Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Ian David Peel Thorne 1944-2021

Ian David Peel Thorne, who died 17 June, 2021, aged 76, was descended paternally from the Barons Penrhyn, and maternally from the Viscounts Peel. 

Mr Thorne, of Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1986.

He was born 14 October, 1944, second son of Major George Thorne, MC [b 1 Jul 1912- ], and his wife the former Juliet Agnes Peel [1919-2007].

He married in 1992, Paula Nkechi Enwezoh, by whom he had issue, a son Du'aine, and two daughters Davina and Alison.

A Service of Thanksgiving is to be held St Mary Magdalene, Newark, 21 September, 2021.

2nd Baron Penrhyn [1836-1907] > Hon Margaret Douglas-Pennant [1886-1967] > George Thorne [b 1912] > Ian Thorne [1944-2021]


3rd Earl Manvers [1825-1900] > Lady Emily Pierrepont [1853-1935] > Lady Agnes Lygon [1880-1960] > Juliet Peel [1919-2007] > Ian Thorne [1944-2021]


Edward Robert Lester Bush 2005-2021

 Edward Robert Lester Bush, who died 4 June, 2021, aged 16, was a grandson maternally of the life peer, the Baron Spicer [1943-2019].

He was born 26 March, 2005, the second son of Jonathan James Bush [born 1973], and his wife the Hon Annabel Jane Hardy Spicer [born 1974], descended from the Ward baronets, daughter of William Michael Hardy Spicer, a Conservative MP, later life peer as Baron Spicer, and his wife the former Patricia Anne Hunter [b 1943].

Sir Joseph Ward, 1st Baronet [1856-1930] >Gladstone Ward [1891-1965] > Eileen Ward [1922-2019] > Patricia Hunter [b 5 Dec 1943] > Hon Annabel Spicer [b 1974] > Edward Bush [2005-2021]


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Valerie Patricia St John Page [née Fancourt] 1931-2021

 Valerie Patricia St John Page, who died 14 June, 2021, aged 89, was descended from the Wiggin baronets.

She was born in 1931, a daughter of Commander Henry Lockhart St John Michell Fancourt, DSO, RN [1900-2004], and his wife the former Lilian Marion Osborn Parkin [1900-84]; and married circa 1956, Capt Michael R.H. Page, RN [b 1929], by whom she had issue.

Sir Henry Wiggin, 1st Baronet [1824-1905] > Ethel Wiggin [1862-1939] > Henry Fancourt [1900-2004] >Valerie Fancourt [1931-2021]


Anne Ursula Carmynow Blood [née Duffin] [died 2021]

 Anne Ursula Carmynow Blood died 6 June, 2021, aged 98. She was the widow of Capt John Blood, of the Royal Marines, scion of that landed gentry family.

She was a daughter of Maj John Terence Duffin, MC, of County Down, and married 16 December, 1950, Capt John Hector Blood, RM [1923-2008], of Sproughton, Ipswich, Suffolk, by whom she had a son, David [b 30 Sept, 1951], and two daughters, Sara [b 10 Oct 1953], and Jane [b 15 July, 1958].

The funeral will take place at St Nicholas Church, Church Rd, Sandhurst, Kent, 14 July, 2021. 


Emma Beckett [née Collier-Wright] 1981-2021

 Emma Beckett, who died 11 June, 2021, aged 40, was descended maternally from the Barons Addington.

She was born in 1981, daughter of Charles Edward Hurrell Collier-Wright [born 1951], and his wife the former Rowan Hubbard [1954-2013], scion of the Barons Addington.

She married Philip Beckett, by whom she had issue, two daughters, Freya and Daphne.

A cremation will take place on 29 June 2021, followed by a Memorial service at St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common on a date to be arranged.

1st Baron Addington [1805-89] >Hon Arthur Hubbard [1848-96] > Capt Gerald Hubbard [1882-1939] > Capt Derek Hubbard [1920-2013] > Rowan Hubbard [1954-2013] > Emma Beckett [1981-2021]


Johanna, Countess of Morley 1929-2021

 Johanna, Countess of Morley, who died 14 June, 2021, aged 92, was the widow of the 6th Earl of Morley, KCVO [1923-2015].

