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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nina Cecily Hamilton Stubber (born 2018)

Camilla Julia Margaret Hamilton Stubber (nee Trotter, born 1983), wife of Henry James Hamilton Stubber (born 1984) scion of that landed gentry family, gave birth to a daughter, Nina Cecily, 13 November, 2018.

Henry Hamilton Stubber is a son of Mr James Hamilton Stubber, of Aughentaine, County Tyrone, by his wife the former Carola E. A. Savill.

Camilla Hamilton Stubber is a daughter of the late Martin Frederick Trotter (who d. 2009) by his wife  the former Georgina Lavinia Blunt (born 1945), daughter of Sir Richard Blunt, 11th Baronet.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Graham-Watson/France-Hayhurst engagement

The engagement was announced 12 December, 2018, between Florian Nicholas Graham-Watson (born 6 December, 1986) late the Irish Guards, sometime equerry to HRH The Duke of Cambridge, scion of the Graham-Watson landed gentry family, son of Mr Andrew FitzJames Graham-Watson (born 1957), of Longworth, Oxfordshire, by his wife the former Brigitte Jeanson, of Paris, & Serena, daughter of Mr & Mrs James France-Hayhurst, of Bunbury Heath, Cheshire.

The newly engaged couple had a son, Arnaud James, born 25 July, 2018.

Florian Graham-Watson was appointed Prince William’s equerry shortly after HRH took up his appointment as Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Duchess of Abercorn 1946-2018

Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn, descendant of the Russian Tsars, close friend of the Duke of Edinburgh, died in London, 10 December, 2018. She was 72.

She was born Alexandra Anastasia Phillips, 27 February, 1946, in Arizona, the eldest daughter of Lt-Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips (1909-80), of Checkenden Court, Reading, by his wife the former Georgina Wernher, a great friend of the Queen, daughter of Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Baronet, of Luton Hoo, by his wife Countess Anastasia (Zia) de Torby, daughter of HIH Grand Duke Michael of Russia.

Zia Wernher was granted by Royal Warrant, 1 Sept, 1917, the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh shared the racing interests of Lady Zia, and for a number of years they celebrated their wedding anniversary at Luton Hoo.

Alexandra’s father, Harold Phillips, was a cousin of Janet Mercedes Bryce, who married the 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven, best man at the wedding of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Sarah Bradford in her biography of the Queen states that Sacha Abercorn was Earl Mountbatten of Burma’s ‘favourite goddaughter.’ Her godmother was Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

Alexandra, known as Sacha, had one brother, Nicholas, a year her junior, who inherited Luton Hoo, the Wernher family seat in Bedfordshire, and committed suicide in 1991.

She had three sisters, Fiona, Marita and Natalia. The youngest of the sisters married, in 1979, Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster.

She married 20 October, 1966, in the presence of the Queen, James Hamilton, styled Marquess of Hamilton, who was born in 1934, and succeeded his father in 1979 as 5th Duke of Abercorn.

The duke was a Lord Steward of the Household to the Queen, and appointed a Knight of the Garter in  1999.

The Duchess’s home was Barons Court, County Tyrone. She is survived by the duke, and by two sons and a daughter.

The private funeral will be followed by a memorial service in the Spring of 2019.


Michael David Carrick-Buchanan of Drumpellier & Corsewall (1939-2018)

Michael David Carrick-Buchanan of Drumpellier and Corsewall, head of that Scots landed
 family, died 3 December, 2018, aged 79.

He was born 6 Nov, 1939 son of David Richard Carrick-Buchanan, of Drumpellier, Coatbridge, and Corsewall, near Stranraer; by his wife the former Cinderella Beatrix Staveley, scion of that landed family of Stainley Hall, North Yorkshire,

He married in 1965, Jytte, daughter of Kat Simonsen, of Virun, Denmark, by whom he had issue.

Mr Carrick-Buchanan traced his ancestry to the lairds of Buchanan in the 15th century.

George Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (born 2018)

The Hon Joanna Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (born 1985, nee Heriot Maitland), scion of the Earls of Lauderdale, and wife of the Hon Nicholas Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (born 16 February, 1986), scion of the Barons Thurlow, gave birth to a son, George, 18 November, 2018.

