (b 1944), daughter of the 5th Baron Chesham.

Mrs Tufnell is survived by her husband, and leaves a son (Frederick) Charles and a daughter Charlotte (Lottie) Margot.

A service of Thanksgiving will take place at Winchester Cathedral, 4 July, 2018.


Brooksbank/Rodgers engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 May, 2018, between Thomas George Brooksbank (born 1988), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, son of George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (born 1949), of Battersea, London, by his wife the former Nicola Newton, and Amy Louise E. Rodgers (born 1988), daughter of Timothy A.E. Rodgers, of Taunton, Somerset, by his wife the former Susan Shave.

Thomas Brooksbank is the younger brother of Mr Jack Brooksbank, fiancé of HRH Princess Eugenie of York.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Erne/Patterson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 11 May, 2018, between John Henry Michael Ninian Crichton, 7th Earl of Erne (born 19 June, 1971), of Crom Castle, County Fermanagh, only son of the late 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO (1937-2015), by his first wife the former Camilla Marguerite Roberts (now Mrs Anthony Gray), & Harriet E. Patterson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Alan Patterson, of Berwickshire.

The Earl of Erne, who is also Viscount and Baron Erne and Baron Fermanagh, succeeded his father, 23 Dec, 2015.


Denys Archibald Rowan Hamilton, MVO, DL 1921-2018

_. Denys Archibald Rowan Hamilton, MVO, DL, late the Black Watch, who died 10 May, 2018, aged 97, was a scion of the Rowan Hamilton Irish landed family, of Killyleagh Castle. He was a kinsman of Her Majesty The Queen.

Denys Rowan Hamilton was High Sheriff of County Down in 1975; served as ADC to the Governor of Southern Rhodesia and was appointed the MVO in 1947.

He was born 26 April, 1921 a son of Brigadier-General Gawain Rowan Hamilton (1884-1947), by his wife the former Phyllis Frances Agnes Blackburn, who was a granddaughter maternally of the 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

He married 16 Nov, 1961, Mrs Wanda Annette Maxwell, daughter of Lt-Col Rupert Warburton, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.

A Service of Celebration takes place at St John The Evangelist, Killyleagh, County Down, 2 July, 2018.


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Susan Mary Maxwell Scott 1931-2018

_. Susan Mary Maxwell Scott, who died 4 May, 2018, aged 86, was a scion of the Lords Herries of Terregles.

She was born in 1931, a daughter of the late Herbert Francis Joseph Maxwell Scott (1891-1962), by his wife the former Eileen Josephine Smail (d 1974), unmarried.

The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Catholic Church, Tenterden, Kent, Wednesday 23 May, 2018.


Julia Mary (Judy) Countess of Strafford 1932-2018

_. Julia Mary (Judy) Countess of Strafford, who died at her home near Winchester, 4 May, 2018, aged 86, was the second wife, and widow, of the 8th Earl of Strafford (1936-2016).

She was the former Judy Pilcher, a daughter of Sir Dennis Pilcher, CBE (1906-94), by his wife the former Mary Aumonier (1907-91), and married firstly, 1956, Derek Nicholas Howard (1927-2003), married secondly, 1981, the then Thomas Edmund Byng, styled Viscount Enfield, who succeeded as Earl of Strafford, 4 March, 1984.

Lady Strafford leaves issue from her first marriage, Emma, Polly and Daniel.

A celebration of the Countess of Strafford's life takes place at St Mary's Church, Easton, near Winchester, Friday 18 May, 2018.


Patricia Countess of Harewood 1926-2018

_. Patricia Countess of Harewood, who died 4 May, 2018, aged 91, was the second wife, and widow, of the 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE (1923-2011), a cousin of the Queen.

She was born 24 November, 1926, as Patricia Elizabeth Tuckwell, a daughter of Charles Tuckwell, of Sydney, Australia, by his wife the former Elizabeth Jane Norton, and her first marriage was to Athol Shmith.

It was as Patricia Tuckwell, a violinist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, that she met the Earl of Harewood in 1959. Lord Harewood, the eldest grandson of King George V and Queen Mary had married Marion Stein, the pianist, in 1949, by whom he had three sons. The couple soon fell in love and the Countess of Harewood initially refused to grant her husband a divorce though she relented in 1967, three years after Patricia had given birth to his son.

The affair had constitutional repercussions. It caused a major scandal and constitutional difficulties involving the Queen herself. As supreme governor of the Church of England, the sovereign was officially unable to countenance remarriage after divorce - her permission for her cousin to marry was necessary under the terms of the Royal Marriages Act 1772. But Prime Minister Harold Wilson saved the Queen embarrassment by putting the question to the Cabinet. The Cabinet agreed and with the Queen's consent it was announced that she had acted, as a constitutional monarch had to, on the advice of her Government.

The scandal forced the Earl of Harewood to resign as Chancellor of York University, and it resulted in him being ostracised by the royal family for a long time afterwards.

Patricia and the Earl of Harewood married in the United States, on 31 July, 1967, but made their home at Harewood House near Leeds. The stately home became the Countess of Harewood's beloved home for the next fifty years.

Lady Harewood was widowed, 11 July, 2011, when the peerage passed to the earl's son from his first marriage, David Lascelles, now 8th Earl.

The countess leaves two sons, Michael Shmith, from her first marriage, and the Hon Mark Lascelles, from her marriage to Lord Harewood.

The funeral takes place at All Saints Church, in the grounds of Harewood House, near Leeds, 18 May, 2018


Friday, May 04, 2018

Lord John Kerr 1927-2018

_. The Lord John Kerr, who died 3 May, 2018, at the age of 90, was a scion of the Marquesses of Lothian.

John Andrew Christopher Kerr was born 4 July, 1927, the second son of Capt Andrew William Kerr, RN (1877-1929), by his wife, and kinswoman, the former Marie Constance Annabel Kerr. He was raised to the rank of the younger son of Marquess in 1941, when his elder brother, Peter Kerr, succeeded as 12th Marquis on the demise of a cousin.

He married 12 July, 1949, Isabel Marion Gurney (1924-2015), scion of that landed family, daughter of Sir Hugh Gurney, KCMG, MVO (1878-1968), by his wife the former Mariota Carnegie (1892-1980), scion of the Earls of Southesk, by whom he leaves issue.

Requiem Mass took place at the Church of St Hugh of Lincoln, Woodstock, co Oxford, Monday 14 May, 2018.


