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

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

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

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

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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

Obituary: Duchess of Beaufort dies of cancer


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

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

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

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Obituary: Bernard Fisher, GC


Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet 1927-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Blue blood and rosettes of high-class Camerons


Ferris Scott Colchester (born 2018)

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

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

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

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

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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

Obituary: Lord Dunleath


Myles Auberon Barling Lamarque (born 2018)

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

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

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

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Obituary: Sir Rupert Grayson, Bt


Sebastian Luke Smith (born 2018)

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

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

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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 AndalucĂ­a, 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

Obituary: Group Capt Peter Townsend


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

Obituary: Peregrine Fellowes


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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Baroness Boston of Faversham (d 2018)

_. The Baroness Boston of Faversham died 8 June, 2018, in Melbourne, Australia.

She was the former Margaret Head, daughter of Rowley Henry Jack Head, and step-daughter of Henry Fermin Winters, of Melbourne; married 1962, the life peer Baron Boston of Faversham (1930-2011). No issue.

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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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