The Hon Nicholas Cumming-Bruce is the son and heir of the 9th Baron Thurlow (born 1952), and the infant George is heir to his father.

Joanna Cumming-Bruce is a daughter of Patrick Heriot-Maitland.

The Cumming-Bruces have a daughter, Isla, born in 2016.

Claudia Iveigh D’Oyly More Nisbett (born 2018)

Charlotte More Nisbett (nee Davison) wife of William More Nisbett, descended from the Earls of Stair, gave birth to a daughter, Claudia Iveigh D’Oyly, 3 December, 2018.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Lady Bennett, widow of Sir Reginald Bennett

Lady Bennett, who died 4 December, 2018, was the widow of Sir Reginald Bennett (1911-2000).

She was the former Henrietta Crane and married Reginald Frederick Brittain Bennett in 1947.

Her husband was Conservative MP for Gosport and Fareham 1950-74, and after boundary changes MP for Fareham, 1974-79.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

7th Earl of Ranfurly 1929-2018

The Earl of Ranfurly died 4 December, 2018.He was 89.

Gerald Francoys Needham Knox was the 7th Earl
of Ranfurly, Viscount Northland, Baron Welles & Baron Ranfurly.

He was born 4 January, 1929, son of Capt John Needham Knox, RN (1890-1967) by his wife Monica, daughter of Maj-Gen Sir Gerald Kitson, KCVO, CB, CMG.

He married 22 Jan, 1955, Rosemary Beatrice Vesey Holt, the only daughter of Air Vice Marshal Felton Vesey Holt, CMG, DSO, RAF, by whom he had issue.

Succeeded to the peerages in 1988 on the death of his kinsman.

Lord Ranfurly is succeeded by his elder son Edward John Knox, styled Viscount Northland, who was born 21 May, 1957.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Copley/Manners engagement

The engagement was announced 7 December, 2018, between Jack A.T. Copley (born 1989) son of Robert Copley, of London, descended from the Earls of Loudoun, and Mrs Diana Copley (nee Wingfield), of Great Barrington, Gloucestershire, a scion of the Viscounts Powerscourt, & Zoe Mary Manners (born 14 November, 1989), scion of the Barons Manners, eldest daughter of Charles Henry Manners (born 1957), of Woodend, Gloucestershire, by his wife the former Nichola Thompson.

The bride to be descends from the 1st Baron, a Solicitor General & Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who was a grandson of the 3rd Duke of Rutland.


Anne Marie, Baroness Lucas of Chilworth - obituary

Anne Marie, Baroness Lucas of Chilworth, who died 29 November, 2018, at Southampton, was the widow of Michael William George Lucas, 2nd Baron Lucas of Chilworth (1926-2001).

She was the former Anne Marie Buck, and married 9 June, 1955. She is the mother of the 3rd Baron.


Hon Mrs Nancy Henniker-Major 1919-2018

The Hon Mrs Nancy Henniker-Major, who died 2 December, 2018, aged 99, was the widow of the Hon Richard Arthur Otway Henniker-Major (1917-2003), scion of the Barons Henniker.

She was born 10 July, 1919, a daughter of Sir John Stainton by his wife the former Hon Janet Dewar (1895-1979), daughter of the 1st Baron Forteviot, of the Dewar whisky distilling family.

She married 22 June, 1946, the Hon Richard (Dick) Henniker-Major, son of the 7th Baron Henniker, by whom she had issue.

The funeral tales place at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Pulborough.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Hon Charlotte Mary Mansell-Jones 1947-2018

The Hon Charlotte Mansell-Jones, who died 20 November, 2018, aged 71, was a scion of the Barons Piercy.

She was born Charlotte Mary Piercy, 24 May, 1947, eldest daughter of the 2nd Baron Piercy (1918-91), of Elford, Staffordshire,  by his wife the former Oonagh Lavinia Baylay, a descendant of the Earls of Lucan.