She was the former Johanna Katherine Molesworth-St Aubyn, born 22 January, 1929, daughter of Sir John Molesworth-St Aubyn, 14th Baronet [1899-1985], of Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall, and his wife the former Ceclia Marjorie Vivian [died 1965], a granddaughter maternally of the 5th Earl of Portarlington [1858-1900].

She married 15 Oct, 1955, the then Lieutenant-Colonel John St Aubyn Parker [born 29 May, 1923], son of the Hon John Holford Parker [1886-1955], and his wife the former Hon Marjory Katharine Elizabeth Alexandra St Aubyn [1893- ], daughter of the 2nd Baron St Levan [1857-1940], of St Michael's Mount, Cornwall. Her husband, a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Morley [1843-1905], and nephew of the 4th Earl [1877-1951], and the 5th Earl [1878-1962], succeeded his uncle as 6th Earl, 28 April, 1962.

Her husband was Lord Lieutenant of Devon, 1982-98, and appointed KCVO upon his retirement. He died 20 September, 2015, aged 92.

Lady Morley leaves issue, a son, Mark, the 7th Earl of Morley [born 22 Aug, 1956], and a daughter, Lady Venetia [born 5 Feb, 1960].

The funeral takes place at St Andrew`s Church Buckland Monachorum, 6 July 2021.


Monday, June 21, 2021

Pamela Aloysia Forbes [née Tate] 1923-2021

 Pamela Aloysia Forbes, who died 6 June, 2021, aged 97, was descended from the Tate baronets, of the Tate & Lyle sugar family. She was a half-sister of the late 26th Baron De Clifford.

She was born in 1923, daughter of George Vernon Tate [1890-1955], and his wife the former Evelyn Victoria Anne Chandler [b 16 May 1887, d 25 Jan 1979].

Her mother was the actress and 'Gibson Girl' whose stage name was Eva Carrington, whose first husband was the 25th Baron De Clifford [1884-1909], and was mother of the 26th peer [1907-82], the last peer to be be tried before his peers at the bar of the House of Lords.

Pamela Tate married 5 July, 1946, Henry Forbes [1914-2002], son of Admiral Sir Charles Forbes, GCB, DSO [1880-1960], and his first wife the former Agnes Millicent Ewen, by whom she had issue, a son, Timothy John [born 18 May, 1947], and two daughters, Amanda [born 4 Apr, 1950], and Vanessa [born 12 Jan, 1955].

Mrs Forbes was widowed, 24 Oct, 2002.

The private funeral takes place, 6 July, 2021, at the Royal Chapel in Windsor Great Park.


Gibbs/Redwood engagement

 _.The engagement has been announced between [Charles] Toby Gibbs [born 12 February, 1991], eldest son of Alexander C. Gibbs, of Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, and of Caroline Sutton [born 10 Apr, 1965], of Cucklington, Somerset, scion of the Sutton baronets, & Alexandra M. Redwood, only daughter of Mr Martin Redwood, of Castle Cary, Somerset, and Mrs Amanda Saunders, of Wandsworth, London.

Toby Gibbs is a grandson of Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 9th Baronet, who was murdered at his home, 7 April, 2021, aged 83.


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Felix Rafael Maximus Coupland [born 2021]

 Harriet Lucy Howard Coupland [nee Vernon, born 29 May, 1985], wife of Matthew Peter Coupland [born 1984], and scion of the Vernon baronets, gave birth to a son, Felix Rafael Maximus, 30 May, 2021, a brother for Leo James Glenn [born 2019].

Harriet Coupland is a daughter of Sir James William Vernon, 5th Baronet [born 2 Apr, 1949], and his wife the former Davina Elizabeth Howard [born 8 July, 1953], descended from the Viscounts Portman.

Matthew Coupland is a son of Glenn A.G. Coupland [born 1952], and his wife, Katherine.


Cosima Annabel Edith March Phillipps De Lisle [born 2021]

_.Daisy Frederica March Phillipps de Lisle [nee Tregear, born 1990], wife of Dominic Robert Peter March Phillipps de Lisle [born 1990], scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Cosima Annabel Edith, 2 June, 2021.

Daisy is a daughter of [Vyvian A] Gordon Tregear and his wife the former [Susan] Alexandra Symington [born 1951].


