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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Colburn/Ashton engagement

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

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

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Annabelle Neilson 1969-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Archie Penn (born 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Prince Philip a godfather at 97 - to Inigo Hooper

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hon Veronica Wenefryde Nefertari Innes 1917-2018

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Godwin-Austen/Creasy engagement

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

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Baron Laird 1944-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bristow/Thursfield engagement

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

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

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Monday, July 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lyon-Dalberg-Acton/Pearce Johnson engagement

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

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Diana, Lady Wills (1933-2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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Christening of HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy Middleton, cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Jackson-Stops/Skillcorn engagement

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

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Spencer-Churchill/Hammerström marriage

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

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

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Christopher Henry Boone 1947-2018

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

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Friday, July 06, 2018

Konstantin Andreevich Stramentov (d 2018)

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

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Peter Sacheverell Wilmot-Sitwell 1935-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rodney Compton Whitworth 1946-2018

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

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

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Nall/Williamson engagement

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

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

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Greenall/Hesketh engagement

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

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Sir Anthony Edward Norman Bellingham, 8th Baronet 1947-2018

_. Sir Anthony Bellingham, Baronet, who has died aged 71, was the 8th holder of the baronetcy, of Castle Bellingham, Co Louth, created in 1796.

Sir Anthony was managing director of City Financial Executive Recruitment.

Anthony Edward Norman Bellingham (pronounced 'Bellinjum') was born 24 March, 1947, the second son of Sir Roger Bellingham, MB, ChB, DA, 6th Baronet (1911-73), by his wife the former Mary Norman. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Noel, the 7th baronet, in 1999.

His ancestor, Sir William, sometime secretary to the prime minister, William Pitt, and afterwards a commissioner for the Navy, was awarded a baronetcy, 19 Apr, 1796.

Sir Alan, the 4th baronet, married Lady Constance Noel, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, and descended from King William IV from his liaison with the actress Dorothy Jordan.

Sir Anthony was twice married. His first wife, whom he wed in 1991, was Denise Marie Elizabeth Moity. They divorced in 1998. He married secondly, in Thailand 1998 (div 2001), Namphon Buchar.

He leaves a son from the first marriage, William Alexander Noel Henry Bellingham, who now succeeds as the ninth baronet. He was born 19 August, 1991.

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Monday, July 02, 2018

Baron Thomas of Macclesfield CBE 1937-2018

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Minnie James Weldon (born 2018)

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

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

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Archie Falconer Wallace (born 2018)

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

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

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Anthony Charles Everard De Trafford 1935-2018

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

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

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

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Hon Mrs Anne Wyndham 1926-2018

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

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

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

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

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Cdr David Harold Lines, OBE RN (d 2018)

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

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

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

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

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

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet 1927-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ferris Scott Colchester (born 2018)

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

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

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

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

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Harington/Leslie marriage

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

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

Game of Thrones indeed.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hon Mrs Paul Asquith 1933-2018

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Myles Auberon Barling Lamarque (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sebastian Luke Smith (born 2018)

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

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

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Pamela Chloe MacCarthy (nee Buxton) 1915-2018

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

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

Her sister-in-law was Lady David Cecil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.




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Molly Barnard Holme (d 2018)

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

She was born Molly Barnard Hankey.

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

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Peter Miles De Wend Greenwell (died 2018)

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Charles Henry Sherard Every 1916-2018

_. Charles Henry Sherard Every, who died at his home in Portugal, 15 June, 2018, in his 103rd year, was a scion of the Every baronets.

He was born 20 January, 1916, the second son of Sir Edward Every, 11th Baronet (1886-1959), by his wife the former Ivy Linton Meller, dau of Maj Alfred Meller; married 11 Feb 1950 (div 1953) Deirdre Veronica du Tolt. He leaves a daughter, Vanessa (b 1950), and two grandchildren, Ryan and Kelly.

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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.

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Wilfred Francis Cassel Du Cane (born 2018)

_. The Hon Bathsheba Anna Cassel (b 1981), wife of Peter Du Cane (born 1986), scion of that landed family, gave birth to a son, Wilfred Francis Cassel Du Cane, 14 June, 2018.

Peter Du Cane is the son of Charles Antony Du Cane (born 1940); The Hon Bathsheba Cassel is a daughter of the life peer, Baroness Mallalieu (b 1945), and her husband Sir Timothy Cassel, 4th Baronet (b 1942).

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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).

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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.

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Sir John Cave, 5th Baronet 1958-2018

_. Sir John Cave, 5th Baronet, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon, of Sidbury Manor, co Devon, died at Sidbury, 14 June, 2018. He was 59.

John Charles Cave was born 8 September, 1958, eldest son of Sir Charles Cave, 4th Baronet (1927-97), by his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Gore (b 1929), scion of the Earls of Arran; married 1984, Carey Diana Lloyd (born 1962), daughter of John A. Lloyd, of Taynton, Co Oxford, by his wife the former Pauline D. Cutts, and had issue, three children, 2 sons and one daughter. The elder son, George Charles Cave, who was born 8 Sept, 1987, succeeds to the baronetcy.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Philip Hugh Harford 1946-2018

_. Philip Hugh Harford, who died 13 June, 2018, aged 71, was descended from the Leveson-Gower Earls Gower (later Dukes of Sutherland).

He was born 14 Aug, 1946, elder son of Mark William Harford (d 1969), scion of that landed family, by his wife the former Elizabeth Ellen Leveson-Gower (1915-2008).

He was husband of Willa Harford, and father of William and Harriet.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at the Church of St James the Elder, Horton, 4 July, 2018.