She married firstly, 14 Nov, 1966 (div 1985) Paolo Emilio Taddei, fifth son of Enrico Taddei, of Florence, by whom she had a son, Guido, and daughter, Caroline; married secondly, 1985, William Guy David Ropner (1924-2015), scion of the Ropner baronets, by whom she had a son, Nicholas; married thirdly, 29 Oct, 2018, Richard Mansell-Jones (born 1940).

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Cecilia Lady Dugdale (1931-2018)

Cecilia Lady Dugdale, who died 4 December, 2018, aged 87, was the widow of Sir William Dugdale, 2nd Baronet, CBE, MC (1922-2014), and was aunt of the former prime minister, David Cameron.

She was born Cecilia Mary Mount in 1931, daughter of Lieut-Col. Sir William Malcolm Mount, 2nd Baronet (1904-93) by his wife the former Elizabeth Llewellyn (1904-94); her younger sister, Mary, born in 1934, is David Cameron’s mother.

She married in 1967, as his second wife, Sir William Dugdale, Bt, of Blyth Hall, Coleshill, Birmingham, & 24 Bryanston Mews, W1, sometime chairman of Aston Villa Football Club, by whom she had a son, Thomas, and daughter, Adelaide.

The funeral takes place at the Church of Our Lady, Mereval, Atherstone, 19 Dec, 2018.

Belinda Baroness Somerleyton, OBE (1939-2018)

Belinda Baroness Somerleyton, OBE, who died 1 December, 2018, aged 79, was the former chatelaine of Somerleyton Hall, the Italianate mansion near Lowestoft, Suffolk.

She was the fomer Belinda Loyd, born in 1939, a daughter of Vivian Graham Loyd, MC (1894-1972), by his wife the former Phyllis Mary Tringham (1907-97); married 1963, Savile William Francis Crossley, 3rd Baron Somerleyton, GCVO (1928-2012), of Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, by whom she had a son, Hugh (born 1971), the 4th Baron, and four daughters.

Her husband was a senior member of the Royal Household as Master of the Horse, 1991-99.

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Boyd-Thomas/Leigh-Pemberton engagement

The engagement was announced 6 December, 2018 between Major William E. Boyd-Thomas, The Blues and Royals, son of Mr Richard Boyd-Thomas, of Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire & Mrs Lisa Thomas, of Leyster, Herefordshire, & Letitia Jane Leigh-Pemberton (born 1989) scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of the Hon James Henry Leigh-Pemberton (born 1956) of Trewhitt, Northumberland, by his wife, the former Catarina Elizabeth Cowan.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Baron Kingsdown, KG, PC (1926-2013), life peer, Governor of the Bank of England 1983-93.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Son of Sir Thomas and Lady Ingilby marries

The marriage took place 12 Nov, 2018, at Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, between Joslan Richard Ryland Ingilby (born 7 Oct, 1986), scion of the Ingilby baronets, second son of Sir Thomas Colvin William Ingilby, 6th Baronet (born 1955), of Ripley Castle, by his wife the former Emma Clare Roebuck Thompson, and Elizabeth _______.

Joslan’s elder brother is married and has a daughter.


Ottilie Winifred Lord (born 2018)

Lady Philippa Mimi Jacqueline Henrietta Lord (nee Howard, born 1985), wife of Archie Lord, gave birth to a daughter, Ottilie Winifred, 16 November, 2018.

Lady Philippa is a daughter of the 21st Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire (b 27 March, 1935), of Charlton Park, Malmesbury, by his 3rd wife, the fomer Linda Paravicini (an ex wife of Viscount Bridport).

Toby Francis Henry Jessel 1934-2018

Toby Jessel, who died 3 December, 2018, aged 84, was the Conservative MP for Twickenham, and a great-grandson of the 1st Viscount Bearsted, founder of Shell.

He was born Toby Francis Henry Jessel, 11 July, 1934, son of Cdr Richard Frederick Jessel, DSO (1902-88) by his wife the former Winifred Mary Levy (1905-77), Lord Bearsted’s granddaughter.

His elder brother was Oliver Jessel, chairman of numerous companies in the family Jessel Group.

Toby Jessel was Tory MP for Twickenham 1970-97.