Lady Miranda Mary Emmet 1927-2018

_. The Lady Miranda Emmet, who died 3 May, 2018, aged 90, was a scion of the Dukes of Norfolk.

She was born the Hon Miranda Mary Fitzalan Howard, 1 June, 1927, third daughter of the 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, MBE (1885-1972), a scion of the ancient House of Howard, by his wife Mona Josephine Tempest Stapleton, suo jure Baroness Beaumont. Her seven siblings all had names beginning with the letter "M". Miles, Michael, Martin, Mark, Mariegold, Miriam and Mirabel.

Her father, until his demise in 1972, was heir presumptive to his kinsman, Bernard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England. It was her brother, Miles, who in 1975 succeeded the 16th Duke in the premier Dukedom of England, and subsequently Miranda and her siblings were elevated to the rank of children of a duke, &c.

She married 22 July, 1947, the Hon Christopher Anthony Robert Emmet, son of Mr Thomas Emmet, of Amberley Castle, by his wife the Baroness Emmet of Amberley, a life peeress, and one of the first women to sit in the House of Lords.

Lady Miranda leaves issue, Teresa, Catriona, Rowena and Robert.

The funeral takes place at the Cathedral of St Philip Howard, Arundel Castle, 4 June, 2018.


Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Harbord-Hamond/Luxmoore-Styles engagement

_. The engagement was announced 2 May, 2018 between the Hon George Edward Seymour Harbord-Hamond (b 1991), second son of the 13th Baron Suffield (b 1956), of Wandsworth, London, by his wife the former Katharine Margaret Lucy Seymour (b 1959), scion of the Marquesses of Hertford, & Lily Sarah Luxmoore-Styles (b 1990), daughter of Roger P. Luxmoore-Styles (b 1962), of Hintlesham, Suffolk, by his wife the former Mary Nainby-Luxmoore (b 1962).

Baron Temple-Morris 1938-2018

_. Lord Temple-Morris, life peer, died 1 May, 2018. He was 80.

As Peter Temple-Morris he was Conservative MP for Leominster 1974-2001, but then changed parties and sat in the House of Lords as a Labour peer.

He was born 12 Feb, 1938, son of Owen Temple-Morris, a Tory MP.

Lord Temple-Morris married in 1964, Taheré Khozeimé-Alam, an Iranian, by whom he had issue.


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Duke of Beaufort marries Georgia Powell

_. The marriage took place 30 April, 2018, at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Badminton, Gloucestershire, between Henry John Fitzroy Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort (born 22 May, 1952), of Badminton House, eldest son of the late 11th Duke of Beaufort (1928-2017), by his first wife the former Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (1928-95), scion of the Marquesses of Bath, & Miss Georgia Powell (born 18 Feb, 1969), scion of the Powell landed family, daughter Tristram Roger Dymoke Powell (b 1940), descended from the Earls of Longford, by his wife the former Virginia Beatrice Lucas, scion of the Lucas landed family, of Oakash.

The Duke of Beaufort married firstly, 13 June, 1987, in the presence of the Princess of Wales and Duchess of York, Tracy Louise Ward (b 22 Dec 1958), scion of the Earls of Dudley, daughter of the Hon Peter Ward by his wife the former Claire Leonora Baring, by which marriage he had two sons and a daughter.

The new Duchess of Beaufort is a granddaughter of Anthony Dymoke Powell, the great author, by his wife the former Lady Violet Georgiana Pakenham, third daughter of the 5th Earl of Longford (1864-1915), by his wife the former Lady Mary Julia Child Villiers, daughter of the 7th Earl of Jersey. She married firstly, in 1996, Tobias Coke, by whom she has a son and a daughter.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Graeme Elizabeth Laing 1926-2018

_.Mrs Graeme Elizabeth Laing, who died 27 April, 2018, aged 91, was a scion of the Earls of Stair, and a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She was born Graeme Elizabeth Dalrypmle-Hamilton, 29 October, 1926, daughter of Admiral Sir Frederick Hew George Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany, KCB (1890-1974), a godson of King George V, by his wife the former Gwendolen Peek (1890-1974), scion of the Peek baronets.

She had an elder sister, Christian, born in 1919, and a brother, North Edward Frederick, born in 1922, and for whom the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII stood sponsor). An aunt, Victoria Alexandra Dalrymple-Hamilton, was a goddaughter of both Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

She married 8 June, 1948, Alexander Grant Laing, MC (1924-88), son of Hector Stanley Laing, by his wife Margaret Norris Grant, daughter of Sir Alexander Grant, 1st Baronet. There were 2 sons and 2 daughters of the marriage.

The funeral takes place at Edinkillie Church, Friday 18th May, 2018.


Baron Martin of Springburn 1945-2018

_. The Lord Martin of Springburn, a life baron, and former Speaker of the House of Commons, died 29 April, 2018. He was 72.

Glasgow-born Michael Martin, born 3 July, 1945, was Labour MP for Glasgow Springburn 1979-2005, and then for Glasgow North East until 2009. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 2000, and resigned in 2009 over the expenses scandal.


Hon Kirstin Elizabeth Welton 1939-2018

_. The Hon Kirstin Welton, who died 27 April, 2018, aged 78, was a scion of the Viscounts Ullswater.

Kirstin Elizabeth Lowther was born 8 June, 1939, the only daughter of John Arthur Lowther, MVO (1910-42), Secretary to HRH The Duke of Kent, who died with the King's younger brother in the same flying accident over Iceland in August, 1942.

Her mother, who died in 1945, was the former Priscilla Lambert.

In 1949 her brother, Nicholas, succeeded as 2nd Viscount Ullswater on the death of their great-grandfather, the 1st Viscount, who, as James Lowther, had been a Speaker of the House of Commons. Two years later, in 1951, she was raised to the rank of a Viscount's daughter.

She married firstly, 6 Jan, 1966, Capt Caledon Alexander, scion of an Irish landed family; married 2ndly, 1976, Antony Edward Ord Welton. She leaves a son and a daughter from the first marriage.

The funeral takes place at St Bartholemew's Church, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, Monday 14 May, 2018.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sir Reginald Barnewall, 13th Baronet 1924-2018

_. Sir Reginald Barnewall, 13th Baronet, who died 27 April, 2018, aged 93, was an Australian woolgrower and cattle breeder, based in Queensland, Australia.

Reginald Robert Barnewall was born 1 October, 1924, son of Sir Reginald Barnewall, 12th Baronet (1888-1963), by his wife the former Jessie Ellen Fry, daughter of John Fry.