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Nigel Alexander Dallas (died 2018)

_. Nigel Alexander Dallas, who died June 13, 2018, aged 55, at Exeter, was a cousin of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

He was born 20 September, 1962, son of Major Ronald James Grant Dallas (1921-2004), of The Glebe House, Shepton Moyne, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Sylvia Rosemary Cubitt (b 19 Jan, 1930), scion of the Barons Ashcombe.


Mr Dallas was unmarried.

A Memorial Service is to be held at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Lapford, Devon, Monday 16 July, 2018.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jeremy Hugh Delmar-Morgan 1941-2018

_. Jeremy Hugh Delmar-Morgan, who died 12 June, 2018, aged 77, was a scion of that landed family, son of Curtis Delmar-Morgan, DSC (died 1987), by his wife the former Susan Henrietta Hargreaves Brown (1914-2007), scion of the Pigott-Brown family of baronets; husband of Mary, father of Frances, Piers, Alexander and Alice.

A Memorial Service takes place at All Saints' Church, Thornham, Norfolk, 20 July, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Baron Wade of Chorlton 1932-2018

_. The Lord Wade of Chorlton, a life peer, died 8 June, 2018, aged 85.

The peer was a farmer and cheese master, and a joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party 1982-90.

William Oulton Wade was born 24 Dec, 1932, the son of Samuel Norman Wade, by his wife the former Joan Ferris Wild; married 1959, Gillian Margaret Leete, by whom he had a son and a daughter.

In 1982 he was knighted, and in 1990 he was created a life peer as Baron Wade of Chorlton, of Chester in the County of Cheshire.

He served as a JP for Cheshire.

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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.

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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.

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Alexander Christopher Angus Minoprio (born 2018)

_. Claudia Georgina Minoprio (nee Coppack, born 1982), wife of Anthony Geoffrey Drummond Minoprio (born 1980), scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a son, Alexander Christopher Angus, 6 June, 2018, a brother for Octavia Paula Noelle, who was born in 2015.

Anthony is a son of Richard Drummond Minoprio (b 1944), by his wife the former Noelle Margaret Mewton, and Claudia is a daughter of Christopher L Coppack (b 1946), by his wife the former Paula M Bromhead (b 1948).

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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.

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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.

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Hon Deirdre Barbara Elland Parrot 1928-2018

_. Deirdre Barbara Elland Parrot, who died 5 June, 2018, at Maryland, United States, was a scion of the Barons Savile.

She was born Deirdre Lumley-Savile, in 1928, daughter of the 2nd Baron Savile, KCVO (1853-1931), by his second wife, the former Esme Grace Virginia  Levita (died 18 Jan, 1958); married 21 Oct, 1948, Colonel Kent Kane Parrott, USAF, only son of Kent Kane Parrot, of Santa Barbara, California, and of Mrs Mary O'Hara Alsop, the authoress, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and had issue.

She was a sister of the late 3rd Baron, and aunt of the 4th holder of the peerage which was cr  27 Oct, 1888.

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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.

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Albert Alexander Gordon Rood (born 2018)

.__ Juliet Victoria Katharine Rood (nee Nicolson, born 1988), wife of Simon Alexander Rood (born 1985), and descended from Queen Victoria, gave birth to a son, Albert Alexander Gordon (Albie), 7 June, 2018.

Simon Rood is the only son of Mr Peter O. Rood, of Compton Dundon, Somerset, by his wife the former Jennifer J. Sims.

Juliet Rood, a scion of the Lords Saltoun (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1445), is the younger daughter of Capt Mark Malise Nicolson, of Cairnbulg Castle, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, by his wife the Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel FRASER, Mistress of Saltoun (b 11 Oct, 1957); and is a granddaughter of the Lady Saltoun (a peeress in her own right), and the late Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, and a great-granddaughter of HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught (afterwards Lady Patricia Ramsay), and a great-great granddaughter of HRH The Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, son of HM Queen Victoria, &c.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Juno Albertine Bagot (born 2018)

_. Naomi Gillian M. Bagot (nee Kelly, born 1987), wife of Richard Alexander Bagot (b 1981), scion of the Bagot barons, and the Gaskell landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Juno Albertine, 30 May, 2018, at the family seat, Levens Hall, Cumbria, a sister for Oliver Baxter Bagot, who was born 17 Feb, 2016.

Richard Bagot is a son of Charles Henry (Hal) Bagot (born 1946), of Levens Hall, by his wife the former Susan Elizabeth Ross, and is a grandson of Oliver Robin Bagot, [1914-2000], of Levens Hall, who had been born surnamed Gaskell, of a landed family, in 1914, son of Henry Melville Gaskell, JP, and his wife, Dorothy Bagot, scion of the Barons Bagot. He assumed, by Royal Licence, the surname of Bagot in lieu of his patronymic, in 1936. 

Naomi Bagot is a daughter of Martin O.M. Kelly, of Winchfield, Hampshire, by his wife the former Gillian J. Francis. 



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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Arnold John Palmer (born 2018)

_. Alice Charlotte Palmer (born 1988, nee Brinkley), wife of Nicholas John Palmer (born 1987), gave birth to a son, Arnold John, 25 May, 2018, a brother for Margarita Posy, who was born in 2016.

Nicholas Palmer is a son of John Reginald David Palmer (born 1957), by his wife the former Lady Laura Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (born 1956), daughter of the 6th Earl of Minto, OBE (1928-2005), by his first wife the former Lady Caroline Child-Villiers, daughter of the 9th Earl of Jersey, &c.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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