He married firstly, 1967 (div 1973) Philippa Jephcott, by whom he had a daughter, Sarah, who died aged six in 1976; married 2ndly 1980, Eira Gwen Heath.


Baroness Brandon of Oakbrook (died 2018)

The Baroness Brandon of Oakbrook, who died 26 November, 2018, was the widow of life baron Lord   Brandon of Oakbrook, MC, PC, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

She was the former Jeanette Rosemary Janvrin, and married the then Henry Vivian Brandon in 1955.
She was the mother of three sons and a daughter.


Cosima Dora Vestey (born 2018)

The Hon Martha  Rose Vestey (nee Beaumont, born 1986), wife of the Hon Arthur George Vestey (born 1985), scion of the Barons Vestey, gave birth to a daughter, Cosima Dora, 30 November, 2018, a sister for Frank.

Arthur is the second son of the 3rd Baron Vestey, GCVO, by his second wife the former Celia Knight.
Martha Vestey is the third daughter of the 4th Viscount Allendale by his wife the former Theresa More O’Ferrall.


Friday, November 30, 2018

Bridget, Lady Cook (died 2018)

_. Bridget, Lady Cook, who has died at her home in Jersey, aged 97, was the seventh wife of Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet (1907-78).

She was the former Bridget Brenda Lynch, born circa 1921, daughter of Thomas David Lynch, of County Galway. She married firstly, Capt John Barclay Polland, RNVR; married secondly, 3 Dec, 1956, the six-times divorced Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Baronet, who died in 1978.

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Hon Maurice David Henry Howard 1936-2018

_. The Hon Maurice Howard, who died 22 November, 2018, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Suffolk & Berkshire.

Maurice David Henry Howard was born 3 November, 1935, the second son of the 20th Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire (1906-41), of Charlton Park, Malmesbury, by his wife the Chicago-born Mimi Forde-Pigott, the ballet dancer Mimi Crawford (who died 22 February, 1966); educated at Eton; married 1978, Catherine Mary Victoria Summers (b 1945), daughter of Greville Summers by his wife the former Edith Anne Swan, by whom he had a daughter, Annabel Frances Victoria, who was born 1979.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St John the Baptist, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts, 6 December, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wyndham/Vallespir engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 November, 2018, between the Hon George Ronan Valentine Wyndham (born 31 July, 1983), son and heir of the 2nd Baron Egremont (born 21 Apr, 1948), of Petworth House, West Sussex, by his wife the former (Audrey) Caroline Nelson, & Cruz Maria Vallespir, daughter of Mr & Mrs Manuel Vallespir Machado, of Santiago, Chile.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Baroness Trumpington, PC 1922-2018

_. The Baroness Trumpington, PC, died 26 November, 2018, aged 96.

She was born Jean Alys Campbell-Harris in 1922, a daughter of Arthur Edward Campbell-Harris, MC, by his wife the former Doris Marie Robson; married 1954, William Alan Barker (who died in 1988) by whom she had one son.

Educated privately in England and France. Career: was a Land Girl on the estate of the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, MP 1940-41; with the Foreign Office at Bletchley Park, 1941-45; European Central Inland Transport Org, 1945-49; Secretary to Viscount Hinchinbrooke, MP (later the disclaimed Earl of Sandwich) 1950-2; Conservative Councillor, Cambridge City Council, Tumpington Ward, 1963-73; Mayor of Cambridge, 1971-72; Deputy Mayor 1971-73; on Cambridgeshire County Council, Trumpington Ward, 1973-75; created a life peer as Baroness Trumpington, of Sandwich in the County of Kent, 1980; a Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip) 1983-85, and 1992-97; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DHSS 1985-87, MAFF 1987-89; Minister of State, MAFF, 1989-92; UK Delegate to United Nations Status of Women Commission, 1979-82; Member of the Air Transport Users' Committee, 1972-80, Chairman 1979-80; Member of the Board of Visitors HM Prison Pentonville 1975-81; Member of the Mental Health Review Board 1975-81; President of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools 1980-89; Steward of Folkestone Racecourse 1980-92; Hon Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge 1980; &c.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cressida Thiela Patricia Hanbury (born 2018)

_. Yoanna Thiela Hanbury (nee Otto), wife of Charles Osgood Philip Hanbury, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Cressida Thiela Patricia, 25 November, 2018, in London, a sister for Cara Bridget Anna, who was born 10 Jan, 2017.