He succeeded his father in 1963, as the 13th holder of the baronetcy created by James I in 1622.

He married firstly, 8 June, 1946, Elsie Muriel Matthews-Frederick (who died in Jan 1962), daughter of Thomas Matthews-Frederick, of Brisbane, Australia; married secondly, July, 1962, Maureen Ellen Daly, daughter of William Daly, of South Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. From the first marriage he had a son, who died in infancy, and three daughters, and from the second marriage, he had a son, Peter Joseph, born 26 October, 1963, who now inherits the baronetcy.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Flora Mary Elizabeth Vane-Tempest (born 2018)

_. Charlotte Jane Vane-Tempest (nee Oddie), wife of James Alexander Stewart Vane-Tempest (born 1981), scion of the Marquesses of Londonderry, gave birth to a daughter, Flora Mary Elizabeth, 20 April, 2018, a sister for George (born 2012) and Harry (born 2014).

Charlotte is a daughter of Simon G. Oddie, of The Manor House, Little Milton, co Oxford, by his wife the former Sarah L.E. North, and James Vane-Tempest is a son of Charles Stewart Martin St George Vane-Tempest (born 1950), by his second wife the former Jillian Barbara Bulow (born 1949).


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sir Clive Elliott, 4th Baronet 1945-2018

_. Sir Clive Elliott, 4th Bt, died 18 April, 2018. Succeeded by his elder son, Ivo Elliott, who was b 1978.


Ava, Lady Pelly (1924-2018)

_. Ava, Lady Pelly, who died 17 April, 2018, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Pelly, 6th Baronet (1918-93).

She was the former Ava Barbara Ann Dunn, daughter of Brigadier Keith Frederick William Dunn, CBE (1891-1985) scion of that landed family, formerly of Titcomb Manor and Wallingtone, by his first wife the former Ava Kays (1891-1938); married (and his first wife) 1945 (div 1950), Sir John Kay, 6th Bt. She remarried him as his third wife in 1990, having married 2ndly, 1951 (div 1964) Maj David Michael de Lerisson Cazenove (1921-88), scion of that landed family.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rear-Admiral Sir Peter Anson, 7th Baronet, CB 1924-2018

_. Rear-Admiral Sir Peter Anson, 7th Baronet, CB, died 17 April, 2018. He was 93.

He was born 31 July, 1924, son of Sir Edward Anson, 6th Baronet (1902-1951), by his wife the former Frances Alison Pollock (1903-97), scion of the Montagu-Pollock baronets; succeeded to the baronetcy (cr 1831) upon his father's death, 26 June, 1951; married 16 April, 1955, Elizabeth Audrey (b 1931), daughter of Rear-Admiral Sir (Charles) Philip Clarke, KBE, CB, DSO (1898-1966), by his wife the former Audrey Doreen White (1902-76); and had issue, 2 sons and two daughters. The elder son, Philip Roland Anson, born 4 Oct, 1957, succeeds to the baronetcy.

Thanksgiving Service at St James Church, Rowledge, Farnham, 25 May, 2018.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gage/Llewellyn engagement

_. The engagement was announced 14 April, 2018, between the Hon (Richard David) Benedict Gage (born 1977), younger son of the 8th Viscount Gage (b 1934), by his wife the former Lady Diana Beatty (b 1952), scion of the Earls Beatty, & Natasha Anna Christina Llewellyn (born 1984), scion of the Llewellyn baronets, daughter of Sir Roderic Victor (Roddy) Llewellyn, 5th Baronet (born 1947), by his wife the former Tatiana Manora Caroline Soskin (b 1948).

Sir Roddy Llewellyn is the one-time love of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oliver James Anthony Ennever (born 2018)

__. Olivia Rose Ennever (nee Wake-Walker, born 1984), wife of Alistair James F. Ennever (b 1984), and scion of the Wake-Walker baronets, gave birth to a son, Oliver James Anthony, 9 April, 2018.

Alistair Ennever is a son of Mr (Anthony) Michael Ennever, of Shaldon, Hampshire, by his wife the former Kirsty F J Nicholson.

Olivia Ennever is a second cousin of the Duke of Cambridge & Prince Harry, daughter of Richard Anthony Wake-Walker (born 1951), of Wimbledon, by his wife the former Sharon Pamela Little (b 1952).
The bride is descended from the 7th Earl Spencer, via her grandmother, Lady Anne Spencer, sister of the 8th Earl Spencer, &c.


Kerr/Day engagement

__. The engagement was announced 10 April, 2018, between Frederic James Michael Ralph (Jamie) Kerr (born 1989), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, second son of Lord Ralph Kerr (b 1957) of Melbourne, Derbyshire, by his wife the former Marie-Claire Black, & Olivia Frances Day (born 1991), daughter of Simon James Day, of Westminster, London, by his wife the former Karen Frances Armstrong.

Lord Ralph Kerr is the heir pres to his elder brother, the 13th Marquis of Lothian.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Elizabeth, Countess Temple of Stowe (1928-2018)

__. Elizabeth Countess Temple of Stowe, who died 4 April, 2018, aged 89, was the second wife, and widow, of Walter Grenville Algernon Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe (1924-2013).

She was born Margaret Elizabeth Graham Scarth, 17 Nov, 1928, daughter of Colonel Henry William Scarth of Breckness, of Shetland, and married the then Mr Walter Temple-Gore-Langton, as his second wife, 1 June, 1968.

Her husband succeeded a cousin in the earldom (created in 1822), 28 Aug, 1988, and died 17 Sept, 2013, when he was succeeded by a son of his first marriage.

A service of Thanksgiving takes place at St Mary's Church, Easton, near Winchester, 23 Apr, 2018.


Monday, April 02, 2018

Christine Countess Poulett (died 2018)

Christine Countess Poulett, who has recently died, was the third wife and widow of the 8th & last Earl Poulett.

She was the former Margaret Christine Ball, daughter of Wilfred John Peter Ball, of Reading, Berkshire, and married, 12 Sept, 1968, as his third wife, George Amias Fitzwarrine Poulett, the 8th Earl Poulett (1909-73), who died 1 March, 1973, when the earldom became extinct.


Hon Henry Cornwallis Maude 1928-2018

_. The Hon Henry Maude, who died 31 March, 2018, aged 90, was a scion of the Viscounts Hawarden, and a younger son of the 7th Viscount Hawarden (1877-1958), by his wife the former Marion Wright (d 1974); born 3 March, 1928; married 8 Aug, 1964, Elizabeth Georgina Lockie, daughter of David McNaught Lockie, by whom he had issue.