Verney/Stanton engagement

  _.The marriage took place 10 June, 2021, at Flitcham Church, King's Lynn, Norfolk, between Harry Ulick Dennis Verney [born 6 October, 1940], scion of the Verney baronets, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ulick Verney [1902-79], and his wife the former Esmé Louise Smith-Ryland [1901-78], scion of that landed gentry family, and Mrs F.S.B. [Sally] Stanton.

Harry Verney married firstly, in 1976 [div 2015], Sarah Fane Ricketts [born 22 Feb, 1953], by whom he had three dasughters.



Thomson/Wyles marriage

 _.The marriage took place 12 June, 2021, at St Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, between Jake Michael Alfred Thomson [born 1983], second son of Sir Mark Wilfred Home Thomson, 3rd Baronet [born 29 December, 1939], of Marlborough, Wiltshire, and his first wife the former Lady Jacqueline Rosemary Margaret Rufus Isaacs [born 10 November, 1946], of Adlestrop, scion of the Marquesses of Reading, & Amber Louise R. Wyles [born 1989], younger daughter of Gordon D. Wyles [born 1947], of Bovingdon Green, Hertfordshire, and his former wife Janine B. Karn [now Mrs Uma Howard, of Tetbury, Gloucestershire].


Thornton-Berry/Crawford engagement

 _.The engagement was announced 19 June, 2021, between Oliver Talbot Thornton-Berry [born 27 December, 1989], scion of that landed gentry family, eldest son of Adrian Trevor Thornton-Berry [born 1961], of Swinithwaite Hall, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Bridget J Collin [born 1959], & Amelia Charlotte Crawford [born 1993],only daughter of [Timothy] James Crawford [born 1962], of Lilling, North Yorkshire, and his wife the former Charlotte G.L. Baker [born 1962].


Lieutenant-Colonel Humphry Stuart Loftus [Ben] Tottenham 1922-2021

 _.Lieutenant-Colonel Humphry Stuart Loftus [Ben] Tottenham, late the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, sciom of that landed gentry family, died 14 June, 2021. He was 98.

He was born 24 October, 1922, son of Percy Marmaduke Tottenham, CBE [1873-1975], and his wife the former Angel Archdale [1882-1973], scion of the Archdale baronets, daughter of Sir Edward Mervyn Archdale, 1st Baronet [1853-1943]; married 1957, Susan Jennifer [Sue] Durnford [1926-84], daughter of Hugh George Edmund Durnford, MC [1886-1965], and his wife the former Margaret Evelyn Hope Meiklejohn [1894-1977], by whom he had a son, [Charles] Hugh Loftus Tottenham [born 1961], and a daughter, Frances Maria Loftus Tottenham [born 16 Oct, 1959].


Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Fordham, OBE 1943-2021

 _.Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Fordham, OBE, late the Welsh Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, of Melbourn Bury, died 10 June, 2021. He was 78.

He was born 3 March, 1943, son of Douglas Lawson Fordham [b 1912], of Helsby, Cheshire, and his wife the former Freda Mary Rabnett; married 1968, Susan Elizabeth Tattersall, by whom he had issue, Melanie, Nicholas, Natasha and Edward.

A celebration of his life will be held 21 Oct, 2021, at St Andrew's Church, Mells.


Richard Panton Corbett 1938-2021

 _.[Richard] Panton Corbett, who died 17 May, 2021, aged 83, was a scion of the landed family of that name, of Longnor.

He was born 17 February, 1938, second son of the late Richard William Corbett, TD, head of that family, and his wife the former Doris Vaughan Kimber; married [1] 28 Apr, 1962, Leila Frances Wolsten-Croft, elder twin daughter of Colonel Cuthbert Reginald Wolsten-Croft, OBE, of Paxton Terrace, SW1, by whom he had a son, Oliver Roebling Panton [b 6 Jan, 1965]; & married [2] July, 1974, Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE [born 27 February, 1939], the prima ballerina, by whom he had a son, Henry Isambard P.S. Corbett [born 1980], and daughter, Eloise Cleo [b 1975].

A small private funeral will be held at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, 24 June, 2021.


Gerald Hugo Cropper [Hady] Wakefield 1938-2021

 _.Gerald Hugo Cropper [Hady] Wakefield, who died 16 June, 2021, aged 82, was a scion of the Wakefield baronets.