Charles Hanbury is a son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch.

Yoanna Hanbury is the only daughter of Dr Yorck Otto, of Munich, Germany, & Her Serene Highness Princess Anna zu Oettingen-Wallerstein, of Wallerstein, Germany.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Frederick Minshull Stockdale 1947-2018

_. Frederick Minshull Stockdale, who died 23 November, 2018, aged 71, was a scion of the Stockdale baronets; born 20 May, 1947, yr son of Sir Edmund Stockdale, 1st Baronet (1903-89), by his wife the former Hon Louise Fermor-Hesketh (1911-94), scion of the Barons Hesketh; married (1) 1970 (div 1989) Joanna Lennox Harvey; married (2) 1992, Adele Elizabeth Lavinia Mason; Freddie Stockdale leaves issue from both marriages.

Memorial Service at Warbleton Parish Church, 6 December, 2018.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Count Edouard Mapelli Mozzi: Princess Beatrice's boyfriend

_ What do we know about Count Edouard Mapelli Mozzi? The millionaire property developer is reported to be the new love of Princess Beatrice of York, 30, granddaughter of the Queen.

Count Edouard Alessandro M Mapelli Mozzi (known as Edo) was born in Westminster, 1st November, 1983, son of Count Alessandro (Alex) Mapelli Mozzi, and his former wife the former Nicola D. Burrows. He has an elder sister Natalia Alice, born in 1981, wife of Mr Tod Yeomans.

His father, who was born in 1951, is a British Olympian, an Alpine skier, took part in several events at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Edo's grandfather was Count Gian Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1922-80), Italian aristocrat, who married Gigliola Stoppani. Count Gian Paolo was a son of Count Luigi Mapelli Mozzi (1894-1948), who married Nobile Maria Mercedes Baroli.
Count Luigi was a son of Count Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1854-1921), who married Enrichetta Tarsis dei Conti di Castel d'Agogna (1866-1941). Count Paolo was the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (1815-79) who married Nobile Ippolita Giulino dei Conti di Vialba.

The Mapelli Mozzi name came about from the marriage of Count Alessandro's father, Nobile Gerolamo Mapelli (1785-1842) with Angela Mozzi.

Edo's mother married as her second husband Christopher M.H. Shale, a British businessman and Conservative politician, friend of former prime minister David Cameron. Mr Shale died from natural causes at Glastonbury, in June, 2011. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents the Duke and Duchess of York attended Mr Shale's funeral.

Edo has a half-brother, Albemarle Christopher M.H. Shale, ten years his junior.

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edo's cousin, Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi, married in 2006, Lady Lucinda Savile, a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

Although he enjoys the title of "Count" he is a British subject and technically cannot use a foreign title in this country. Foreign styles and titles were confined to those who received a Royal Warrant from King George V in 1932.

It is reported that Edo has a two-year-old son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", from a previous relationship.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Death of Baroness Morris of Castle Morris

_.Baroness Morris of Castle Morris, who died 15 November, 2018, was the widow of the life peer Baron Morris of Castle Morris (1930-2001).

 The funeral service will be held at St Hugh's Church, Foolow, Derbyshire, on Friday 30th November, 2018, followed by Interment at St Lawrence's Churchyard, Eyam.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cayzer/Ford engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2018, between the Hon (Henry) Alexander Cayzer (born 1991) second son of the 3rd Baron Rotherwick (b 1954), of Oxfordshire, by his former 1st wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (b 1961, scion of the McAlpine baronets) now Mrs Sara Cayzer, also of Oxfordshire, & Delaney L Ford, daughter of Mr James Ford, of California, USA, and Mrs Gina Mayo, also of California.