Henry Cornwallis Maude was High Sheriff of Kent in 1989.


12th Baron Digby, KCVO 1924-2018

_. The 12th Baron Digby, KCVO, a former Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, died on Easter Sunday, 1 April, 2018, at the age of 93.

Edward Henry Kenelm Digby was born 24 July, 1924, son of the 11th Baron Digby, KG, DSO, MC (1894-1964), by his wife the former Hon Constance Pamela Alice Bruce (d 1978), fourth daughter of the 2nd Baron Aberdare.

He succeeded his father, 29 January, 1964; married 18 Dec, 1952, Diona Marian Sherbrooke, daughter of Rear-Admiral Robert St Vincent Sherbrooke, VC, CB, DSO, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.

Lord Digby served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards, and served as Lord Lieutenant for the county of Dorset, 1984-99; he was appointed KCVO in 1998.

He is succeeded in the family honours by his elder son, the Hon Henry Noel Kenelm Digby, who was born 6 January, 1954.

The funeral takes place at St Andrew's Church, Minterne Magna, Monday 16 Apr, followed by a Memorial Service at Sherborne Abbey, 1 June, 2018.


Sidonie Zita Elizabeth Fairfax (born 2018)

__. Elmerice Karoline Sidone Elisabeth, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen (born 1984), wife of Alexander Thomas Digby Fairfax (b 1986) scion of the Lords Fairfax of Cameron, gave birth to a daughter, Sidonie Zita Elizabeth, 31 March, 2018.

Alexander Fairfax is a son of the Hon Hugh Nigel Thomas Fairax (b 1958), and is a grandson paternally of the 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1923-64).

Elmerice, Erzherzogin von Habsburg-Lothringen, descended from the Royal House of Austria, is a daughter of Christoph Heinrich, Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (b 1944).


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet KG (d 2018)

—-.Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet, KG, died 29 March, 2018, & was succeeded by his son.

Sir William’s demise now leaves four vacancies in the Order of the Garter.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Felicity Iris Lola Thornton (born 2018)

_. Miranda Jane Therese Thornton (nee Brougham, born 1982), wife of Matthew James Thornton (born 1983), and descended from the Barons Vestey, gave birth to a daughter Felicity Iris Lola, 23 March, 2018.

Matthew is a son of Anthony Christopher Lawrence Thornton, QC (b 1947), of London, by his first wife the former Lyn Christine Thurlby, & Miranda is a daughter of Christopher John Brougham, QC, by his wife the former Mary Olwen Corker.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Diana Gladstone (d 2018)

__. Diana Gladstone, who died 27 February, 2018, aged 94, was the widow of John Gladstone of Capenoch, scion of that landed gentry family.

She was the former Diana Fleming-Hamilton, daughter of William Hamilton Fleming-Hamilton, who died in 1931, and married in 1950, as his second wife, John Gladstone (1908-77) by whom she had issue.

Her daughter Julia is Mrs Humphrey Smith, wife of the chairman of Samuel Smith Brewery, Tadcaster, descended from the Woollcombe landed family.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Crofton/ von Maltzan engagement

__. The engagement was announced 21 March, 2018, between the 8th Baron Crofton [born 1988] son of the late 7th Baron [1951-2007] by his wife the former Gillian Susan Burroughs Bass, & German aristocrat Marie-Isabelle von Maltzan, Freiin zu Wartenberg und Penzlin


Hon Frederick Charles Edward Agar (born 2018)

-. Viscountess Somerton (born 1984) wife of James Agar, styled Viscount Somerton (born 1982), son and heir of the 6th Earl of Normanton, gave birth to a son, the Hon Frederick Charles Edward Agar, 26 February, 2018, a brother for Arthur & Georgina

James Shaun Christian Welbore Ellis AGAR (b 1982) styled Viscount Somerton, s & ha of the 6th Earl of NORMANTON (b 1945) and his 1st w Victoria Susan (b 1949 Melbourne Australia), dau of John H C BEARD of Hampshire. He m 2012 Lady Lucy Caroline ALEXANDER (b 1984) d of the 2nd Earl ALEXANDER OF TUNIS (b 1935) and his 2nd w the Hon Davina Mary WOODHOUSE LVO (b 1955, dau of 4th Baron TERRINGTON, 1915-98). Their first son Hon Arthur Alexander Christian Welbore AGAR was b 2016 and their dau Hon Georgina Rose AGAR was b 2014.


Death of Sir Charles Wolseley, 11th Baronet

_. Sir Charles Wolesley, 11th Baronet, died 5 March, 2018.

Charles Garnet Richard
Mark Wolesley was born the son of Stephen Wolesley (1918-44), by his wife the former Pamela Barry (d 2002); married 1stly, 1968 (div 1984) Anita Maria, daughter of Hugo Fried; married secondly, 1984, Imogen May. His son from his first marriage, Stephen, born 1980, inherits the baronetcy.


Son for Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe

Hannah Redmayne (nee Bagshawe) wife of the actor Eddie Redmayne (born 1982), gave birth to a son, Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne, 10 March, 2018, a brother for Iris Mary, who was born in 2016.

Hannah Bagshawe is a scion of the landed family of Bagshawe, of Ford Hall.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lady Saunders (Katie Boyle) 1926-2018

__. Katie Boyle, the tv personality and game show panelist, died 20 March, 2018, aged 91.

She was Italian-born aristocrat Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla, born 29 May, 1926, daughter of the Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla, by his wife the former Dorothy Kate Ramsden.

She married firstly, 17 Sept, 1947, Richard Bentinck Boyle, styled Viscount Boyle ( later 9th Earl of Shannon) 1924-2013, from whom she was divorced in 1955; married 2ndly, 1955, racehorse trainer Greville Baylis, who died in 1976; married thirdly, 1979, the theatre impresario, Sir Peter Saunders, who died in 2002.


The Baron Crickhowell PC 1934-2017

- The Baron Crickhowell, PC, Tory life peer, died 17 March, 2018.

As Nicholas Edwards he served as a Conservative MP from 1970 to 1987, & was Secretary of State for Wales in the Thatcher Administration.


The Baron Richard PC, QC 1932-2018

— The Lord Richard, PC, QC, life peer, Labour politician, died 18 March, 2018, was, as Ivor Richard, a Labour MP 1964-74.


Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (d 2018)

- The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, who died suddenly in Nottingham, 13 March, 2018, aged 74, was a life peer, trade unionist & Labour politician.