He was born 15 September, 1938, a younger son of Sir Edward Birkbeck Wakefield, 1st Baronet [1903-69], and his wife the former Constance Lalage Perronet Thompson [1906-2001]; married 4 December, 1971, Victoria Louise Feilden [born 6 Aug, 1942], scion of the Feilden baronets, daughter of Major Cecil Henry Feilden [1907-83], and his wife the former Olivia Constance Leonora Baring [1908-75], scion of the Barons Ashburton, by whom he had a son, Edward Cecil [Teddy] [born 7 March, 1973].


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Kelly Knatchbull to wed Alexander Cooke

 _.The engagement was announced 19 June, 2021, between Alexander L.G. Cooke, son of Stephen Cooke and Dianne Cooke, and Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull [born 30 March, 1988], scion of the Earls Mountbatten of Burma, daughter of the Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull [born 24 May, 1950], and his first wife the former Melissa Clare Owen [born 12 November, 1960], daughter of His Honour Sir John Owen [1925-2010].

Kelly Knatchbull, named in honour of her great-grandfather's ship, HMS Kelly, is a goddaughter of HRH The Princess Royal, and is is the granddaughter of the late [2nd] Countess Mountbatten of Burma [1924-2017], and the 7th Baron Brabourne [1924-2005].


Thursday, June 17, 2021

The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1938-2021

 _.The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, who died 16 June, 2021, aged 83, was a Crossbench member of te House of Lords, and a grandson of the prime minister Stanley Baldwin.

Edward Alfred Alexander Baldwin was born 3 January, 1938, a son of the 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley [1904-76], and his wife the former Joan Elspeth Tomes [died 1980], and succeeded to the earldom of Baldwin of Bewdley and the Viscountcy of Corvedale on his father's death, 5 July, 1976.

Lord Baldwin was elected a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords in 1999, and retired from the Upper house in May, 2018. His grandfather, Stanley Baldwin, created a peer in 1937, was prime minister 1923-24, 1924-29, and 1935-37.

The 4th Earl was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied modern languages and law. Before entering Trinity, he served from 1956 until 1958 as a second lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps. Between 1970 and 1987 he served in a variety of education positions, initially as a school teacher (teaching German and French) and latterly as Area Education Officer for Oxfordshire from 1980 to 1987. On the death of his father in July, 1976, Baldwin became a member of the House of Lords and was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers who remained after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. While in the House of Lords, he was Joint Chairman of Parliamentary Group for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 1992 and was a member of the Select Committee of Inquiry into Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 1999 to 2000. He sat as a crossbencher until retiring under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 in May 2018.

Lord Baldwin married in 1970, Sarah MacMurray James [who died in 2001], daughter of Evan Maitland James [1911-2008], of Upwood Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, by whom he had three sons, Benedict, James and Mark. The eldest son, Benedict Alexander Stanley Baldwin, styled Viscount Corvedale, born 28 December, 1973, now succeeds as 5th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Penelope, Lady Meyrick 1930-2021

 _.Penelope, Lady Meyrick, who died 24 May, 2021, aged 90, was the widow of Sir David Meyrick, 4th Baronet [1926-2004].

The former Penelope Anne Marsden-Smedley, scion of a landed gentry family, was born in 1930, daughter of Commander John Bertram Aubrey Marsden-Smedley, RN [1893-1959], and his wife the former Agatha Hilda Bethell [1895-1985], scion of the Barons Westbury; and married 29 September, 1962, David John Charlton Meyrick, son of Sir Thomas Frederick Meyrick, 3rd Baronet [1899-1983], and his wife the former Ivy Frances Pilkington [died 1947]. Her husband succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, 23 December, 1983, and died 6 February, 2004.

Lady Meyrick leaves issue, three sons, Timothy, Simon and Christopher. The eldest son, Timothy Thomas Charlton Meyrick [born 5 November, 1963], does not use the title.



Margot India Erskine [born 2021]

 _.Alice Erskine [nee Thornton], wife of Caspar James Piers Erskine [born 1986], scion of the Earls of Mar & Kellie, gave birth to a daughter, Margot India, 9 June, 2021.

Caspar is a son of Robin David Erskine [born 1948], and his wife the former Belinda Anne Bates [born 1957], a granddaughter maternally of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 6th Baronet [1892-1956].

Alice Erskine is a daughter of James Thornton, of Nuffield, co Oxford.