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Samuel Oscar Vestey (born 2018)

_. Violet Gweneth Vestey (nee Henderson, born 1985), scion of the Barons Faringdon, and wife of the Hon William Guy Vestey (born 23 Aug, 1983), gave birth to a son, Samuel Oscar, 7 November, 2018, a brother for Ella.

The Hon William Vestey is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife, the former Celia Elizabeth Knight.

Mrs Vestey is a daughter of the late Gavin Adrian Alexander Henderson (1944-91), by his wife the former Juliet Victoria Baring (b 1953), scion of the Earls of Cromer.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard (born 2018)

 _. The Countess of Arundel & Surrey (nee Cecilia Ccolacicchi, born 1988), wife of Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard (b 3 Dec, 1987), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard, 10 November, 2018.

The Earl of Arundel & Surrey is the eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk (b 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his wife the former Georgina Gore (b 1962) (scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe).

The Countess of Arundel & Surrey is a daughter of William M Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958), and is descended from the Barons Somers, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Colacicchi.

If Lady Flora proves to be the only child of her father then she will one day inherit the ancient Barony of Beaumont.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Poyner/Lindsay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 November, 2018, between, James Stephen Poyner (born 1984), son of Mr Terence B Poyner, of Flintshire, by his wife the former Cynthia M Woods, & Alice Rose Lyttelton Lindsay (born posthumously in 1988), scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, only child of the late Major Hugh Charles Lyttelton Lindsay (1953-88) sometime equerry to HM The Queen, by his wife the former Sarah Patricia Brennan, MVO (born 1952) now Mrs Paul Horsley, of Salisbury.

Alice Lindsay is a goddaughter of HRH The Prince of Wales. Her father was killed skiing with the Prince of Wales at Klosters in March, 1988.

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The 27th Baron De Clifford 1928-2018

_. The Lord De Clifford, 27th Baron, possessor of one of the oldest peerages of England, died 2 November, 2018. He was 90.

He was born John Edward Southwell Russell, 8 June, 1928, the elder son of the 26th Baron De Clifford, OBE (1907-82), by his first wife the former Dorothy Evelyn Meyrick (who died in 1987).

His father, the 26th holder of the peerage, was the last member of the House of Lords to be tried by his peers for felony (a manslaughter case), and was acquitted. He had married Dorothy Meyrick, a daughter of the notorious Irish-born nightclub owner, Mrs Kate Meyrick (1875-1933). Mrs Meyrick married three of her daughters into the nobility. One became Countess of Kinnoull, another became Countess of Craven, and the third, Dorothy, became Lady De Clifford.

John Russell succeeded his father as 27th Baron, 3 January, 1982. The peerage was created by Writ in 1299, and is one of the oldest peerages on the Roll.

Lord De Clifford married 27 June, 1959, Bridget Jennifer Robertson. No issue of the marriage.

The peerage now passes to Lord de Clifford’s nephew, Miles Edward Southwell Russell, who was born 7 August, 1966.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Lord De Clifford’s life takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poughill, on 21 November, 2018.

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7th Baron Skelmersdale 1945-2018

_. Lord Skelmersdale, the 7th Baron, who has died aged 73, was. deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and a junior minister in Conservative governments.

He was born the Hon Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 2 April, 1945, son of the 6th Baron Skelmersdale (1896-1973) by his wife, the former Ann Quilter (died 1974), and succeeded to the peerage, created in 1828, upon his father’s death, 21 July, 1973.

Lord Skelmersdale served as a Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip) in the House of Lords 1981-86; was Parliamentary Under Secretary: Dept of Employment 1986-87, Dept of Health & Social Security 1987-88, Dept of Social Security 1988-89, Northern Ireland Office, 1989-90; Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1991; Deputy Speaker 1996; elected to the Lords as a Conservative hereditary peer, 1999.

Lord Skelmersale married in 1972, Christine Joan Morgan, by whom he had issue.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship’s son, the Hon Andrew Bootle-Wilbraham, who was born 9 August, 1977.

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Monday, November 05, 2018

Death of former Cabinet secretary Lord Heywood of Whitehall

- Former Cabinet Secretary Baron Heywood of Whitehall, who has died from cancer, sadly makes history as the life peer to have enjoyed the shortest tenure of a peerage - nine days....