She was General-Secretary of SOGAT 1985-91.


Frederick Charles Merlin Morshead (b 2018)

Louise Alexandra Patricia Morshead (nee Nicolson, born 1984) scion of the Barons Saltoun, and descended from Queen Victoria, wife of Charles Christopher Thomas Morshead (born 1981) gave birth to a son, Frederick Charles Merlin, 15 March, 2018, a brother for Rory Thomas Malise, who was born in 2015.
Louise Morshead is a daughter of Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Mary Ingrid Isabel Fraser, Mistress of Saltoun ( b 1957), daughter & heir of the Lady Saltoun (b 1930) & Capt Alexander Ramsay of Mar (1919-2000), son of Admiral the Hon Sir Alexander Ramsay (1881-1972) by his wife HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught & Strathearn (1886-1974) daughter of HRH The Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (1850-1942), third son of HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)


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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spencer-Churchill/ Hammerström.

The engagement has been announced between Lord Edward Albert Charles Spencer-Churchill (born 1974) scion of the Dukes of Marlborough, son of the late 11th Duke (1926-2014) by his wife the former Rosita Douglas, & Kimberley “Kimi” Hammerström.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hanover/ de Osma wedding

_. The marriage took place at Lima, Peru, 16th March, 2018, between HRH Prince Christian of Hanover, younger son of HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick, head of tbe Royal House of Hanover, by his former first wife Chantal, & Peruvian heiress Alessandra de Osma.

The bride grooms father is claimant to the suspended Dukedom of Cumberland & Teviotdale.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hon Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet 1936-2018

—-. Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, has died.

William Hepburn McAlpine was born in 1936, son of the 5th baronet (later the life peer as Baron McAlpine of Moffat (1907-90), by his wife the former Ella Garnett (1910-87): married twice, firstly in 1959, to Jill Benton Jones (1937-2004); married 2ndly, 2004, the former Judith Mary Sanderson.

Sir William is succeeded by his son fron his first marriage, Andrew, who was born in 1960.


Price/Gladstone engagement

___. The engagement was announced 15 March, 2018 between David Price, son of Mr & Mrs Martin Price, & India Kate Gladstone (born 1991) , scion of the Gladstone baronets, and descended from the prime minister, William Gladstone, daughter of Charles Angus Gladstone (b 1964), heir to the baronetcy, by his wife, the former Lineke van der Mast.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Death of the 3rd Earl of Plymouth

_. The 3rd Earl of Plymouth died 7 March, 2018.

Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, third holder of the peerage, had been a peer for almost 75 years.

He succeeded to the title - and the viscountcy of Windsor - upon the death of his father, the 2nd Earl, 1 October, 1943.

His mother, the former Lady Irene Charteris, who died in 1989, was a scion of the Earls of Wemyss & March.

Lord Plymouth married in 1950, Miss Caroline Helen Rice, who died in 2016.

The Earldom now devolves upon his son and heir Ivor, styled Viscount Windsor, who was born in 1951.


Hon Garech Domnagh Browne (1939-2018)

—-. Guinness heir the Hon Garech Browne, has died aged 78.

Garech Domnagh Browne, who was born in June, 1939, son of the 4th Baron Oranmore & Browne, by his wife the heiress Oonagh Guinness, scion of the Earls of Iveagh, was the elder brother of the Hon Tara Browne, immortalised by the Beatles in their song ‘A Day in the Life’ (he ‘blew his mind out in a car’).

He married in 1981, Indian aristocrat Princess Harshad Purna Devi, daughter of the Majaraja of Morvi.


Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge (born 2018)

__. HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden (b 1982) and her husband Chris O’Neill, have had their third child. The infant princess, born 9 March, 2018, has been named Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, and given the title Duchess of Blekinge.

Princess Adrienne, the latest grandchild for King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia, is tenth in line to the Swedish throne.

The infant is the latest descendant of Queen Victoria and can trace her lineage to two of Victoria’s sons - from Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, and from Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.


Marquess of Bristol to wed

The 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 1979) son of the late 6th Marquess, and younger brother of John, the 7th peer, who squandered the family fortune, has announced his betrothal to an American Meredith Dunn.


Saturday, March 03, 2018

Latest descendant of King George V & Queen Mary: Penny Moon Hermans

Ellen Mary Lascelles (b 17 Dec, 1984), scion of the Earls of Harewood and descendant of the Royal House of Windsor, and partner of Michael G. Hermans, gave birth to a daughter, Penny Moon Hermans, in Australia, 1 March, 2018, a sister for Jack Marley Hermans, who was b 21 March, 2016, at Mullumbimby Hospital, Australia.

Ellen Lascelles is a daughter of the Hon Jeremy Lascelles, and a granddaughter of the late 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE, and great-granddaughter of HRH The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, only daughter of HM King George V, &c.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet 1931-2018

_.Sir (William) Jonathan Frederick North, 2nd Baronet, died 25 February, 2018.

He was born 6 February, 1931, a sscion of the Earls of Guilford, son of the Hon John Montagu William North, and succeeded to the baronetcy of his maternal grandfather, Sir William Norton Hicking, under the terms of a special remainder, in 1947; married 1956, Sara Virginia, daughter of Air Chief Marshal Sir (James) Donald Innes Hardman, GBE, KCB, by whom he had issue.

Sir Jonathan is succeeded by his son, Jeremy William Francis North, who was born 5 May, 1960.


Friday, February 23, 2018

HRH Princess Elisabeth of Hanover (b 2018)

_. Princess Ekaterina of Hanover (nee Malysheva) wife of HRH Prince Ernst August Andreas Philipp Constantin Maximilian Rolf Stephan Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, Prince of Gt Britain and Ireland [b 19 July, 1983], gave birth to a daughter, Elisabeth, 22 February, 2018.

Prince Ernst August is the elder son of HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg, Prince of Gt Britain & Ireland [b 26 Feb, 1954], by his first wife the former Chantal Hochuli [b 2 Jun 1955], & Ekaterina Igorieva Malysheva [b Moscow, 1 July, 1986], daughter of Igor Malyshev by his wife Svetlana.

Prince Ernst August (b 1954) is a male line descendant of King George III, and is head of the Royal House of Hanover and in whom is vested the right to petition for the restoration of the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale [created in 1799, and suspended under the terms of the Titles Deprivations Act, 1917].