From The Gazette: 
THE QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 26 October 2018 to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon Sir Jeremy John Heywood, K.C.B., C.V.O., by the name, style and title of BARON HEYWOOD OF WHITEHALL, of Glossop in the County of Derbyshire

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Wolfe George Peter Tryon (b 2018)

—.Nina Tryon (nee Farnell-Watson) wife of the Hon Edward Henry Tryon (born 1979), scion of the Barons Tryon, gave birth to a son, Wolfe George Peter, 17 Oct, 2018, a brother for Mila Dale and Isabella Anna. 

The Hon Edward Tryon is the younger son of the 3rd Baron Tryon, by his wife the late Dale Harper, close friend and confidante of HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dalrymple/O’Meara engagement

_. The engagement has been announced between William Hew Dalrymple (born 1992) scion of the Earls of Stair, son of the Hon Michael Colin Dalrymple (born 1965), of Oxenfoord, Midlothian, by his wife the former Harriet Lucy  Buxton (born 1962) scion of the Buxton baronets, and Sophie Anne Cotton O’Meara (born 1992) daughter of Joseph C O’Meara (b 1962) of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, by his wife the former Tracey A Darcy.

William’s grandmother, Davina Countess of Stair, who died in 2017, was a niece of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Hon Charles Savile 1934-2018

_. The Hon Charles Anthony ‘Tony’ Savile, who died 4 October, 2018, aged 84, was a scion of the Earls of Mexborough, a younger son of the 7th Earl (1906-80); and a younger brother of the 8th Earl; married 5 Nov, 1966, Zita Loretta White, by whom he had issue; 


Memorial Service on Monday, 19 November 2018, at the Church of St Andrews and The Holy Cross, Much Hadham, Herts.

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Sir Nicholas Brownrigg, 5th Baronet 1932-2018

_. Sir Nicholas Brownrigg, 5th Baronet, died in California, 28 September, 2018. He was 85.
He was born in 1932, son of Gawen Egremont Brownrigg (1911-38) by his wife Baroness Lucia von Bronsini; succeeded to the baronetcy upon his grandfather’s death, 1939; married firstly 1959 (div 1965) Linda Louise Lovelace, by whom he had a son and a daughter; married 2ndly 1971, Valerie Ann Arden; succeeded by his son, Michael, who was born in 1961.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Viscountess Slim 1934-2018

_. The Viscountess Slim died 16 October, 2018, wife of the 2nd Viscount. She was the former Elisabeth Joan Spinney, born in 1934, daughter of Arthur Rawdon Spinney (1889-1973) by his wife the former Cecil Joan Glegg (1896-1991); married 1958, John Slim, 2nd Viscount Slim (born 20 July,  1927) son of Field Marshal The 1st Viscount, KG GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC (1891-1970).
Lady Slim is survived by her husband, 2 sons and a daughter.
The funeral taskes place at Chelsea Old Church, 30 Oct, 2018.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Baby for Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

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

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

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Hon Dominic Elliot 1931-2018

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

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

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Samuel Rodd Morshead, MBE1955-2018

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fordyce/Weldon engagement

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

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Barley/Boscawen engagement

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

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

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Everett/Birch Reynardson engagement

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

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Laurence Robin Howel Moore-Gwyn (born 2018)

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

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


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Snuggs/Carter marriage

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

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

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

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Hon Hugh Bingham 1939-2018

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lord Ivar Mountbatten marries James Coyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lara Sophie Bebe Gordon (born 2018)

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

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

Rev Canon William Gibbs 1931-2018


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

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

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

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

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

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Kelly/Pelly engagement

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

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

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Celine Irene Patience Osborne (born 2018)

_. Genevieve Frances Osborne (nee Chapman, born 1984), wife of James Osborne, gave birth to a fourth daughter, Celine Irene Patience, 20 September, 2018, in Geneva, a sister for Stella, Agnes and Marina.