Monday, February 19, 2018

Lady Rosemary Steel 1935-2018

__. The Lady Rosemary Steel, who died 18 February, 2018, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Clarendon.

She was posthumous daughter of George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde VILLIERS (1906-35), styled Lord Hyde, s of 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877-1955), and Hon Marion Feodorovna Louise GLYN (1900-70), d of 4th Baron WOLVERTON (1863-1932) and Lady Edith Amelia Ward (1872-1956, d of 1st Earl of DUDLEY (1817-85))).

She m Richard Hugh Jordan s of Sir Christopher Eden STEEL GCMG MVO (1903-73) and Catherine (1907-85) d of Lt-Gen Sir (George) Sidney CLIVE GCVO KCB CMG DSO (1874-1959) by his wife a scion of the BUXTON Bts, and had two sons and a dau.

 A funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northleach, 19 March, 2018.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tom William (Robin) Readett-Bayley 1933-2018

__. Tom William (Robin) Readett-Bayley, who died 16 February, 2018, aged 85, was head of that landed gentry family.

He was s of Thomas Dennis READETT-BAYLEY (1906-56), whom he succeeded as head of the gentry family of that name formerly of Lenton Abbey, and (Florence) Diana (1911-96) d of William Norman BISSILL (1871-1936) by his 1903 m (reg Q4 Notthinghamshire) to Florence Rippon BROCKTON (1876-1960). He m c1962 (reg Q1 Nottinghamshire) Diana J TAYLOR (b c1933 reg Q1 Derbyshire) d of _ TAYLOR & _ BROWN, and had issue, two daughters.


Michael Edmund Heathcote (1931-2018)

__. Capt Michael Edmund Heathcote, who died 15 February, 2018, aged 86, was a scion of the Heathcote baronets (cr GB 1733); descended from Rev Samuel Heathcote 3rd son of the 3rd Baronet. 

He married 1959 Jean Hamilton-Miller and had issue Kathryn Gay b 1961, Georgina Anne b 1961 (twin) and Jenny Louise b 1964.  The son of Kathryn mentioned in Debretts, Richard David Michael b 1989 is not mentioned in the notice so perhaps has predeceased.

The funeral takes at St. Mary’s Church, Frensham, Surrey, 14 March 2018.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Gerald William Paul Orlando Bridgeman 1929-2018

_. Gerald William Paul Orlando Bridgeman, who died 15 February, 2018, aged 88, was a scion of the Earls of Bradford.

He was born in 1929, son of Commander Francis Paul Orlando Bridgeman, RN (1888-1930), by his wife the former Alice Kleinwort (d 1979), scion of the Kleinwort baronets. He married in 1965, Mrs Rosemarie Ingrams, daughter of Willis Tomlinson. No issue of the marriage.


Atticus Alexander Campbell Underwood (b 2018)

__. Alexia Underwood (nee Fitzgerald O'Connor) wife of James Michael Campbell Underwood (b 1981), gave birth to a son, Atticus Alexander Campbell, 15 February, 2018.

James Underwood is the elder son of John Jeremy Campbell Underwood who married in 1979, Victoria Angela Henderson b 1956 a scion of the Barons FARINGDON being the daughter of Adrian Donald Henderson (1922 - 1974) son of Hon Alec Puleston Henderson 2nd son of the 1st Baron.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 3rd (and last) Viscount Alanbrooke 1932-2018

_. The 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke died 10 January, 2018. He was aged 85.

Lord Alanbrooke was the last holder of the title, and a younger son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount, who was sometime Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.

Harold Victor Alan Brooke was born 24 Nov, 1932, son of the 1st Viscount (1883-1963) by his second wife, the former Benita Blanche Pelly, scion of the Pelly Bts, and succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his elder half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 19 Dec, 1972.

Viscount Alanbrooke was unmarried, and his peerages now become extinct.

The funeral takes place on Monday 26 February, 2018, at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Annette Bruce Seely (d 2018)

__. Annette Bruce Seely, who died 11 February, 2018, was the widow of Maj Victor Seely (1941-2009), scion of the Seely baronets.

She was the former Annette Bruce McEwen, daughter of Lt-Col John McEwen by his wife the former Yvonne Crossley Pratt.

She married 1972, Maj Victor Ronald Seely (1941-2009) s of Sir Victor Basil John SEELY 4th Bt (1900-80) and his 3rd wife, the former Mary Frances Margaret Collins, and had a son (William Victor Conway Seely, b 1983, hp to the present Bt, his uncle of the half blood) and a dau (Natasha Wilhelmina Annette b 1979).


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ethel, Lady Booth 1914-2018

_. Ethel, Lady Booth, who died 9 February, 2018, aged 103, was the widow of Sir Philip Booth, 2nd Baronet (1907-60).


Saturday, February 03, 2018

De La Poer Beresford/Hill engagement

___. The engagement was announced 3 February, 2018, between the Hon Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford (born 1988), son and heir of the 7th Baron Decies (b 1948), of Straffan, Co Kildare, by his second wife  the former Edel Jeannette Hendron (born 1957), & Susannah, only daughter of Mr & Mrs James Hill, of Dunganstown, Co Wicklow.


Thursday, February 01, 2018

William Frederick Chancellor Graham (1963-2018)

 _. William Frederick Chancellor Graham, who died 31 January, 2018, aged 54, was a scion of the Graham baronets (cr 1906).

He was s of Colin Hugh Campbell Graham TD (b 1940), scion of the Bts of that name cr 1906, and his 1st w Kathleen Joanna (Jan) (b 1943 ref 685/1 1150 Haymarket) d of David CHANCELLOR [?(c1912-1955) of Pencaitland, East Lothian by his 1939 m (reg Q3 London) to Kathleen Mary BOURKE (1904-79)].

He m 1st 1989 Victoria L d of John Richmond BEASLEY of Shipton-under-Wychwood, and had a son and a dau as above. He m 2nd 2004 Lucy Victoria d of Michael GURNEY, [?and had a dau, (Phoebe) Lola M (b c2006 reg Q1 Gloucestershire)].


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Oscar George Doyne Vigors (born 2018)

_. Flora Vigors (born 1983) wife of Nicholas Desmond D. Vigors (born 1983), and scion of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon, gave birth to a son, Oscar George Doyne, in Baden, 26 January, 2018.

Nick Vigors, scion of the Irish landed family of that name, is the eldest son of Mr Patrick Mervyn Doyne Vigors, of London, and Mrs Patrick Vigors (nee Dinah F. Burrows), of Stapleford, Wiltshire.

Flora Vigors  is a daughter of David Henry Charles Gordon Lennox (b 1935), of Saxham Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by his wife the former Elizabeth Stirling, daughter of Sir William Gurdon Stirling, GCB, CBE, DSO.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scarlett Rose Miller (b 2018)

Lara Jade Miller (nee Slazenger), wife of David Edward Benyon Brooke Miller (born 1978), has given birth to a daughter, Scarlett Rose, in Dublin, a sister for Nathaniel, Patrick, Martha and Charlie.

David Miller is a son of Dr (Thomas) Nigel MILLER and Hon Honor Leslie Brooke BROOKE (b 1941) d of the LP Baron BROOKE OF CUMNOR (d 1984) and sister of the LP Baron BROOKE OF SUTTON MANDEVILLE CH. He m 2002 Lara Jade d of Peter SLAZENGER of Enniskerry, co Wicklow.


Eliza Jemima Lovett (born 2018)

__. Jessica Clare Lovett (nee Palmer-Tomkinson, born 1985), wife of Thomas (Tom) A. Lovett, gave birth to a daughter, Eliza Jemima, 24 January, 2018.

Tom Lovett is the son of Neil Lovett, of North Leigh, Co Oxford. Jessica is a daughter of Jeremy James PALMER-TOMKINSON (b 1943), scion of the TOMKINSON gentry family formerly of Franche Hall, and of the SMITH gentry family of Midhurst, by his 1982 m (reg Q3 London) to Clare Jemima LEVESON (b 1948, d of Arthur Edmund LEVESON (1908-81, scion of the DUFFERIN & AVA barons, DARNLEY & CHICHESTER earls, AILESBURY marquesses, LEEDS dukes etc) of Ropley, Hampshire and Margaret Ruth MAUDE (1920-2012)).


Monday, January 22, 2018

Jack Brooksbank/Princess Eugenie of York engagement

_. The engagement was announced 22 January, 2018, between Mr Jack Christopher S(tamp) Brooksbank (b 1986), scion of the Brooksbank baronets, elder son of Mr George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (b 8 Feb 1949), by his wife the former Nicola J Newton (b 1953), & HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York (b 23 Mar, 1990), younger daughter of HRH The Duke of York, KG (b 1960), by his former wife the former Sarah Margaret Ferguson, scion of the Fergusons of Dummer.
Eugenie and Jack are closely related ~ Jack is descended from the Coke Earls of Leicester, as is Sarah Duchess of York, and the late Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy.
Jack is a great-great grandson of the 2nd Earl of Leicester.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jennifer Baroness Plunket 1929-2018

_. Jennifer Baroness Plunket, who died 20 January, 2018, aged 88, was the widow of the 8th Baron Plunket (1925-2013).

She was the former Jennifer Bailey Southwell, daughter of Bailey Southwell of Crocodile Leap Farm, Olivenhourpoort, South Africa, and married the then Hon Robin Rathmore Plunket, 8 Nov, 1951. Her husband was a younger son of the 6th Baron Plunket (1899-1938), by his wife the former Dorothe Mabel Lewis. Her husband succeeded his brother in the peerage, 28 May, 1975, and died 16 Nov, 2013, when he was succeeded by his younger brother, Shaun, the present peer.

 Funeral at St Margaret's, Westminster on Monday 5th February 2018.


Caspian Hicks (b 2018)

_. Katalina Hicks (nee Sharkey), wife of Ashley Hicks (born 1963), scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, gave birth to a son, Caspian Donald, 21 January, 2018.

The infant is a grandson of Lady Pamela Hicks and a great-grandson of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale 1926-2018

_. The Hon Jean Helen Heywood-Lonsdale (nee Rollo), who died 20 January, 2018, aged 91, was a scion of the Lords Rollo (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1651).

She was born 2 December, 1926, daughter of Maj the 12th Lord Rollo (1889-1947), by his first wife the former Maud Chetwynd-Stapylton; married 7 Oct, 1952, Lieut-Col. Robert Henry Heywood-Lonsdale (1919-2009), scion of that landed family, & a kinsman of the Duchess of Devonshire, son of Col John Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale, by whom she had issue, a son and three daughters.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at All Saints Church, Churchill, Oxfordshire, Saturday 10 Feb, 2018.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lady Jardine Paterson (1924-2018)

_. Lady Jardine Paterson, who died 19 January, 2018, aged 93, was the widow of Sir John Jardine Paterson (1920-2000).

She was born Priscilla Nicolson, daughter of Sir Kenneth Nicolson (1891-1964) by his wife the former Mignon Shuttleworth.

Service of Thanksgiving at Norton Bavant, 16 March, 2018.


Pollington/Findlay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 20 January, 2018, between John Andrew Bruce Savile (born 1959), styled Viscount Pollington, elder son of the 8th Earl of Mexborough (b 1931), by his first wife the former Lady Elizabeth Hariot Grimston (1939-87), scion of the Earls of Verulam, and Mrs Norma Isolde Findlay (born 1963), daughter of Mr John Phoenix.


Friday, January 19, 2018

Cookson/Vestey engagement

_. The engagement was announced 19 January, 2018, between Edward Peter Cooksoon (born 1988) son of Robert Cookson, of Manor Farm, Upper Slaughter, by his wife the former Hon Angela Mary Martyn-Hemphill (b 1953), scion of the Barons Hemphill, & the Hon Mary Henrietta Vestey (born 1992), daughter of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife the former Celia Elizabeth Knight (b 1949).


Elizabeth Mary Bird {nee Vavasour} 1917-2018

_. Elizabeth Bird, who died 18 January, 2018, aged 100, was a scion of the Vavasour baronets.

Elizabeth Mary Vavasour was born 13 Aug, 1917, the elder daughter of Sir Leonard Pius Vavasour, 4th Baronet (1881-1961), by his wife the former Ellice Margaret Nelson (d 1965); married firstly, 6 Apr, 1940, Lt Michael John Priaulx Walters, RN, younger son of Lt-Col Hubert Walters, of Guernsey. Her first husband was killed in action in April, 1941. She married secondly, 19 Sept, 1942, Brigadier Garth Raymond Godfrey Bird, son of Herbert William Bird, and had issue by both marriages.

The funeral takes place at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Mayfield, Friday 2 February, 2018.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Peter John Pitman 1928-2018

_. Peter John Pitman, who died 17 January, 2018, aged 89, was a scion of that landed family.