James M is s of John OSBORNE. Genevieve Frances (b 1984) d of Francis David Sherston CHAPMAN (b 1950, gt gs through his gm of Sir George SHERSTON-BAKER 4th Bt 1846-1923), by his 1st w (Mary) Carol G (who m 2nd 1999 the Earl of WOOLTON) d of Peter DAVIDSON of Sissinghurst, Kent. Mr Chapman m 2nd 1995 Lady Sarah Jane FORTESCUE d of the 7th Earl FORTESCUE.

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Lady Mogg 1914-2018

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

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

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

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Fred Richard Vyse Cornwall-Legh (born 2018)

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

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

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sinclair/Twiston-Davies engagement

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Kingston/Windsor engagement

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

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Bell/Charrington engagement

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

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish, LVO 1926-2018

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

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

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

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

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Rosemary Ross Skinner 1932-2018

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

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

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

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Jennifer Avril Mary Morland 1941-2018

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

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

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

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

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Macmillan/Smith engagement

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

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

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Barnaby Charles Gordon Lennox (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Thomas Nicholas Lloyd George (born 2018)

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

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

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





Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hazle/Stafford Northcote marriage

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

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Ottilie Mary Rosamund Budgen (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Waterhouse/Morgan-Giles engagement

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

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

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nagel/Allsopp engagement

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

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

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Albert William Francis Clarke (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Peter Jeremy Pelly 1930-2018

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

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

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

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Edie Dree Elphinstone (born 2018)

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

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

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Orlando Frederick Charles MacGregor (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ford/Trehane engagement

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

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

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Stokes/Brougham engagement

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

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Lady Vivienne Margaret Lillingston (1941-2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Dugdale/Gray engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Blandford/Thorp marriage

 __. The marriage took place 8 September, 2018, at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, between  George John Godolphin Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquis of Blandford (born 28 July, 1992), son and heir of the 12th Duke of Marlborough (b 24 Nov, 1955), of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, by his first wife the former Rebecca Mary Few Brown, & Camilla Elizabeth Antonia Thorp (born 1987), descended from the Tempest baronets, eldest daughter of Mr James Nicholas Thorp, by his wife the former Philippa Clare Thomas.

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Tan/Dickinson engagement

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

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Glynne Percy/Hatton engagement

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

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

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Dorothy, Lady Ripley (1926- 2018)

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

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

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

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Winand baby (b 2018)

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

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

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

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Cecily Alice Mary Lowndes French-Barry (born 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Sally-Rose Gordon-Lennox 1937-2018

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

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

She was the mother of three sons.

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

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Hon Louis George Solomon Gordon (b 2018)

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Caspar Louis Elwes (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Compton/Montagu Stuart Wortley-Hunt engagement

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

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Hesketh-Harvey/Chance engagement

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

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

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Woods/Younger engagement

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

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

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Alexander Fabian Gabinsky (born 2018)

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

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

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

Skinner/Groves engagement

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

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Sylvia Dorothy Talbot Rice (d 2018)

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

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

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Frances, Lady Grey Egerton (died 2018)

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

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

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

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

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Petronella Troubridge (died 2018)

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

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

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

Mrs Troubridge left no children from her second marriage.

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

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Michael Hugh Cave 1934-2018

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

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

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

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Erskine/Kent engagement

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

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Dawnay/Boggis engagement

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

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Warrilow-Wilson/Bridgeman marriage

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

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Catalina Aykroyd (died 2018)

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

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

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Peck/Holland-Hibbert engagement

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

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

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Truluck/Adebomi Adewale engagement

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

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Oscar Alexander McCorquodale (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Max Robin Wynford Dewhurst (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Friday, August 31, 2018

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

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

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Augustine Joseph Mostyn Neilson (b 2018)

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

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

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4th Baron Melchett 1948-2018

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

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

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

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

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

The peerage and baronetcy now become extinct.

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Sir John Bernard Hall, 3rd Baronet 1932-2018

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

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

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


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

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sarah Margaret Coats (d 2018)

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

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

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Roger Melville Taunton Raikes 1927-2018

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

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

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

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Jaffray/Marquis engagement

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

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

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Sir William Durrant, 8th Baronet 1929-2018

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

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

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

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

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