He was a son of Sir Isaac James Pitman (1901-85) by his wife the former Hon Margaret Beaufort Lawson Johnston (1907-83), daughter of the 1st Baron Luke; married 1958, Jennifer J Holmes, by whom he had issue.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inglefield/Bethell engagement

_. The engagement was announced in January, 2018, between Frederick Thomas Christopher Inglefield (born 1982), scion of that landed gentry family, youngest son of Christopher Samuel Inglefield (b 1936), by his former wife Susan Lilias Turcan (now Lady Inkin), & the Hon Rose Bethell (born 1984), daughter of the 6th Baron Westbury (b 1950), by his 1st wife the former Caroline Mary Palmer (b 1953), descended from the Viscounts Churchill.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dowager Marchioness of Normanby (1920-2018)

_. The Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, who died 15 January, 2018, aged 97, was the widow of the 4th Marquis of Normanby, KG, CBE (1912-94), and was a scion of the Barons Moyne.

She was born the Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura Guinness, 14 Apr, 1920, daughter of the 1st Baron Moyne (1880-1944), by his wife the former Lady Evelyn Erskine, daughter of the 14th Earl of Buchan, and married 10 Feb 1951, Oswald Phipps, 4th Marquis of Normanby, sometime Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, by whom she had issue, two sons and five daughters. The elder son, Constantine, born in 1954, is the 5th Marquis.

Requiem Mass to be held at St Hedda’s RC Church, Egton Bridge, near Whitby, North Yorkshire at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th January, 2018.


Coleman/Lindesay-Bethune engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 January, 2018, between Jack Coleman, son of Mr & Mrs Terry Coleman, of Clapham, London, & the Lady Alexandra Penelope Lindesay-Bethune (born 1988), scion of the Earls of Lindsay, daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay (b 1955), of Upper Largo, Fife, by his wife the former Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald, scion of that landed family.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Docherty/Chichester engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018 between Lieut William P.T. Docherty, Royal Marines, son of Commodore and Mrs Paul Docherty, of Fareham, Hampshire, & Alicia Vesta Anne Chichester (born 1991), scion of the Chichester baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander Mark Arlington Raleigh Chichester, RN (b 1957), of Congresbury, Somerset, by his former wife the former Adrienne Valmai Cook (now Mrs Adrienne Varley, of Honiton, Devon).


Pelham/MacThomas engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018, between Charles Thomas Pelham (born 1987), scion of the Earls of Chichester, son of Henry Thomas Pelham (b 1943), of Kilmington, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Sarah E. Charlton, & Amy E.S. MacThomas of Finegand, daughter of The MacThomas and Madam MacThomas of Finegand.


Hinchliffe/Elletson engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018 between Charlie R. Hinchliffe, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Roger Hinchliffe, of East Sussex, & Laura Katherine Elizabeth Elletson (b 1985), elder daughter of Philip Roger Chandos Elletson, of Huish, Wiltshire, by his wife the former Lady Alexandra Susan Marquis (b 1961), daughter of the 2nd Earl of Woolton (1922-69), by his second wife the former Cecily Josephine Gordon-Cumming, scion of the baronets of that name.


Dean/Hamilton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 12 January, 2018, between Charles Dean, son of the late Mr Martin Dean and Mrs Michael Wyndham, of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and the Hon Alexandra Maria Hamilton (born 1987), daughter of the 13th Lord Belhaven & Stenton (b 27 Feb 1927), of Pimlico, London, by his third wife the former Malgorzata Hruzik-Mazurkiewicz.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Moore/Buxton engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2018, between Mr Marcus A. Moore, younger son of Mr Graeme Moore, of Kirklevington, North Yorkshire, and Mrs Joanne Foggett, of Middleton St George, County Durham, & Laura Elizabeth Verena Buxton (born 1990), scion of the Buxton baronets, only daughter of Mr Joseph William Henry Buxton (b 1943), of Sopworth, co Wilts, by his second wife the former Ann Boggis-Rolfe.


Turner/Fitzherbert engagement

_. The engagement was announced 10 January, 2018, between Harry Turner, third son of Mr & Mrs Michael Turner, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and the Hon Camilla Rose Jane (Millie) Fitzherbert (born 1989), scion of the Barons Stafford, younger daughter of the 15th Baron Stafford (b 13 Mar 1954), of Swynnerton Park, Staffordshire, by his wife the former Katharine Mary Codrington.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

2nd Viscount Blakenham 1938-2018

_. The 2nd Viscount Blakenham died 8 January, 2018. He was 79.

Michael John Hare was born 25 January, 1938, son of the 1st Viscount Blakenham (1911-82), by his wife the former Hon Beryl Nancy Pearson (1908-94), scion of the Viscounts Cowdray; married 12 Jan 1965, his cousin, Marcia Persephone Hare, a granddaughter of the 4th Earl of Listowel, by whom he had issue.

Lord Blakenham is succeeded in the viscountcy by his only son, the Hon Caspar Hare (b 8 Apr, 1972).



d'Erlanger/Bosshard engagement

_. The engagement was announced 9 January, 2018, between Hugh Robin d'Erlanger (born 1976), younger son of Mr Robin Gerard d'Erlanger, of Hensleigh, Devon, by his wife the former Hon Mary Elizabeth Josephine Pellew (born 1947), scion of the Viscounts Exmouth, & Susanne K. Bosshard, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Felix Bosshard, of Monchaltorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

Hugh d'Erlanger is a grandson maternally of the late 9th Viscount Exmouth.


The Baroness Hemingford, OBE (1933-2018)

_.The Baroness Hemingford, OBE, who died 8 January, 2018, aged 84, was the wife of the 3rd Baron Hemingford (b 1934), of Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon.

She was the former Jennifer Mary Toresen Bailey, daughter of Frederick William Bailey, of Kent Rd, Harrogate, and married then then Hon (Dennis) Nicholas Herbert in 1958. He succeeded to the peerage (cr 1943) in 1982.

Lady Hemingford leaves a son and three daughters, and twelve grandchildren.

The funeral is at St Margaret's Church, Hemingford Abbots, Wednesday 17 January, 2018.


Monday, January 08, 2018

Mackintosh/Du Val de Beaulieu engagement

__. The engagement was announced 8 January, 2018, between the Hon Thomas Harold George Mackintosh (b 8 Feb, 1985), son and heir of the 3rd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (b 9 Sept, 1958), by his former wife the former Elizabeth Lakin (now Mrs Leonard van Geest), & Olivia Stephanie M. Du Val de Beaulieu (born 1990), daughter of Henry Godefroid Andre Marie  Du  Val de Beaulieu, of Apsley, Hampshire, by his wife the former Deborah Colver.